This Army HIVE is now open again for visitors. No appointment is necessary but please ensure that ‘Hands, Face, Space’ is adhered to within the HIVE building and office to protect all visitors and staff. Alternatively our staff are available to answer your queries by email and telephone during the advertised office hours.

If you want to ensure that you receive the very latest information including official Army COVID19 advice and guidance to Serving Personnel and their Families, please sign up using the ‘Follow by Email’ link. We abide by the Data Protection Act and you can withdraw your permission to receive our emails at any time by using the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of every update email you receive.

Please also see HIVE’s other social media platforms: https://www.facebook.com/ArmyHIVE and Army HIVE Twitter @ArmyHIVEinfo


Thursday, 6 May 2021

Garrison Welfare Tickets For Attraction Parks

Tickets are forwarded to you by email, and payment is by bank transfer


Tea & Medals - A New Podcast From Military Experts BFBS - 20th May

Tea & Medals

A new podcast from military experts BFBS

On the 20th May, military charity and media organisation BFBS will be releasing its latest fascinating podcast, Tea & Medals, available on Apple, Spotify, Google Podcasts, YouTube and bfbs.com/podcasts.

Tea & Medals follows former soldier, and BFBS video producer, Darren Coventry as he talks to men and women who’ve received the UK’s highest military honours. They describe the captivating stories behind their acts of courage, bravery and valour.

We also hear from those who witnessed the incidents behind these honours, who tell the story from their perspective and paint a fascinating picture of the personalities involved. The tales are told in true military style, complete with customary armed forces humour, self-deprecation and a brew.

Episode one, titled Chris Balmforth MC, tells the story of Corporal Chris “Barney” Balmforth who was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery in Iraq. He tells how he fought off up to 10 heavily armed Iraqi terrorists and saved the lives of four of his comrades when his Land Rover was ambushed by rebels in Basra.

Darren Coventry was also there that day, serving with the Royal Military Police. He talks to Chris, his commanding officers and fellow soldiers who tell him what happened and why Chris’s incredible actions earned him the Military Cross.

For more information, please contact laura.mcturk@bfbs.com

Are You Considering Self-Employment?

X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) is excited to relaunch their popular 3-day training course designed exclusively for Tri-Service spouses, partners and family members. 

Develop valuable enterprise skills, learn all about the self-employment landscape, and network with other spouses, partners and family members going on a similar journey to you.

Limited places available, book HERE


Army Eats - Exploring The Appetites Of Today's Soldiers

Welcome to the British Army EATS cooking competition, which aims to encourage and promote healthy eating within the Army community.

The competition is open to all serving soldiers and officers within the Army. Send us a picture of your self-cooked meal and be in with a chance of winning a prize to the value of £50 each month. Your recipe could also feature in a future cookbook to raise funds and awareness for a selected military charity.

Whether you’re cooking in the block with limited equipment or cooking in a fully equipped household kitchen, there’s a chance to win in each category!

For more information please click HERE

Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May 21 – Promoting Positive Mental Wellbeing

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The past 14 months has challenged humanity across the globe, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, as we have battled to overcome a virus that has spread fear and loneliness throughout our communities.

It is therefore appropriate that we should use National Mental Health Awareness Week to promote positive mental wellbeing in our “community.” On behalf of 1 (UK) Div, 11X is hosting a programme of events designed to help us engage with and develop our mental wellbeing and resilience. The presentations are open to serving personnel (Reg &Res) Service families and civilian staff. From mindfulness to animal therapies, access to wellbeing tools and taster sessions, these presentations are intended to be fun, engaging and appealing to all of us. All are welcome!

There is no need to pre-register, just click on the link for each presentation from a personal device. The link will be live 20 minutes before each presentation starts.

Victory Services Club - Sign Up Your Spouse For Free

Did you know, if you're currently serving in the Armed Forces your VSC Membership entitles your spouse to also become a member for free?

Your Partner will have their own Membership number and card and will be able to enjoy all the Club's Membership Benefits.

Click HERE to find out more information

Army Mum Or Mum To Be? Real Mums Are Role Models - Competition

Calling all Regular and Reserve Army mums, mums to be and mums whose babies were taken too soon. You are all incredible, active women and we want to celebrate that!

The British Army have teamed up with the Active Pregnancy Foundation to join their Real Mums Are Role Models competition. We want to fill the media with inspirational images of women being active during pregnancy or as a mother because there is so little out there at the moment, and even less of women in uniform. Every woman’s journey through motherhood is different, and every woman’s ‘active’ is different but you are all doing it; going for a walk with your babies and children, lifting and carrying them all the time, exercising during your pregnancies or continuing sports and training with your babies in tow.

This competition is about visibility, representation and community. Each and every one of you is a role model. Share your stories. Be proud of them. Be heard. Be visible.

Pictures do not have to be recent, but must relate to you being pregnant, with your children or conducting physical activity as part of your inspirational motherhood story. There is no obligation for you to submit an entry in uniform, but we would love it if you do! Feel free to share this in any sub-networks, in your Units and with your friends.

For more information please click HERE

Foster Care Fortnight - 10-23 May

This year Wiltshire Council are asking people to be a foster carer for teenagers who need a loving home at a crucial life stage.

Please click HERE for further information

Do You Know Which COVID19 Test You Should Be Using?

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Testing is playing a vital role in keeping life moving for us all.

Free Covid-19 tests are available for all adults in England.

Find out which test you should be using by clicking HERE

The Big Plant And Bake Sale - Care For Veterans

Host an event as part of The BIG Plant and Bake Sale on Saturday 15th May 2021 and make a real difference to the lives of disabled veterans.

Please click HERE for further information