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Date Posted: Wednesday, 16 October 2019 @ 08:17
The new office sits within the Cabinet Office and will pull together all functions of government, and better co-ordinate charity sector provision. Most senior officer injured in combat in Afghanistan, who went on to become Director of Recovery at Help for Heroes, is heading up the OVA The new office sits within the Cabinet Office and will pull together all functions of government, and better co-ordinate charity sector provision The OVA has been t...
Date Posted: Monday, 14 October 2019 @ 10:44
Flown by Royal Navy and Royal Air Force pilots, the Lightning jets are embarking in the 65,000 tonne carrier to conduct operational trials off the East Coast of the USA.This follows successful developmental trials last year with US Lightning jets, where forces conducted 500 take offs and landings over their 11-week period at sea.These trials are aimed at ‘end-to-end’ testing of the aircraft and personnel to ensure the a...
Date Posted: Thursday, 10 October 2019 @ 07:45
Remembrance is a time of honouring our fallenheroes and this November The Scotty Challenge is being launched in memory ofthose who lost their lives fighting for our country, and in support of theirchildren left behind.Not for the fainthearted, The Scotty Challenge isa high endurance workout that has been created by respected performance coach andathlete Tanya Haeffele. The Scotty Challenge has been organised byScotty’s Little Soldiers, the ...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 8 October 2019 @ 15:19
The Social Mobility Foundation has this morning published its annual Social Mobility Index, ranking the Army as 55th and the RAF as 76th. The Ministry of Defence has also been listed 35th.The Social Mobility Index lists organisations that have taken substantial action to improve social mobility in their workplace. The index ranks employers on the actions they are taking to ensure they are open to and accessible to progressing talent from all back...
Date Posted: Friday, 27 September 2019 @ 09:07
Ex-Service personnel make up 3 per cent of those accessing homelessness services in England. That translates to over 1,000 ex-Service personnel classed as homeless, and up to 4,000 requiring urgent support to find accommodation, every year.In 2018 together with the Cobseo Housing Cluster ​Stoll began a campaign to reduce homelessness among Veterans as close to zero as possible.Stoll and Riverside commissioned research, funded by th...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 25 September 2019 @ 16:09
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Date Posted: Friday, 20 September 2019 @ 08:15
Could autonomous vehicles save the lives of forces personnel? This was just one of the questions being answered during a joint experiment recently between the UK and US Armed Forces.The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), and the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Ground Vehicle Systems Centre (formerly known as TARDEC), have hosted an experiment of prototype semi-autonomous logistic convoys, along wi...
Date Posted: Thursday, 19 September 2019 @ 10:32
A brandnew ‘one-stop-shop’ website, Forces Families Jobs (FFJ), went live on 17thSeptember, providing free access to employment and training opportunities tofamilies in the UK’s Armed Forces.Finding employment:Familiescan apply for jobs with companies and organisations who are ‘Forces family’friendly – who understand the unique challenges that come with being a familymember in the Armed Forces. They can use thi...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 18 September 2019 @ 11:58
The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows, are set to soar over British Columbia as part of their biggest-ever tour to North America.With one week to go, further details of the Red Arrows visit to Vancouver and a flypast over Victoria are being released. They include a number of opportunities for the public to engage directly with the Red Arrows pilots and engineers prior to a special back-to-back flypast over both the Victoria and Vanco...
Date Posted: Monday, 9 September 2019 @ 14:09
1,000 BritishMilitary Personnel were deployed to the Caribbean in 2017 to assist afterHurricanes Irma and Jose.  They have beendeployed again to provide support in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian.  The Armed Forces Community (AFC) are able toadapt to any given situation, coping under extreme pressures.  The skills needed in situations like theseand civilian life, prepares the AFC to always ready for what is thrown at them.Briti...
Date Posted: Monday, 2 September 2019 @ 15:43
Office for Veterans’ Affairs will coordinate activity and existing funding to ensure ex-service people get access to medical treatment, training and housing.Ministers have wasted no time in backing up their promise to tackle the challenges faced by our nation’s proud veterans – securing a £5 million funding boost in this week’s spending round, to be announced by Chancellor Sajid Javid on Wednesday.The cash, won by th...
Date Posted: Monday, 2 September 2019 @ 10:55
The Office for Veterans’ Affairs ministers have met with ex-service personnel working at world-leading cloud software firm Salesforce, as they undertook their first engagement in post.Cabinet Minister Oliver Dowden and Defence Minister Johnny Mercer discussed their plans for the new offering to veterans, taking views from those who have transitioned out of the military into new careers within the private sector.They were also briefed on the...
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...