Leominster Community Portal
BFPO Postal Service including e-bluey facility for serving soldiers on deployment.
Official internet site of the British Forces in Germany - you need to login to access the site.
Discounts available for British Forces and their families on a range of products and services such as insurance, travel, etc.
Joint Personnel Administration Centre acts as first point of contact for any query from serving personnel
Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes - the official trading organisation of HM Forces.
NAAFI's purpose is: to provide home retail and leisure services to the British Armed Forces and their families, to provide quality products, priced competitively, available consistently in attractive environments and served by trained, friendly efficient staff, to generate significant funds for the welfare of junior ranks and their families.
The Service Families Task Force (SFTF), was created in 1998 to address the problems caused by Service families' mobility that were not within MOD's control. It now deals with all family issues that are outside the scope of an individual Service.
Afghan Heroes has been launched by a group of mothers with the aim of helping our service personnel directly on the front line; the families of those who have fallen and our returning service personnel who have witnessed these horrific losses of their fellow comrades. It is independent of other charities and deals specifically with members of the British forces and their families that have been affected by the military operations in Afghanistan now and into the future.
Today, BLESMA are aiding thousands of amputees of all ages. From those who served during WWII, to recent conflicts and peace keeping missions.
Since 2007, The Rifles have suffered more casualties than any other regiment. Most have been injured by IEDs which cause complex multiple trauma. Some injuries are not obvious now – evidence shows that psychological problems will develop in ex soldiers years after their service ends. Within the next 3 years all our battalions can expect to deploy once again on operations in Afghanistan.
Care for Casualties is an appeal that gives the severely wounded, their families and the families of the fallen of The Rifles the support, the inspiration and the means to rebuild their lives and make the best of their futures. It's not just about the money, Care for Casualties also needs offers of help in kind such as holidays, advice, jobs and training which can inspire self sufficiency and hope.
The Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society, COMBAT STRESS, exists to help those of all ranks from the Armed Forces and the Merchant Navy suffering from psychological disability as a result of their service.
CONVOY for HEROES, started in 2011, is a not for profit, Land Rover owners initiative dedicated to Help for Heroes. Running an annual Convoy of Land Rovers to raise money for Help4Heroes, C4H has raised in excess of £25,000. Click for info about the next fundraising event and more details about Convoy for Heroes.
Erskine offers ex-Service men and women all over Scotland the specialist care and suport they need to overcome physical and emotional scars, often long after they have left active duty.
FLOW for ALL was set up to offer help to those who have suffered from the affects of war, including the suffering shared by family members and friends too. Their website allows anyone to read other peoples writings, people who may have also had similar experiences and troubles. Just reading poems or stories and realising that others have been through the same or similar things can be a great comfort.
The Forces March is one of the UK’s top challenge events. Participants attempt to complete five stages in five days. Each stage is at least 26.2 miles in length – 5 marathons in 5 days! The undulating all-road route begins in Ilfracombe, North Devon and passes through Exmoor, the Quantocks, Somerset and much of Salisbury Plain before finishing at The Forces Festival just outside of Bulford Camp, the UK’s biggest Army Garrison.
Entries are invited from military personnel, emergency services teams, ex-forces, civilians and corporate teams. In fact The Forces March is for EVERYONE. Whether you are a keen walker or an ultra-athlete the march is whatever challenge you want it to be. Teams must consist of a minimum of 4 persons and each team must have their own support crew and vehicle to assist with transportation, camp set-up and equipment supplies. Individual entrants will be assisted by our support crew.
Douglas Haig Memorial Homes, known as Haig Homes, is a Charitable Housing Association. The aim of the Charity is to provide homes for former members of HM Armed Services and for their families, bereaved or separated spouses and dependants who are in need of housing.
Hats for Heroes was started in October 2010 with the idea to add a knitted hat to supplement the morale boosting boxes being sent out to Afghanistan. The weather in Afghanistan can be very extreme, from baking hot to freezing. The hats are knitted by knitters from all corners of the UK and each hat is sent out with a chocolate bar. If you would like to knit or to request hats for a particular group of military personnel serving overseas, please see the website.
