Angel of Mons
In a drawing presented to us specially by a famous Punch cartoonist, this depiction of the Angel of Mons embodies the hope provided by Blind Veterans UK.
The Angel of Mons is a popular legend about a group of Angels who protected members of the British Army during the Battle of Mons. This battle was the first major action by the British Army during the First World War in which the allies clashed with Germany at the French boarder. Troops were ill-prepared for this battle and the odds were against them, but miraciously they managed to retreat from the battle and many accounts came about of soldiers believing that angels had come to their aid.
Punch cartoonist Leonard Raven Hill drew this image of an angel wearing a St Dunstan's crown, to reflect the soldiers who were blinded in the First World War and to highlight the hope we provide them,
For thirty years we had a train baring our name, travelling all over the country.
This year we are celebrating 100 years of Blind Veterans UK, this is how we celebrated our 75th birthday..
"In those days, it was no uncommon thing for Royalties and other personages and celebrities to visit St. Dunstan's."
Peter discovered his talent for blind archery through Blind Veterans UK, he has been supported by the charity since 2010.
Northgate House is a special property in our charity's history, providing a fun place for the children of blind veterans to stay while their parents trained at the Brighton centre.