Combined Services Disabled Ski squad 2013/14 tipped for paralympic glory

SKIThe Combined Services Disabled Ski Team 2013/14 squad has been announced and includes a skier tipped for paralympic glory. The new squad is determined to build on the success of last season, which saw them achieve excellent results in the world… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

‘Our Greatest Team’ Parade in London

The Armed Forces have been honoured to take part in ‘Our Greatest Team Parade’ yesterday. Serving and former members of the Armed Forces have competed in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games, but the Armed Forces contribution to London 2012 has been widespread and extensive.Some 18,200 members of the British Armed Forces have supported the Games, providing air, land and maritime expertise…More information »

General Parker sums up The Armed Forces contribution to the Games

Commander Land Forces Gen Sir Nick Parker has reflected on the contribution Britain’s Armed Forces have made to the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Gen Parker said: The contact with the public has been invigorating. The bond between the public and Services has been strengthened, the Armed Forces’ contribution to homeland operations recognised and the value of military career reinforced…More information »

The Autumn Issue of Envoy is available to view – ONLINE.

Envoy, the quarterly magazine of the RAF Families Federation, is delivered to Stns/Units where there are RAF personnel and is always available from the HIVE.  In this issue: We introduce Bill Mahon, the new Director of the RAF Families Federation, celebrate the RAF at the Paralympics, report your strong views on pay and much, more…Click here

Paralympic Medal Winner thanks her RAF Coach

A RAF sergeant has had the honour of raising a Paralympic Union Flag at the Olympic Stadium for a medal-winning Team GB athlete she coached. Five years ago Sgt Thomas helped establish the Suffolk Spartans Powerlifting Club. A young athlete, Zoe Newson joined and was coached by Sgt Thomas. The same Zoe Newson went on to win the bronze medal in the 40kg class of the women’s powerlifting at the Games…More information »

RAF Kick Start the Paralympics

The crew of a RAF Puma helicopter have kick-started the opening of the Paralympic Games by helping to unveil the official logo in Edinburgh. Cpl Lindsey Allan from the RAF Regt’s 4 Force Protection Wg and Cpl Steven Evans from the RAF Regt Training Wg performed a fast-rope drop from the aircraft to pass two arrows to Cpl Shaun Gibson who was waiting.Cpl Lindsey Allan said: “It was amazing…More information »

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