News Articles: July 2019

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Date Posted: Tuesday, 30 July 2019 @ 10:25
Boris Johnson will announce that he has appointed Oliver Dowden as Minister representing veterans in Cabinet during a visit to a military base in Scotland today.Oliver Dowden will work closely with Johnny Mercer who has been appointed Minister for Defence People and Veterans. That role will now be a joint Ministry of Defence and Cabinet Office position, in order to allow the Minister to direct the work of the new Office for Veterans’ Affair...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 24 July 2019 @ 08:48
Forces Families Jobs is an exciting new employment and trainingplatform specifically designed to support service families into meaningfulemployment and provide opportunities for training and development.It’s being delivered by a tri-Service partnership between theNaval Families Federation (NFF), Army Families Federation (AFF) and Royal AirForce Families Federation (RAF).The aim of the project is to create a platformthat bridges the gap...
Date Posted: Monday, 22 July 2019 @ 13:55
Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has announced an above inflation pay rise for the armed forces, with the lowest paid soldiers, sailors and airmen and women receiving a 6% increase to ensure they receive a living wage.The Ministry of Defence has accepted in full the Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body’s recommendations for a 2.9% pay rise this financial year. This pay rise - the highest since 2007 - represents an annual increase of £9...
Date Posted: Thursday, 18 July 2019 @ 12:00
 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: Wednesday, 17 July 2019 @ 12:52
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...