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Epic South Pole trek aims to raise £25,000 for Charity

Businessmen Ian Langley, Graeme Shankland and Roger Wood are hoping to raise £25,000 for charity in January by embarking on an epic 150 kilometre trek to the South Pole.

Facing temperatures of up to minus 40 degrees Celsius, the intrepid trio will be spending almost two weeks hauling their equipment sleds across the desolate Antarctic ice, enduring twenty-four hours of daylight at an altitude of 10,000 feet.

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New Mortgages Deal

Armed Forces personnel redeployed within the UK will now be able to rent out their homes without facing higher costs or having to change their mortgage.

This commitment from the majority of the UK’s high street banks and building societies is an extension to the offer made back in January 2016, which allowed service personnel posted overseas to rent out their homes at no extra cost.

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Service Pupil Premium- Guide

The Department for Education introduced the Service Pupil Premium in April 2011 in recognition of the specific and unique challenges children from Service families face.

The Ministry of Defence has now produced a booklet showing a selection of effective, creative and innovative ways in which both primary and secondary schools have used the available funding to support Service children.

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The New Year brings changes at The NFA

Following the recent departure of Database & Finance Officer Kester Muller for pastures new and the retirement later this month of Head of Finance Pat Henderson, who have conscientiously served the charity for 2½ and 5 years respectively, The Not Forgotten Association is delighted to welcome three new members of staff.

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2017 New Year’s Honour For NFA Entertainments Officer

We are delighted that our Entertainments Officer Dougie Squires was recently awarded the MVO for his services to choreography and stage direction of royal pageants. Dougie arranges the entertainment at our annual Christmas Tea Party at St. James’s Palace and is well known for his work in television from the mid-1950s.

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Oliver aims for Europe

The RAF Association supports people in reaching their goals, whatever they may be. Wing Commander Steve Wood, Officer Commanding Base Support Wing at RAF Leeming got in touch when his son needed some support to achieve his dreams.

Aged 18, Oliver wants to become a top triathlete, and has worked incredibly hard, being selected to represent Team GB in the 2016 Sprint Distance Duathlon European Championships in Kalkar, Germany

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Heropreneurs Networking Event – 11 January 2017

Heropreneurs is a charity which inspires, networks and mentors aspiring entrepreneurs from the armed forces community.

This month you will hear from Heropreneurs mentee Pete Bray of PB Adventures; a family orientated business. Pete is a world record holder, adventurer, author and former Boat Troop member and Survival Instructor of the UK’s elite 22 Special Air Service Regiment (SAS). We specialise in small group outdoor activity coaching and expeditions within the UK and beyond and pride ourselves on providing life enhancing experiences for all levels of ability.

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Afghanistan support

In light of recent events in Afghanistan, please find information and support resources here