Wednesday, 24 December 2014

BBC antiques series Flog It comes to RAF Museum London

The popular BBC One antiques programme Flog It presented by Paul Martin, is coming to London on Thursday 29th January 2015. Flog It – the major BBC antiques show is now on... More details

Friday, 19 December 2014

What's in your favourite Christmas drink?

We all like a little bit of what we fancy ...and why not but did you know a glass of mulled wine contains the same calories as three pieces of chocolate orange? Check out the calories... More information

Christmas message from the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS)

To say that 2014 has been a busy year for the Royal Air Force is clearly a statement of the obvious – it has been an exceptionally busy year for all of us. At home our commitments have... More information

Going away over Christmas? Top housing tips

Top housing tips. If you're off to visit friends or family, or even off on holiday over the festive break, here's a simple downloadable flyer to help you protect home this winter. This useful factsheet currently... More information

Latest snapshot of NEM - January 2015 edition

Here's the third snapshot of the New Employment Model (NEM) and based around Service Life, NEM and the Wider Offer - what's in it for you in return for your... More information

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas letter from Secretary of State to Family Federations - Dec 2014

As we approach Christmas, I am acutely aware that many Service personnel will remain on duty over the holiday period, rather than spending time at home with their loved ones. Separation is... More information

Great opportunity for year 11 and 12 students

Great opportunity for year 11 and 12 students. If your son/daughter is aged between 15 and 17 (year 11 or 12 students), and lives in Lincolnshire, Rutland, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire - they could be part of a great... More information

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

The Armed Forces Covenant annual report 2014 has been published

The report sets out major achievements of the Armed Forces Covenant and highlights remaining challenges and new commitments. The 2014 report covers the four areas specified in... More information

Monday, 15 December 2014

Operational Awards and Commendations for BFBS

Staff from BFBS Radio, TV and Technology have been recognised for their support to operational deployments undertaken by the British Forces during the last 13 years. Brigadier Nick Orr, Head of Media and Communications (Army) presented the... More information

Reservists skills boost for business

Supporting reservist employees can bring big benefits to businesses by saving thousands on their training budgets. Skills training can be one of the biggest expenses that companies and organisations face. As part of a successful career in the reserves a person will... More information

A great example of how the Corporate Covenant can make a difference

A great example of how the Corporate Covenant can make a difference.  Jaguar Land Rover is helping former armed forces personnel make the transition to civvy street. In the eight years Julie Taylor served in the Royal Logistic Corps, she drove plenty of Land Rovers and even helped parachute one or two off the back of a... More information

Be part of history supporting Bloodhound

Breaking the 1000mph barrier! After 70 man years of research and development, BLOODHOUND SSC starts racing in 2015. In autumn 2015 BLOODHOUND SSC will travel to South Africa to beat the... More information

British reservists prepare to join fight against Ebola

The first UK reserves are joining nearly 100 regulars as they prepare to travel to Sierra Leone to help tackle the Ebola outbreak. Both regular and reserve personnel from across the 3 services are... More information

Thursday, 11 December 2014

School term and holiday dates

Find your child’s school term, half term and holiday dates for 2015. School term and holiday dates vary across the UK can be found via GOV.UK by using their... More information

MOD invests £11 million into childcare and veterans’ projects

The cash will be spent on improving overseas childcare for service families and on providing veterans accommodation in the UK. The Prime Minister announced that £8.5 million has been awarded to the Aldershot Veterans Accommodation Pathway to provide... More information

DVLA and MIB announce the launch of MyLicence service

DVLA and the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) have announced (9 December 2014) the MyLicence service. A joint initiative between DVLA and MIB delivering the first digital sharing initiative for the motor insurance industry involving... More details

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Sun Military Awards will reward outstanding efforts this evening

The Sun Military Awards return for their seventh year tonight to celebrate the exceptional achievements of our armed forces and will be broadcast on Thursday, 18 December, at 8.30pm on ITV1. Servicemen and women will be... More information

1 (Fighter) Squadron in full swing

Royal Air Force squadrons will deploy to the United States in January at the top of their game thanks to Tartan Flag, a training exercise designed to prepare RAF personnel for Exercise Red Flag, the most demanding, challenging and... More information

RAF Association - Job Vacancy

BATTLE OF BRITAIN PROJECT MANAGER. Full time – Leicester – 12 months fixed term contract £25,085-£27,872. Closing date for... More information

DVD for sale - 2014 Royal International Air Tattoo Souvenir DVD.

