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July 2016

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We’re delighted to announce our new Regional Liaison Officer for the South West and Wales, Pete Hawley. Pete has been in the Royal Marines for 32 years and spent the last 13 years working for Royal Navy Royal Marines Welfare (RNRMW) in Lympstone, and so comes...

All the details for the sessions at the three Community Centres  in Portsmouth are now posted on the Playdayz Facebook page, which can be found here. Sessions are at Phoenix, Hilsea for Under 8's and Over 8's on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively, Wednesday afternoon at Cockleshell,...

Free Breaks for Service families The Tile Barn Outdoor Centre would like to introduce the Poppy Pod Village which is their legacy to Armed Service personnel. These Pods are here in perpetuity to recognise and remember the sacrifices made and faced by the Armed Forces Community. The...

The MOD is considering a number of proposed changes to how accommodation will be offered to Service personnel in the future. These proposals are still in development. Therefore, it is important that Service personnel and families have a chance to feedback their views on how they would...

Besides giving written evidence of serious housing issues faced by Naval families, we welcomed the opportunity to give oral evidence at the Public Accounts Committee last month (June 2016). The report findings have now been published by the Public Accounts Committee and have concluded that 'the Ministry...

The Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme (AFBS) were planning to visit the Phoenix Community Centre in Portsmouth on Tuesday 26 July from 1330-1430, however this visit has now unfortunately been cancelled. For further details please ring Maureen Gerrard on 02392 696122 or Julie Whittingham on 07802918521.    ...

Universities Minister Jo Johnson, has today (11 July 2016) announced plans to change student funding rules to benefit more Armed Forces personnel and their families who want to take up distance learning courses while posted abroad. The move will put an end to rules that prevent...

Information for Service families about applying for, maintaining, moving in and out of and living in Service Family Accommodation (SFA): Overview Entitlement for SFA Applying for and allocation for SFA Moving in Maintenance and repairs Looking after your SFA Moving out  Walkaway Scheme Charges and damage and deficiencies for SFA and substitute...