Help for Heroes provides practical direct support to those servicemen and women wounded in the line of duty in the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Charity Registration No 1120920
Honour Our Wounded CIC (HOW) has been set up to support wounded soldiers and their families. The purpose of this is to assist finding and securing suitable and quality housing or further/ additional education, mobility needs or just some quality time away with the family.
HOW was set up in the early part of 2010 to make a direct positive impact on the quality of ex-service personnel's lives. The organisation is focusing on housing requirements and is forming partnerships with other service organisations, charities, housing authorities and suppliers.
Providing injured troops with memorable, adrenalin packed experiences. KartForce focuses on providing the injured troops with the opportunity of enjoying an action packed two days of racing and socialising, something they never thought they could do again.
In parallel to this, KartForce also has an agenda to raise funds, for organisations that support injured British forces personnel.
My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures wants to enhance the support for service children. These children face unique challenges, especially when a parent deploys and it is the intention to give children whose parent, or parents, are deployed, a focus.
The NMA is a charity run by staff and volunteers and is part of the Royal British Legion Family. The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance, a living and lasting memorial to commemorate and celebrate: Those who have given their lives in the service of their country, All who have served and those who have suffered as a result of conflict, Others who for specific or appropriate reasons are commemorated on the site.
The Officers'Association is a charity dedicated to assisting officers who have retired or are about to retire from Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
The Phones for Heroes appeal is run in support of the charity Help for Heroes. In the UK millions of unwanted mobile phones lie forgotten and unused in offices and homes. Our aim is to turn these into funds for our Heroes.Funds are generated by collecting donated mobile phones and refurbishing and reselling them where possible. Help for Heroes receives 60% of the proceeds after allowing for collection, delivery and ancillary expenses. These funds aid the tremendous work being done to provide support to our servicemen and women injured in the service of their country.
The PTSD Resolution outreach programme helps veterans and TA struggling to reintegrate into a normal work & family life because of military post traumatic stress suffered as a result of service in the armed forces.
The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home is a registered charity, providing a permanent home with devoted nursing and medical care for disabled ex-service men and women.
The Royal British Legion is the UK's leading charity providing financial, social and emotional support to millions who have served and are currently serving in the Armed Forces, and their dependants.
The Royal Star and Garter Charity has been caring for disabled ex-Service personnel since 1916 offering the best in nursing and residential care plus a range of therapies for anyone who is physically disabled or incapacitated and has served in Her Majesty's Forces. Any man or woman who served in the regular, National Service or reserve forces for any length of time, irrespective of rank, may apply for a place.
Veteran Support Service funded by the Royal British Legion, working with veterans in Hounslow, Merton, Richmond and Kingston, providing free support around homelessness, financial and benefit advice, housing advice, support around getting into employment and education, support around physical and mental health problems including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, etc.
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association. National charity helping serving and ex-Service men, women and their families in need, committed to helping people in need, suffering or distress, regardless of age or condition.
St Dunstan’s provide crucial assistance to ex-Service men and women with very significant loss of sight.
The Ex-service Fellowship Centres is now called Veterans Aid. It runs a London hostel for the homeless and a residential care home for elderly ex-service personnel and their widows or widowers with particular provision for the disabled and infirm (although anyone in need of care may apply).
MOD Moving Guide for Service Families. Useful information on postings, moving house, moving overseas, returning from overseas, etc.
Information to help on Army posting within the UK and overseas - links to AWS, HIVE.
This site explains what you have to do to bring your pet dog, cat or ferret into (or back into) the UK through the Pet Travel Scheme without putting it into quarantine. It also explains the requirements for bringing many other types of pet animals into the UK.
A-Z List of garrison guides - throughout the UK and BFG. Useful information about your new area.
Information about moving, relocation and education, your new area, etc. There are HIVE offices throughout the UK, BFG and Cyprus.
