Saturday 24 June 2017

Armed Forces Day

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– 1 July 2017

Armed Forces Day RCT

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is commemorating Armed Forces Day with a special family event in Aberdare Park. The Council will once again be recognising and marking this special day as it continues to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. The event will open with the unveiling of a…

Thurnscoe – 29–29 June 2017

Celebration of the Armed Forces, BBQ and Disco

We would like to promote the Armed Forces, the work they have done and continue to do by running activities such as arts and crafts and discovery sessions over a number of weeks. We run a family weekend camp which has a theme every year, this year we would like…

Penistone – 24 June 2017

Penistone and Surrounding Communities Armed Forces Day Military Show

Military Style Show including: Marching Bands Royal Navy Field Gun competition Junior Assault Course Representation from all three Services Private collectors of military vehicles Army surplus and collectibles Army field kitchen Trade stalls and much much more…

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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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Mountbatten Festival of Music.

For the first time ever the Mountbatten Festival of Music will be live streamed across the world.

Tune in here at 7:25pm (GMT) on Saturday 25th March to watch the whole show, along with backstage interviews with the band members.

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