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Thursday, 11 December 2014


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


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