Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Hampshire School Term Dates 2017-18

Determined programme of school term and holiday dates for county and controlled schools in Hampshire, for the academic year 2017-18 HERE

Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (AFPRB) forty-sixth report 2017

Recommendations from the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body (AFPRB) on Armed Forces remuneration and charges. 



The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) was formed in 1993 from the amalgamation of the Royal Corps of Transport, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Royal Pioneer Corps, Army Catering Corps and the Royal Engineers Postal and Courier section. This museum was established as the Regimental Museum for the newly-formed Corps at the Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut; alongside the Regimental Headquarters. Here we hold the object collections and archives of these different units.

Civvy Street - Resettlement Magazine March 2017

Job Opportunity: WRAC Association Secretary

The Association Secretary is responsible to the Trustees for the day to day management of
the Association office and its associated functions. The role has important internal and
external facing aspects requiring the incumbent to conduct themselves in a manner that
understands the Charity’s Objects to a high degree, adapting their approach to suit the
circumstance on each occasion, and always working within the team to achieve an
organisational objective. There is a team of 4 salaried (part-time) staff supporting the Board
of Trustees. The office serves a wider Branch community membership that operates on a
voluntary basis in regions throughout the UK.

Key Responsibilities

● Organises Trustees, Council and Executive & Finance Committee Meetings; acts as
Secretary to the meetings.
● Organises the Annual General Meeting and associated function; acts as Secretary to
the meetings.
● Prepares, plans and executes the organisation of a Grand Reunion every third year
in conjunction with the Chairman of the Executive & Finance Committee.
● Editor of biannual Association Journal, Lioness.
● Acts as liaison between Charity Commission and Trustees.
● Oversees the Association geographical network of affiliated Branches by maintaining
contact with Area Chairmen and Branch Secretaries.
● Responsible for the day to day management of the Association Website and Social
Media channels in terms of content and currency.
● Oversees HQ Association Office and the Office Manager’s responsibilities which
include maintenance of the membership database, subscriptions and administration
of Association Memorabilia.
● Answer s external queries and liaises with; Association members, other Regimental
Associations, the Curator of the AGC Museum and other external agencies as
● Maintains the accuracy, integrity and currency of the Association’s history.
● Acts as Association’s Project Manager for ‘one-off’ projects.

CLICK HERE for the full details.....

Monday, 6 March 2017

RAF Families Federation: envoy magazine-Spring 2017

Resettlement - QUEST Magazine: March 2017

In this issue: Higher education, ELC's uncovered, Beyond the Blue Light, #
Training options, Jobs and news.

RAF HIVE Information Service

RAF HIVE Information Offices support the Chain of Command and tri-Service community through the provision of up to date and relevant information.

RAF HIVE Information Officers are able to provide an extensive range of information on relocation, the local unit and civilian facilities, places of interest, schools and further education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities.
Communication is fast and effective. RAF HIVE staff network worldwide, resourcing national and local information as needed. Information on future relocations is one of the key areas of information support and is available either in advance or on arrival at the receiving unit. RAF HIVE staffs are also involved in providing Operational deployment support, including information on ways of communicating with deployed personnel and other useful info.
RAF HIVE Information Officers are not trained in welfare counselling, however, they are able to offer initial support to individuals and can advise referral to those professional agencies best suited to the individual's circumstances. All RAF HIVE staff are bound to a Code of Confidentiality.
RAF HIVEs provide a comprehensive information service; it is recognised and valued by the Chain of Command and tri-Service communities for its professional approach, initiative and commitment to deliver.
To find the RAF HIVE you require CLICK HERE....

Currently serving in the Royal Navy or have a friend or loved one who is? Sign up today and take part in our online community

Register for the Royal Navy forum online community....

Stay up to date with the latest discussions.

To create a consistent RNRMW on-line presence our official Facebook page has been renamed ‘Royal Navy Royal Marines Welfare – RNRMW’ 

Royal Navy: Welfare Information Support Teams

Welfare Information Support

The Welfare Information Support Team is the first port of call for the Service Personnel and their families and friends who are looking for the advice, support and resources they need to deal with the rigours of life in the Royal Navy. These demands go beyond those of civilian life, such as pressures that come with separation from family and friends, or the potential dangers of deployment, to name just two. 

