The Islington Veterans Association (IVA) was founded in 2008 by Father Jim Kennedy. It was raised to support the veterans of the bourough of Islington and neighbouring borough's. It is open to all three services and those who have served in the emergancy services (Fire Service, Police Service & Fire Brigade) and the Merchant Navy and the dependants of those veterans.
The IVA regulary supports events in the borough of Islington and has links with the, Islington Borough Council and the Royal British Legion.
Currently the membership has around 40 paid up members and honorary membership, it has a full yearly calender and commemorates regular events within the Military calaender and community event within the borough of Islington. It takes part in White cross street event & the Cally Festival annually, alson with other community support events.
The current IVA is always looking for members and is trying to increase its social calender with Monthly meetings, regualr committee meetings and organised trips and events. The IVA is intrimental in events like Armed Forces Day, Remembrance Sunday at three memorial location in Islington and other such event which have an eliment of reflection to those who have served
Membership is open to the following:
Ex-serving members of the Armed forces
Members of the Emergancy Services
Those from within the borough who wish to positively contribute to the Association.