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Date Posted: Today, 12:00pm
 The National Retraining Scheme gets underway as new digital service Get Help to Retrain launches in LiverpoolAdults whose jobs could change due to advances in technology will get support to retrain and get on a path to a new career, Education Secretary Damian Hinds announced today, marking the start of the innovative National Retraining Scheme.The National Retraining Scheme – which is being developed to support adults to adapt to chan...
Date Posted: Yesterday, 12:52pm
Coming soon to the Overseas section of Rewards for Forces an EXCLUSIVEUS Military Discount/Benefit partnership which has been two years in themaking. Our Rewards for Forces members will soon be able to take advantage ofdiscounts/benefits previously just for the US Military/Veterans. This is in additionto the exclusive established link with the Australian Military website as wellas the Official Canadian Military Discount website. You have servedsi...
Date Posted: Monday, 15 July 2019 @ 13:34
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has today announced a range of new measures to address inappropriate behaviour in the armed forces.Steps to be taken include instilling a shift in culture, led by those responsible for managing day-to-day discipline, as well as overhauling the complaints system so the most serious allegations are investigated quickly and if appropriate, outside the chain of command. New training and reporting to track culture chan...
Date Posted: Monday, 8 July 2019 @ 10:26
The Type 45 has docked in the Port of Odesa on the Black Sea alongside NATO Allies and partner nations for Exercise Sea Breeze 2019.Alongside forces from 18 other Allies and partners, the ship is contributing to the major multinational maritime training exercise featuring a combined 3,000 troops, 32 ships and 24 aircraft.HMS Duncan is participating in the exercise as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 and has received support on Sea Breez...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 2 July 2019 @ 10:49
Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust makes grant of £300,000 to support wounded, injured and sick Veterans and Service Personnel taking part in Invictus UK Trials in Sheffield. The Invictus UK Trials (22-26 July) will be the largest gathering of UK military wounded adaptive sport competitors ever held in the UK. Invictus UK is delivered through a partnership of Help for Heroes, the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion More funding ...
Date Posted: Monday, 1 July 2019 @ 14:52
March 24th 2019 was the 75th Anniversary of the Great Escape, seventy-five years ago to the date the RAF had orchestrated a mass escape from the prisoner of war camp known as Stalag Luft III. You may, or may not, have seen the famous 1963 film adaptation starring Steve McQueen ‘The Great Escape’ which made this momentous WW2 story truly come to life and show what the Prisoners of War behind the wire went through to try and escape...
Date Posted: Thursday, 27 June 2019 @ 15:28
Armed Forces Day is a chance toshow your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community:from currently serving troops to service families, veterans and cadets. Thereare many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country toshow their support and getinvolved, from attending an event or joining us online, to throwing aparty or local event.British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) hold a programme of N...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 26 June 2019 @ 13:23
Nominations open today (29th June) for these prestigious Awards, which will be celebrating their 10thAnniversary. We are seeking nominations across 12 Awards categories to recognise the inspirationalachievements of serving and former members of the Armed Forces and all the volunteers, teams,organisations and members of the public who support this amazing community. Nominations for a 13thAward, the People’s Choice Award, are selected by the ...
Date Posted: Friday, 21 June 2019 @ 08:10
World leading technical education provider, CNetTraining has announced ELCAS approval for its full range of programs spanningthe network cable installation and data centre sectors. CNet has been announced as an approved provider byELCAS allowing Enhanced Learning Credits (ELC) to be used towards its range oftechnical education programs.TheELC scheme allows Forces Leavers, or those that have left theForces within the last ten years, to o...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 @ 12:54
The resting place of Corporal (Cpl) Robert Owen Davies, The Royal Welsh Fusiliers, has been identified more than a 100 years after he lost his life during World War 1. To mark his sacrifice a rededication service was held yesterday (Tuesday 18 June) at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) London Cemetery and Extension, on the Somme, in France. The service, which was organised by the MOD’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Ce...