Housing Matters is for all Service personnel considering their housing options either at during or at the end of their Service career. It is issued 10 times a year by Joint Service Housing Advisers. It contains information on all aspects of finding and financing suitable living accommodation in the civilian community.
The role of the JSHAO is to provide civilian Housing Information, Advice and, where possible, Placement to Service Persons and their dependants and to Ex-Service personnel still occupying Service Accommodation. The JSHAO is set up to provide Service personnel and their families with information and advice on the increasingly complex range of civilian housing options. The JSHAO provides a focal point for housing information and advice to all Service personnel and their families in particular those about to return to civilian life, and to ex-Service personnel who are still in Service Families Accommodation.
Joint Service Housing Advice Office
Wiltshire SN9 6BE
Tel: Civ: 01980 618925
Mil: 94344 8925
MODern Housing Solutions (MHS) is a company contracted by Defence Estates Operations Housing (DE) to carry out maintenance tasks in the homes of 45,000 Service Families in England and Wales.
The provision of good quality living accommodation for Service personnel and their families is a top priority for the Ministry Of Defence.
The Armed Forces' Pay Review Body provides independent advice to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Defence on the remuneration and charges for members of the Naval, Military and Air Forces of the Crown
Discounts available for British Forces and their familes on a range of products and services such as travel, mortgages, insurance, etc.
Financial Services for the special needs of British Forces personnel, wherever they are posted throughout the world.
Subsidised by the MOD and offers affordable boarding for children of Service and Ex-Service personnel.
British Forces Post Office E-bluey information page tells you everything you need to know about how e-bluey works and how you can use it.
Largest UK database of Armed Forces and Ex-Forces Personnel on the web. Find Army Friends, RAF Friends, Navy Friends, Marines Friends, T.A. Friends.
MoD Oracle is a military information resource for those interested in finding out more about the military generally, keeping up to date with their profession and careers within the UK Ministry of Defence.
Good site for serving members and ex-servicemen of the Armed Forces to keep in touch and find old friends - covers all three services.
ServicePals.com is a UK Armed Forces Friend Finder allowing you to find lost military friends and colleagues and reunite with old mates from the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force. It is the only forces website to be endorsed by the Royal British Legion and is a great way to find forces mates. The site is open to everyone with an interest in the military.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The Debt of Honour Register is the Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations world-wide where they are commemorated. The register can also be searched for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War.
The Forces Childrenâ€™s Trust is a charity devoted to helping dependent children that have lost a parent whilst serving with the Armed Forces. The FCT, by reason of its aims and size, has the flexibility and ability to make decisions and offer help as needed, with minimum fuss and consequent time-loss.
Forces helpline is a website for any member of H.M.F past or present who feels they need to, or would like to talk to an ex member of H.M.F on any topic or for any reason they so desire.
The main aim is to provide a 100% independent service also for those serving members to air their views about anything they may have to deal with in respect to harassment be it mental, physical, or anything they feel is relevant to themselves and would like to talk to somebody who has been in that position.
Help For Heroes works with MOD to provide support for the wounded in useful ways. H4H is particularly keen to see the wounded go on to have fulfilling lives in either the armed forces or in civilian life.
The HIVE organisation is a worldwide tri-Service information network available to all members of the Service community. HIVE Information Centres offer an extensive range of information on the availability of unit and civilian facilities, local schools and further education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities, relocation and local interest.
There are thousands of disabled ex-servicemen and women in this country. They have been injured in conflicts around the globe over many decades. Now most of them are elderly and often frail and although their essential needs may be provided for, The Association is able to give them some of the extras which most of us take for granted, something to look forward to – something to make life worth living. Those eligible are ex-servicemen and women of all ages who have a War Pension or who are currently suffering from some form of ill-health. We ensure that they are not forgotten by providing the following "entertainment" which brings a little happiness and joy into their lives
SSAFA stands for Soldiers', Sailors', Airmen and Families Association.
We are the national charity helping serving and ex-Service men, women and their families, including widows and widowers in need.
Eligibility for our help is one day's paid service in any of HM forces and National Service. We also help those who completed a period of satisfactory service in the Reserves.
