Sunday, 30 October 2016

Festival of Remembrance - Salisbury Plain - 11th November 2016

SSAFA - Additional Needs and Disability - A Guide for Service Families

To view this Guide online please click HERE


Halloween 'Trick or Treating'

Halloween will soon be with us with the tradition of 'trick or treating'. For many taking part it's a great fun activity, but for others who may not welcome numerous callers to their door, it can be a very unnerving and stressful time.

It is important for youngsters taking part in the annual event to keep safe and ensure they respect people who do not wish to be part of the celebrations. If someone has a  No Trick or Treat card in the window, or no one answers the door, it means they do not want to participate.

If your children are planning to go 'trick or treating' please follow some simple guidelines to keep them safe.

•Adults should always accompany young children making sure they wear light coloured clothing

•Only go in well-lit areas and carry a torch so everyone can be seen

•Unless pre-arranged don't let children visit elderly or vulnerable people

•Keep any 'tricks' within the law. Anything that results in damage or other offences will be dealt with accordingly

•Children should only knock on the doors of people they know and never go inside someone's home

•Children of all ages should always stay in groups, remembering road safety.

Carillionamey - Damp and Mould - Action Plan

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Veterans UK (formerly the Veterans Agency and War Pensions Agency), which is part of the Ministry of Defence, are recruiting new members of Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committees (VAPCs).

The Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees (VAPCs) work within the local community promoting the Armed Forces Covenant and assisting veterans and their dependents to access local services. These are voluntary, unpaid posts but highly rewarding in other ways.

For further information see Public Appointments website - Member advert (closing date 20 November 2016)

Careers Event for the Military: Winchester 21st November 2016

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Disneyland Paris - Defence Discount Offer

Click on the link for more information
DDS - SuperBreak

Toys R Us to offer quiet shopping hour for children with Autism - 6th November 2016

The event will see all of the toy giant’s stores open their doors exclusively for parents and carers of children with autism and additional needs.

Special measures have been introduced to make stores more autism friendly. Fluorescent lighting will be reduced and all the lights will be dimmed, there will be no music or announcements during the hour and new autism-friendly signs will be put in place.

Taking place on November 6, all stores will also introduce a quiet zone for any children who need some time out, and parents are being offered the opportunity to pay for their good upon return to the stores in order to avoid waiting for extended periods with their children instore.

MPORTANT NOTE: This event will last 1 hour in each store. Please refer to the times indicated below:

England and Wales 10am to 11*am, 
Scotland 9am to 10*am, 
Northern Ireland 12am to 1*pm. 

Store Locator:

Remembrance Art Trail, Canary Wharf, London - 1st to 13th November 2016

Remembrance Art Trail, Canary Wharf, London - 1st to 13th November 2016

The Remembrance Art Trail is a series of seven art installations located throughout Canary Wharf, exploring the nature of sacrifice and service by our Armed Forces at the time of commemoration around the annual Poppy Appeal. Created by philanthropic artist Mark Humphrey and commissioned by Canary Wharf Group in association with The Royal British Legion, each work has a different focus within the wider theme of military experience. Together the installations tell an extraordinary visual story providing opportunities for private reflection.
The Remembrance Art Trail is free to visit. For further information CLICK HERE

SERFCA Website - Jobs for Reservists and Veterans

The purpose of the SERFCA website is to put reservists, who are seeking employment together with employers who have vacancies to fill and who are 'reservist friendly'. Ex military personnel or veterans may also apply for jobs on this site.
                                                                                             For further information CLICK HERE

Tesco delivers to British Forces Post Office (BFPO) Addresses

If you’ve got family serving in the armed forces overseas, you’ll want an easy and reliable way to send them gifts. With effect from 17th October, Tesco direct is partnering with the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) to help you do just that.
When you order gifts from Tesco direct, you can arrange for them to be sent to a BFPO address overseas for exactly the same cost as for a standard home delivery within the UK.
We’ll deliver your items to BFPO HQ. From there, they’ll be sent to the chosen BFPO address overseas for no extra cost.
To find out how to place, track and manage your BFPO orders, visit the Tesco direct BFPO page.
So, remember to make Tesco direct your first port of call when you’re looking for gifts to send your loved ones overseas this Christmas and Armistice Day.
Click HERE for more information

Christmas lights in London 2016 information and Dates

  There's nothing like the sparkle of London Christmas lights to give the city an instant festive makeover. Plan an outing to gaze upon Christmas lights in London, ahead of a festive spot of ice skating or Christmas shopping, with our guide to all the main lights in London this Christmas. Details of switch on plans and events will be added to this page as they are announced – check back soon for London at its most bling.


Poppy Ballet: London Ballet Company

A Ballet set during the First World War about those hoping for the return of loved ones and then remembering the fallen
will be performed by
The London Ballet Company
in November 2017

This 45 minute Ballet has received great reviews for its moving performance and is staged over lunchtimes 1 – 11 November 2016 atThe Bridewell Theatre
14 Bride Lane, Fleet Street

London EC4Y 8EQ

and also on 17 November 2016 at

Trinity Theatre
Church Road
Royal Tunbridge Wells

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

What's on in Camberley in November
Camberley hosts some fantastic free family events. Use the events guide for more information and bookings. Check out the dates for your next big event or even the date for the next Farmers Market.
Hosting an event in Camberley Town Centre? Add your event to our listing by contacting us now.


BFPO Last Posting Dates for Christmas Mail

A list of all the dates for friends and family of service personnel wishing to send British Forces Post Office Mail in time for Christmas 2016 is now available. 

Please click HERE for all the last posting dates.

