News Articles: August 2019

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Date Posted: Saturday, 31 August 2019 @ 08:00
Over 132,000 people have signed up to the government-backed savings account Help to Save – depositing more than £31.4 million.The account offers working people on low incomes a 50% bonus on what they save –rewarding them with 50p for every £1 they put away. Over 4 years, a maximum bonus of £1,200 is available on savings of up to £2,400.Statistics published today (30 August 2019) reveal that those using Help to ...
Date Posted: Friday, 30 August 2019 @ 08:29
Auctus Management Group Ltd and its subsidiarybusinesses, RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd are honoured toannounce they have been awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award. From 22ndAugust 2019, Auctus Management Group Ltd along with 100 employers wererecognised by Defence Minister Ben Wallace for their outstanding support forthe Armed Forces community by being awarded an Employer Recognition Scheme GoldAward. They will be presented...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 28 August 2019 @ 13:58
UK Government Minister for Wales Kevin Foster MP will visit Merthyr Tydfil to celebrate UK Defence’s contribution to Welsh prosperity today, Wednesday, 28 August 2019.More than 700 workers at the General Dynamics UK facilities in Merthyr Tydfil and Oakdale are assembling, integrating and testing AJAX, the UK’s first fully-digital Armoured Fighting Vehicle.The 589 AJAX vehicles will serve mainly as a reconnaissance vehicle at the heart...
Date Posted: Thursday, 22 August 2019 @ 13:12
100 employers are being recognised today by Defence Secretary Ben Wallace for their outstanding support for the armed forces community by being awarded an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award.They will be presented with their awards on 12 November 2019 at the National Army Museum in London.The Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards represent the highest badge of honour available to those that employ and support thos...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 20 August 2019 @ 12:46
Auctus Management Group Ltdand its subsidiary businesses; RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd haveyet again assembled a small team to take on the intense Pedal To Paris cyclingcharity event, a 460km challenge for the second year in a row. This year’s teamconsists of Richard Toy; CEO of Auctus Management Group Ltd and Sean Harrison;Managing Director, Brian Hopkinson; Rail Manager, Simon Capper; Fleet Manager andJohn McDonough; Fleet ...
Date Posted: Thursday, 15 August 2019 @ 16:17
The UK and Norway reinforced their commitment to joint anti-submarine operations in the North Atlantic at RAF Lossiemouth today.Defence Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan hosted Norwegian State Secretary Tone Skogen to discuss NATO and the UK’s role in the North Atlantic.The UK is investing £3 billion in nine new Boeing Poseidon P-8A maritime patrol aircraft, with Norway committing to a further five. The aircraft are sophisticated submarin...
Date Posted: Thursday, 15 August 2019 @ 08:49
The event, hosted by The Royal British Legion at the National Memorial Arboretum, commemorated the sacrifice of personnel from the Armed Forces and civilian services who helped bring peace and stability to Northern Ireland during the UK’s longest continuous troop deployment in history.Some 1,441 service personnel died while on deployment to Op Banner or in related incidents. At the Staffordshire Arboretum, their names are listed on the Arme...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 13 August 2019 @ 09:52
Around 6 months ago, former Paratrooper and FalklandsVeteran, Tony Ferguson, facing an all too familiar scenario of suffering fromPTSD and homelessness, approached us with an idea to release a charity singlepromoting awareness of these issues and the growing rate of suicides within ourveteran community.  Money raised would bedistributed between smaller charities who provided, direct, immediate andcritical support for veterans facing homeless...
Date Posted: Monday, 5 August 2019 @ 13:24
The MOD has signed a contract worth almost £350 million to support the engines that power the UK’s fleet of Typhoon fighter jets.The £346.7 million contract, signed with Rolls-Royce, will provide maintenance support for the EJ200 engine up to 2024 as the Typhoon continues to form the backbone of the RAF’s fighter jet fleet.Already this year, RAF Typhoon jets have led the fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria as part of Ope...
Date Posted: Friday, 2 August 2019 @ 09:38
Building Heroes provides skills training to Military Veterans and support into employment in the building trades. Our aim is to tackle unemployment amongst those who have kept us safe by offering them a seamless transition to a new career in construction.We have now released dates for the FREE Property Maintenance Course for 2019 – 2020. and are pleased toannounce that we are able to take double numbers (so 24 people) at our West Sussex tra...
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 August 2019 @ 12:48
The Army has outlined its plans to rebalance the Field Army to ensure that it can compete with and defeat adversaries both above and below the threshold of conventional conflict. Lt Gen Ivan Jones, Commander Field Army (CFA), has described plans for rebalancing his command which will see changes to the structure of the Field Army’s primary formations.Lt Gen Ivan Jones, Commander Field Army said:"The character of warfare continues to ch...