Thursday, 30 October 2014

HASC Phone Line Closure

The HASC phone lines have been suspended until Monday morning (3 November). This is due to the responsibility for the allocation of Service Families Accommodation transferring from... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

School absence guidance issued by head teachers' union

New guidance for head teachers in England, on the situations in which pupils can be given time off during term time, have been drawn up. The evidence you shared with us helped to collectively make a difference. Guidance includes... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

UK military air traffic management deal

A MOD contract to update and sustain military air traffic management – expected to save the taxpayer up to £1 billion – has been agreed. AQUILA, a joint venture between... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Tesco pledges support for UK Armed Forces

The retail giant joins over 300 other high street names, including Barclays, BT and Liverpool FC, to publicly pledge its support to serving personnel, veterans, reservists and their families. The Corporate Covenant is a positive way for business to show their support, offering exclusive... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

MoD set to order its first production batch of Lightning II combat aircraft

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon today announced that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has reached agreement in principle on an order for the first production batch of four Lightning II stealth combat aircraft – which will... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Monday, 27 October 2014

Poignant ceremony marks end of UK combat operations in Helmand Province

UK Armed Forces have ended combat operations in Helmand Province, paving the way for the final transfer of security to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). As they have on the battlefield, British troops stood... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Friday, 24 October 2014

Introduction of Combined Accommodation Assessment System for SFA

A Written Statement to Parliament by the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans has been presented to Parliament today about the introduction of a Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CAAS) for Service Family Accommodation. The Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CAAS) is planned to replace the current Four Tier Grading (4TG) system for all SFA from... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

The RAF Families Federation is experiencing technical issues affecting e-comms

The RAF Families Federation is experiencing technical issues affecting e-comms - incoming and outgoing emails. In the meantime, please call us on 01780 781650 or email raffamsfed@gmail.com

Thursday, 23 October 2014

RAF Association – Data Systems Manager

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a strong background in database management to join the RAF Association. The Association is in the process of implementing a cloud based CRM system using the Salesforce.com platform. The CRM will handle over 60,000 members, 422 Branches and the many of the operations of the Association. This is a new role in the Association that... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

SFA announcement due tomorrow

A Written Statement to Parliament by the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans is expected to be made tomorrow (Friday) about the introduction of a Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CAAS) for... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Don't miss the post!

Detailed here are the Last Dates of Posting to ensure mail is received at their destination in time for Christmas 2014... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Monday, 20 October 2014

Job Vacancies for CarillionAmey Customer Service Centre Advisors

CarillionAmey, our new Defence housing service providers are looking to recruit Customer Service Centre Advisors with an application closing date of 23 October. Posts offered at the following locations... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Three quarters of Britons risking online safety

A new survey from Cyber Streetwise has revealed the vast majority of people are not taking the necessary steps to protect their identity online, with 75% admitting they do not... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

October half term is fast approaching

Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford has October half term activities lined up... looking at the dawn of aerial warfare and the increase in the use of aircraft at the start of the First World War. Sessions are... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Monday, 13 October 2014

RAF FF - Technical problems with e-comms

The RAF Families Federation is experiencing technical issues affecting e-comms - incoming and outgoing emails. In the meantime, please call us on 01780 781650 or email raffamsfed@gmail.com

Camp Bastion troops say farewell to memorial wall

The memorial bears the names of all 453 UK personnel who have died on operations in Afghanistan and has been the focus for commemoration and reflection since it was erected. Following the... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

British Red Cross app for immediate first aid advice

If a friend or family member was having a heart attack or was choking, would you know how to help them? The free app features simple, easy advice on 18 everyday first aid scenarios. There's also tips on... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The housing maze - what route can I take?

There are a number of considerations to take in to account when you are thinking about your future housing needs. You are an individual and have your own circumstances. therefore, it is unlikely that... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

British jobs boost thanks to £40m missile deal

A number of highly skilled technology jobs have been protected across the country thanks to a £40 million contract to support the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) air-to-air ... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

More support for armed forces unsung heroes

Hundreds of Armed Forces families are launching small businesses thanks to a programme aimed at supporting our Service personnel. Through the annual Armed Forces Continuous Attitude Survey, we have been... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

New Alliance Brings Entrepreneurial Expertise

The University of Wolverhampton receives funding to develop and deliver a start-up course across the UK, for small businesses. The ten month programme consists of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Monday, 6 October 2014

Help to launch small businesses

The University of Wolverhampton receives funding to develop and deliver a start-up course across the UK, for small businesses. The ten month programme consists of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Latest air strikes in Iraq

Tornado GR4s, flying from RAF Akrotiri, have continued their patrols over Iraq as part of the international coalition against... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 2 October 2014

A better deal for reservists and employers

The changes will mean that reservists have greater opportunities to serve their country as they can now be mobilised for any purpose that regular troops can be used. Reservists already make a... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Envoy - articles welcome for Winter edition

Our Winter issue of Envoy is due out to our readers early December. If you have any stories you might like to share with us, please submit your copy to the Families Federation by close of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

New laws when someone dies without leaving a will

New laws simplifying what happens when someone dies without leaving a will come into effect today, Wednesday 1 October 2014. The changes have been designed... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

The new American Air Museum website launches today

The Imperial War Museum (IWM) Duxford has launched a new crowd-sourcing website today for the American Air Museum. The American Air Museum website is a digital record of the... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Special Education Needs - changes to plan

From September 2014, all local councils published a local offer setting out what support is available in your area to all 0-25 children and young people with SENs and disability. Statements of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Charitable funding opportunity

If you have any community projects in mind, the Nuffield Trust for the Forces of the Crown (NT) finances recreational and welfare amenities and facilities that are likely to be of lasting benefit to the Armed Forces but which... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link