Halloween At Monkey World - Free Fancy Dress Entry Offer On 31 Oct

10am-4pmEnjoy lots of Halloween fun at the activity centre during half term week

On 31 Oct only there's FREE entry for children aged under 16 who arrive in full Halloween fancy dress costume, plus a fancy dress competition at 3pm at the watering hole opposite the main entrance.

London Union Jack Club - Special Christmas Offers

Lifeworks Families has been Extended – Now Offering Even More Remote Support

The LifeWorks Team at RBLI is very excited about the new and improved Remote Employment Support Service we can now offer to ALL UK ARMED FORCES DEPENDENTS. 

For the first time, we’re extending our already successful support service to service dependents of school leaving age as well as university leavers. This is IN ADDITION to the service we already offer military spouses and their partners.


Our Remote Support Service is available to those who, for whatever reason, can’t attend one of our 3 day courses held throughout the UK and overseas. Or, maybe want help with just one or two areas in their search for work.


All support is given by one of our highly experienced Employment Coaches who will be able to help with any aspect of your job search and move into work. Some things they typically give support on are:

· CV writing
· Interviews
· Covering letters
· Confidence building
· Recognising your skills

We can also offer a helpful 1-2-1 session with a qualified Vocational Assessor who can take you through a range of psychometric profiling tools that will help you identify new career paths or even enhance your current position.


It’s easy, just give us a call on 0800 319 6844
Head over to our website

BFBS Radio - Interview With Andy McNab on Wednesday 26th October 2016

Christmas At Paultons Park

Little Troopers Calendar 2017

Halloween Posters - Thames Valley

 Feel Free to print the posters or CLICK HERE and down load the posters from the Thames Valley Police Website

Flu Vaccination

Carillion amey - Guide to Living in Family Accommodation

Pop in to the HIVE and pick up your Guide to Living in Family Accommodation. you can also view the guide online:  Click Here

Costco Membership

Information On Day Trips to London

Click on the link for More Information Changing the Guard

Discounts on the Go

Longleat Discount Armed Forces Click on link for further information and to book tickets

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Military Wives Choir - Home for Christmas available to buy on 25th November 2016

The Military Wives Choir album will hit the shops on 25th November 2016 and our single HomeForChristmas is out on the 2nd December! Preorder yours today and help make the us the ChristmasNo1 for 2016!
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Tickets for Troops

Ex-Forces Recruiter - FDM Group

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Recruitment, Sales

Job Description
We have an immediate vacancy for a recruiter within the FDM Ex-Forces Team.

This is an exciting and varied role and the successful candidate will assume a number of responsibilities involving the end-to-end recruitment, placement and on-going support of Ex-Forces personnel into the IT and Project Management sectors.

Duties include:

• First point of contact with Ex-Forces personnel interested in the FDM Ex-Forces Programme

• Take vacancy details and post job adverts across a range of media outlets

• ‘Headhunting' – find and approach Ex-Forces personnel for specialist jobs

• Match role requirements with Ex-Forces personnel

• Organise and administer internal and external Ex-Forces events

• Represent FDM Group at Ex-Forces career fairs

• Conduct telephone interviews

• Screen and shortlist candidates

• Data entry and using Salesforce

• Build and maintain good relationships with internal and external stakeholders

• Maintain regular contact with job seekers and accurate record keeping

Qualifications & Experience
The ideal candidate will have a technical background and/or have a good understanding of IT terminology and roles, which could include infrastructure, networking, testing, security, development and support functions.

Essential Criteria:

• Must have been in the British Military

• Possess a good understanding of IT terminology and skillsets; must be able to translate military experience, IT skills and terminology into civilian language and vice versa

• Ability to work well under pressure and coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously

• Excellent organisational and administrative skills

• Excellent communication skills and a professional manner

• Initiative, flexibility and a willingness to learn new skills

• Confidence, a good sense of humour and a team player

To apply for this position - please click here

Monday, 24 October 2016

AFF Overseas

Congratulations, SHV&F-LP!

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SSAFA Short Breaks for families with a child with additional needs and/or disabilities 2017

Our Short Break Service at SSAFA offers week long breaks for children and current serving families or reservists with a dependent with an additional need and/or disability. We provide two, annual, residential adventure breaks, one for siblings and young carers and an additional needs and disability break for the whole family. These breaks are an opportunity for families and children to get away from the home environment, try new activities, challenge themselves and make new friends. 
2017 Short Breaks are as follows
Siblings and Young Carers Break: 28th May – 3rd June 2017
Family Break: 29th July – 4th August 2017.
Please contact Hannah Wiltshire, Short Breaks Support Officer at  for further information.

Defence Discount Service Newsletter

Please follow this link: Defence Discount Service

Just for Her Magazine online

CLICK HERE to read...

Single Persons Accommodation Centre

What is SPACES?
Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services, SPACES, is a housing advice and placement service for veterans.
SPACES targets the most vulnerable of Service leavers, regardless of rank, length of service, or reason for discharge.  The SPACES office is located within The Beacon at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.
You’ll find:
    • The SPACES office is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, with answerphone service out-of-hours.
    • Helps to secure appropriate accommodation when you leave the Armed Forces to reduce the risk of homelessness or rough sleeping.
    • Help to find accommodation no matter where you are located across the UK.
    • Support from up to 12 months prior to discharge if you have housing concern (the SPACES team will maintain contact with you until suitable accommodation is secured).
    • All information treated in strict confidence.
    • Advice and referrals to other specialist agencies if required,
    • If you are married or a single parent, we will direct you to the Joint Service Housing Advice Office.
    • Information to assist Foreign & Commonwealth Service personnel with housing needs.
    • Optional referral to Riversides’ Care and Support bespoke accommodation centres for single veterans.

Free Activities for October Half Term at Princes Mead, Aldershot