Detecting for veterans was formed in 2017 to bring together veterans from all corners of the UK who share a passion for metal detecting. This hobby has proven for many veterans to be a gateway to building friendships improving mental health helping with PTSD and shares a love of this fantastic hobby and we are proud to support and welcome all those who feel they would benefit from the friendship and camaraderie you will experience with our group.

The group has raised thousands of pounds for talking2minds, a veterans mental health charity, and The Veterans Charity, designed to offer rapid assistance to veterans in need.

We attend regular metal detecting rallies all over the United Kingdom and virtually every penny goes towards supporting our chosen charities.


Our members are made up of All the Tri Forces family but we have a great many members who have never served but who want to support these worthwhile charities.

In addition we are aligned with NCMD (the National Council for Metal Detecting) and the portable Antiquities scheme to ensure all our members adhere to official and legal guidelines when attending our rallies.

We are also proud to have Crawford’s Metal Detecting and Minelab as our corporate sponsors.