Thursday, 31 July 2014

WRAFs on Tour

WRAFs on Tour is a group of around 600 former and serving WRAFs undertaking a UK wide charity relay this year. Participants are covering as far as able by walking, cycling or running. Some are thinking of using horse power... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

An extraordinary and unique evening

The Royal Air Force and The Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum invite you to be part of a once in a lifetime event: to partake in an extraordinary and unique evening of entertainment and superb wining and dining in the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight hangar under the wings of the only two airworthy Lancasters... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Summer holiday activities at IWM Duxford

Find out about the First World War and life in the trenches. Saturday 26 July to Wednesday 3 September. This summer, we explore the First World War, involving families in lively learning about the progress of the war and trench warfare. Find out how and why the First World War started... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Me and Thirteen Tanks: The Tales of a Cold War Spy

Former Director of BFBS publishes witty memoirs of life as a Forces Broadcaster Peter McDonagh’s colourful career with BFBS spanned thirty years, as he entertained troops in exotic outposts such as Singapore, Kathmandu and... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Latest recruits to the Red Arrows display team announced

THREE new pilots will join the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, for the 2015 season. The latest recruits include pilots with experience of operations in Afghanistan and... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Monday, 28 July 2014

Tea for the troops! Put the kettle on for the SSAFA Big Brew Up 2014

We all love a cup of tea so why not make your morning tea break really count by holding a SSAFA Big Brew Up this October? A firm favourite with the Forces community, the SSAFA Big Brew Up brings together... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Defence Secretary launches Armed Forces Muslim Forum


Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has launched the country’s first ever Armed Forces Muslim Forum, in partnership with the Muslim community. On Wednesday 23 July, the Defence Secretary oversaw Iftar, the traditional breaking of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

G4S pledges to become leading provider of Armed Forces Reservists

G4S, the leading global integrated security company, has today announced its commitment to provide at least 600 staff as members of the military reserve from 2017, making it one of the UK’s leading employers of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

RAF Families Federation Job Vacancy - Communications Manager, based at Wittering.

The RAF Families Federation (RAF FF) gathers evidence to represent the views and concerns of RAF regular and reserve personnel and their family members on the issues that affect them as part of a RAF family.  It reports to the people who... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Monday, 21 July 2014

NEM Survey and Consultation results

The MoD has published the results of the New Employment Model (NEM) consultation with Service personnel and their families. The NEM programme is developing an updated package of terms and conditions of service that will offer... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

2014 Military and Civilian Health Partnership Awards

The Military and Civilian Health Partnership Awards are now open, giving you the opportunity to give credit to those exceptional teams and individuals that have made a real difference to the health and wellbeing of Service personnel, their... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Inside the Bubble - Red Arrows

This Sunday 27 Jul, 9pm, BBC 2 don't miss the one hour documentary on the Red Arrows: 'Inside the Bubble'. The BBC documentary provides exclusive behind the-scenes access to one of the world's... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Friday, 18 July 2014

Updated information, RAF FF website - New Employment Model (NEM)

Changes to commissions and engagement structure for RAF Personnel. The RAF intends to introduce a revised structure for Commissions for Officers, and engagements for Other Ranks (ORs), as part of the NEM. The proposals briefly outlined here cover changes to Commissions and engagements for all Regular RAF personnel, except for... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link


Photo caption: Royal Air Force Typhoon FGR4 aircraft arriving at Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania to take part in the NATO Baltic Air Policing (BAP) mission.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Veterans' accommodation to receive £20 million funding

Earlier this year the Treasury made a further £40 million of LIBOR money – funding from fines imposed on banks – available for charities to bid for to support projects providing accommodation for Armed Forces Veterans. Five of the projects receiving funding today will... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

UK and France strengthen Defence cooperation

Defence cooperation between the UK and France has been strengthened following agreements signed at the Farnborough Air Show yesterday. Philip Hammond and Jean-Yves Le Drian agreed to bolster cooperation relating to the acquisition... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Does your child's school/Academy/Free School know about extra money from the MoD?

The MoD Education Support Fund (formerly the MoD Support Fund for State Schools with Service Children) was launched in 2011 to assist publicly funded schools, Academies, Free Schools and 6th Form colleges that cater for the education of Service children throughout... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

RAF will adopt a standard deployed tour length of 6 months

Traditionally the majority of RAF personnel deploy as Individual Augmentees (IAs) on 4-month tours of duty for deployed operations and BFSAI. However, some personnel already deploy for... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Monday, 14 July 2014

RAF Voyager aircraft arrive on schedule

The RAF’s largest aircraft, Voyager, flew into Farnborough this morning for the start of the International Air Show as the MoD confirmed all nine aircraft have now been delivered to the RAF, on time and... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 10 July 2014

£300m new Defence rehabilitation centre for injured troops

Defence rehabilitation services are to be given a £300 million upgrade in a move that will see the world-class medical services currently delivered at Headley Court move to a new purpose-built location at... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

1,000mph Rocket Car Fans Challenge for World Record with Giant K’NEX Replica

Supporters of The BLOODHOUND Project, the UK’s 1,000mph World Land Speed Record challengers, have set their sights on a world record... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Fun For Forces Families

The Calvert Trust’s three centres in Exmoor, on Kielder Water and in the Lake District have an offer for Service families from across the UK to try exciting adventure activities. For any armed forces family that includes a... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Scottish independence referendum

Amendment to previously published deadline to register to vote... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Monday, 7 July 2014

New RAF Reapers take to the skies

The additional Reaper aircraft are flying from Kandahar Airfield to gather vital intelligence in support of Afghan, UK and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops on the ground. The deployment of five new... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Cadets aim to raise £1 million for tree project honouring the war dead

The cadets are gathering at Heartwood Forest, near Sandridge in Hertfordshire, to show their backing for a unique project by the Woodland Trust to honour those who fell in the First World War. The aim of the... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link