Thursday, 26 January 2017

Police clampdown on mobile phones at the wheel

Motorists risking using a mobile phone whilst driving in the UK are in line for harsher penalties, along with more chance of getting caught.

For More Information CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Friday, 20 January 2017

Money Force

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Apprenticeship Scheme

If you are between 16-18 years old and are looking for career in Army music, the Corps of Army Music has a great opportunity for you!
Email or click HERE to find out more 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

SSAFA: SIBLING AND YOUNG CARER’S BREAK ( 28TH MAY - 3RD JUNE 2017) For children aged 8-12 only.

This is a child-only break. Children are accompanied by trained and vetted volunteers along with SSAFA staff and the trained activity instructors at the centre itself.
This break takes place at Kingswood Staffordshire.  
Daily activities include: Go carting, quad biking, laser zone, bush craft games, abseiling, archery, low ropes, team games, fencing, caving and camp fire. 
Children sleep in single sex dorms which are on site.  
All meals are provided.
There is a day trip midweek off site.
How to apply

Contact Hannah Wiltshire on or call 0207 463 9275

SSAFA: Volunteer with Forces Children

SSAFA: EXMOOR FAMILY BREAK (29th JULY - 4th AUGUST 2017) Families attending must have a child with an additional need or disability in their family.

This break is for the family to attend, siblings included. There must be at least one parent attending this break alongside their child/ren (aged 8-14 only)
This break takes place at Exmoor Calvert Trust in a beautiful setting overlooking a lake in Devon.
Daily activities include: horse riding, kayaking, biking, sailing, archery, abseiling, bushcraft, low ropes.
Families sleep in their own rooms on site; we shall make sure that families are in rooms next to one another if we cannot fit the whole family in one room.
All meals are provided.
There is a day trip midweek off site.

How to apply
Contact Hannah Wiltshire on or call 0207 463 9275

Are you missing out on help? Use the benefits calculator to see what benefits you are entitled to

 Use the benefits calculator to see what benefits you are entitled to Click here for more information

Latest Deals From The Defence Discount Service.

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SSAFA Short Breaks

SSAFA offers FREE Short Breaks for currently serving families and reservists who have a child or a parent with an additional need or disability in their family. The breaks are an opportunity for children to gain some independence and new experiences, and for families to spend quality time together.

Requirement.  You are requested to disseminate the information below throughout your Brigade area.


SSAFA co-ordinates Short Breaks that focus on offering new experiences and activities for children and young people from Service families. The breaks are free but transport to and from the venue is for the family to arrange. Any families interested in finding out more or booking on a course, please go to

The Short Breaks available in 2017 are:

1.     Exmoor Family Break (29th July - 4th August 2017). Families attending must have a child with an additional need or disability in their family.   This break is for the family to attend, siblings included. There must be at least one parent attending this break alongside their child/ren. Children attending must be aged 8-14 only.

2.     Sibling And Young Carer’s Break ( 28th May - 3rd June 2017). This is a child-only break for children aged 8-12. Children are accompanied by trained and vetted volunteers along with SSAFA staff and the trained activity instructors at the centre itself.

NB  SSAFA also require volunteers to coach and support on these breaks, and an induction and information weekend takes place on Fri 24 – Sat 25 March. For more information email

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Nuffield Centre – North Wales

All members of the UK Regular and Reserve Forces (including UOTC and Cadet adults, but not Cadets) are entitled to use the Nuffield Centre and its recreational facilities at JSMTC.  Dependants of those members listed above may use the Nuffield Centre in a non-entitled capacity.  MOD Civil Servants and other civilians who have a very close connection with the Services may also be authorised by CO JSMTC to use these Service welfare and recreational facilities.

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Jack Wills 10% off with MOD90 (ID Card)

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2017 London Eye Offer from Union Jack Club

Monday, 16 January 2017

Sodexo - Catering Assistant

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Thursday, 12 January 2017

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

London Veterans Outreach Service STOLL

Sports Supplements, CDT And Your Military Career

If you are taking or considering taking sports or dietary supplements you should watch the video ‘Supplements, CDT and Your Career` in which WO2 QMSI Miller gives advice on supplements, the impact of banned and illegal substances and what it takes to achieve and maintain a high fitness level. It can be viewed on YouTube at this link

Local Customer Service Centre - Windsor

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South West Trains - 2 For 1 Offer

Please click HERE for further information

Your Nearest Pop in Centre

Pop In Centres are the Legion's new High Street presence. Each centre offers a welcoming space for Service personnel, veterans and their families to get practical help and advice. You will also find representatives from Combat Stress and RFEA in some of the centres to help with your questions or needs.
Members of the public can find out about the wide range of services and community activities provided by the Legion.
A new community outreach service in the form of 'Drop-in centres' is available in areas where there is known demand. You can find these at local meeting points such as libraries, Legion branches or community centres at certain times of the week. Call our freephone number or use our Legion location finder to find the one nearest to you.
Greater London 199 Borough High Street, London SE1 1AA
Open 10am-4pm Mon-Fri


Junkwize please click on the link to direct you to the website

Baby Bank - Windsor


The aim of Army Welfare Service (AWS) Personal Support is to help serving married and single personnel and families with any personal or family difficulties that arise, by providing a confidential, comprehensive and professional welfare service.  They can provide support with the following issues:

