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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Received a New Assignment Order?

Did you know that HIVE Information Sheets are available for every geographical Assignment area in the UK, Germany, Cyprus and Brunei?

Our network of HIVE Information Support Officers (HISOs) can offer wide ranging local information to make your move that little bit less stressful.

 What is HIVE?

The HIVE is an information network available to all members of the Service community. It serves both married and single personnel, together with their families, dependants and civilians employed by the Services.

Worldwide, the HIVE information centres offer an extensive range of information on relocation, local unit and civilian facilities, places of interest, schools and further education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities.

We network worldwide, sourcing national and local information as needed. Information on relocations is one of our key areas of information support and is available either in advance or on arrival at the receiving unit. Information on the ways to communicate with those serving away on operational deployments is also available through our HIVE information centres.

HIVE information support officers are not trained in welfare counselling. We are however able to advise referral to those professional agencies best suited to the individual’s circumstances. All HIVE staff are bound to a code of confidentiality.

We are proud that our service is recognised and valued across the armed forces for its professional approach, initiative and commitment to you, the Service community.

See the Thorney Island Information Pages at

Thorney Island HIVE contact details:
Amanda Hawkins 01243 388308    
or visit
for a list of Army HIVEs

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Visit Longleat in Somerset- 30% Military Discount

Further details of this discount HERE

Click HERE for Longleat's full website

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard- Free entry for Serving Person and 4 guests with MOD 90 (ID Card)

Serving military personnel receive free entry on board HMS Victory and into the National Museum of the Royal Navy for themselves and up to 4 members of their party. 

Serving personnel are also entitled to 25% off an individual All Attraction ticket when purchased directly from the Visitor Centre.

Visit the Historic Portsmouth Dockyard website HERE