During long discussions with founding members, serving and former Policy/Admin Group members, Trustees, and other long-term members of the organisation, the same observations kept cropping up.
That participation at organised meetings and events is down to minimal numbers.
That disruptive elements have embedded themselves within the organisation.
That maintaining the infrastructure of the organisation diverts our energy away from our stated purpose; To serve the cause of World Peace.
That the organisation is a shadow of its former self.
With these observations in mind the decision was taken to close down the organisation by executive action in a calm and peaceful manner.
This action is now complete, the organisation Veterans For Peace UK has been dismantled.
Beyond the organisation, many of our former members will continue to serve the cause of world peace in a variety of ways.
All members are hereby released from membership of Veterans For Peace UK. All membership databases and records have been deleted.
All outstanding bills have been paid and the Bank Accounts have been closed. If you donate to VFP UK by standing order, then please cancel your standing order through your bank. All donations via paypal have been stopped. Our closing financial statement can be read here: Final Accounts
All residual funds held by the organisation Veterans For Peace UK have been donated to the charity Veterans Aid who give practical help and housing to homeless veterans. A significant number of our membership have been helped by Veterans Aid over the years.
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS
There is a strong demand among former members to maintain the friendships forged during service within the organisation. There will be occasional AFTER VFP social gatherings & reunions posted to this website. If you want to recieve these posts, please subscribe at the base of the homepage.
There are far too many people who have contributed to this organisation over the years to name here. Whatever it was we did, we could not have done it without you all.
To all of you who have contributed, in every possible way, we thank you.
Through Peace, With Peace, In Peace.