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Date Posted: Wednesday, 5 December 2018 @ 13:31
Four soldiers from 32 Engineer Regiment have received operational medals for their role on Operation Catan in Somalia.The operation saw the Regiment train troops from the UN and the African Union Mission, known as Amisom, over a six-and-a-half-month tour.  It was the first time anyone from 32 Engineer Regiment had been deployed to the country.Soldiers have received an operational medal for their role on Op Catan.​One...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 5 December 2018 @ 12:54
The oldest volunteer is 97-year-old Frank Tolley, who flew Lancaster bombers during the Second World War.When Ged King left the Tank Regiment, he struggled with the transition into life on civvy street. Eventually he trained up as a barber and opened his own successful barbers shop, but he still felt like something was missing.That's when he began to give out free haircuts to the homeless, and the Skullfades Foundation was born.“E...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 @ 13:53
Military service improves a jobseeker’s chances of finding work, a major report reveals today. Eight out of ten veterans from the army, navy and Royal Air Force returning to Civvy Street find employment - a figure higher than the national average. The report, titled Veterans Work: Moving On, surveyed 1,786 UK servicemen and women who had left the military in the past ten years.Contrary to stereotypes, employment among veteran...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 28 November 2018 @ 13:26
With Christmas fast approaching the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to throw their support behind military personnel who will be spending the festive season away from their families. The royal couple will complete two engagements during the first week of December, including a Christmas party for families and children of personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham who are serving in Cyprus Kensington Palace said...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 17 January 2018 @ 12:06
Decades earlier, they had served side by side in the South Atlantic as they helped liberate the Falkland Islands following the Argentinian invasion.But a chance encounter at a charity event to promote football in south Asia led to retired Shropshire RAF man Gary Rogan being reunited with Falklands War comrade Purna Limbu for the first time in more than 35 years.Gary, a retired flight lieutenant, spent Christmas in Nepal as part of a team from RAF...
Date Posted: Friday, 17 November 2017 @ 11:37
AdmiralSir Jonathon Band attended the Portsmouth remembrance parade, said “there hasnever been a more important time for the country to rally behind its military personnel”* Andhundreds of companies keep on signing the Armed Forces Covenant, a promise from the Nation that thosewho serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly.OnThursday 23rd November, BFRS are hosting a Job & Careers Fair atthe Catterick Leisur...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 23 August 2017 @ 13:56
Graeme came on our LifeWorks course after he was medically discharged from the Royal Navy. Last year he took on a #BeBraveWithMe challenge to raise funds to support Britain's Bravest, climbing the O2 with Major Heather Stanning and a number of other veterans who had been supported by RBLI.Now, he's taking on his next challenge and sailing his steam boat down the Thames from Oxford to Erith over a weekend. The challenge aims to raise awareness of ...
Date Posted: Friday, 21 July 2017 @ 09:54
A Nuneaton-based social enterprise is smoothing the way for business to benefit from the vast range of skills held by former military personnel.Last year more than 15,000 people left the armed forces - collectively making a huge array of skills and expertise newly-available to the job market.But for some ex-members of the forces, despite them being well-equipped to offer much to potential employers, the process of readjusting to civilian life aft...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 19 July 2017 @ 13:19
Research, based from the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) labour market surveys, calculated the direct and indirect contribution of up to 85,000 personnel that are expected to leave the forces by 2021.Barclays said more than one in five (22%) service leavers will face employment challenges, with businesses overlooking ex-military candidates and their valuable skills during the recruitment process.Conservative MP Johnny Mercer, who serve...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 4 July 2017 @ 08:11
British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) are staging their thirdNational Employment & Careers Fair of 2017 for the Armed Forces Community(AFC) in the East Midlands on Thursday 6th July, sponsored by BAE Systems.As a Social Enterprise, BFRSprovide services to tackle social problems, improve Armed Forces Communitiesand people’s life chances.  Key to thisis knowing that military resettlement is more than just the brief time whenlea...
Date Posted: Thursday, 12 January 2017 @ 10:23
In 2016, the UK’s unemploymentrates reached an eleven-year,1 thework British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) delivers, ensures those thathave served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, i.e: Service Leavers, the ReserveForces and their families are not forgotten in their next career steps, whichmeans BFRS are contributing to this fall.BFRS are staging their firstNational Employment & Careers Fair of 2017 in Aldershot, bringing Indus...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 22 November 2016 @ 13:47
British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) is a Social Enterprisecreated for the Armed Forces Community (AFC). Our overall purpose is to providean all embracing, easy to access focal point where, in brief, the AFC and thecommercial world can engage. As well as our online services, we do this throughJob & Career Fairs held around the country, and these are a great way to seethis in action. On Thursday24thNovember, BFRS are hosting a Job ...
Date Posted: Thursday, 1 September 2016 @ 13:29
On Thursday 15th September, BFRS are hosting a Jobs &Careers Fair at TidworthLeisure Centre, sponsoredby Bristol Management Centre. Theevent is aimed at Service Leavers, the Reserve Forces, Veterans, MOD employees,as well as their partners and families. Tedworth House, one of five Military Recovery Centres for Servicepersonnel who are wounded, injured and sick, have also been invited to bringthose ready to make the sometimes daunting tra...
Date Posted: Tuesday, 2 August 2016 @ 11:44
£287,000 grant to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to support members of the Army familyABF The Soldiers’ Charity, on behalf of all the Regiments and Corps of the Army, has awarded a grant £287,000 in July 2016 toward SSAFA’s Casework service and Family Support Group meetings during 2016.SSAFA’s casework service provides much needed support to military veterans and their families.&nb...
Date Posted: Wednesday, 20 July 2016 @ 10:32
 WORLDWIDE hearing specialist Amplifon haslaunched a search to find ‘The Best Of British’ in memory of its founder andSecond World War hero Charles Holland who was honoured for his bravery byBritain and America. The Charles Holland Awards for Brave Britonswill celebrate truly remarkable ex-military personnel and members of the publicwho are an example to the nation. The awards are in honour of Major Charles Holland,who ...