Monday, 19 June 2017

Author Talk by Mungo Melvin - Prince Consorts Library - Thursday 28th June 2017

Youth Club at Sandhurst Station for 7 to 12 year olds.

Ladies, don't miss the Great British Bump Off - Death by Chocolate? Who knows?!

World War I Battlefield Trek - 11th to 15th October 2017

Raise money for Blind Veterans UK on a World War I Battlefield Trek.
Date: 11 - 15 Oct
Location: France-Belgium
Reg fee: £99
Min sponsorship: £1500
Level: Challenging
This brand new pioneering event will take in the beautiful countryside of Ypres as you trace part of the Western Front between WW1 battlefields. The Ypres saw devastating action during the First World War and plays an extremely significant part in history. You will walk along hill-ridges, small country lanes and woodlands whilst visiting cemeteries, preserved trenches and museums en-route. This trek will offer a unique perspective and is as much of a poignant experiences as it is physical challenge.

For further information or to register, CLICK HERE

Are You Aware Of The Three New Motoring Laws?

As of March 1st 2017, the government has introduced a trio of new motoring laws which every motorist in the UK should be aware of in order to stay on the right side of the law.

Included among these are tougher new regulations regarding the use of mobile phones in cars, along with new legal requirements for parents who put their children in car seats.
CLICK HERE to find out more information about the new laws and exactly what you need to know about them.

Army and You - Sizzling Summer Giveaways

Ex-Forces personnel ...Looking for work? Poppy Factory

Are  you looking for work?
  Ex-Forces personnel can have a tough time finding and maintaining a rewarding civilian job. Add a health impairment into the mix and financial independence can seem almost unattainable.

This  is where we can help
We provide a free, personalised ’employability’ service to veterans across England and Wales, supporting those with a medical condition or impairment back into work. We believe that meaningful employment changes lives.

Veterans Gateway - Information for Veterans, on one site

The National Trust – A Career For The Military Spouse

The National Trust – A Career For The Military Spouse

Recruit for Spouses are proud to partner with the National Trust as an employer offering huge potential for military spouses to find fulfilling jobs and careers that work for them.
The National Trust needs people, people like military spouses, up and down the country with passion for their work and the special places the Trust keeps alive.
Volunteers, I hear you say?  Well, yes, the Trust does welcome many thousands of volunteers, but did you know the National Trust is a huge employer with over 11,000 employees  in permanent positions.  In fact, 40% of the Trust’s current job adverts are for permanent positions, from catering and retail to marketing and IT, in 120 different locations all around the UK.
With that mix of flexible opportunities and UK-wide reach, we believe the National Trust is an ideal employer for military spouses.  Add to that the buzz of a great cause, and with so many hidden benefits once employed by such a prestigious employer,  it only gets better – how many people can say they work in John Lennon’s childhood home, a peacful nature reserve or an archbishop’s palace?
RFS recently supported Sally Groce into employment with the National Trust, she started her new role as a retail assistant in Salisbury in early 2017 and is really enjoying the flexibility it brings as well as being a Mum to three girls.
“I’m over the moon! Thank you to Recruit for Spouses for advertising the position as I would not have known about it otherwise!”
“I’ve been welcomed into this role by colleagues who share a vision and passion for the cause, and with that combination greeting you at the office door every day, it’s easy to feel inspired and part of the team.” Laura McHale, Head of Philanthropy
“The variety within the role is unparalleled, and brings with it freedom and opportunity to try new things. Some of the training and study has been life-changing.” Liz Green, Curator
As well as caring for hundreds of Britain’s most treasured places and spaces, the National Trust is also a big investor in its people, from training and development to support for flexible working.  For spouses, this represents a great opportunity to develop new, transferrable skills, or to re-enter the workplace and rebuild confidence after a career break.
Ella McPartlin of RFS says “Transferring those skills doesn’t have to mean leaving the Trust either, as with other employers we work with who have a National reach,, there’s a strong chance of finding a new role within the Trust when the time comes to change posting”.
It all sounds great, you may think, but what about the pay.  As with any organisation in the not-for-profit sector, pay is often not the first motivator or strongest reward. However, the Trust offers competitive, benchmarked salaries and a total reward package that includes some uniquely attractive perks alongside more typical benefits.  Where else can your job get you and your family free entry to the country’s best countryside and historic buildings, or a hefty discount on holiday cottages and be able to take your dog to work?
The National Trust, are looking forward to the future with RFS
“It’s early days in our partnership and we’ve had some initial success sourcing candidates via Recruit for Spouses.  Now that our ways of working are agreed, we can work in a targeted way, focused on the locations that match up well for the Trust and military spouses.  Here’s to future success.” 
 For more information about working for the National Trust – email us at

Monday, 12 June 2017

The Royal Logistic Corp Open Day - Saturday 8th July 2017

Big White Wall Free Support To For Veterans, Serving Personnel And Their Families

Click HERE for full details

Tickets for Troops

Just some of the many free tickets currently available by joining Tickets for Troops. Please register here:

Royal British Legion breaks

See full details of RBL breaks at Byng House at this link
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A Family Day Out - International Air Day

Applause Store- Free tickets to shows

See the huge amount of free recording tickets on offer from Applause Store HERE

BBC Shows- Free shows, tours and taking part.

