The borough council is a signatory to the Armed Forces Community Covenant and is proud of its long-standing association with the local Regular and Reserve Units in the borough, as well as the wider veteran and cadet community.

We regularly support events for the Armed Forces community in the borough and help local organisations to share information about their events for veterans - if you would like to be added to our mailing list to keep up to date with what's on, please reach out to or call (0116) 288 8961

The council's support for the Armed Forces is led by a Working Group made up of councillors and is chaired by Cllr Bill Boulter. For more information about the Working Group please contact

Oadby & Wigston Borough Veterans Support

Oadby & Wigston Borough Veterans Support (OWBVS) is a local organisation which aims to raise funds for and support veterans and their families within the borough.

OWBVS offers local wellbeing support, transport for medical reasons and organises events for veterans and serving personnel throughout the year.

OWBVS also offers signposting to local and national agencies who can support veterans on topics from mental health to benefits.

Visit the OWBVS website

Armed Forces Breakfasts in the borough

Montage of photos from Veterans' Breakfast including Mayor of Oadby & Wigston and the Lord Lieutenant

Throughout the year we support and host breakfasts for Armed Forces veterans and personnel, offering a chance to relax and socialise in a supportive environment.

The next breakfast will take place on Saturday 4 May at the Oadby Royal British Legion, from 11am - 2pm. You can learn more here.

If you would like to find out about these events by email, please reach out to or call (0116) 288 8961 to be added to our mailing list.

Remembrance in the borough

Photo of four people including leader of the council councillor Samia Haq and Mayor Councillor Rosemarie Adams at the Remembrance Day service in Peace Memorial Park 2023

Each November we host a Remembrance Day service and hold Remembrance Sunday parades in Oadby and Wigston.

Please check back later in the year to find information about this year's events.

Last updated: Friday, 5 April 2024 2:28 pm