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Sunday, 30 June 2013

Follow the Flag

A new website called Follow the Flag to help Forces families promote their independent businesses.
It was established by two army wives to enable Forces families to promote their businesses on a smart, easy to navigate website. The content is updated weekly, featuring interviews with members, offers, and items of general interest.
‘Follow the Flag’ advertises a broad range of services offered by families in the Forces, including bespoke presents, re-upholsterers, cake makers, tailors, personal solicitors, authors and military artists.
Members to the site receive their own login and are able to update any of their advert information including their region and contact details each time they move! All of the profits from the subscriptions are donated to three military charities.
If you are a forces wife or family member running your own businesses then get in touch with the follow the flag team contact@followtheflag.com to find out more.
Follow The Flag are very keen to encourage those considering starting their own business. They offer free advice and advertising to all start-ups.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

HIVE Transition Information Handout

The HIVE Transition Information Handout is a comprehensive resource list, designed to enable Service personnel and their families to fully research all available information on Transition from one document.

The core topics covered are Housing, Health, Education, Employment and Welfare, plus there are signposts to organisations that are able to assist with resettlement and transition and also links to relevant publications and videos.

The 49 Brigade HIVE Transition Information Handout is available now from your nearest HIVE, and Handouts for other Brigade areas should be available within the near future.  Please get in touch if you would like a copy.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

TV Licensing

In Ministry of Defence (MOD) accommodation, on or off base, anyone who watches or records television programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any device, must be covered by a TV Licence. This includes computers, laptops, TVs, mobile phones, games consoles, digital boxes and DVD/VHS recorders.

Armed forces personnel are not usually covered by their home TV Licence while living on base. In service accommodation, they’re only covered by their home licence if they watch TV using a device that’s powered solely by its own internal batteries, and it is not plugged into the mains or an aerial.

If service personnel do not require a TV Licence, you need to let TV Licensing know. If you already have one but no longer need it, you may be entitled to a refund. 
The MOD fully supports us in administering TV Licensing legislation.
It costs £145.50 for colour & £49.00 for a black and white TV Licence.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Europcar Discount

Use the below link to get the 20% Forces Discount:

Monday, 10 June 2013

Social Media

Hoax security scares/incidents have been spotted on social media. Please be reassured that Army families will be kept well informed of any genuine incidents and any need to take additional security measures. Please rely on official notification for your security information. Your units will be informed immediately if there are any genuine concerns. Please continue to take normal, reasonable security measures.