Relationship difficulties
CSA concerns
Parenting skills
Child care
Special Needs
Benefits information
Equal Opportunities issues
Casualty Support

The AWS has a branch in Woolwich located next to the Welfare Office, opposite Upper Gun Park. The entrance is to the right hand side of the Welfare Office.  The AWS is outside of the Chain of Command and can be approached directly.  If you need to use this service an appointment can be made by calling  The IAT Team can be contacted on 01904 882053 The AWS operates a strict confidentiality policy in accordance with legal requirements.  No personal information will be passed to anyone outside of AWS without the persons consent.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

CarillionAmey has a Twitter Page

CarillionAmey now utilise social media including twitter.  They regularly tweet useful information and have a dedicated staff member that monitors their social media sites and responds to queries sent in this way between the hours of 0900 - 1700, Monday - Friday.

Monday, 9 January 2017

Local Jobs for Local People


  • Information, advice and guidance on returning or starting work
  • Personal development courses to improve your confidence
  • Skills training
  • Practical support with job hunting, such as help with your CV or applying for jobs
  • Links to other organisations that could support you
  • Regularly updated vacancies listed on our website
Our offices are based in Maidenhead (tel 01628 685661).


Anyone who needs help into work – and particularly those who may be finding it difficult, such as:
  • Lone parents
  • People who have been made redundant
  • School leavers
  • Adults with mental health issues or moderate learning difficulties
  • Older people
  • Ex-offenders
  • Those who want to develop their career in a different direction

CarillionAmey Message - Move In Standard Tick Sheet Booklet

Do you have a Move-In to Service Family Accommodation coming up soon? 

Please see the Move In Standard Tick Sheet Booklet at 

It is really important that you know what the Move In standard entails - it is your responsibility to sign to agree your property meets the standard.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Service Pupil Premium 2017

This message is for the attention of Regular Forces Service parents based in England. If your child attends a state school, Academy or Free school in England and has been registered with the school as a Service pupil, the school will be granted a Service Pupil Premium of £300.

The Service Pupil Premium (SPP) is provided by the Department for Education to enable schools to offer additional, mainly pastoral, support during challenging times, which could include anything from a Service parent being away, being injured on active service to bereavement. Funds are paid directly to schools; with Head Teachers and school Governors deciding how the funds are used.

Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child’s name appears on the school roll as being a Service child. The annual census takes place on 19 January 2017 and children must be registered with the school before this date. You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family. This information is not shared with other organisations and is protected on the National Pupil database.

For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:

For any other queries regarding Service children contact the Directorate Children and Young People’s educational advisory arm, Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) via email: or telephone: 01980 618244.

Story Book Soldier

Dog Fouling Problem - Broom farm estate - Windsor

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Thursday, 5 January 2017

A Forces Enterprise Network Hub is coming to WINDSOR!


AA Armed Services member (UK) Brian

AA Armed Services member (UK) Fred

AA Member pamphlet 1 Is AA for you?

AA Member pamphlet 2 Now that you've stopped

AA Member pamphlet 3 Who me?

AA Member pamphlet 4 15 Points

AA Member pamphlet 5 A newcomer asks

AA Service Personnel flyer

AA Veterans flyer

SPACES - Single Service Leavers Accommodation

The Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex- Services, SPACES, located within The Beacon, Catterick is designed to help single ex-regulars find appropriate accommodation when they leave the services. Through this service the project reduces the likelihood of ex-service personnel becoming homeless or sleeping rough after discharge.

The overall aims and objectives of the project are to assist single Service Leavers to secure appropriate accommodation as they leave the Armed Forces, as well as veterans who have been discharged.
It provides an accommodation placement service for single personnel being discharged from all three services, plus people already discharged.

Please contact the SPACES office on
Tel 01748/833797 – 872940 - 830191
or Catterick Military 94731 2940

Fax number: 01748 835774

SFA Accommodation:Move Out Standard Tick Sheet Booklet

Move Out Standard Tick SheetThis booklet details the Move Out standard required of your SFA ensuring that you know exactly what is required from you to get your property to the agreed standard. At the back of the booklet you can find details of the Walk Away scheme and the Schedule of Rates detailing the costs that you can pay if you want to simply walk away from the property, allowing our CA services to undertake the cleaning.

The Household Cavalry Museum

The Household Cavalry Museum, Horse Guards. Whitehall, London. SW1A 2AX
Nearest underground stations ; Charing Cross, Westminster and Embankment
Email: General enquiries: 0207 930 3070

The Household Cavalry Museum is FREE with MOD 90
For more information please visit
Household Cavalry Museum

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Arthur Price Factory Shop Discount

Hello From Home Booklets

The 'Hello from Home' children's book is available from the HIVE.  If your spouse or family member is on operational tour or about to deploy, you can pick up your free copy from the HIVE.

Armed Forces Covenant

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The London Transition page on the Army website has been updated please follow the link below:

Army Families Accommodation - New Combined Accommodation Assessment Systems (CAAS) SFA-UK Explained

The Combined Accommodation Assessment System is replacing the current 4 Tier Grading System on 1 Apr 16. 

See all the details of the new system at this LINK