Full details of the free tickets on offer from the BBC HERE

Gov.UK - The law on leaving your child home alone

The law doesn’t say an age when you can leave a child on their own, but it’s an offence to leave a child alone if it places them at risk. Use your judgement on how mature your child is before you decide to leave them alone, eg at home or in a car.
  • children under 12 are rarely mature enough to be left alone for a long period of time
  • children under 16 shouldn’t be left alone overnight
  • babies, toddlers and very young children should never be left alone
Parents can be prosecuted if they leave a child unsupervised ‘in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health

Veterans' Reorg five day residential course - 19th to 23rd June 2017

The Royal British Legion Battle Back Centre Lilleshall was opened in 2011 to help Armed Forces personnel who are wounded, injured or sick (WIS) to achieve the best possible recovery and either return to duty or make a smooth transition to civilian life.
Over 5,000 personnel from all three services have attended courses at the Centre, which enjoys an enviable reputation with the serving community. The intention is to now open courses to service veterans. Undertaking and overcoming challenge is proven to enhance recovery. Participating in individual and team challenges builds confidence and self-esteem and also creates strong bonds of trust between participants that remain long after the activity has finished. 
The Veterans 'REORG' Course is a 5 day residential course, delivered by our world-class coaching staff,  that uses sport and adventurous training - climbing, archery, wheelchair basketball, cycling, indoor skiing, clay target shooting and water sports to name a few - to develop self-confidence, increase self-awareness and improve motivation.
The course also focuses on motivation, well-being, alcohol/substance misuse, sleep and nutrition. Participation on activities is based on 'challenge by choice' with those attending deciding what they do and to what level. In addition, there will be presentations on TRBL support services - housing benefits, money advice etc - and the opportunity for 1:1 consultations for those requiring assistance.  
The Battle Back Centre is located in rolling Shropshire countryside set in the delightful grounds of the National Sports Centre Lilleshall. All bedrooms are single-occupancy ensuite and presented to a high standard with WIFI access, TV and tea/coffee making facilities and are fully adapted for those with a disability and wheelchair users.
To secure a place on this first Veterans 'REORG' Course 19 - 23 June 17 you need to be a regular or reserve service veteran and be independently mobile and self-medicating.
Register your interest by contacting the Battle Back Centre Lilleshall by phone or email:
Tel:      01952 815681

BFBS Radio App

BFBS offers three main radio services: BFBS Radio for upbeat music-based programming and news, BFBS Radio 2 for music, sport and speech including the best of the BBC, and BFBS Gurkha Radio for Nepali language programmes.
  • BFBS Radio can be heard across the UK on DAB radio, overseas on FM, and online. You can also find us on Sky and Freesat.
  • BFBS Radio 2 can be heard overseas on FM, and online.
  • BFBS Gurkha Radio can be heard across the UK on AM, overseas on FM, and online.
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Opportunities For Service Leavers

Hire A Hero is a charity that supports service leavers through the transition into civilian life.
Please click HERE for further information

MOD Housing Referral Scheme

The MOD Referral Scheme is coordinated by JSHAO to assist some service leavers to get accommodation via housing associations.
Some housing associations ask JSHAO to nominate personnel as tenants for vacant properties. Being on the MOD Referral Scheme provides an additional route to secure housing.
The MOD have recognised that some service leavers have difficulty in accessing social and affordable housing. Through this scheme the donating housing associations are able to help people who otherwise may have problems being prioritised high enough to have a realistic chance of being housed by local authorities.

Applicants must be:
  • armed forces personnel within 6 months of their discharge date
  • currently occupying service accommodation, the Services Cotswold Centre or a hostel
Applications for the scheme can be accepted from service leavers, married or single, and from separated spouses living in SFA.
Further details on

New Carillion Amey Website

If you live in SFA, them make sure you have a look at the new Carillion website.  

It has all you need to know about:
Access the new Carillion Amey website HERE

Latest offers from Defence Discount Service

All offers are subject to terms and conditions, please see the Defence Discount Service or retailers website for full terms and conditions.

AFF - Your Vote Closing Date 19th June

Click Here to take our short survey. Closing date 19th June.

PRESS RELEASE - Richmond District Council

Something Different For Dad On Father's Day

Forces Radio BFBS and BFBS Extra join 'forces' in a live simulcast show, join them for prize giveaways and all your messages and greetings for Dad.

