Monday, 31 October 2016


12 months ago the MOD ICE App was launched. 
The app, which has been developed by the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), has now been downloaded over 25,000 times by British service personnel and their families since the launch in October 2015.

The question is: 
Have you downloaded yours? 
If not then found out how HERE.

The Armed Forces Covenant - Employment & Pensions Support

Ex Services - Accommodation & Housing

What is SPACES?
Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services, SPACES, is a housing advice and placement service for veterans.
SPACES targets the most vulnerable of Service leavers, regardless of rank, length of service, or reason for discharge.  The SPACES office is located within The Beacon at Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.
You’ll find:
◦The SPACES office is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, with answerphone service out-of-hours.
◦Helps to secure appropriate accommodation when you leave the Armed Forces to reduce the risk of homelessness or rough sleeping.
◦Help to find accommodation no matter where you are located across the UK.
◦Support from up to 12 months prior to discharge if you have housing concern (the SPACES team will maintain contact with you until suitable accommodation is secured).
◦All information treated in strict confidence.
◦Advice and referrals to other specialist agencies if required,
◦If you are married or a single parent, we will direct you to the Joint Service Housing Advice Office.
◦Information to assist Foreign & Commonwealth Service personnel with housing needs.
◦Optional referral to Riversides’ Care and Support bespoke accommodation centres for  single veterans.

BIG White Wall

Friday, 21 October 2016

HiQ Abingdon - 10% discount card available

HiQ Abingdon are currently offering a 10% discount 
to all Abingdon station personnel.
Pop into the Abingdon HIVE or Abingdon Welfare Offices to collect your business card

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Monday, 10 October 2016

Forces Help to Buy Scheme Extended

The Secretary of State for Defence has announced the excellent news that the very popular Forces Help To Buy scheme will be extended into 2018. As you will be aware, the scheme which was launched in 2014, allows serving military personnel to borrow up to half their salary up to a cap of £25,000, interest free over ten years so they can buy their first home, extend a current one or move up the property ladder.

The news is featured on the Armed Forces Covenant website and includes comments from L/Cpl Baffour Asante whose family has benefited from the scheme.

For more information on the Scheme please click on the link below:

Thursday, 6 October 2016



a.         All car users are reminded that it is a criminal offence to keep a motor vehicle on the public roads (includes all military roads on the estate and parking bays) without the vehicle:

(1)     Being registered with the Driver and Licensing Agency (DVLA)

(2)     Having a valid vehicle tax.

(3)     The owner/registered keeper having the minimum of third party insurance which covers their own use of the vehicle.

b.         If the Keeper of the vehicle does not tax the vehicle because it is not being used or is not being kept or used on a public road, DVLA must be informed by means of a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN). A SORN is valid for 12 months unless you tax, sell, permanently export or scrap the vehicle in question before the 12 months have expired.

c.         Any vehicle not meeting all of the above and found on Married Quarter patch’s will be subject to investigation and the keeper subject to both being reported for the offence to the civil authorities and to units for disciplinary action to be initiated against them for breach of these Orders and Garrison Standing Orders.

d.         The parking of motor vehicles / caravans / trailers on the grassed areas in front of and around the Married Quarters in the estates is strictly prohibited. It is in contravention of your licence to occupy, these orders and Garrison Standing Orders. RMP, MOD Police and Unit RP staffs have been directed to identify offenders and remind them of the fact and get vehicles removed onto the road. They have been directed to identify Repeat Offenders and they are to report them to this HQ for disciplinary action to be taken against them.

e.         Vehicle keepers and owners of caravans and trailers are to be aware that any damage deemed attributable to parking their vehicle on the grassed areas will be costed and action for recovery of costs will be initiated. The area to the front of a quarter is the occupants’ responsibility.

Samaritans - Local Action Saves Lives

To find out more please follow this link

Dalton Barracks, Community Centre

For the hiring of the Community Centre and equipment prices are as follows: 
Deposit £50
Community Centre Hire £25
Bouncy Castle Hire £25
Assault Course (Currently out of use )
Disco Equipment £25

For any other quieries or bookings please contact 4 Regt Welfare Team on 01235 543562 or 3 Regt Welfare Teams 01235 543832

Tuesday, 4 October 2016