Tuesday, 20 December 2016

IMPORTANT- Is your child starting school in September 2017?

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Monday, 19 December 2016

Staying overnight in London? Why not use the Union Jack Club?

The Union Jack Club is a Service Charity located in central London, next to Waterloo Station, providing all the facilities of a modern hotel to serving and former members of the Armed Forces and their families.

 All serving non-commissioned members of the Armed Forces are automatically members of the Union Jack Club on presentation of a Military ID card. Former non-commissioned members of the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Marines, Royal Air Force, reserve forces as well as the Volunteer Reserve, who have served for a minimum of two years are eligible for membership.
The Union Jack Club also offers 10 meeting and banqueting rooms for charity and corporate events, consisting of both traditional club-style and fully-equipped modern meeting and conference rooms.

Centrally located with excellent transport links, the Union Jack Club is an accessible and popular venue.  Click here for the full brochure.


The Union Jack Club’s versatile fully accessible accommodation caters perfectly for individuals, couples, families and groups. Throughout the year the special offers allow members to enjoy the use of bedrooms, restaurant, local attractions and theatre.

Children's Education Advisory Service

CEAS are part of the MOD’s Directorate Children and Young People (DCYP) and are a small dedicated team, who are experienced in advising service parents on a wide range of issues regarding the education of service children in the UK and overseas.

If you have a question regarding your child's education, whether it's school admission, boarding school or special educational needs, make sure you contact the Children's Education Advisory Service

SSVC and BFBS Worldwide News

The work of SSVC

The Services Sound and Vision Corporation is a registered charity set up to entertain and inform Britain's Armed Forces around the world. Its mission: To be the preferred provider of entertainment and information to Service personnel and their families worldwide.

Our work makes a considerable contribution to the maintenance of the efficiency and morale of the three Services. Our activities are carried out directly for the Ministry of Defence. Any profits are donated towards Forces' welfare. The activities carried out by SSVC are:

BFBS Radio

BFBS Radio has three networks broadcasting pop and speech radio 24 hours a day, combining the best of local radio from eight overseas locations with a service relayed from the UK to places around the world wherever significant numbers of Service personnel are based.

BFBS Radio currently broadcasts to 23 countries.


BFBS Television broadcasts the best of UK television round the clock to Germany, Cyprus, Turkey, the Middle East and bases in Canada, the Balkans, Belize, Ascension and the Falklands. Fifteen 24-hour channels broadcast via satellite to personnel in 17 countries, with Navy TV being broadcast to HM Ships.

CSE Events and Entertainment

CSE provides over 140 live shows every year, entertaining Service personnel based around the world including Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, Falkland Islands and Cyprus, as well as HM Ships.

SSVC Retail

SSVC Retail operates shops on major military bases in Germany selling home entertainment equipment and other household white goods at competitive prices.

SSVC Forces Cinemas

SSVC Forces Cinemas provides the latest box office movies to twenty static cinemas in Cyprus, Germany, Falkland Islands, UK and Northern Ireland and a mobile cinema, The Movie Machine, operating in the Balkans. Movies are shown within weeks of UK release.

British Defence Film Library

Managed on behalf of the MoD, BDFL supplies training and recruiting programmes to all branches of the Armed Services.

Armed Forces Covenant Annual Review

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Friday, 16 December 2016

Free Holidays in the New Forest for Military Personnel

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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

King's Theatre, Portsmouth- David Walliams's Gangsta Granny Live on Stage- Feb 17

It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny! There will be cabbage soup, cabbage pie and cabbage cake and Ben knows one thing for sure – it’s going to be sooooooooo boring! But what Ben doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine, as he embarks on the adventure of a lifetime with his very own Gangsta Granny!
From the acclaimed producers of HORRIBLE HISTORIES comes the world premiere of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.
'I am over the moon that 'Gangsta Granny' is coming to the stage. It's the most popular of all my books and I am sure this production by the brilliant Birmingham Stage Company will delight not just children but their parents and of course grandparents'. David Walliams

Friday, 9 December 2016

Jack Wills 10% off with MOD90 (ID Card)

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Crew Clothing Company 15% Discount

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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Homes for Veterans in Cheltenham

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Cheltenham Borough Homes Ltd

Phase 1 (AFFORDABLE RENT) advertising 7 Dec 16 for one week:
·         2x 2 bed house
·         3x ground floor flats (all with wet rooms)

Phase 2 (AFFORDABLE RENT) advertising 14 Dec 16 for one week:
·         3x 1-bed flats (1st & 2nd floors)
·         2x 2-bed flats (1st & 2nd floors)

The development has a communal garden and parking available.

Applicants will need to register to allow bidding on Gloucester Homeseekers Plus

For more information and rental costs contact: Contact Louise Oliver on 0800 408 0000 or louise.oliver@cheltborohomes.org

Career Transition Partnership -Early Service Leavers Resettlement Programme

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Soldier Magazine- Dec 16 Edition

Monday, 5 December 2016

Employment Vacancies- Civil Service Recruitment in Portsmouth Area

Interested in a career in one of the departments of the Civil Service?

Just a few of the vacancies currently available in the Portsmouth area:

Administrative Officers x3
Software Developers
Dental Nurse
Civilian Security Officer

Friday, 2 December 2016

Running a Business from your SFA

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Winter Preparation Tips for your SFA from Carillion Amey

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Thorney Island HIVE Office Closure- Monday 5 December 2016

Thorney Island HIVE Information office will be closed on 

Monday 5 November 2016.

Sorry for the inconvenience.