Providing non-political, impartial and informal support for family and dependants of the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and British Army and doing what the Tri-Service families do best - sticking together in times of hardship and in times of happiness, coming together for a better community.
If you are n the Armed Forces, or have someone in your life who is, do you ever feel that no-one understands what the lifestyle is like, are you confused about how to get even the simplest of information on military matters? The Yellow Ribbon Foundation helps provide non-political, informal and impartial help to anyone with a UK Armed Forces connection.
Accts Military Ministries International encourages and equips Christian leaders in the armed forces of the world.
Introducing service men and women across the world to active Christian faith.
Inspiring Christians in the services to apply their faith and explore Christian ethics and values.
Helping military Christians share their faith and support one another.
Offering practical support to military chaplains and helping establish new chaplaincies.
Air Force Christian Link Up aims to help Christians associated with the Royal Air Force to keep in contact with each other.
The Armed Forces' Christian Union is the only military Christian fellowship in Britain involved with all three Services. Its focus is to prayerfully support and serve all members of the British Armed Forces.
Association of Military Christian Fellowships. The vision of AMCF is to encourage the formation and growth of military Christian fellowships (MCFs) within and among national security forces
The Naval Christian Fellowship is a Fellowship of Christians in the Royal Navy, RM, QARNNS, RFA, other navies and associated services. Its objective is to link Christians together, to help and encourage them in their Christian life and witness and to promote interdenominational Christian fellowships in ships in co-operation with the chaplains.
At the end of their service career, which is invariably shorter than other public sector workers, service men and women should receive a pension at least as good as other public servants - and one that protects the financial position of their widow(er)s, partners and dependants in the event of their death.
The MOD Medal Office is the sole authority for the issue of medals authorised by Her Majesty to British service personnel and veterans. It is a tri-service Office became based at Imjin Barracks, Innsworth.
NESA exists as a campaign tool for ex service men and women, their family, friends and supporters. Their website and newsletter exist to offer a voice of complaint, campaign and petition for Ex Service men and women, their supporters and families.
The Officers'Association is a charity dedicated to assisting officers who have retired or are about to retire from Her Majesty's Armed Forces. The Association's work falls into three main categories:
As a wife or husband of a serving member of the Army, Navy or Airforce, life involves constant change and plenty of spouses forgo their careers, hitting hurdles when it comes to keeping a job that works around all the moving about and deployments. Launched in 2012, this recruitment website recognises an enormous talent pool of British service spouses, who, given the chance, would be an asset to any business. Why? Because they are by nature motivated, flexible and have the ability to juggle ten things at once.
Recruit for Spouses offers businesses the chance to access this vast potential workforce by advertising their jobs direct to this unique community. Spouses upload their CVs, whilst employees advertise their vacancies and the RFS team of volunteers match the two together. The types of jobs available are wide ranging, from shop floor to board room level, including contract work, part-time and full-time vacancies, job-shares as well as working from home roles. So whether spouses are looking for a job locally or want to find work that is flexible or based from home so that they can fit it around children, postings or deployments, Recruit for Spouses helps.
Joining is free, we offer our members CV writing/job interview mentoring and invite them to benefit from a collaboration with Dress for Success, a charity that helps to boost confidence though style advice.
Its objective is to:
Assist ex-regular Servicemen and women to find employment throughout their working life
Offer employers access to staff they can rely on.
The Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex-Services is designed to help single ex-regulars to find appropriate accommodation when they leave the Service. Through this service the project reduces the likelihood of ex-services personnel becoming homeless or sleeping rough after discharge.
SVR is Scotland’s oldest ex-service charity, founded in 1910 to support independent living for ex-service men and women and their spouses of all ages.
The charity operates in close association with Scottish Veterans’ Housing Association Ltd which owns and manages the two main residences of Whitefoord House located on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile and Rosendael situated in Broughty Ferry, Dundee. The charity manages the Murray Home the low to medium dependency care accommodation on Gilmerton Road, South Edinburgh.