Saturday, 28 May 2016

Useful Financial Services & Help To Owning Your Own Home


JSHAO - Joint service housing advice office
The JSHAO is the MOD’s tri-service focal point to provide service personnel and their dependants with civilian housing information for those wishing to move to civilian accommodation at any time in their career, and for those during resettlement to assist with the transition to civilian life.

Forces Help to buy
The government has created the Help to Buy scheme to help hard-working people like you take steps to buy your own home. The new Help to Buy: ISA pays first-time buyers a government bonus. For example, save £200 a month and we’ll add £50, up to a maximum of £3,000, boosting your ISA savings of £12,000 to £15,000.

Forces Financial
Free financial advice to members of the Armed Forces;  from helping over 1000 families in 2015 to complete on their mortgages, to helping hundreds of members of the Forces and their families to manage money worries with free debt advice.

SIIAP – Services insurance investment advisory panel
Provides specialist insurance and financial advice to member of the Armed Forces

Money Force

Money Advice Service

RAF Envoy Magazine - Summer 2016 Edition

To view the Summer edition of RAF Envoy, please click HERE

Army v Navy Rugby 2017

The Babcock Trophy Twickenham Stadium Saturday 29th April 2017 kick-off at 3pm

Join 80,000 people and be part of the unique atmosphere when the Royal Navy take on the British Army for the Babcock Trophy at Twickenham Stadium. 

Click here for more info

X-Forces Workshop - 6 June 2016

WANTED: Families of Armed Forces Veterans

WANTED: Ex-Service Personnel

SFA Public Accounts Committee

Scope of the inquiry
The Public Accounts Committee session will focus on three areas: the state of Service Family Accommodation, the introduction of the new Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CAAS) and the introduction of the Next Generation Estates Contracts (NGEC) and how the Department is managing CarillionAmey's performance against them.
 The session will include a background of the provision of Service Family Accommodation for the military (including key recent developments), the amount invested by the Government in Service Family Accommodation, the current state of Service Family Accommodation and the proportion of the homes in which people are living which meet the Decent Homes Standard. The Public Accounts Committee will also be looking at the proportion of Service Families satisfied with their accommodation.
As part of the inquiry, the Committee will look at Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CAAS) banding and any impacts relating to the changes in rent and the performance of the provider in relation to the Next Generation Estates Contracts (NGEC).
 If you wish to submit evidence to this inquiry, please do so through the page linked below. The deadline for written submissions is midday on Tuesday 31 May 2016

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Monday, 16 May 2016

Full Fact Charity.

This site claims to given an honest representation. 

Sandhurst and District Corps of Drums

Volunteer Courses For Newly Formed Charity - Team Rubicon UK

Team Rubicon UK is a newly formed disaster relief charity which was set up in the wake of last year’s devastating earthquake in Nepal. 

Team Rubicon UK combines the skills of volunteer military veterans and first responders to deploy emergency response teams in the wake of disasters. 

Since its launch teams have responded to the Nepal earthquake, as well as the flooding in the UK, in Keswick and Tadcaster. It has also taken part in rebuilding projects in the Phillippines and Nepal.

A core team of nine staff have now set up the Headquarters in Chilmark, Salisbury where regular residential courses for volunteers will take place.

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Please check out the link provided and contact us if you have any questions

Defence Discount Card For Armed Forces

Do you know any HM Armed Forces Veterans that haven't yet signed up to Defence Discount Service? If so please share with them.
Official MoD discount service for Armed Forces and Veterans across the UK. Sign up for FREE on our website and start saving online straight away with hundreds of discounts.
If you want to save on the high street we have the official vetted discount card, the Defence Privilege Card as an optional extra, just £4.99 for a 5 year membership.

Fishing for Forces

Click here for a list of available fishing.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Bristol Zoo Tickets - Updated with email contact for booking tickets!

Blind Veterans UK

If it wasn’t for his wife’s strength and our charity, Billy wouldn’t be alive today. You can help veterans like Billy.
By entering into the Summer Spectacular Superdraw you can help support a blind veteran, your entry enables us to continue providing the much needed support for all blind veterans that come to us for help. Entry is just £1 and you have the chance to win the jackpot.

Saturday, 7 May 2016


Please note that authority has been given to the HIVE to publish this DIN on the blog. Click the front page to read. 

The deadline to register is 7th June - please read and don't miss your chance to have your say. 


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