Service Leavers & Veterans


Transition to civilian life

Transition: Individual Planning and Personal Development is the offer of support, advice and education that will increase personal knowledge and awareness and supports soldiers’ personal development and long-term planning. It is mandated by Commander Land Forces and directed in Land Forces Standing Order 3221.

Transition IPPD should be undertaken throughout your military career in order to enhance your professional portfolio and career prospects as well as prepare you for your inevitable transition to civilian life.

Transition to civilian life


Veterans Contacts

Veterans UK
Tomlinson House, Norcross, Thornton, Cleveleys, Lancashire FY5 3WP
Call: 0808 1914 218

Veterans Welfare Service (VWS) UK Helpline
Call: 0808 1914 218

Armed Forces Pension Office
Contactable through Veterans Welfare Services Manager

Free Travel in London - veterans' concessionary travel in London
Call: 08453 319872 for application pack or to confirm your entitlement

Don Goldie looks at the history of the Veterans Welfare Service