Armed Forces Local Support

Caerphilly Veterans Support Hub

The Caerphilly Veteran Support Hub is established to deliver high quality, veterans and serving personnel to veterans from the military and ex-military community. It empowers veterans and those in transition from military to civilian life, to help themselves and to integrate into local communities.

The Hub helps to:

  • Develop a greater awareness of the support and services available to service and ex-service personnel and their families in their local community.
  • Provide veterans and service personnel with the confidence, knowledge and skills to access the help they need, where and when they need it.
  • Reinforce people’s self-reliance, confidence, esteem and self-empowerment after they leave the services and improve the long-term health and well-being of the ex-services community.
  • Be a place where veterans feel they “belong” (comradeship)
  • Offer opportunities to engage with the local community and undertake activities. This Hub is vital in reducing social isolation within the Armed Forces Community.

The sessions are held in the heart of the borough in the Centre of Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly which is easily accessible by car, train and bus routes.

In addition to a brew and breakfast sandwich we have available support group sessions and training on issues such as Stress Management, Panic and Anxiety, managing difficult thoughts and mindfulness.

Every Saturday 1000-1200 Ramsey Suite Centre of Sporting Excellence, Ystrad Mynach, CF82 7EP

The Royal Welsh Regiment Association

For nearly one hundred years, comrades associations, through their network of local branches, have provided a focal point for former members of the regiment to meet regularly.

They also co-ordinate support for soldiers of the regiment who find themselves in difficult circumstances through illness and family hardship.

The Constituent regiments of The Royal Welsh have active network of association branches. It is expected that over time, gradual integration of branches will take place and joint events held. Should you wish to contact the local branches, please do so through Regimental Headquarters, Cardiff.

Bargoed & Blackwood District

Address Capel Pub, Park Place, Gilfach, Bargoed, CF81 8LW.

Meeting Time 1st Friday every month at 8.00pm - Except August and September.

Contact Mr PA Davies  MBE (Paul) Tel: 01443 822034 | Email:

Caerphilly Address Llanbradach Social Club, Rear Of High St, Caerphilly, CF83 3LP.

Meeting Time Last Sunday every month at 7.30pm.

Contact Mr P Bevan (Peter) Tel: 02920 831112 | Email:

Welsh Guards Association

The purposes of the Welsh Guards Association are:

  • To promote the efficiency of the Welsh Guards by fostering esprit de corps and by such other means as the trustees shall from time to time determine.
  • To assist persons who are currently serving or who have served in the Welsh Guards and the dependants of such persons who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress.
  • To commemorate and remember those members, or former members, of the Welsh Guards who have lost their lives or suffered injury, or put themselves at risk of loss of life or injury, in service to the public.

Royal Air Force Association

Meet new friends and old through our network of Branches and Branch Clubs. Our branches and clubs provide a great opportunity for members to meet socially. A place where we can provide welfare advice and assistance locally, participate in ceremonial events and help rally local fundraising support


Address: The Royal Air Forces Association, Bargoed & Blackwood Branch. 1 Beili Glas Road, Fleur de Lis, Blackwood, Caerffili, NP12 3UU.

Time Committee Meeting: 4th Tuesday of month at 19:30hrs held at The Capel Hotel, Gilfach, Bargoed.

Social Meetings: As Required Contact The Royal Air Force Association.

Breakfast Clubs

AFVBC Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Clubs facilitate veterans and serving personnel to meet in a relaxed, safe, social environment, enjoy breakfast and banter, to combat loneliness and allow veterans’ to ‘return to the tribe’. There are no fees or subs, just pay for your own breakfast.

Combined Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Clubs

We are a group of veterans & serving members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, & like other Veteran’s Breakfast Clubs around the country, & overseas. Our ethos is mutual support; it works because we all have a similar humour & outlook, & the social life we now enjoy is like our service days.