New Extension to The Bridge for Heroes Contact Centre Opens in King’s Lynn


A new Military Experience Day and Education Centre has opened in King’s Lynn as part of The Bridge For Heroes Contact Centre.

The Station Commander was at the grand opening of the Centre, when Lord Dannatt accompanied by Lady Dannatt, cut the ribbon to formally open the facility. Representatives from all the uniformed services were also present together with Liz Watson, the Borough Mayor. Sgt Ann Thomas, who is a Patron of the Centre, was also present, having just returned from an operational tour with 31 Sqn.

The Bridge For Heroes is a charity providing a confidential contact service designed to help those serving, ex service personnel and their dependants with any problem they may be experiencing, in particular those suffering from stress disorders. With its already well established contact centre, the military experience centre offers a unique military experience aimed at providing an insight into the conflicts since WWI for school, cadet and any other groups interested in learning more about military conflict in general in both a passive and interactive environment.

The Charity, which was founded by former soldier Mike Taylor, is now one of RAF Marham’s registered charities and the MEDEC, as the centre is known, is available as a venue for FD events. Further details of what is available at the centre and how to book the facility can be obtained from the Hive.