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Friday, 29 April 2016

Did You Know About The Changes In The Child Car Seat Law?

Click 'here' to read

The MoD Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme : Changes

The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) promotes lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years. You are reminded that ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England, Northern Ireland and Wales), a Level six or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification with an approved learning provider.

CLICK HERE for the full details......

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Vibrant Towns & Cities in Germany

Looking for places to visit in Germany this Spring?

Click Here for a guide on towns and cities in Germany.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Homeport: Naval Families Federation Magazine-Read online

The Spring 2016 edition of Homeport is now available.

To view the online version, please click here.
The magazine can also be read as a PDF here.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Friday, 22 April 2016

Service Parents' Guide to Boarding Schools

Or drop by The HIVE to pick up a copy

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

The Cotswold Centre

Cats returning to the UK

It seems there are different doses available for rabies vaccinations depending on vet and country.
Always check the expiry date in your Pet Passport to check when the next booster is due.
If you are being posted regularly and at short notice, it is advised to have your cat vaccinated on an annual basis to avoid missing due dates.
If you are returning to the UK, you must have your cat injected at least 21 days before travelling.
Always get your Pet Passport stamped as proof.

Worming treatment is not required for cats returning to the UK, though it is advised.

How do you want to live life as an Army Family?

AFF is running a quick poll to discover how important patch life is to today's Army family, and what stability really means.

Please click here and take a few minutes to share your views.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Need a venue?

Are you looking for a venue to hold an event? You can hire the SHAPE events centre!
For more information visit the website 'here'

Monday, 18 April 2016

Need Legal Help?

Did you know you have two free options? No need to employ a lawyer or solicitor. Chances are that ALA or RAF Legal can help. Contact details below:

Saturday, 16 April 2016

BFEYS highlights risks of using unregistered childminders

BFEYS highlights risks of using unregistered childminders

A number of child minders may be providing unregistered childcare for children, without undergoing suitability checks, according to British Forces Early Years Service

Thursday, 14 April 2016

New armed forces National Insurance credit is available for spouses and civil partners - April 16

A new armed forces National Insurance credit is available for spouses and civil partners who joined their partners on overseas postings. Click here for more information 'here' 

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

10 Beautiful Villages in France

10 Beautiful Villages in France

Looking for Beautiful villages in France? Read this interesting blog for some ideas. 'Read Here

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Saturday, 9 April 2016

Shape Players are looking for volunteers!

Could you volunteer? The Shape Players are looking for help in many different ways from selling tickets, ushers, repairing costumes, makeup  & hair, building sets ...

For more information please visit their website and fill out the volunteer form.

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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Visit Mons

Looking for local day trips? Here's the visit Mons website "Read Here"

In the top right hand corner select English, mobile devices may differ.

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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

ECDL Course at SHAPE

The Learning Centre at SHAPE offer the ECDL Course.

For more information please contact Stephanie Gliege Townsend.

Learning Centre Advisor
EJSU Learning Centre
SHAPE Mil: 920 5423 ext 7808
Civil: 0032 65 44 7808

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Armed Forces Open University Learning Event

The OU has signed the Armed Forces Covenant and is having an open day; the offer applies to all service members.

For more information please contact The Learning Centre at Shape

Saturday, 2 April 2016



A blog reviewing a day trip to Belgium's blue forest in Hallerbos "read here"

For directions and other information please visit:

Looking for a route to walk, downloadable map 'here'

(Information and images thanks to

Friday, 1 April 2016

The Big White Wall

Get a good nights sleep with The Big White Wall, Read Here.