Friday, 28 November 2014

First UK A400M Atlas delivered to the RAF

The first of the UK’s A400M Atlas next-generation military transport aircraft has been officially unveiled by the MOD at its new home at RAF Brize Norton. The aircraft will replace the... More information

Thursday, 27 November 2014

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Following feedback from customers who were unsure which options to choose when calling with an issue CarillionAmey have created... More information

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

British personnel leave southern Afghanistan

The final UK service personnel have left Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan after completing the most challenging military redeployment operation for a generation. Servicemen and women watched as... More information

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Thousands of forces families put down roots

More than £28 million has been loaned to armed forces families to enable them to buy their first homes or to move up the property ladder. Since the scheme was launched in April 2014... More information

Contract signed for first production batch of F-35B aircraft

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has signed a contract for the first production batch of 4 Lightning II stealth combat aircraft – which will operate from both the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers and Royal Air Force (RAF) land bases. The contract... More information

Monday, 24 November 2014

Winter 2014 edition of Envoy is available online

Included in this issue: Addicted to Winter, The First World War in the Air, New Armed Forces Pension Scheme, Choosing a Boarding School, Living on the Other Side... in more ways than one and much, much more… More information

High flyer Carol Vorderman honoured by RAF

Carol Vorderman MBE has become the first female honorary Ambassador for the RAF Air Cadets at RAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire. She's always been something of a... More information

Defence Secretary visits Canada

On his first official visit to the country, Mr Fallon laid a wreath at the National War Memorial to mark the contribution of Canadian service personnel, who have stood shoulder to shoulder with... More information

The Queen and Prince Philip's visit RAF Lossiemouth

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were welcomed with a flypast yesterday, during a visit to the UK's most northerly RAF base on their 67th wedding anniversary. Two Typhoons and a... More information

Thursday, 20 November 2014

€1bn contract to develop cutting edge radar for Typhoon announced

The £800m contract for the development of a new electronic radar system for the Eurofighter Typhoon has been signed in Scotland. The Active... More information

Affordable alternative to independent education

When looking for suitable schooling for your child(ren), you might like to consider a State Boarding School. Fees are generally less than half those of independent schools and yet, state boarding schools often... More information

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Further air strikes against ISIL

Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornados and Reapers, operating as part of the international coalition in support of the Iraqi Government, have conducted further strikes against ISIL. On Thursday evening, Kurdish peshmerga reported coming under fire from... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Monday, 17 November 2014

Storybook Wings - planning for Christmas

Storybook Wings always brings a smile to children’s faces no matter what time of year they receive their bedtime story. This year, however, the RAF Association is hoping to make those smiles a little broader by sending a... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

You can now register to vote online, in time for 7 May 2015!

The next scheduled UK Parliamentary General Election is due to take place on Thursday 7 May 2015 and whilst that may seem far off, there's no harm in thinking now about how; and where... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Schools working in partnership get funding boost

Innovative projects involving independent and state primary school partnerships were today (14 November 2014) rewarded with a share of a new funding package. Applications were invited in... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Eric 'Winkle' Brown featured on BBC news

Pilot Eric 'Winkle' Brown holds two of the most startling records from the world of flying. And that's just a part of his extraordinary life. Read the story on... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Scotty’s Little Soldiers announced as charity partner of Off-Road Series

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity that supports the children of the men and women killed whilst serving in the British Armed Forces, has been announced as official... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

RAF Tornados leave Afghanistan for the last time

The fast jets, from 31 Squadron based at RAF Marham, Norfolk, left Kandahar airfield early yesterday morning, having flown their final missions. Aircrew and ground crew from... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Latest news on the Poppies at the Tower

Today on Armistice Day, 11 November, SSAFA will be joining representatives from the five other beneficiary charities of the World War One commemorative installation, The Tower of... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Monday, 10 November 2014

Problems getting through to SFA call centre?

Carillion Amey has simplified its helpdesk to help you get through to the right team as quickly as possible. A scribble down of the option numbers may save you having to... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

War Widows Pension loophole closed

The Prime Minister is to change the rules for more than 3,000 women who are part of a pension scheme that requires them to give up the... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Snapshot of NEM Combined Accommodation Assessment System

The New Employment Model (NEM) is the widest ranging review of the Terms and Conditions of Service for personnel, both Regular and Reserve, in over 40 years. Here's a... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Families Federation meets with Anna Soubry MP

As part of a regular review, our Director, Bill Mahon met with Anna Soubry MP, the Minister of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare & Veterans last week. During this meeting, Bill discussed the issues and concerns of RAF personnel and... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Flanders' Fields Memorial Garden opens

Two Royal heads of state joined in remembrance at the opening of a commemorative garden at Wellington Barracks in London. Her Majesty The Queen and... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Friday, 7 November 2014

Calling all RAF Reservists

Since June 2014, the RAF Families Federation now welcomes both RAF Reserve and single personnel to the fold. If you or a family member is a Reservist with us, please share how life is for you through... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

New Employment Model Programme - Autumn Update

The New Employment Model (NEM) programme team promised to provide an update in autumn 2014 and so this report will cover four broad policy areas... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

UK to provide further support to forces fighting ISIL

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that the UK plans to offer Iraqi forces more training. During a visit to Iraq... Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that the UK plans to offer Iraqi forces more training. During a visit to Iraq... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

SSAFA’s specialist adoption agency for Forces families

Forces families who are considering adopting a child can access specialist support from national military charity SSAFA, formerly known as the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association. SSAFA runs the only national... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

New Defence housing service live in Scotland and Northern Ireland

The National Housing Prime contract has reached its first In Service Date, with new arrangements for maintenance and the management of Move appointments now “live” in Scotland and... More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link