Over the past two years the Naval Families Federation (NFF) have facilitated the training of one of their team members to become a Level 1 Immigration Advisor through the Officer of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC).Read more
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RCEL is maintaining regular communication with Member Organisations (MO) with regard to the impact of Covid-19 on the veterans and widows that we and many UK Service Charities jointly support.Read more
Like all, The RCEL is now into the third week of a new way of conducting business.Read more
Leading Armed Forces charity Poppyscotland is backing a campaign to call on the government to take urgent action to address the issue of former UK Armed Forces personnel from Commonwealth countries having to pay large sums of money to stay in the country.Read more
The Royal British Legion is calling on the Government to take urgent action to address the issue of former UK Armed Forces personnel from Commonwealth countries having to pay large sums of money to stay in the UK.Read more
Over 7,000 veterans of the Commonwealth will receive two meals a day through UK aid, International Development Secretary announces.Read more
Surrey County Cricket Club and The Royal British Legion have joined forces to recognise the role of Indian soldiers during the First World War as part of the Legion’s national ‘Thank You’ movement.Read more
The Army Families Federation (AFF) is delighted that after five years of lobbying on their behalf, Foreign & Commonwealth (F&C) Army families should now find the process of applying for a visa to enter the UK much easier and fairer, thanks to the addition of an ‘Armed Forces’ option on the form.
Since 2013, when the new Armed Forces immigration rules came into effect, all non-EEA family members of soldiers wishing to apply for a visa to enter the UK have had to use an online form.Read more
A new Forces in Mind Trust funded report assessing the services available for, and provided to, Commonwealth serving and ex-Service personnel and their families, was released today, 22 March 2018, and has identified a number of improvements to better focus services for the Armed Forces Commonwealth Community.
Thirteen recommendations are provided in the report to strengthen the strategy to meet the needs of serving and ex-Service personnel and their families from the Commonwealth within a complex and still politically charged society.Read more
A grant of £28,664 has been awarded to Anglia Ruskin University, to conduct an audit of services available for, and provided to, Commonwealth serving and ex-Service personnel and their families in order to identify their specific needs. This eight-month study will be an important first step in understanding the issues facing Commonwealth personnel and their families during their transition from military to civilian life.
This is the first time the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has funded a project or research specifically around the Commonwealth cohort serving in the UK Armed Forces, and/or their families, and it has been commissioned jointly with the Cobseo Foreign and Commonwealth (F&C) Cluster.Read more