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Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Awesome Autumn


Closing 30th November - NHS Armed Forces Survey

Have your say, survey closes 30 Nov Midnight! Don’t miss your chance to share your views on how the NHS can support your family. 

For more information, see the engagement document HERE

Download an easy read version of the engagement document HERE

To take the survey click HERE

Study To Explore Military To Civilian Transition Experiences Of Combat Veterans

Forces in Mind Trust awards £500,000 to the ADVANCE Study to explore military to civilian transition experiences of combat veterans. Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded £500,000 to the ADVANCE Study Charity over the next five years, as part of a ground-breaking 20-year project exploring outcomes for battlefield casualties in the UK Armed Forces. The ADVANCE Study (The Armed Service Trauma Rehabilitation Outcome Study) is a collaboration between the Academic Department of Military Rehabilitation (ADMR, Stanford Hall), Imperial College London and King’s College London. It is the first comprehensive long-term cohort study to investigate the physical and psycho-social outcomes of battlefield casualties. Previous research into the long-term outcomes of Vietnam or World War II veterans have been inconclusive or focused on narrow criteria, resulting in the need for a methodologically robust cohort study. As such, the study is focused on those deployed in Afghanistan with the UK Armed Forces between 2002 and 2014, and will take place over a 20-year period.

For more information, please click HERE


Little Troopers Hosts Free Virtual Pantomime For All Military Children

Little Troopers hosts free virtual pantomime for all military children.

Charity Little Troopers has organised a free virtual pantomime for British Armed Forces children to watch at home on Sunday 20th December. 

Performed by children’s entertainment company, Playhouse Parties, Cinderella the pantomime can be streamed live at 2pm on any device and is open to all children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces. The pantomime is part of the Little Troopers Christmas Smiles campaign which aims to bring smiles to faces of military children, especially those who have a serving parent deployed over the holidays. The charity has also teamed up with the Build-A-Bear Foundation to distribute 1,000 free teddy bears to British Armed Forces families who will be separated this Christmas. 

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, comments: “2020 has been particularly challenging for lots of military families so we were adamant that we would find a way to bring some Christmas smiles to as many military children as possible. Our usual events have been cancelled, but this virtual pantomime is something that all Little Troopers and their families can enjoy at home. We love the idea that Little Troopers from around the world will all be coming together at the same time and sharing in this amazing performance. We hope this small gesture will bring smiles to the faces of lots of military children this Christmas and help them realise that they are part of a very special community of young people.” 

To watch the Little Troopers panto, families need to be signed up to the charity’s newsletter which they can do at www.littletroopers.net A link will be sent out on the morning of the pantomime and families can sit back, relax and enjoy the show! 

For more information please email info@littletroopers.net

Christmas Posting Dates - Post Office

Christmas is a busy time of year. With customers and branches continuing to observe social distancing guidelines to keep everyone safe, things could take a bit longer than usual.
To make your visit as quick as possible the Post Office are advising all customers to post early to avoid the rush. Or, if possible, try to visit at a quieter time.

Please click HERE for posting dates

Army Families Federation - Wiltshire And Rebasing Co-ordinators

Trussel Trust - Where To Donate Food

Donate Food.

Food banks rely on your goodwill and support.

Over 90% of the food distributed by food banks in the Trussel Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why food donations are absolutely vital to their ability to give everyone referred to them a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food. Without your goodwill, the food banks would really struggle to operate.

Find out where to donate food HERE


Defence Discount Service Christmas Gift Guide

The Defence Discount Service Christmas Gift Guide

available HERE

Starting your Christmas shopping early can help you save time, money and (most importantly) stress in the run up to the festive season so we’re here to help you access exclusive discounts for the whole family in the run up to the big day.   

Top Tips To Shop Securely This Festive Season

Figures reveal reports of online shopping fraud have surged by 30% over the pandemic as many of us continue to shop online in light of current restrictions.

Action Fraud is warning the public to take extra care when shopping online, ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, as shoppers search for bargains and gifts for loved ones in the run up to Christmas.

Click HERE to see some top tips

Brush Up Your Interview Skills - Interview Simulator

Brush up on your interview skills and start to feel comfortable in front of the camera.

CTP's Interview Simulator lets you take part in mock interviews, record your answers and see yourself on-screen. It's an amazing way to practice with zero pressure and develop your confidence ready for the real thing.

You can access the Interview Simulator and other brilliant tools via MyPlan HERE