New Herrick Drawdown Allowance – from 15 Aug 13

HERRICKThe pattern of Brigade rotations for Op HERRICK will change from Oct 13 and requires that some service personnel serve extended tours in Afghanistan. A new taxable HERRICK Drawdown Allowance (HDA) will be introduced… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

RAF Interview with OC 617 Dambuster Sqn

DAMBUSTERSThe RAF PR team interview OC 617 Sqn on the eve of the Dambusters commemoration. Wg Cdr David Arthurton, 40, originally from Harrogate, now living in Elgin. How do you feel, being the leader of such an illustrious Sqn? “Leader of the Dambusters Raid, Wing Commander Guy Gibson, seen with… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Afghan tour lengths to be extended for some

AFGHANAfghan tour lengths to be extended for some. The troop rotation arrangements outlining the tour lengths for deployed UK personnel in Afghanistan between now and the end of UK combat operations in 2014 have been announced. The MoD say the new arrangements are designed to… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

24 Hour BBC Coverage – Dambusters

BBCFor a 24 hr period – Thursday 16th and Friday 17th May the BBC will broadcast a number of programmes across radio and television commemorating the 70th anniversary of one of the most spectacular air raids of World War Two. The package features… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

BAe146 C Mk3 arrives in theatre

BAEBAe146 C Mk3 arrives in theatre. The RAF BAe146 C Mk 3, from RAF Northolt’s 32 (The Royal) Sqn, touched down for the first time in Theatre at Camp Bastion. A second Mk3 is due to arrive out there at the end of Apr. Although the Sqn have been operating the BAe146 CC Mk2 and HS125 in support of Ops Telic and Herrick for… More information If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Afghan – UK Forces update

AFGHANMoD update on UK Forces in Afghanistan. UK forces are deployed to Afghanistan in support of the UN-authorised, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission and as part of the… More information

Op Ice Cream is Back with its free vanilla morale booster

CREAMThe BFBS Op Ice Cream will be whipping up morale at stations and garrisons throughout 2013 as it gets back on the road for the fourth year running. Any unit can call on the desert-camouflaged van to hand out free cones at events for service families, but those with troops deployed on Op Herrick take top… More information

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