About us

AAVS has established Northern Ireland's first dedicated 'Drop in, Training & Treatment Centre’, which provides Advice & Guidance, Training, Counseling and more all under the one roof.

Who do we help?

  • Anyone who has ever served in the Army, Royal Navy or RAF
  • The families / dependants of the Armed Forces residing or looking to reside in Northern Ireland
  • The dependants of veterans residing in Northern Ireland
  • Members of the reserve forces and their dependants
  • National Servicemen residing in Northern Ireland

Can we help you?

Not sure if you are eligible for our help? It’s still worth getting in touch and seeing if we can..




In 2006 at the age of 17 Andy Allen joined the 1st Battalion the Royal Irish Regiment. Andy deployed to Afghanistan with 1 Royal Irish in March 2008,where on the 14th July 2008 he was severely injured by a Taliban Improvised Eplosive Device. The force of the blast tore off Andy's right leg, badly damaged his left leg and his eyes.


Andy was stabilised and flown to Selly Oak Hospital, Birmingham where the doctors and nurses fought to save his life. Ten day after being brought into Selly Oak Andy's left leg had to be amputated.


During his own recovery process Andy identified a number of areas where support for Service Personnel, Veterans and their families living in Northern Ireland could be improved. In 2011 with the help of a number of other Veterans Andy setup his own service charity 'AA Veterans Support'.


Five years on AA Veterans Support continue to provide vital support serveces to those who serve or have served and their families throughout Northern Ireland.





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Copyright © AA Veterans Support 2016 | All rights reserved |

Registered Office: Unit C3 Edenderry Industrial Estate,

326 Crumlin Rd, Belfast, BT14 7EE

AA Veterans Support is a Company limited by guarantee

Registered in Northern Ireland NI607703

Registered Charity number NIC100908

AA Veterans Support

Unit C3 Edenderry Industrial Estate

326 Crumlin Rd, Belfast, BT14 7EE

Tel: 028 9074 7071

Email: info@aavsni.com