What is it like to be a non- U K veteran?

24.02.2023 | News

Lived experience of non-UK veterans 

Are you a former member of the UK Armed Forces with non-UK nationality? 

RAND Europe is conducting research funded by the UK Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) to improve understanding of what it’s like to be a non-UK veteran (i.e. a UK ex-service person who did not have UK nationality when they joined the Armed Forces). The research focuses on exploring the day-to-day experiences of military service, military-to-civilian transition and post-service life, as well as helping to improve policy and support for non-UK veterans. 

If you are a non-UK veteran, we would really like you to get in touch. RAND Europe invites you to share your thoughts about Service and post-Service life in a research interview (lasting up to 1 hour). This can take place face-to-face, on the phone, or via a video call. 

If you are interested in taking part in a research interview, please follow the link below and provide the requested details:  


You can also contact the research team at veteransresearch@randeurope.org or phone at +44 (0) 1223 353 329.  

Further information about the project can be found on the following webpage: www.randeurope.org/veteransresearch.  

RAND Europe is a not-for-profit research institute whose aim is to improve policy through evidence-based research and analysis.