Thursday, 11 December 2014

PERSONAL SECURITY GUIDANCE FOR DEFENCE PERSONNEL

The following advice is for all personnel including families

If you think there is an immediate threat to life – Dial 999.

Do not hesitate to report anything suspicious (particularly the activity of people and vehicles) to the Guardroom.

Security is your responsibility (as well as MoD’s) and extends well beyond the workplace.

Be proud of who you are and what you do but remain alert to potential threats at all times and take sensible precautions, including when travelling, socialising and when on-line.  Where possible, avoid setting patterns when travelling to and from your place of work.

Understand your ‘digital footprint’ and secure your on-line presence.
Do not disclose sensitive information on-line.  This includes personal details, operational activity or our force protection / security measures. It also includes posting or re-posting photographs of operations or operational activity, because the location can be ascertained through geo-tagging i.e. the location data embedded in digital images.

Ensure that you protect your personal electronic devices (and MoD’s) at all times, particularly when travelling.

Inform family members of the need not to mention information about operations and deployments involving you or your colleagues in public or on-line i.e. don’t discuss when you’re going on operations, when you are coming back or what job you’re doing when you’re there.

Don’t ‘brag’ or provoke others whose personal views differ from yours.  Do not publicly disclose your Defence associations or disclose sensitive information when socialising (including online) or when travelling in public.

The end of Afghanistan….

As most of you know Operation Herrick in Afghanistan has finally finished and our soldiers from Carver Barracks are home. It has been a long and at times very hard operation that has affected all of us at Carver Barracks and so we want to mark the end of the time there and honour the courage and endurance that the families have displayed during that time. 

If you are married to soldier currently serving at Carver Barracks please save the date of the 24th January next year and join us. 

Medals Parade:58 Fd Sqn (EOD)

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Stay secure - important message about access to Service homes

CUSTOMER MESSAGE


There have been some recent reports of incidents where people have tried to gain unauthorised access to Service Family Accommodation.

All families are advised that it is very rare for CarillionAmey or Defence Infrastructure Organisation staff to turn up unannounced, and in particular they will not turn up to undertake unannounced work or inspections.

We ask that all Service families remain vigilant when receiving unexpected visits and ask to see identification.  If you receive an unexpected request to undertake work and wish to check credentials please call the CarillionAmey Helpdesk on 0800 707 6000.  If you have any concerns about your security please contact the Police or your local security section/guardroom immediately.  Any additional information regarding Description of Callers and Vehicle Details may assist in any subsequent investigation.


In addition, if you see any suspicious activity in your area, including people or vehicles, please take the details and pass them to the Police or security section.  Do not potentially put yourself in danger by confronting anyone.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Step Change Debt Charity


Our team of debt experts help over 500,000 people a year across the UK to overcome their debt problems, and get their lives back on track.

Opito Vacancies

Opito is the Industry body looking to fill gaps in the skilled workforce within the oil & gas industry. This is an area that is currently undergoing a boom in employment as older members of the workforce retire, while new technology and the increasing price of oil means that harder to reach reserves are now becoming economic. 
They are specifically targeting ex MOD personnel.   

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Costa Coffee @ The Redwing



Redwing open from 9 am to 6 pm
All dependants welcome

Monday, 1 December 2014

Help to Buy


Friday, 28 November 2014

AA


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Rag Heroes


RagHeroes are a brand new range of rag dolls, with boys in mind - although we are sure your little girls will love them too! The dolls are 55cm long, machine washable and handmade by UK mums. Each one is unique; the face is hand painted giving each a big smile and lots of character too. Included in the range is ‘The Super Soldier’, designed by mum of two boys Maria Albertsen, who after being made redundant was inspired by watching the Military Wives Choir on TV.
RagHeroes donate ten per cent of all profits to The Forces Children's Trust.

Career Transition Partnership - Contact Info

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Moniques Childminding

We are moving to Saffron Walden in December and have childcare vacancies for all ages. I am a level 3 qualified Accredited Childminder. Our provision was graded Good by Ofsted in 2011. We offer free funding places to 3 year olds. Providing quality childcare for between the ages of 0 – 16, a complete day-care service in an environment which is child safe and friendly. Working with children of all ages is our passion and we like to offer working with children is our passion within a home from home setting. Our aim is to provide a FUN, SAFE, LOVING home away from home for the children our care. Our new house is geared towards creating an environment that allows children to develop at their own speed and where they can reach their full potential, while being stimulated, creative and happy. We endeavour to make their development and learning exciting and challenging.