E-mail with your message

Live on Sunday 18th June at 10am

National Citizen Service (NCS) For 17 & 17 Yr Olds

National Citizen Service (NCS) is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England.

If you're in that age bracket, it can help you build your skills for work and life, while you take on new challenges and meet new friends.

It runs in the spring, summer and autumn. You’ll have a short time away from home and take part in a team project that will help your community.

NCS brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. It encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication.  Participants develop a social action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about, and spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their community.
NCS only lasts around 4 weeks, with breaks in between, so there's plenty of time for music festivals and the family holiday. The whole NCS experience costs just £50, including food, activities and accommodation, with financial assistance available too.

Make NCS a part of your summer!

If you’re 16 or 17, you can take part in NCS.

Visit the NCSYES WEBSITE and sign up to receive more information on the Summer 2017 programme and details of how to get involved.

Pathfinder Magazine - June Issue 2017

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Thursday, 8 June 2017

FORCES GOLF ACADEMY - Basic Skills 10th -14th July

Staff Summer Party in the Park - Friday 16th June 2017

Recognising Childhood Illnesses

Please click HERE for a visual guide

Have you lived abroad supporting your spouse/partnerr?

National Insurance credits for partners of Armed Forces personnel overseas after 6 April 1975 are available for you to claim.

Did you know that spouses and civil partners of Armed Forces personnel posted overseas can fill gaps in their National Insurance record?

Don't miss out on qualifying for a full state pension because you have spent years living overseas supporting your Serving Person.
For further information see HERE
Check your National Insurance Record HERE

Military Step Into Health Recruitment Day, London - Wednesday 28th June 2017, 9.30am

To book a place or find out more,
or phone 07534422236

More info at

Housing Clinic and Coffee Morning, Deepcut Community Centre, Tues 13th June 2017 10 -1100 hrs

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Message from PC 4567 Simon Morris, Local Defence Community Police Officer

Defence Community Police Officer
PC 4567 Simon Morris
Tel: 07557 582705
 Surrey Police – Non Urgent: 101 Emergency: 999

FRAUD ALERT 26/05/2017

Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – is an activity which enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message. Smishing uses your mobile phone (either a smartphone or traditional non-internet connected handset) to manipulate innocent people into taking various actions which can lead to being defrauded.

The National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has received information that fraudsters are targeting victims via text message, purporting to be from their credit card provider, stating a transaction has been approved on their credit card.

The text message further states to confirm if the transaction is genuine by replying ‘Y’ for Yes or ‘N’ for No.

Through this method the fraudster would receive confirmation of the victim’s active telephone number and would be able to engage further by asking for the victim’s credit card details, CVV number (the three digits on the back of your bank card) and/or other personal information.

Protect yourself:
  • Always check the validity of the text message by contacting your credit card provider through the number provided at the back of the card or on the credit card/bank statement.
  • Beware of cold calls purporting to be from banks and/or credit card providers.
  • If the phone call from the bank seems suspicious, hang up the phone and wait for 10 minutes before calling the bank back. Again, refer to the number at the back of the card or on the bank statement in order to contact your bank.
If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, please report it to Action Fraud at or alternatively by calling 0300 123 2040

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Mitchells & Butlers Armed Forces Meet and Greet Days - 6th July 2017

Date: Thursday 6 July 2017 from 10:45 AM to 2:00 PM 
Location: Toby Carvery Frimley, 114 Portsmouth Road, Camberley , GU15 1HB

Mitchells & Butlers Armed Forces Meet & Greet Days

Mitchells & Butlers understand the transition can be difficult, they have lots of people working at Mitchells & Butlers who are Ex-Armed Forces personnel so there is plenty of support, training and help available.
If you share our love for the vibrant world of pubs and restaurants, few companies offer the sheer breadth of job opportunities we do.
Mitchells & Butlers will hold 3 Armed Forces Meet & Greet days in Toby Carveries, in the following locations: 
  • 6th July Frimley (Aldershot)
The aim is give an over view of Mitchells & Butlers brands and identify potential candidates to fill the following roles:
  • General Manager Designate with a salary of up to £30,000
  • Kitchen Manager Designate with a salary of up to £28,000
Benefits for management include:
  • Up to 25 days holiday, pension
  • 33% off food and drink in any of our businesses
  • Pick a perk which is an online discount/cash back purchase service
  • An award winning career pathway
  • Private medical and dental for General Managers
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
All the people at Mitchells & Butlers brands have five values that make up PRIDE – Passion, Respect, Innovation, Drive, Engagement.  
Kevin Anderson's Case Study...            Simon Bacon's Case Study...
Most people leaving the forces have these five values in abundance, so register today and be like Danny (CLICK HERE), but don't forget to register first.

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