Have you had problems obtaining finance/contracts due to RAF service?

FINANCIALOver the past few months we have received evidence of issues for RAF personnel and their families when obtaining loans, hire purchase agreements, mortgages, unsecured credit… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

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

Calling 14-18 yr olds for high adventure on the Annington Challenge

CALLINGAfter a hugely successful trial of the Annington Challenge last year. Children of Service parents are again invited to take part in an 8 day outward bound adventure. With only £50 to pay, it would seem too good an opportunity to miss… Find out more by reading Josh Booth’s account in the RAF FF magazine, Envoy. Aged 14 and living at RAF Benson, Josh said: “I had an amazing time and met some great people…More information »

Do you know about the Defence Medical Welfare Service?

DMWSDMWS is a charity that has been providing practical and emotional support to the Armed Forces, their families and other entitled civilians who serve Defence since 1943. It became an independent charity in 2001. The mission of the charity is to provide a high-quality hospital welfare service to the military community both serving and their family members…More information »

Your Views on Service Childrens Education – DEADLINE EXTENDED

EXTENDEDSeveral parents have asked us to extend the deadline on this – so we have! The House of Commons Defence Committee is conducting an Inquiry into ‘Educating the Children of Service Personnel’. We have very little time left but this is your opportunity to tell us your views. The Committee would particularly like to hear your experience and thoughts on: The difficulties facing Service families in achieving the same standard of education for their children as they would if they were civilians; The provision of education for all Service children from pre-school to age 19; The transfer of information about pupils between schools, in particular pupils with Special Educational Needs; The effectiveness of the financial support schemes for all Service families; The adequacy of oversight and monitoring of Service Children’s education. Please let us know your thoughts before the 22 Jan 13. Click here to register your views…More information »

URGENT BEFORE 10th JAN! – Your views on Service Children’s Education, please

ImageThe House of Commons Defence Committee is conducting an Inquiry into ‘Educating the Children of Service Personnel’. We have very little time left but this is your opportunity to tell us your views. The Committee would particularly like to hear your experience and thoughts on: The difficulties facing Service families in achieving the same standard of education for their children as they would if they were civilians; The provision of education for all Service children from pre-school to age 19; The transfer of information about pupils between schools, in particular pupils with Special Educational Needs; The effectiveness of the financial support schemes for all Service families; The adequacy of oversight and monitoring of Service Children’s education. Please let us know your thoughts before the 10 Jan 13. Click here to register your views…More information »

Schools – Apply now for a share of £3M to assist publicly funded schools

SCHOOLSThe MoD’s Support Fund for State Schools with Service Children has been made available to help mitigate the effects of exceptional mobility and/or deployment of their Service communities; Applications for 2013 are now being accepted from publicly funded schools, Academies and Free Schools throughout the UK who meet the eligibility criteria. Local Authorities are also able to apply in support of these schools…More information »

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