The facilities we provide maintain a safe environment with appropriate control measures, promoting healthy living and hygiene. I also promote an environment that considers the needs of the individual and celebrates diversity. All toys, activities and equipment are maintained in line with these principles.

References are available on request from current families. My current families is more than happy to speak with my new customers about my services.

Please visit my website for more details: www.moniqueschildminding.co.uk

Contact number: 07883 088555
Email: moniquefernau@yahoo.co.uk

Donation from Crazy Ceramics


Monday, 24 November 2014

Vital Safety Inspections


LGV Drivers Wanted!


Poppy Donation by Mrs Phillips



Saturday, 22 November 2014

Forces TV


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Emergencies in your home


Regular & Reserve Recruitment


Monday, 17 November 2014

New Defence Housing Service

Your new Defence housing service

New arrangements to support Service housing across the UK will take effect on 1 November 2014 in Scotland and Northern Ireland and for UK wide allocations, and on 1 December 2014 in England and Wales and for the provision of SFA furniture.  The new contract will bring in changes in the way the service is delivered to Service personnel and their families, so it is important that everyone has an understanding of their responsibilities and how you can help the contract run effectively.

The new Defence housing service is provided by CarillionAmey on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, and will provide all related services such as managing: the applications systems; allocation; Move appointments; maintenance; improvement work; and the provision of SFA furniture.  

There is national Helpdesk and telephone number (0800 707 6000), as well as , which will continue to be developed with the intention of allowing you to report maintenance issues online.   Details will follow as these are developed, but in the meantime please read the CarillionAmey Housing Guide that is being provided to every household.  This will help you understand your responsibilities, what services are available, how they will be delivered and how to access them.


Further information is available through your Chain of Command, a is DIN available on the Defence Intranet, and at www.gov.uk/dio/sfa or www.carillionamey.co.uk.  This is your service so please make sure you understand how you can get the best out of it.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Joyce Frankland : School Bus


Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Remembrance 2014


A memorial honouring all the Bomb Disposal experts of the Royal Engineers who have fallen in the line of duty was re-dedicated at a Service of Remembrance on Armistice Day.
The memorial is an extension of the previous memorial that was built for 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) and has been designed to reflect both Regiments that are now based here at Carver Barracks, Wimbish; 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD) and 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (EOD)

Saturday, 8 November 2014

RBL Women's Section



The RBL Women's Section have recently created the Military Wives and Girlfriends Group. This is a branch that any Military wife or girlfriend can join for £6.30 per year (year runs Oct-Oct). Membership entitles you to take part in social events, workshops, courses and fundraising events (inclu the Poppy Appeal each Nov). 

There is also a chance for any members to set up their own small branch in the area they live, where they can organise their own social/fundraising events and days out/trips away.
The membership money goes to the Benevolent fund which is used to help female dependents and/or children who have fallen on hard times, or who need a bit of extra help eg., the RBWS organise family welfare breaks whichare for those with disabled family member or simply for families who have been under extra strain and need a break away.
Full details of all the RBWS do are on the website (below). 

Ladies can apply for join through their online application form (a paper one will then be posted to them). The online application form can be found on the this link http://www.rblws.org.uk

Saffron Apparel

Need any t-shirts/sweatshirts printing?  

Saffron Apparel provide excellent service and at an affordable price.  Graeme from Saffron Apparel visits the Barracks weekly as many of the Sqn's use this company for their printing.  Give them a ring on 01799 542142 or check out the website above.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Winston's Wish



Thursday, 6 November 2014

CTP - Follow us....


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Defence Discount Service



Just a sample of the many discounts available….

Click here to join!

Thursday, 30 October 2014

HALLOWEEN PARTY


Tuesday, 28 October 2014

New Accommodation Charging System


Monday, 27 October 2014

Ex Maiden Warrior!


The ladies of Wimbish Station all had an amazing time at Ex Maiden Warrior over the weekend.  A special THANK YOU to all that organised it (SSgt Gardner + team)



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Saturday, 25 October 2014




Poor Carver Bks - Take care in the wind!
Please check your property and report any damage to Carillion
0800 707 6000

Monday, 20 October 2014

Bumps & Babies 1st Session

The first Session was amazing with some baby yoga - next session Monday 3rd November

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Capt Sanger: Soldier Mag Oct


101 Engineer Regiments Captain Sanger featured in this months Soldier Magazine.

Check the article out:

click here

Level 3 Courses


Monday, 13 October 2014

Rewards for Forces