All too often we hear of the effect that being socially isolated has on elderly veterans. When they are not connected to the online world, they also tend to be worse off financially.
The RNA’s Project Semaphore has distributed hundreds of iPads to veterans preloaded with useful apps and familiarisation training.
In enabling veterans to do the things most of us find second nature (for instance, Skyping family and friends, internet banking and shopping, accessing support information, social media and entertainment), we have helped them to re-connect with friends and regain some of their independence.
For more information, contact [email protected]
Shipmate Copley I use my I-pad every day it is fantastic! There are two pages on Facebook, one called lost oppos, ex sailors looking for old shipmates and there is a page for ex Raleigh ratings, that has brought back many memories! I joined t...Read More
Shipmate Martin I joined the Royal Navy in Feb 1949 and served on HMS Wrangler, Battleaxe, Bermuda, Vanguard and Reserve Fleet Maintenance. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Med Fleet and left the Service in March 1956. I heard...Read More
Shipmate Thomas Thank you for the iPad, I use it with the help of Shipmate Hill I join the RN in 1939 at the outbreak of WW11. I volunteered for the Navy but was too young at the start. However a few months later after my 16th birthday...Read More
Shipmate Turner, Bulwark Albion Centaur association, aged 78. Shipmate Turner joined the Royal Navy in 1953 and served in the following ships, Royal Marines School of Music Deal, HMS Albion, HMS Ceylon, Centaur, HMS Belfast, HMS Terror. He thoroug...Read More