Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day

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Stoke Gifford – 19–14 June 2017

ACS Meets the Armed Forces

Over an 4-week period ACS will focus on the contributions made to society by the Service industry. This will culminate in an activities week where around 80 students will participate in a carousel of activities ranging from team building, problem solving, creative arts and peer group activities. Community artists will…

Douglas – 25 June 2017

Isle of Man National Armed Forces Day

Isle of Man National Armed Forces Day is to be celebrated throughout the Island for the eleventh consecutive year. Flags will be thrown in all the towns and villages and participants are to be entertained throughout the weekend of 23/25 June. There will be a Mayor’s Reception at the Douglas…

– 24 June 2017

Stranraer & Rhins Combined “Armed Forces” Day

A gathering in the Town to celebrate our combined Armed Forces community past and present. The event will include several side shows of local talent singing, dancing, amusements and refreshments, as well as the presence of several councillors, MPs, The Lord Lieutenant and other dignitaries. The local Army Cadet Force,…

Nuneaton – 24 June 2017

The Jesse Owen RM – Armed Forces Day and Gala Event 2017 Nuneaton

The Jesse Owen RM – Armed Forces Day 2017 & Gala Event Nuneaton will allow our local and wider community to show their support and acknowledge the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces, Serving Personnel and Veteran, their Families, and our Cadet Forces. In particular this year we will also…

Bassingham – 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day City of Lincoln

The event is to give the local community an opportunity to meet and talk to members of the 3 Services both Regular and Volunteers along side the Cadet Forces. All Services Charities will be in attendance. The event is opened by a Parade of Standards and the raising of the…

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A rededication service for 3 Second World War heroes took place yesterday in Italy.

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Bravery of 3 World War 2 soldiers shot for escaping from a POW camp finally recognised after nearly 75 years.A rededication service for these 3 soldiers has taken place at the Ancona War Cemetery in Italy.Please read more on this interesting story here

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Check out the newly-refurbished National Army Museum in London! ...

The new National Army Museum - opens Thursday 30 March #NewNAM #HLFSupported

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Defence Minister Mark Lancaster has announced a new mailing system for friends and family to send letters to personnel serving around the world.

The new contract with Neopost means our Armed Forces continue to receive hard copy, secure mail, including photos, from their loved ones, for free and with no break in service as the new imail INtouch system takes over on 1 April 2017.

In contrast to e-bluey, the new system will allow users to send up to 8 pages, including high definition photographs and documents. Use of e-bluey has dropped by 98% since 2007, with the same fixed cost, meaning it no longer provided value for money.

With around 4000 personnel on over 20 operations around the world, communications are very important to personnel and their loved ones.

Defence Minister Mark Lancaster:

“We are investing in a better mail service to make sure our Armed Forces can stay in touch with their loved ones for free when they are away from home. Along with improved internet connections and global post deliveries, imail means families can now send longer messages and share higher quality photos than before with personnel serving around the world.”

The MOD’s new contract with Neopost will offer around £0.5 million of savings, which will be reinvested into welfare services like improved internet and Wi-Fi provision. By offering secure internet calls, emails, a letter and parcel service, as well as imail INtouch, we have ensured our personnel have a range of ways to keep in touch with their loved ones while deployed.

Sara Baade, Chief Executive, Army Families Federation

“It’s good news that this service is being rolled out and there will not be a gap between e-Bluey ceasing and the new contract with Neopost beginning.

“Communication with families whilst on operations is vital for morale and it is encouraging that this service will offer a raft of ways for families to stay in touch with their loved ones.”

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