If you’d like to get involved please call us on 0161 342 4080 or use the form on our get in touch page

Armed Forces Family

Families offer considerable support to those serving, or those who have served in the armed forces. There are specific initiatives under the Armed Forces Covenant to support family life in the armed forces and for veteran families.

Wider Community

Tameside is the home of the Manchester Regiment. A regiment with a rich history in serving the nation all over the world from 1881 until its amalgamation with the King’s Regiment in 1958. Although the regiment is all but gone, Tameside now is home to a large number of ex-service personnel, who have served in conflicts from the Second World War to more recent conflicts like Afghanistan and Iraq.

With this proud history in mind, Tameside was one of the first local authorities to sign the Armed Forces Covenant in June 2012. A result of signing the covenant was the inception of Tameside Armed Services Community. Since its inception in 2016, TASC has reached out to over 300 ex-servicemen, servicewomen and their families living in Tameside. With their assistance, and in association with other charities and organisations, TASC has been able to organise events such as: the veteran’s breakfast club, Reach For The Stars community art project, and many more.

Veteran’s Football Team

Curzon Ashton FC are looking to start up a veteran’s football team.  They have a coach already in place ready to start, if you are interested please contact Andy Chesire at Curzon on andy@curzon-ashton.co.uk or alternatively contact David Brown at david.brown@tameside.gov.uk.


Lest we forget

Tameside Armed Services Community is actively involved with a number of projects aimed at preserving the local history of our armed forces, educating schools, individuals and community groups about the sacrifices of the armed services community, past and present and engaging with community groups to involve them actively in the contributing towards the completion of the project. One of these projects is Lest We Forget.

 Lest We Forget aims to centralise all available information on war memorials within Tameside into one website, to better honour, explain, interpret and record for future generations. Using volunteers drawn from both the ex-service community and also the local community to research and build upon pre-existing research done by local history groups, Lest We Forget aims to honour all of our war fallen while creating an invaluable historical reference resource which will benefit all wishing to know more about their fallen relatives.

Aside from the visible benefits to local history, education and culture. Lest We Forget embodies the Armed Forces Covenant as it gives both the local community and the armed forces community a chance to work together in preserving the history and memory of our war fallen.