Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Vacancy: Retail Assistant at Sandhurst Hall

 To apply; please contact Tracy Lampitt at or call 01276 412033 to request an application form.  

Friday, 22 July 2016

Drayton Manor Discounts

For further information, or to register for a discount card

CarillionAmey Jobs for Spouses

Jobs for Dependants.  CarillionAmey are keen to employ military spouses as they feel they are well suited to the roles, having the experience of living in SFA and being a military family.  All vacancies can be found on the CarillionAmey website

Tickets for Troops - Register now!

Tickets for Troops (TFT) was set up in 2009 to provide members of the Armed Forces with free tickets for major sporting events, theatre performances, music concerts and cultural attractions.
Since launching TFT has been donated over 850,000 tickets and over 140,000 troops have registered on the website.
Tickets are available on the TFT website to troops who are currently serving or who have been medically discharged since 2001.
Tickets For Troops has teamed up with a wide range of organisations and has been able to offer free tickets to a huge number of high profile events, including The London Olympics and Paralympics, Invictus Games, The BRIT Awards, the Isle of Wight Festival, Formula One British Grand Prix, the FA Cup, Les Misérables, The Ideal Home Show, Premier League Football, the Aviva rugby Premiership, The British Summer Time Hyde Park series. The Calling Festival, Coldwell Boxing, darts and many others.
This initiative has attracted maximum support from a host of Patrons, including James Blunt, Steve Hayes, WO1 Kim Hughes GC and Prime Minister’s wife Samantha Cameron. Troops are encouraged to go online and register at to take advantage of the fantastic tickets available for our Armed Forces


Have you got the MOD ICE app? 20,000 others have!

The MOD ICE (In Case of Emergency) app produced by the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) has now been downloaded 20,000 times by British service personnel and their families since its launch in October 2015.

The JCCC, part of Defence Business Services (DBS), provides a focal point for casualty administration and notification and requests for compassionate travel (for those personnel serving overseas) in respect of members of the British Armed Forces at any time and will take immediate action for service personnel and their families when an emergency occurs. JCCC offers immediate support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to all in uniform and their loved ones should an incident occur.

As part of the JCCC’s work, the team developed the MOD ICE app that offers a ‘click and call’ facility to direct the user to the most appropriate source of help if they are faced with a family emergency. The app guides the user to the correct point of contact even if the emergency is to be managed outside of JCCC’s remit, for example by service welfare or a charity partner.
Available from the Defence Gateway internet site – - MOD ICE has reached 20,000 downloads in just nine months, but the aim is for all members of the British Armed Forces and their families members to have the app on their phone or mobile device.

To download MOD ICE for Apple or Android devices, Service Personnel need to visit Defence Gateway on the mobile device that they wish to host the app. From the App Store, they can download the free app and then repeat the action with the relevant devices of family members. MOD ICE can be downloaded multiple times from the same Defence Gateway account.

Little Troopers - Summer Support To Families During Deployment

Courses 4 Forces



Future 4 Heroes - Residential Courses In The Lake District

Click here for more info

RMA Sandhurst, Health Fair, Monday 25th July 2016 All members of Sandhurst Station Community are welcome

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

AWS - Deepcut Family Fun Day at the Community Centre

Youth Club at Deepcut Community Centre - resumes on Friday, 16th September 2016, don't miss out -sign up now!

Online shopping and parcel deliveries

It is important to be aware of access to the station, when shopping online.
Do you have problems with parcel deliveries?  many local companies offer 'Click and Collect'

 Just click on the link below and enter your Post Code, to see which companies offer this service.

RMA Sandhurst - GU15 4PQ
Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut - GU16 6SY

You can also collect ebay purchases from Argos -

Change to student funding benefits Armed Forces families

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is delighted that, after much campaigning, Service families should now find it much easier to undertake distance learning while posted overseas.
Following an announcement by Universities Minister Jo Johnson, Forces families should no longer be excluded from accessing a student loan if they are not resident in the UK on the first day of their chosen course. The new rule will grant eligibility for student funding for a UK based distance learning course even if families are posted overseas while the course is still ongoing.
Championing spouse training
AFF has worked hard for some time, to improve the employment and training prospects of Army spouses. Given that spouses are unable to work in some overseas locations, they are pleased that improved training opportunities will now be available.
AFF Chief Executive Sara Baade said: “AFF is delighted with the Government’s decision to change student funding rules in order to provide Armed Forces families who are posted abroad with the same opportunities as those living in the UK, when accessing Student Finance England loans.
AFF is committed to ensuring our families are not disadvantaged due to the nature of their Service and this decision is an excellent conclusion to months of joint working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). These changes open up a raft of opportunities for the families of serving personnel who previously might have had to forgo training whilst posted abroad; we look forward to seeing the benefits over the months and years to come.”  
Find out more
For more information about AFF and their employment and training work, visit and click ‘info’.

Monday, 18 July 2016

Tank Museum - Living History Event Warfare Through The Ages - 6th and 7th August 2016


See the history of warfare in action from Medieval to Modern day with living history encampments, drills, weaponry displays, firearms evolution and period battles.

We have assembled some of the very best re-enactment groups in the UK, including the Sealed Knot, the Southern Skirmish Association and the elite units for the Napoleonic Association.

Site opens at 9am each day. Enjoy a packed programme of activities from 10am as we take you on a tour of history with drill displays, battle re-enactment and spectacular sieges.
Each group will be camped around the battlefield, you will be free to wander around find out what life was like for soldiers and civilians alike from 1415 to 1945.

During each day there will be a grand parade of all of our re-enactment groups bringing everyone together for a fantastic photographic opportunity during a short drum-head memorial to remember our fallen soldiers and civilians throughout conflicts past and present. 

The final arena display will be a 30 minute display from The Tank Museum*. 

*The appearance of all our historic machines in the display is subject to mechanical availability on the day. 

Annual Passes ARE valid for this event.

Moving Out Of SFA - Walk Away Scheme Explained

We have also added a new 'Walk Away Scheme' video to our website aimed at simply explaining how the scheme works.

Youth Support Workers required by Rushmore County Council

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Latest offers from Defence Discount Service

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Temporary closure of AFF Foreign and Commonwealth Enquiry Service from 12th July 2016 until mid-September

Our current Foreign and Commonwealth Assistant, Michelle Prince-Burnett, will sadly be leaving AFF after three years of outstanding work. In her time at AFF she has helped thousands of Foreign and Commonwealth families, championing their needs and striving for the best outcome for all.
Whilst we recruit for a replacement for Michelle, we will be unable to man the Foreign and Commonwealth Enquiries Service and therefore normal service will cease from the 12th July 2016 until mid-September. Please note, cases that are already on our system will be dealt with.
In exceptional, urgent cases, we will offer assistance but applicants must fall into emergency criteria. To find out if you are eligible for help, please click here.
If you do not meet the emergency criteria, please visit our Foreign & Commonwealth information page. This will be updated regularly and has a wealth of information which may help you find the answer to your query.
If you cannot find the answer, you will need to wait until we have resumed normal service. Please follow our social media pages and visit the website to keep up to date with the relevant information.
We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and will work to resolve the staffing gap as quickly as possible.

Cumbrian Challenge 2017: Walking with wounded

Service leavers: Civvy Street Magazine July 2016

Service leavers: Pathfinders Magazine July 2016

Preventing Terrorism and radicalisation within our communities.

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10% Discount in Morrisons' Cafe


Morrisons Stores are offering Military personnel and DDS members 10% off in their cafes. 

In order to redeem this offer simply show your Defence Privilege Card or MOD90 in the café.