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In overseas locations, the Minister of Defence (MOD) provides services (or access to services) that, so far conform in type, scope and standard to that required by legislation in England (but paying due regard to the equivalent legislation in the Devolved Administrations). The 2006 Childcare Act...

The plan to take a tired and unused office space and re-purpose it into bespoke, self-contained units has been through many phases and challenges. However, as the New Year started, the official opening of the Royal Navy’s three new single parent units in Dreadnaught Block,...

The Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) have produced a practical guide to help families understand the psychological and emotional dimensions of moving. The information is designed to help parents minimise the impact for their children and make the move as positive an experience as possible. 1....

We know that our families live across the country and you are often the ‘hidden military community’ so we want to make sure that the organisations you engage with on a daily basis understand what life is like for Naval families, whether you live close...

Veterans’ Gateway is the first point of contact for veterans seeking support. There is a huge network of organisations supporting the Armed Forces community, so finding the right one for your needs can be tricky. Veterans' Gateway now makes it quick and easy by being your first...

Men and women of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines have been recognised for their public service in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2017. PROMOTIONS IN AND APPOINTMENTS TO THE MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MOST HONOURABLE ORDER OF THE BATH As Knight Commander Vice Admiral Simon Robert LISTER,...

It happened very subtly. We didn’t need a long overseas tour to wreck our marriage. We managed it by growing apart and becoming strangers in our own home. Kate and I first met when I was a young ‘junglie’ helicopter pilot, just back from the Falklands...

Chief of Defence People, Lieutenant General Richard Nugee, has written to the Naval Families Federation to inform us that two surveys will be going out to Serving personnel shortly, regarding the New Joiner Offer (NJO) and enhanced flexible working opportunities. Lieutenant General Richard Nugee  recognises that families will be...