TheVeteran.UK Publishing Platform to produce Officers’ Association’s Royal Centenary publication

TheVeteran.UK is delighted to announce that its Publishing Platform has been contracted by the Officers’ Association (OA) to produce its commemorative publication marking the Centenary of the OA’s Royal Charter.

Introduced by the Officers’ Association’s Chief Executive Lee Holloway, the publication will feature a proposed series of high-profile forewords by, amongst others, the Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP PC, Secretary of State for Defence, and the UK’s Service Chiefs.

In addition to commemorating the OA’s Royal Charter, the publication will also act as a valuable stakeholder engagement asset for the tri-service officers’ employment charity at a time of major current and post-Covid challenges and opportunities for working-age Veterans.

The Officers’ Association has released the following Letter of Introduction from Lee Holloway to all those seeking to participate and support this historic publication.

Introducing OA100: Marking the Royal Centenary of the Officers’ Association

Dear Colleague

This is to confirm that OA100: Marking the Royal Centenary of the Officers’ Association is an official publication of the Officers’ Association and is being produced on the OA’s behalf by TheVeteran.UK Publishing Platform.

OA100 will be released as a commemorative publication and engagement asset showcasing the OA’s record of transformational support for Veterans, and demonstrating how OA’s services remain ever relevant, particularly given the complex challenges facing service-leavers in today’s turbulent employment market.

It will be distributed to all OA stakeholders, focusing, in particular, on transitioning Armed Forces personnel.

The OA is immensely proud to be celebrating its Royal Charter Centenary and your involvement in OA100 – a publication of major historic significance and present day practical relevance – would be very much appreciated by all at the Officers’ Association.

Yours faithfully
Lee Holloway
Chief Executive
The Officers’ Association

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Proposed Synopsis

  • The Patron
    Her Majesty The Queen
  • Introduction
    Lee Holloway
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Lead Articles
    The Rt. Hon Ben Wallace MP
    Secretary of State for Defence
  • First Sea Lord
  • Chief of the General Staff
  • Chief of the Air Staff


The Officers’ Association – 100 years of service

Origins – Royal Charter – evolution – operations – achievements.


Engaging the future: changing needs, challenging times

Shifting demographics of the veteran community – increasing diversity – cultural change – new workplace practises – fundamental and structural fault lines in jobs markets – targeting transformational sectors – cyber/AI – green economy – monitoring projected beneficiaries from digital disruption.


Success Stories

Success stories focusing on the lived experience and achievements of officers from all three Services who have secured fulfilling and sustainable jobs and careers with the support and guidance of OA.


How and why it works

How to engage with OA – procedures and practises – getting ready for civilian employment – group and one-to-one guidance – presentation and interview skills – career/job selection/targeting – networking – additional training – calibrating skills to long-term opportunities to maximise mutual value.


One hundred years of royal patronage

Separate bound-in story of the OA’s 100 years of Royal Patronage granted by King George V and continuing under King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth ll.
Picture-led and tracking a century of close, supportive and interwoven relations between the Monarch, the Armed Forces and Military Veterans against a backdrop of epic national and international events in peace, war and remembrance.
Containing special tributes from OA representatives to Her Majesty The Queen in her 95th Birthday Year – and on the eve of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, marking 70 years since Her Accession to The Throne.
Incorporating in a message of special thanks from the OA for Her Majesty’s and Her Ancestors’ support for the OA.


Publication specifications
PAGINATION: 80-100 plus covers
FINISHED SIZE: 297 X 210 mm (portrait)
COVER: 4PP, full colour, perfect bound with matt laminate finish
INNERS: 112PP, full colour
STOCK: COVER: 350 gsm woodfree silk
INNERS: 115 gsm woodfree silk
PRINT RUN: 10,000 copies

Note: the above specifications are similar to those for recent acclaimed publications by TheVeteran.UK Team – see TheVeteran.UK Media Services