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The Ministry of Defence (MoD) must show that it has learned the lessons of the lamentable record, in managing Service accommodation, of CarillionAmey, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and the Ministry itself. So says the Defence Committee in its latest report, published on the 2018 Armed Forces Day, into the Armed Forces Covenant. (The Covenant expresses the moral obligation that the Government owes to those who serve or have served in our Armed Forces, and to their families.)Read more
The Prime Minister has recognised Nikki Scott, from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, for supporting bereaved British Armed Forces children.
Nikki is the founder f ‘Scotty’s Little Soldiers’, the UK’s leading charity for bereaved British Forces children. Nikki set up the charity after her husband and father to her two children, Corporal Lee Scott, died in Afghanistan in 2009. The charity reaches more than 360 children of Army, Navy and RAF personnel with its ‘smiles’, ‘support’ and ‘strides’ programmes, providing fun activities, counselling and personal development grants.Read more
The Ministry of Defence is consulting on proposed amendments to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2015, which will ensure the good conduct of the Scheme for its members. This consultation applies to the UK Armed Forces.
The government will consult the list of stakeholders identified in Annex A in the Consultation document, but also welcomes any comments or views on the proposals set out in this document from other interested parties.Read more
We are pleased to share our latest DMWS Impact Report presenting our facts & figures, service overview, insights and case studies of 2017/2018. It is a year of celebrations, as 2018 marks DMWS’s 75th anniversary. Throughout our history, we’ve always responded to the challenges and opportunities faced by those we support, which has made us what we are today: a highly responsive and professional medical welfare service.
During World War 2 we were tasked to ‘provide a service aiding the sick and wounded at home and in the field’ to improve wellbeing and deliver capability. Since 1943 we have deployed to every major conflict and have received many prestigious awards for our service.Read more
This weekend celebrates the contributions made by the British military, including officers.
The OA continues to support the officer community, whether that is helping them to find new careers after leaving the Armed Forces or access welfare support when needed.
Richard Sanders is a former Major in the Royal Logistic Corps the OA Employment Team supported. He had a one-to-one career consultation in March with Lisa Jones, an OA Career Consultant who also previously served as an Army officer, which helped him to be job ready and successfully apply for a new role.Read more
The Defence Committee will be publishing its Report, Armed Forces Covenant Report 2017, on Saturday 30 June at 00.01am.
This will be the Committee’s Ninth Report of Session 2017–19 (HC 707).
Embargoed copies of the report will be available to witnesses, including those from Government departments, and the media on Friday 29 June from 11.00 am. Members of the press should contact Alex Paterson on 07917 488 488.Read more
X-Forces Enterprise was honoured to be alongside The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), The British Army and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for a special Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Careers Showcase, which took place on Thursday 24th May 2018 at The RMAS. In attendance was the Rt. Hon Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Defence, People and Veterans; Brigadier Bill Wright, Commander and Lt. Col Deborah Taylor who was instrumental in organizing the event.
The Showcase event was a fantastic opportunity for girls from schools across the UK to see a wide range of STEM educational pathways and future employers.Read more
The Union Jack Club has been a long time member of Cobseo and would like to offer all Cobseo members a special offer.
For the rest of 2018 the Union Jack Club is offering half-price meeting rooms on a Monday for 10+ delegates if they stay Sunday evening.
Accommodation prices start from £94 with dinner on Sunday and breakfast Monday.Read more
Broadcasting teams from the Forces Network will bring you coverage of Armed Forces Day on TV, radio and online on Saturday 30th June.
You can watch the National Event live from Llandudno on www.forces.net and take part in our live blog too as we cover events around the country.
Forces TV will be ‘Live from Llandudno’ with presenter Claire Sadler from 1100 to 1230hrs, with highlights at 1730hrs and on Forces News bulletin programmes.Read more