Welcome to the Islington Veterans Association (IVA)

The Islington Veterans' Association is a community organisation that promotes camaraderie and seeks to provide help for veterans and ex-servicemen across Islington. Membership is open to all who have served in the Armed Forces, the emergancy services, Merchant Navy & Prison service & btheir families and anyone associated with the Borough who seeks to further the aims of the Association, whether they have a military background or not.

The Veterans' Association is instrumental in organising the annual Remembrance Day Acts of Remembrance and Parades in Islington, Armed Forces Day and associated events and other occassional commemorations which happen in the Borough and is closely involved with the Borough on issues affecting the welfare of all veterans.

The Association also maintains a strong social calendar with monthly meetings of the Association in Islington Town Hall, The Association organise trips around the country (which have included visits to such places as the National Memorial Arboretum and the Air Force Museum at Hendon), dinners and other social events, and takes part in various Borough events promoting the Association.

News

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Dear All

Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus all IVA activity has been posponed or cancelled. The IVA committee along with the council,  are reviewing ideas to ensure special events are commemorated and not forgottern, by looking at ways they can be celebrated once the restrictions have been relaxed. Current ideas are the Armed Forces and Emergancy Services Day, conducted on Highbury Fields. maybe is Sept/Oct 2020 depending on the outbreak situation.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

The IVA have initiated a "Buddy Call" process to ensure members who could be isolated alone or with difficulties getting essential, can speak with somone they know just for a reassuring chat or to ask for support during this difficult period. In some cases members will be calling you, just to ensure all is ok. It is important we all keep in touch during this period. Stay Safe & Stay at Home