Saturday, 27 February 2016

Australia next?

Red Arrows Display Team-- Dorset Display Dates and Venues 2016

21 July Lyme Regis Charities' Week, West Dorset
17 August Weymouth Carnival, Dorset
18, 19, 20 & 21 August Bournemouth Air Festival, Bournemouth

FREE: Deepcut Community Centre, First Aid Course 7th, 14th and 21st March 2016

P and G Surrey Youth Games 2016 - Get Involved!

RMA Sandhurst:: Yoga

RMA Sandhurst:: Melody Bear Pre-School Dance Class

RMA Sandhurst: Spinning Class

RMA Sandhurst:: Stay and Play

RMA Sandhurst: The Sandhurst District Corps of Drums

RMA Sandhurst:: Boot Camp

RMA Sandhurst: Homework Club and Nepali reading and writing club

RMA Sandhurst: Pulse Youth Club

RMA Sandhurst: Big Breakfast Community Event, 18th March 2016

RMA Sandhurst, Wishstream Community Centre: Volunteers needed!

FREE - Paediatric 1st Aid Course 26th and 27th April 2016 - RMA Sandhurst, Wishstream Community Centre

RMA Sandhurst: SEN Coffee Morning dates

RMA Sandhurst - Easter Families Fun Day - 24th March 2016

The Easter Families Fun Day takes place in the Wishstream Community Centre on Thursday 24th March! BBQ food will be available to purchase on the day and there will be many activities and competitions for your children to take part in! Including our Eggciting Easter Egg hunt! Please book your place so that we can cater for enough people.

Friday, 26 February 2016

The Med Centre at RMA Sandhurst is closed for refurbishment - contact details

15% Off Zoo Passes at Colchester Zoo. Military Discount on normal entry fee.


Save, save, save!

Colchester Zoo Passes allow you to visit as many times as you like at great value! Visit more than twice a year and a Gold Pass will pay for itself! Whether it’s for the play areas, to see your favourite animal or even for afternoon tea, Colchester Zoo passes offer great fun all year round!
15 off March 16 update
If you are not sure whether you want to purchase a Zoo Pass straight away you can also upgrade your admission ticket to a Zoo pass at Guest Services during your visit!

*Terms and conditions:

- Zoo Pass offer is only valid if purchased at the zoo in person.
- Please note this offer is not valid through online bookings, telephone or vouchers.
- **This offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer including the 5% discount for purchasing 3 or more passes in one transaction.
- Zoo Pass o

will qualify for a huge 15% discount!

ffer is valid until 24th March 2016

SAVE the cost of your admission - UPGRADE

 to a Zoo Pass during your visit!

If you purchase 3 or more passes in the same transaction you’ll receive a 5% discount! **

Military and Retired Cyprus holidays for heroes

Family Activity Breaks (FAB) For Bereaved Military Families Are Looking For Volunteers


 New volunteers required for Summer 2016!!
If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer for FAB this year please visit the website and complete the online application form. 
We accept applications from those who are currently serving with the Army/Navy/RAF, Veterans, MoD Civil Servants. 
Family members of Service Personnel are also welcome to also apply. 
You must be over 18 to volunteer.

Big White Wall - Support To Forces Personnel, Veterans and Families

Military Wives Choir at RMA Sandhurst

Please email  for more information; We’ll answer any queries you may have and we’ll let you know who to ask for when you arrive for your 1st rehearsal. Don’t worry if you are not assigned to, or live at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst or are a partner of a Reservist; all are welcome and we discuss each situation once you get in contact

Please email  for more information; We’ll answer any queries you may have and and we’ll let you know who to ask for when you arrive for your 1st rehearsal. Don’t worry if you are not assigned to, or live at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst or are a partner of a Reservist; all are welcome and we discuss each situation once you get in contact.  - See more at:

Little Troopers

Veterans World Issue 37

Mothers Day - Sunday 6 March

Recruitment fair Hillsborough Stadium

To register please use the following link:

British Airways - Skyflyer Solo Service (unaccompanied minor service) To End 31 January 2017

The British Airways Skyflyer Solo service (unaccompanied minor service) will close and no longer be available on British Airways operated flights
Please be aware of this update if you are currently on an overseas assignment or about to relocate abroad.

We are no longer taking bookings for the Skyflyer Solo service. However all existing bookings will be honoured.

Further information and Q&A are on the links below.

More information issued from J1 EJSU shortly.

Send-a-Hug : Little Troopers

As a charity Little Troopers have recently relaunched their new Separation Packs and Send a Hug Kits for military families. These are tangible resources to help the British Army through repeated separation periods from their service person.
You can see more at

JSHAO Housing Briefings

Thursday, 25 February 2016

SSAFA Mentoring support for service leavers

SSAFA Mentoring is here to motivate, support and empower wounded, injured and sick service leavers who are leaving the Forces.