The resources delivered by the Welfare Information Support Team ensure that Service Personnel look our for, and after each other, and that they're more than the sum of their parts - and that they meet the Royal Navy objective to: "...provide accessible support services that strengthen and enhance the resilience and resourcefulness of Naval Service personnel, their families and communities."

Portsmouth (HMS Nelson): The Portsmouth Information Office, located within HMS Nelson, exists to provide bespoke information to the Service Community throughout Portsmouth and the surrounding areas.

Your Information Support Officers are: Lauren Halpin (Outreach Support) and Sara Joyce.

Get in touch: 
Tel: 02392 722151
If you prefer to use Social Media you can also post on our Facebook page, Tweet us @RNRMWelfare #WIOPortsmouth or post in the Welfare Information forum.

Other areas: For opening times and specific information on your local information office clink on the links.


Armed Forces Register to Vote.

Be Shed Secure....

With spring on the way have you thought about securing your sheds and bikes?
Hants police have shed advice here: 

Tougher Penalties for Using your Mobile Phone Whilst Driving- From 1 Mar 17

It’s illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device while driving, or riding a motorcycle.
The rules are the same if you’re stopped at traffic lights or queuing in traffic.
It’s also illegal to use a hand-held phone or similar device when supervising a learner driver or rider.
You must stay in full control of your vehicle at all times. The police can stop you if they think you’re not in control because you’re distracted. This includes if you’re using devices like your sat nav or car radio.

When you can use a phone in your vehicle

If you’re the driver, you can only use your phone in a vehicle if you:
  • need to call 999 or 112 in an emergency and it’s unsafe or impractical to stop
  • are safely parked

Penalties for using your phone while driving

You could get 6 penalty points on your licence and a fine of £200.
Your case could also go to court and you could be disqualified from driving or riding and get a maximum fine of £1,000. Drivers of buses or goods vehicles could get a maximum fine of £2,500.

Families' Activity Breaks (FAB)

What is FAB? 

Families’ Activity Breaks (FAB) is a non-public funded, tri Service charitable initiative, providing fun and challenging activity camps around the UK for bereaved Military families. 

Families’ Activity Breaks 

If your child is aged up to 19 years old and has suffered the loss of a loved one who was serving in the Armed Forces, then you may be eligible for a FAB camp. The holidays offer an adventure for all the family and a welcome break to meet and socialise with others who have experienced a similar loss. A loved one can mean a parent, a step parent, or a child’s legal guardian, carer or sibling. 

Full details of 2017 FAB dates are at 

Army & You- Spring 2017 Edition

CTP: Resettlement Guides

The CTP Resettlement Guides include useful reference documents, articles for further reading and comprehensive listings of links to external sites relevant to each topic. Some guides also include checklists to highlight the key points. Save the checklists to myPlan and use them as reminders of actions to be taken as you progress through your resettlement. The CTP Editorial team are adding new content regularly to provide you with pertinent information on all areas of resettlement.

CTP: Employment Fairs, Online Chat Events and Company Presentations across the UK

CTP organise Employment Fairs, Online Chat Events and Company Presentations across the UK and in Germany every year. They’re a great opportunity for Service leavers to network with potential employers and to find out about different sectors. As well as checking out the opportunities available to you, you’ll be able to find out what qualifications you need, identify any training needs and gain an insight into civilian employment.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award Volunteer

Typically volunteers help out at a local D of E group this can be weekly or less often depending on your availability, assisting young people through their sections, or offering training in the expedition section which involves weekends practice and assessment expeditions. Also if you have a particular skill or hobby it could be you can mentor a group of young people through this that they can count for their skill, volunteering, physical sections.

The DofE website has full details on the award, the different sections and lots of information.  

For more information email:

Armed forces and reserve forces pension schemes: guidance booklets

Service Leavers Guide

The service leavers guide offers information and advice prior to and after leaving regular service.
The guide contains information about armed forces pensions, resettlement, reserve liability and support from charitable organisations.

Soldier Magazine March 2017

Royal British Legion Break Centres.

Break Centres

The Legion offers much-needed breaks to ex-Service and serving personnel and their families. If you or a member of your family is recovering from an illness, bereavement or other life-affecting event, the Legion can provide a comfortable and enjoyable break.

About our break centres

We have four Break Centres located in prime locations around the country, and for our family breaks, we also have close ties with Parkdean and Haven Holiday Parks.
The Legion also provides Adventure Breaks, where young people of Service families can have a fun and activity-packed week.