During Coronavirus pandemic we will be supporting national efforts by aiding the support to be delivered to some of the UK’s most vulnerable, as well as our NHS Heroes.

We are doing so by opening our offices, allowing a small team of highly trained and experienced former service personnel to create a temporary office and accommodation hub for up to 10 volunteers who are currently using the operational name “Op Nightingale”.

Op Nightingale is a voluntary relief project, that is focussed on unifying the veteran community to utilise the extraordinary and diverse set of strengths, skills, and experience our veterans possess.  These assets will be tasked to support our hero doctors, nurses, and supply chains at Nightingale Hospitals, to provide essential support at care homes, and to help deliver Personal Protective Equipment across the UK.

James Brooke – Team Coordinator for Op Nightingale pointed out “Over the last few weeks Op Nightingale has found it increasingly harder to ensure that our volunteers from across the UK have accommodation and a base within London to assist with our activities supporting care homes and the NHS. The kind and generous support from Wilton now means that we can accommodate up to 10 volunteers in central London.”


Tony Flanagan commented, “It’s critical at this time that we can provide support and help for organisations such as Op Nightingale and we are delighted that we can help them. We wish James and the team continued success in providing their support, services and expertise wherever it is needed.”

Within 24 hours over 700 former military personnel, many with the most incredible service records, stepped forward to voluntarily serve their nation for a second time. It is a role reversal from wars of the past when nurses supported our Armed Forces; now it’s time for our huge veteran community to support our doctors and nurses.

Contact us

For any media and press enquiries for Op Nightingale:

Zoe Edwards:

T: +44 (0) 7983 566471

E: team@opnightingale.com


‘As an Iraq veteran and former Major in the British Army it is a pleasure to see how veterans are uniting to support the UK socially and economically in the current challenging times and beyond. I wish all involved in Op Nightingale the very best for the future and hope more join this cause to support the nation’s most vulnerable.’

Rt Hon Sir Desmond Swayne TD MP