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A soldier who spent more than 30 years as a regular in the British Army has joined Broughton House Veteran Care Village in Salford as its head of facilities. Colin Adams, aged 50, joined the army as a 16-year-old in 1986 and served in the Royal Artillery and then the Royal Logistics Corps during an exemplary military career. He has a number of campaign medals, including from the first Gulf War, Kosovo and Afghanistan. Colin left the regular army in 2017 as a warrant officer but maintained his service involvement as a Squadron Sergeant Major with the reservist 236 (Manchester
A daredevil grandma in her late 60s leapt from a plane at 15,000ft to raise money for Broughton House Veteran Care Village in Salford. Retired nursing sister Brenda Cogswell, 67, from Eccles, Greater Manchester, was making her fourth tandem skydive when she took part in the event at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Lancaster along with her sister and teenage granddaughter. Brenda made her first jump when she was 50 – a birthday present from husband Alan, a retired education welfare officer. Her sister Jackie Bevan, 54, who is also a grandma, and granddaughter Ally Cogswell,
Residents of Broughton House Veteran Care Village in Salford will move into their new accommodation next week following the completion of the first stage of a £15m redevelopment. Military veterans will move into a three-storey building which has been named The Stoller Wing in honour of north west businessman and philanthropist Sir Norman Stoller, whose charitable trust has provided substantial financial backing for the scheme. The building features residential care and nursing care accommodation, with a total of 32 beds over two floors. Each floor of accommodation has an activity roo
A senior naval officer has taken over at the helm of Broughton House Veteran Care Village in Salford as the new chairman of its board of trustees. Commodore Phil Waterhouse succeeds Professor Sir Netar Malik, who has stood down after eight years in the role. Commodore Waterhouse is the Naval Regional Commander for Northern England and the Isle of Man. He is the First Sea Lord’s Ambassador for the region, whose task is to ensure that the Naval Service is understood, respected and valued by the community it serves. He has been in post since 2017 and flies his Broad Pennant fr