We have long been a committed supporter of the nation's Armed Forces. The London Regiment (Army Reserve) has had the title Freeman of the Borough since 1992 following its long local association with its predecessor regiments from the early 1900s. The 2nd Royal Tank Regiment (2 RTR) received the same Freedom in 2011.
In 2007 we made a public pledge of support, as an employer, for Britain's armed forces reservists. We also support an annual Armed Forces Day event and the first such event was in Battersea Park in June 2009. In June 2012, we signed an Armed Forces Community Covenant.
Applicants for job vacancies within the council are welcomed from the armed forces community. View our job vacancies.
TigerRec - resettlement and employment service
Wandsworth Council and its forebears raised two battalions in the First World War in regiments that subsequently helped form the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR) – the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regt and the East Surrey Regt. Anyone who has served with PWRR or one of its forebear regiments should be aware of TigerRec, a free resettlement and employment service exclusively for PWRR veterans. TigerRec has been established to ensure that the training, skills and attributes gained during service are put to their best use in the civilian environment, aiding job seekers and employers alike. Visit www.tigerrec.co.uk for the latest employment and networking opportunities. Anyone wishing to serve in the PWRR should visit the Army website.
Big White Wall - a community support network
We are pleased to support and signpost to the Big White Wall, a service commissioned by the MoD and free to all UK serving personnel, veterans and their family members.
Big White Wall is an online community support network for people struggling with mental health or emotional wellbeing issues.
It is a completely anonymous service and available 24 hours a day with trained counsellors on hand and monitoring the site at all times. In addition, the service is also free to non-military residents in the borough of Wandsworth - simply enter your postcode at Big White Wall to gain free access.
What can I do?
Discounts for armed forces members