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The 2017 Report of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (AFPRB) has now been published. Key points to note from this year's report are: • An increase of 1% to all military salaries. • A 1% increase to Compensatory Allowances, Reserve Bounties, Call-Out Gratuity and most Recruitment and...

The ‘Armed For Coaching’ project closes in 4 days….. If you have a connection to HM Armed Forces, either still serving, Veteran, Cadet or family member, living/working in Shropshire you can access FREE sports coaching qualifications! 40+ individuals have already received their free qualification & remaining places...

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has announced a new mailing system to replace the e-bluey for friends and family to send letters to personnel serving around the world. The new contract with Neopost will mean Britain’s Armed Forces will continue to receive hard copy, secure mail,...

Making boats on sticks at Union Corner, Manor Street, Plymouth on the 12th & 15th of April, 1000-1300. In honour of the 50th Anniversary of Sir Francis Chichester's circumnavigation of the globe in 1967. You'll have the opportunity to make boats to commemorate all the boats that sailed...

Are your dependent children declared on JPA? Declaring dependent Service Children on JPA can enable appropriate allowances to be obtained, enable paternity and adoption leave requests and can have an influence on allocation of service housing and potential assignments. In order to complete the registration process,...

A new Childcare Choices website was launched today (22 Mar), so that millions of parents can pre-register for the government’s new childcare offers. We know that childcare is important to many Naval families (click here to see our Childcare survey results) so we're pleased to see that Childcare Choices has...

MKC Heroes (Formally HMS Heroes) is a national support group for the children of Service men and women and their relatives. A tri-Service network of after-school clubs, MKC Heroes brings together members of Service families aged between three and 18 years old from all over...

British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) are hosting a job and careers fair in Catterick for the Armed Forces community. When: 06th April 2017. Time: 0930-1400. Where: Catterick Leisure Centre, Gough Road, Catterick, North Yorkshire, DL9 3EL....

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has announced that Armed Forces personnel will no longer have to face cancellation fees for their broadband and media packages when posted overseas or to another part of the UK. The commitment from the UK’s biggest broadband providers representing 95 per cent...

What impact does Service life have on children’s education? Have you ever wondered whether your Service, or that of a serving parent, has affected your children’s educational achievement? At the Naval Families Federation, we’ve been asking these questions of the Department for Education. They have responded...