Monday, 29 February 2016

Interflora - MOD Forces Discount

Interflora is one of the UK's leading online florists. At Interflora we offer premium quality flowers, gifts and service. Our expert florists individually design every floral gift and personally hand deliver the freshest flowers and gifts direct to your chosen destination in the UK and worldwide. 

Please find below a selection of Exclusive discount codes for members of the Armed Forces, their families and Veterans. Start saving today!

For Further savings Click Here

Legal Requirement For Dogs To Be Microchipped In England From 6th April 2016

From the 6th of April 2016, all dogs must be microchipped and registered to an approved database by the time they are 8 weeks old.

For every dog that is currently not microchipped, you will have until 6th of April to get them microchipped and registered on an approved database.

If a keeper of a dog which is not microchipped gets served with a notice requiring them to have the dog chipped, they will have 21 days to do this.

For information about FREE microchipping please visit:

Please speak to your local vet.
Cat owners can also have their feline pet micropchipped.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Big White Wall - Support To Armed Forces, Veterans and Families

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British Airways - Skyflyer Solo Service (unaccompanied minor service) To End 31 January 2017

The British Airways Skyflyer Solo service (unaccompanied minor service) will close and no longer be available on British Airways operated flights
Please be aware of this update if you are currently on an overseas assignment or about to relocate abroad. 

We are no longer taking bookings for the Skyflyer Solo service. However all existing bookings will be honoured.

Further information and Q&A are on the links below. 

More information issued from J1 EJSU shortly.

HM Forces - UK School Directory

Monday, 22 February 2016

Parkrun - Every Saturday

Local parkrun events take place every Saturday at 9.00:

  • Frimley Lodge
  • Queens Avenue, Aldershot
  • Alice Holt Park

See website for details:

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. 
They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all.

Using the events page, select the event you are most interested in and review all the information about the course, local news items, the photo gallery and information about volunteering. Also, take a look at the extensive results page where you will find an incredible amount of information about your past performance.
If you’re interested in signing up to run at an existing parkrun event go to the website and register or you can start an event of your own

Portsmouth Guide 2016

Domestic Abuse Support for Armed Forces

Friday, 19 February 2016

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016

Armed Forces Childcare Voucher Scheme

You could be saving up to £933 in childcare costs – are you missing out?

For more information please click on the link below

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Joint Casualty & Compassionate Centre (JCCC) Films And App Launched

Does your family know who to contact in the Military if you are faced with an emergency at home? Download the new Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) app ‘MOD ICE’ to guide you through the most common types of family emergency and how JCCC can help. Two new JCCC briefing films are also available to watch, download and follow key messages. JCCC FILMS

Forces Free Air Letters (FFALs): Blueys

Please check the BFPO number below  to see if you require a postage stamp or ask at your local post office
FFALs, commonly known as ‘Blueys’, can be posted in a standard postbox in the UK or a BFPO postbox overseas. HM Forces Aerogrammes (blueys) are an all in one letter and envelope. They are available from all UK Post Office branches or BFPOs and may be sent free of charge to forces personnel on operational duty at the following BFPO addresses:
205, 222, 254, 255, 267, 276, 309, 334, 335, 358, 367, 368, 381, 399, 436, 442, 443, 448, 482, 485, 494, 496, 497, 501, 550, 567, 572, 576, 590, 597, 598, 602, 604, 605, 606, 607, 608, 611, 617, 625, 626, 627, 631, 632, 636, 639, 651, 652, 655, 660, 675, 684, 685, 689, 695, 711, 759, 762, 764, 767, 779, 798
Note 1: FFALs are not to include enclosures of any kind.
Note 2: FFALs sent to BFPO addresses not listed above must be paid for at normal postage rates.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Help for the Armed Forces Spouses/Partners of Service Personnel

Click here for information from the Department for Work & Pensions for spouses and partners of Service personnel.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Army Families Federation News - Great news for families overseas with children at university

We are delighted to announce that SCV flights for children in tertiary education have increased from one return journey to three return journeys per academic year. Read more

This enhancement to overseas allowances means that students undertaking their first degree can return home to their families during each main holiday period – Christmas, Easter and Summer. The enhancement will take place from 1 December 2015, although JSP 752 will not be updated until 1 January 2016. 
There’s further good news for those families who have already self-funded flights for the Christmas 2015/2016 leave period. Reasonable costs may be refunded for these flights.
AFF highlighted in several recent reports that one return journey per year placed an unaffordable burden on parents, particularly as university accommodation is often only available during term times.
Further information can be found in the recently published DIN on the Defence Intranet or from unit admin staff. 
To speak to AFF about overseas allowances, contact our Overseas Director, Julie Lowe, on 07795 687930 or

Aldershot Museum

mighty military thursdays!
Join us at Aldershot Military Museum for Mighty Military Thursdays, a family tour to get close to some of our military vehicles, meet our experts and handle museum collections. Tours are on 18 February and 7 April and are included in the admission charge, though donations are welcome.