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MILITARY FUNERALS

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Funerals for Veterans and the Armed Forces
Deighan’s are dedicated to honouring those who have served our countries and put their lives on the line for the United Kingdom.

We are proud of the men and women who have sworn allegiance to the Queen and are committed to honouring these Veterans to the best of our ability.

We work efficiently and compassionately to deliver a personal day that honours the formal requirements of the service while assisting the family with the many regulatory procedures included in service personnel funerals.

The following options are available at no extra cost to families:

OPTION ONE

– Union Jack Coffin Drape
– Inform service department of passing
– Letter of condolence

OPTION TWO

– Union Jack Coffin Drape*
– Inform service department of passing
– Letter of condolence
– Attendance of a standard bearer
– Recorded last post for act of remembrance

OPTION THREE

– Union Jack Coffin Drape*
– Inform service department of passing
– Letter of condolence
– Attendance of a standard bearer
– Recorded last post for act of remembrance
– A bugler for the act of remembrance**
– Veterans Guard of honour

* We can arrange a regimental drapes as an alternative
** A donation is often required to cover expenses of the bugler
Note: These arrangement exclude and 3rd party costs.

Help with Funeral Expenses
For anyone who has served in the armed forces, it may be possible to obtain assistance with funeral arrangements. It may be possible to get help from the United Kingdom Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA), a Ministry of Defence (MOD) organisation aimed at improving personnel, pensions, welfare and support services to members of the Armed Forces and veterans.

Depending upon individual circumstances, the SPVA may be able to help with funeral expenses for a simple funeral in the UK if any of the following apply:

– The death was due to military service
– War Pensions Constant Attendance Allowance was being paid or would have been paid if the war pensioner had not been in hospital when they died
– Unemployability Supplement was being paid at the time of death and the SPVA had assessed a War Disablement Pension at 80% or more
– The person died while in hospital receiving treatment for a disablement for which they received a War Disablement Pension

If war veterans require help with funeral expenses, a claim must be made on a War Disablement Pension WPA 0010 Funeral Expenses Claim Form, which is obtainable from the SPVA.

The SPVA also runs the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), the department primarily responsible for monitoring and action certain procedures for UK military personnel if they become notifiable casualties in the UK or overseas.

We are here to help
If your unsure, we’ll be happy to run through the various options. For more information and advice please contact us.