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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

The Royal Logistic Corps Open Day 2018

CLICK HERE for the full details and to see more events

Poppies Wave at Fort Nelson - Portchester

Status of EU citizens in the UK: what you need to know

Information for European Union citizens living in the UK.
CLICK HERE for the full details on the Government website.
This page will be updated with the latest information about the status of European Union (EU) citizens and their families in the UK.

Applying for settlement – Armed Forces

Apply to settle in the UK - HM Forces category:
 Please CLICK HERE for the full details and guidance. 
Guidance is also available on the Army Families Federation website: Visit HERE

Armed Forces: British Citizenship

Information for serving personnel and families on applying for British Citizenship
 is available on the Army Families Federation website:
  • Knowledge of Language and Life
  • Good Character requirement
  • Evasion of immigration control
  • Requirement to have been in the UK at the start of the five year period
  • Residential requirements
  • Biometric Residence Permits (BRPs) for Citizenship applications
  • BN(O) passport holders
  • Dual Nationality
  • Overseas applications
  • Children’s applications
  • Nationality Checking Service and Helpline

BLIND VETERANS UK: Find volunteering opportunities in your area

Blind Veterans UK have loads of different volunteering opportunities! From raising money to helping out in our centres or supporting our veterans in the community, there is a role out there for everyone.

Watch the video to find out more....

Find out more about volunteering with Blind Veterans UK

Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC): Management of British armed forces casualties and compassionate cases 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Does your family know who to contact in the Military if you are faced with an emergency at home? 

For casualty and compassionate cases contact our 24/7 
telephone helpline 01452 519951

Download the new Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) app ‘MOD ICE’ to guide you through the most common types of family emergency and how JCCC can help. Two new JCCC briefing films are also available to watch, download and follow key messages. JCCC FILMS

Armed Forces Day 2018: Winchester

24 June 2018


11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Winchester's Military Museums
CLICK HERE for the full details....

Armed Forces Butlins Discount: Up to 30% May Half Term

Have you got your card?

We've got hundreds of offers for you with Defence Discount Service; The Official MoD discount provider. Online and on the high street - we have a discount for you!

Please visit and register on the Defence discount website to receive the discount code:

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Forces Discount at Gunwharf Quays

Full details:

Worthy Down Cinema Club

Worthy Down Cinema Club is now up and running!

Worthy Down community now have a Cinema Club with films via Cinelink 

To see the listings of films shown join the Worthy Down Cinema club Facebook group or contact Flt Sgt Gary Reid: 01962 887008

Forces Cinema FAQ



Discounts are available at Birdworld:
Concession: Senior Citizens, Students with valid ID and Military personnel with valid ID.

Adventure Wonderland Bournemouth: Armed Forces Discount

25% Discounts! (Full Park opening only)

 *25% discount on standard park tickets at our gate for armed forces and emergency services personnel as listed below.
  • Armed Forces
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Ambulance Service
  • NHS
The offer is valid for current serving personnel and their families. A original valid ID is required to use this discount. This offer is valid against the following ticket types only: Adult, 3+ Years, 2 Years, Senior Citizen. Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer, voucher or discount.

Service Leavers: Pathfinder Magazine May 18

Service leavers: Quest Magazine May 18

Service leavers: Civvy Street Magazine - May 18

Hampshire County Council School Applications

Hampshire County Council recognises the disadvantage experienced by UK service personnel as a result of the fact that they can be moved at short notice.

Advice for UK service families

What's on Winchester

From fun events for children, live music and festivals to exhibitions, talks and tours, take a look at our events calendar and let Winchester entertain you.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Understanding Universal Credit

Universal Credit supports you if you are on a low income or out of work. It includes a monthly payment to help with your living costs.

Visit the website to help you understand what Universal Credit means for you.