Not sure if this has been done before, couldn't find anything with a quick search. While watching the Festival of Remembrance on TV last Saturday I started to wonder, are there too many ex forces charities all doing essentially the same job. Off the top of my head you've got the RBL, H4H, SSAFA, Army Benevolent Fund, St Dunstans, Combat Stress and BLESMA. I'm sure there are many more that I've not listed here. It strikes me that a lot of the work done by these charities is the common to others and surely therefore there is some duplication of effort and added expense running numerous charities. It is also very confusing for Joe Public who wonât know one charity from the other and may be put off giving to some of the less well known ones like BLESMA and St Dunstans by lack of knowledge. Is it time therefore that these charities combined their efforts under one recognizable banner?