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      None That Go Return Again

      Action on Hearing Loss Regional Outreach Worker for the Aged Veterans Project in Northern Ireland, Mark Ewing, attended the launch of a new exhibition at the Somme Museum in January 2019.

      The exhibition, ‘None That Go Return Again’, reflects the closing stages of the First World War and its aftermath in Ireland. It features maps, memorabilia, medals, personal letters, uniforms, and film footage, as well as images of local soldiers who fought and died.

      Mark said: “I am grateful to Richard Parkinson and Bob McKinley from the Somme Heritage Centre who helped me to reach out to several World War Two Veterans in Northern Ireland, who are often very isolated, to support them with their hearing loss. I was pleased to attend this poignant reminder of the harrowing effects of War on a generation of youth, so many of whom did not return home again.”

      About the Aged Veterans project

      Our Aged Veterans project, funded by The Chancellor using LIBOR Funds, provides support to armed forces veterans born before 1st January 1950. This includes one-to-one support, talks, presentations, information stands, support for family members and carers, and also supporting community groups to become more inclusive of veterans with hearing loss. Based in four regions across England, as well as North and South Wales, and Northern Ireland, our aim is to enable veterans to address their hearing loss or tinnitus, access services, and to feel able to connect with families, friends and communities
      Mark Ewing, Regional Outreach Worker for the Aged Veterans Project in Northern Ireland (centre) at the Somme Museum
      Mark Ewing, Regional Outreach Worker for the Aged Veterans Project in Northern Ireland (centre) at the Somme Museum