The Veterans Network
The Largest Networking Community For Veterans

Firstly, we would like to thank you for choosing Veteran's Network, we appreciate your time and support.
Let us tell you about the history of Veteran's Network and how it came to be.

In October 2016 Jamie R Kennedy founded 'Soldier to Civi' to share his personal experience of the transition from soldier to civilian. Every week since and to this day, Jamie continues to publish a blog sharing the stories of fellow veterans and their transition from soldier to civilian, hence the original name Soldier to Civi.

Within a matter of months, Soldier to Civi developed a highly devoted team and branched out to Facebook in order to create a private networking group for veterans called 'Soldier to Civi - The Veteran's Network'.

The Soldier to Civi team didn't realise it at the time but this private networking group of two thousand plus veterans on Facebook soon became the foundations of 'Veteran's Network'.

Veterans Network was officially launched by Soldier to Civi on the 9th September 2017 to provide a stable online platform for Veterans and service personnel to network, research, and share advice. It was recently decided to change the name from 'Soldier to Civi' to 'Veteran's Network' in order to clarify that we intend to provide support for all service personnel from the Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.

Our goal is for Veterans Network to be the first point of contact for any Veteran seeking help or advice throughout and after leaving Her Majesty's Armed Forces.

We are currently supporting Veteran established businesses with our free business directory. We aim to advertise this throughout the United Kingdom so that local people can find a Veteran owned business for any job they need completing.

Welcome to The Veteran's Network.

Our Vision
It is our vision to provide a stable online platform for all veterans to network within the United Kingdom. Our vision will prevent veterans from feeling unsupported, withdrawn and isolated from society.

Mission

It is our mission to provide a stable and reliable support network for veterans.

Core Values

We take great pride in adhering to a set of core values which are promoted within our network. These are the following:

  • Empathy – We recognise and share the feelings of other veterans.
  • Integrity – We prioritise the veteran's needs while maintaining the honest morals of our mission.
  • Non-Judgemental – We listen to veterans with an open mind, avoiding a negative view and opinion.
  • Loyalty – We will be faithful and consistent with our support for veterans
  • Pride – We are proud to have served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces and we recognise the qualities that veterans possess.
  • Courage – We recognise the courage required by veterans to seek support from others.
  • Transparency – We understand the importance of maintaining an honest relationship with veterans to avoid a breakdown in team cohesion.

Jamie Kennedy
Founder & Co-Director
Full Profile
I served with the 1st Battalion of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment from 2006 to 2012, operating on deployments in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

I originally founded Soldier To Civi because I wanted to share my experience of the transition from soldier to civilian with other veterans. I publish a blog every Saturday sharing the experience of veterans and their transition to civilian life.

Since October 2016, Soldier to Civi has grown, adapted and developed rapidly including the recent improvement to 'Veteran's Network'. This was due to the kind support from the general public and other fellow veterans.

"Research, Network & Invest"


Steve Jackson
Co-Founder & Co-Director
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I have served in Her Majesties Armed Forces for eleven years, regular and reserve. I began my career with the 1st Battalion of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment and I am now a qualified lecturer at Eastleigh College teaching Uniformed Public Services and Criminology.

I am extremely proud to be the co-founder of 'Veteran's Network'. My vision is for the organisation to become a national hub for veterans to support other veterans and deter those individuals having an unfavourable transition.

I believe the best people are those who have walked in those shoes and nobody should ever feel alone.

"This is your network"


Will Farmer
Co-Founder & Co-Director
Full Profile
I served in the British Army for just under Six years with the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, deploying on a variety of operational tours during my career including Iraq and Afghanistan. My last deployment was on operation 'Olympics' before starting my new life as a civilian in December 2012.

I now work for North Air at Gatwick Airport supplying and delivering fuel to various airlines, but it wasn't an easy transition for me. I didn't use my resettlement time to my advantage when leaving the forces, in fact, I did what most veterans probably do and made the most of my free time thinking about how my life could be better after leaving the Army.

After a couple of months of looking for employment, I realised I was on my own and that most of the advice I had received prior to leaving was basically useless.

I first contacted Jamie about joining the Soldier to Civi team in January 2017 because I wanted to help and educate other veterans before they make the transition to civilian life and to prevent them from making the same mistakes I made.

I'm proud to be a part of the team at Veteran's Network and very much looking forward to seeing where it takes us in the future.

"No one is more qualified to advise a veteran than a veteran".