Forget Santa’s Sleigh, when it comes to providing an aerial spectacle to savour this Christmas, look no further than the official 2014 Royal International Air Tattoo Souvenir DVD. Forget Santa’s Sleigh, when it comes to providing an aerial spectacle to savour this... More information

Stay secure - important message about access to Service homes

There have been some recent reports of incidents where people have tried to gain unauthorised access to Service Family Accommodation. All families are advised that it is very rare for CarillionAmey or Defence Infrastructure Organisation staff... More information

Uk4u Thanks! Christmas Box campaign launched

The annual Christmas Box campaign was launched today – 100 years since the first Christmas boxes were sent during the First World War. This Christmas charity uk4u Thanks! will send out up to 8,500 Christmas boxes to all those... More information

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

BFBS Takes RAF Brize Norton ‘To Another Level’

BFBS Brize Norton has been blazing a trail since it became the first BFBS station on an RAF base in the UK. And now the Station Commander, Group Captain Simon Edwards, has officially... More information

Glasgow Helping Heroes picks up a top national award

Glasgow Helping Heroes (GHH) has picked up a top national award for its work helping and supporting service personnel and veterans experiencing mental health problems. A joint partnership that... More details

Monday, 8 December 2014

Military Wives Choir First World War Prom - BBC Documentary

Military Wives Choir First World War Prom - BBC Documentary.  The amazing story of the choir’s journey to the Prom is the subject of a new two part BBC documentary – the first episode will be shown on Tuesday 16th December 2014 at 21.00 on BBC with episode 2 following on... More details

Please pass on to your children's school

Here's a unique development opportunity for teachers in the UK. The American Air Museum Summer Residency from Thursday 30 July to Thursday 13 August. It brings together teachers from the UK and the USA for two weeks to... More details

Service Pupil Premium 2015 - does your school know?

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. You are encouraged to contact... More details

Green Deal home improvement fund details announced

More people will get help to improve the energy efficiency of their homes through a new release of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF). From 9am, Wednesday 10 December, the popular scheme will open to new applications, with up to... More information

Maths and science must be the top priority in our schools, says Prime Minister

The government is launching a major push on maths, science and technology to equip more pupils with the skills needed to work and succeed in high-tech and science-based... More details

Friday, 5 December 2014

Workshops at RAF Brize Norton: 9-10 December

Workshops at RAF Brize Norton: 9-10 December. Do you have an understanding of how the NEM is going to impact on you, your Service as well as day-to-day life? How about the Armed Forces Covenant - is it making any real.. More information

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Covenant beneficiaries - any families for filming their story?

Covenant beneficiaries - any families for filming their story?  Can you help RAF-FF show the positive impact and outcomes RAF families in North West England are having on your local Community Covenant? Mark Axler, who is leading the Community Covenant Outreach Film Project recently... More information

Tickets for Troops at No 10

Tickets for Troops at No 10.  Samantha Cameron, Founding Patron of the military charity Tickets For Troops, has hosted a reception for the charity at No.10 Downing Street to mark the fifth anniversary of the charity. Over the last five... More information

First Reservist graduates with Regulars

First Reservist graduates with Regulars.  For the first time, a Royal Air Force reservist has taken part in a graduation parade alongside regular airmen, as the service moves towards an increasingly... More information

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The official opening of new First World War exhibition

The Duke of Edinburgh conducted the official opening of the new permanent First World War exhibition at the Royal Air Force Museum London. This exhibition will... More information

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Your Festive Favourites 24 Hours a Day

BFBS Radio has launched an exclusive ‘limited edition’ station for lovers of Christmas classics and seasonal songs. From 00:01hrs on Monday 1st December until midnight on Christmas Day, our... More information

Help is at hand for family disputes

Help is at hand for family disputes.  You may be aware that it is now a legal requirement for any separating couples to consider family mediation before applying to a court to resolve any disputes; except in special circumstances... More information

Monday, 1 December 2014

First Paveway IV release for RAF Typhoons at RAF Lossiemouth

First Paveway IV release for RAF Typhoons at RAF Lossiemouth.  Development of the Royal Air Force Typhoon aircraft has taken another step forward with a successful weapons test. 1 (Fighter) Squadron, based at RAF Lossiemouth, released 2 live... More information

Air Cadet bands wow Vorderman

Carol Vorderman, Honorary Group Captain of the Air Cadets praised proud youngsters from across the country at Royal Air Force Halton last night. Competing bands were thrilled to accept accolades from her at the... More information

RBLI secures £50k from People’s Millions for Community Hub

Kent based charity RBLI (Royal British Legion Industries) has won £50k from the People’s Millions to convert the former Doctor’s House on its site in Aylesford.  The project, entitled... More information

Select Committee Announcement

On the 26 November 2014, the Defence Committee held a pre-appointment hearing with Nicola Williams, the Government’s preferred candidate for the post of Service Complaints Commissioner. The Committee publishes a... More information

RAF Benevolent Fund Christmas Single

The RAF Benevolent Fund has released a Christmas Single, which you can view on YouTube. Please spread the word and help raise much needed funds for... More information

New Shared Parental Leave regulations come into effect

Parents will gain greater flexibility in how they share the care of their child in the first year after birth as new regulations regarding Shared Parental Leave (SPL) come into force today (1 December 2014). The new rules, which apply to... More information

Carillion Amey live in England and Wales from Monday 1st December

The National Housing Prime contract will reach its second and final In Service Date on Monday 1 December 2014, with new arrangements for maintenance and the management of Move appointments becoming 'live' in England and Wales, as well as...More information