Wednesday, 30 November 2016

BFBS 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.

Forces Resettlement Guide - What next?


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.

Civvy Street Resettlement Guide - November 2016

To View the November edition online, please click on the link below:


                                             Civvy Street November 2016

Pathfinder Magazine: Nov 2016


Calculate your Armed Forces Pension



You may be eligible for an armed forces pension if you’ve served in the armed forces.
Use this calculator to work out how much armed forces pension you may get.
Start now on the MOD service

Other ways to apply

You can also apply by post.
Download and fill in the pension forecast request (form 12) - the address is on the form.
The form covers the following pension schemes:
  • AFPS 75
  • AFPS 05
  • AFPS 15

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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

British Forces overseas posting: Cyprus

If you have received an assignment order to Cyprus contact your nearest HIVE. 



HIVES in Cyprus
Akrotiri HIVE (RAF Akrotiri)
Contact Akrotiri HIVE on 00357 2527 6390 or email akrotirihive@armymail.mod.uk

Ayios Nikolaos HIVE (JSSU)
Contact Ayios Nikolaos HIVE on 00357 2395 7699 or email ayiosnikolaoshive@armymail.mod.uk

Dhekelia HIVE (Dhekelia Station)
Contact Dhekelia HIVE on 00357 2474 4551 or email dhekeliahive@armymail.mod.uk

Episkopi HIVE (Episkopi Station)
Contact Episkopi HIVE on 00357 2596 2000 or email episkopihive@armymail.mod.uk

Nicosia HIVE (HQ UNFICYP)
Contact Nicosia HIVE on 00357 2235 9316 or email nicosiahive@armymail.mod.uk

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Friday, 4 November 2016

Social Housing Opportunity in London




MoD Referral Applicants will be considered if they meet any of the following criteria:

-  Armed Forces personnel currently occupying Single or Families Service Accommodation and within six months prior to the discharge date
-  Armed Forces personnel and their families privately renting (six months prior to discharge only)
-  Veterans and their families, up to six months post discharge – still in Service Accommodation

-  Service leavers up to six months post discharge in hostel/temporary accommodation
-  Separated spouses occupying SSAFA or Services Cotswold accommodation

For more information about the JSHAO, please visit the website

Joint Service Housing Advice Office