News Articles: June 2019

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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...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 18 June 2019 @ 11:03
Government housing accelerator Homes England has today published its latest annual housing statistics, which show a significant increase in the number of affordable homes being built in England. Figures have been released for the number of housing starts and completions delivered through Homes England programmes between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019. These show the highest levels of starts for nine years and the highest levels of completions for...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 11 June 2019 @ 12:50
Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country to show their support and get involved, from attending an event or joining us online to throwing a party or local event.Armed Forces Day is held on the last Saturday each June...
Date Posted: Friday, 7 June 2019 @ 10:51
Before reaching the Royal Family and massed crowds waiting at Buckingham Palace at 1 pm, the flypast will form up at Southwold, Suffolk and route via Ipswich, passing close to Colchester and Chelmsford and entering London south of Stapleford Aerodrome. Having overflown the Palace, the Red Arrows will fly south for another display while most of the remaining aircraft will continue past Northolt and Wendover, finally parting ways in ...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 5 June 2019 @ 14:12
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (theTrust) is delighted to have made the first ever awards under the Veterans’Community Centres Programme, with 11 worthy projects taking a share of justover £220,000 to improve the facilities available to veterans in their localcommunities. Whether new carpets, repairs to a roof,disabled access, improved lighting and more – the Trust has supported projects who’veshown that funding is t...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 5 June 2019 @ 14:06
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) has announced thelatest batch of awards under the LocalGrants Programme and are delighted to see groups using thisfunding in such a variety of ways.   From outdoor sports equipment, to forest school sessions, to tacklingknife crime – the Trust is confident these worthy projects are set tomake a positive difference in commun...
Date Posted: Monday, 3 June 2019 @ 12:51
Work begins on 212 new homes at Upton Park to meet the needs of local people The site forms part of a wider development of 860 homes A further 1,400 homes are proposed at Upton LodgeBuilt by Morris Homes, the scheme will form part of a wider 860 home development on land owned by the Government’s housing agency, Homes England, who have also invested £77 million in infrastructure for the district, including roads and parkland.Morris wil...