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Date Posted: Yesterday, 12:46pm
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...
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 ...