Monday, 27 February 2017

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Combat Stress 24 Hour Helpline for Armed Forces, Veterans & Families

Our free 24-hr Helpline is here for veterans and serving military personnel, and their families.

AFC Education For Children

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Forces Additional Needs & Disability Newletter

To download or view online please click HERE

Friday, 10 February 2017

1 R IRISH Unit Welfare Office Manning Update

As a result of the temporary HIVE closure, with effect from Thursday 18 Feb the Unit Welfare Office on the SFA estate will be manned from 0900-1600 on weekdays.

A member of the welfare team will be available for information or advice during these timings.

Please call in, or to contact the Welfare Office by phone, call 01630 698215.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Service Life Insurance

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You can protect the future of your family from today until 2042 at a fixed price FOR THE WHOLE TERM. Perfect for safeguarding your mortgage and with a Government guarantee of payment for operational casualties.
Service Life Insurance 365 was designed and introduced by MOD in 2007 to provide a robust, trustworthy solution for enduring Military Life Cover – when purely commercial operators declined to provide cover for Service Personnel facing the threat from war, weapons of mass destruction or terrorism.
Exclusively available online, you can either pay your premium by Direct Debit from your bank – ideal if you intend to retain SLI365 as a civilian (through to age 65 if you wish) or through your pay account with Joint Personnel Administration ‘JPA’.
SLI365 can provide up to £200,000 lump sum benefit in the event of death or terminal illness - covering all peacetime risks such as traffic accidents and illness. Most importantly, because SLI365 is available under a contract with MoD, it guarantees protection for up to 25 years for any unforeseen operational risk.
A summary of the benefits include:

* Cover on and off duty, 365 days a year

* Up to £200,000 lump sum benefit on death or diagnosis of terminal illness – covering all peacetime risks

* Quick application progress - acceptance a certainty – (18-45 year olds)

* No medical required

* Fixed premium

For every policy taken out we make a donation to tri-service charity, The Not Forgotten Association ( to support the great work they do in providing help for serving injured and veterans.
So, have a look at a brochure available now from most local HIVEs or visit where you can get a quote for your chosen term (anything between 5 and 25 years) and chosen benefit amount. If you would like more information, please visit our website – or drop an email to to request a unit briefing from our ex-military manager.
Coming soon: tips on writing your life insurance policy in trust . . .

Union Jack Club Offers

Future Accommodation Model (FAM) - Survey

Service personnel want greater choice in deciding where they live, according to a survey on what the Future Accommodation Model (FAM) for the Armed Forces should look like. 

Details of the FAM Survey can be seen HERE 
More information is available HERE

Friday, 3 February 2017

Defence Relationship Management

DRM is a single point of contact linking employers with the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

They  offer advice and support on employing members of the armed forces community, and enable organisations to develop a mutually beneficial working relationship with the MOD

DRM builds on the successful SaBRE (Supporting Britain’s Reservists and their Employers) information campaign and continues defence’s work with reservists, their employers, and those organisations who want to partner with defence.
The ways they offer support include:
  • employment of reservists and support through flexible HR policies
  • employment of regular service personnel at the end of their engagements, in collaboration with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP)
  • employment opportunities for service leavers with more challenging transitions including the wounded, injured and sick
  • employment of spouses/civil partners of service personnel
  • joint development of skills in areas such as engineering, medical, communications and cyber security
  • career opportunities and support for cadet adult instructors
  • tackling disadvantages faced by service personnel in the consumer market
Click HERE for more informaton

Changes to the Armed Forces Service Complaints Process

Please click HERE to view/download pamphlet

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Combat Stress 24 Hour Helpline for Armed Forces, Veterans & Families

If you're currently serving, or have served in the UK Armed Forces, you can call our 24-Hour Helpline to talk about mental health. 

If you're a family member or carer worried about a loved one or are suffering yourself, you can use it too: 

0800 138 1619.