Mentoring is a powerful tool to help achieve your true potential outside the military. We'll give you one-to-one support during your transition onto Civvy Street and afterwards for up to one year. During that time your mentor will support you to achieve your personal goals as you move into civilian life.

Mission Motorsport: Race Retrain Recover

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Jake's at Tri-Lakes

Jake's Playbarn and Mini Farm

Yateley Road
GU47 8JQ

Drayton Manor Theme Park - Free Entry for Armed Forces from 12th March 2016

Why not book a short break and enjoy more time at the theme park
Stay, play and save 20%
There is also a Camping and Caravanning site.

Have Your Say - Developing Mental Health Services for Veterans in England

By phone: 020 3688 1615


Shared Ownership Housing - Ludgershall

Location:  Ludgershall area, Salisbury Wilts

Timing :  September 2016

Property types:  16 x 2 bedroom

Price Range:  £180,000 – 184,000 (100%)

Shared Ownership ratio:  40% share (£72,000 – 73,600) with rent and service charges to apply.

Estimated overall expenditure (outgoings) will be less than privately renting or purchasing a similar value property on the open market.

Further information about these properties can be obtained by contacting:

Spectrum Housing Group on 0800 316 3316 or visiting their website ( or via the house purchase page - here where there is an application form for the Shared Ownership Scheme.

NHS Choices Mental Health Apps Library

Visit the new NHS Choices Mental Health Apps Library here.

Employment Fair: Newbury -10th March

Pathfinder Magazine Feb 2016

FREE Employment Support For Veterans - Birmingham 14-18 March 2016

HM Forces - UK School Directory

Tank Museum Needs You - Recruiting For Easter and Summer

South West Armed Forces Transition Fair Tidworth 23 March 2016

So, what is Transition? First of all, Transition is not Resettlement. Transition is the planning & preparation done prior to Resettlement to allow Service Personnel and their families to plan for a successful military career and to prepare for their inevitable return to civilian life.

Transition is Individual Planning and Personal Development. It is about taking personal responsibility for your financial circumstances, so that when you leave the Armed Forces you are financially prepared. It is about taking every opportunity offered by the Military to enhance your education and training – obtaining qualifications and civilian accreditation to give you the best possible chance of securing the best job on leaving the Army. It is about ensuring that you have thought about the future, where you may wish to settle with your family and how you are going to make that future move.

To that end, Transition is the through-career offer of support, advice and education that supports personal development, focused on the 5 pillars of Employment, Education, Health, Housing & Welfare.
HQ 1 Artillery Brigade & South West, with support from Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council & Career Transition Partnership will be holding the SW Armed Forces Transition Fair in Tidworth Leisure Centre on Wednesday 23 March 2016. The event will host over 80 stands - a large number of local employers looking specifically to recruit Service Leavers, Veterans or spouses, along with numerous stands providing information and advice on local charities, welfare agencies, health, housing, training and education opportunities. Concise one-to-one personal coaching sessions will also be available to help individuals address changes in career, life and/or health & welfare. These sessions will be free of charge and confidential.


The SW Armed Forces Transition Fair is free to attend. All Service Personnel & their families, as well Service Leavers are encouraged to attend. No matter what stage you are in your career, there will be something of interest for you and you family.”

Sodexo Child Care Vouchers

You could be saving up to £933 in childcare costs – are you missing out?
Raising a family is demanding, and worrying about the cost of childcare is something that most parents could do without. As you work for the MOD, you could be saving money on your childcare costs by taking childcare vouchers.  

What are childcare vouchers? Childcare vouchers are a government initiative, allowing working parents or guardians to save money on childcare costs until your child is 15. 

How much can you save? Childcare vouchers are taken from your salary before your usual Tax and NI contributions are deducted so, each year, you could save £933 as a basic-rate earner, £623 as a higher-rate earner and £622 as an additional-rate earner. And if both parents claim, that can be over £1,800 a year – enough to pay for a great family holiday! 

Where can you use them? Childcare vouchers can be used to pay for more than just nursery fees. You can use them to pay for childcare and kids activities up to 15 years old. This includes:  
 Certain elements of Independent school fees  Out-of-hours school clubs  Sport, music and drama lessons  Holiday clubs or schemes  Activity holidays  Exclusive discounts What’s more, with the Sodexo childcare voucher scheme you can now make your money go that extra mile with exclusive discounts* on:   Childcare – such as holiday camps, and Maths and English tuition   Family days out – Legoland, Alton Towers and Sealife Centre to name a few  Retailer discounts – at Toys R Us, John Lewis, Halfords and many more 

     * Discounts are subject to change and availability Get them while you can In early 2017, the Government is planning to introduce Tax-Free Childcare, a new initiative for working parents which will replace the current Childcare Voucher Scheme. Many families will be better off with the current system – so signing up now puts you in a great position as it means that you can decide which scheme suits your family best.  How do I sign up? If you would like to find out more about our childcare voucher scheme, and how much you could save, please call 0800 066 5075 or visit