Sunday, 17 December 2017

HIVE Christmas Closures

Naples HIVE will close for Christmas from 12:30pm on Thursday 21st December, 
and will reopen 08:30am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

From all at HIVE have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

SSAFA - Thinking About Adoption?

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Poster provided by SSAFA

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

ER Magazine Winter Edition

To view this magazine online please Click Here
picture provided by ER

AFF - FAM (Future Accommodation Model)


Working on behalf of families: AFF releases FAM film highlighting its influence on the process.
As speculation continues around the development of the Future Accommodation Model (FAM), the Army Families Federation's latest film highlights its commitment to representing and involving families in the process, as we learn more about the options for FAM, and potential pilot sites. We will make sure Army families' voices are heard every step of the way.

Victim Support


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Information provided by BFSWS


Monday, 11 December 2017

HIVE Christmas Closures

Naples HIVE will close for Christmas from 12:30pm on Thursday 21st December, 
and will reopen 08:30am on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

From all at HIVE have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Secret Santa Bauble Night Final Arrangements

Secret Santa Bauble night Thursday 14th Dec.
Dear all please arrive from 7pm onwards, party starts at 730pm. Entry is at the bar entrance. Deliver your present (all wrapped with no names!!!) to the elf!! These will then be placed under the tree. Please bring a plate of nibbles. Any questions please pm me. Looking forward to the fun and games. Bridgette Magill

Christmas At Christ Church

Poster Supplied by Padre Jon
Sun 17th at 1600 - Candlelit Carol Service - the traditional favourite featuring the Military Wives Choir and Emily Beth McGuirk
Christmas Eve at 2315 - Midnight Mass 
Christmas Day at 1030 - All Age Communion service 
Plus our normal Sunday morning services at 1030. 

Drink Driving - A Shower Won't Make You Sober


RAF FF eBulletin - 8 December 17 - Issue 186


To view the eBulletin please Click here
Information provided by the RAF

Saturday, 9 December 2017

'Morning After' Launches it's Christmas Campaign 2017



For more information please click here

Poster provided by MorningAfter.org.uk

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Are you moving back to the UK soon? Information on Service Pupils Premium Census is out now





Schools with Service children in Reception to Year 11 classes are eligible to receive SPP, but only if your child's name appears on the school roll as being a Service child.
The annual census takes place on 18 January 2018 and children must be registered with the school before this date.
You are encouraged to contact the school and make them aware your child is from a Service family.
For more information on eligibility, please see the links below:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/service-premium-information-for-schools
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-allocations/pupil-premium-2015-to-2016-conditions-of-grant
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-service-pupil-premium/service-pupil-premium-what-you-need-to-know
​For any other queries regarding Service children contact the Directorate Children and Young People's educational advisory arm, Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) via email: DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.uk or telephone: 01980 618244. ​

Information provider is DCYP

Combat Stress Magazine - Autumn Edition 2017


To view the latest edition of Combat Stress Magazine please click here
Information Provided by Combatstress

Have You Checked Your Gas Tank?




Throughout the year, and especially during the winter months, please keep checking your gas gauge on your gas tanks. It is the occupant’s responsibility to let DIO know when the gas is low, at 40% or below. Kalorgas need two working days to deliver from DIO’s notification. Please see photo below for an example, which sits approximately at 65%. Many thanks, DIO.
Information provided by DIO

BFPO opening Times Over the Christmas Period

Poster Provided by Sgt Farr

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Just For Families Magazine - Issue 7


To view the latest edition of Just For Families Magazine please click here​.
Poster provided by Forces Publishing​

Future Accommodation Model - Latest Update

Poster Provided by the MOD

AFF Survey - Army Families Offer


Poster provided by AFF​

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Children's Christmas Party at the ICF

Poster Provided by the CLO

RAF Envoy Magazine - Winter Edition 2017


To view the latest edition of Envoy please click here
Poster provided by RAF FF​

The Babcock CCC Helpdesk Contact Details

Army & You Magazine - Winter Edition 2017

To view the latest version online, please click here
Poster provided​ by AFF

Monday, 4 December 2017

Commissary Store Opening Times at The Gritch



Commissary Store Opening Times

Sunday 10.00 - 1800 
Monday 10.00 - 19.00 
Tuesday 10.00 - 19.00 
Wednesday 10.00 - 19.00 
Thursday 10.00 - 19.00 
Friday 10.00 - 19.00 
Saturday 10.00 - 19.00

Saturday, 2 December 2017

'Morning After' Launches it's Christmas Campaign 2017

For more information please click here

Poster provided by MorningAfter.org.uk

International Spouses Club Opportunities

Roll up, roll up!
Have you ever had the fantasy of being the ISC Board (not bored) Vice President or Secretary?! If so... today is your lucky day....

You can let either Valerie Bush or myself know and we can put your name forward this week. You will be fully supported and we are a friendly bunch on the board.... it is made up mostly of Brits so there are plenty of opportunities for tea and cake and people queue in an orderly fashion :-)

Friday, 1 December 2017

Homeport - Winter Edition 2017

To view the latest edition of Homeport​ online please click here.
Poster provided by NFF

HIVE Opening Times

The Services Cotswold Centre - Entitlement For Use Has Broadened

Information provided by the MOD

WO And SNCO Christmas Ball At The ICF

Poster provided by Sgt Waggoner

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Have You Checked Your Gas Tank?

Throughout the year, and especially during the winter months, please keep checking your gas gauge on your gas tanks. It is the occupant’s responsibility to let DIO know when the gas is low, at 40% or below. Kalorgas need two working days to deliver from DIO’s notification. Please see photo below for an example, which sits approximately at 65%. 
 Many thanks, DIO.
Information provided by DIO

BFPO Opening Times Over the Christmas Period

Poster created by Sgt Farr

Little Troopers Treasures



Service personnel need to never miss story time again!

Little Troopers and Harper Collins Children’s Books have partnered to bring lots of carefully chosen children’s books to military families to enable you to make easy, quick recordings on your tablet devices.
The app will capture your face, your voice and the story book pages whilst you record, it will all then be wrapped up with love and saved as a file on your device, that can then be watched or listened to or both over and over again.

​For more information please click here

Information provided by Little Troopers

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Children's Christmas Party at the ICF

Poster Provided by the CLO

Army Spouses To Be The Focus For New AFF Employment Project

  To view this information please Click Here

KLM UK Engineering

Poster Provided by KLM

BFPO Altered Opening Times


BRITISH FORCES POST OFFICE

The BFPO shall be open as of 1030 on Friday 01st December. This is due to the British Forces School visit in order to post their letters to Father Christmas.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.


Monday, 27 November 2017

J2 EJSU Quarterly Newsletter


Information Provided by EJSU

DS Smith Are Seeking C & E Drivers


Information Provided by DS Smith

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Class 3 National Insurance Credits

Poster Provided by gov.uk

Have You Checked Your Gas Gauge On Your Gas Tank?




Throughout the year, and especially during the winter months, please keep checking your gas gauge on your gas tanks. It is the occupant’s responsibility to let DIO know when the gas is low, at 40% or below. Kalorgas need two working days to deliver from DIO’s notification. Please see photo below for an example, which sits approximately at 65%. Many thanks, DIO.
Information provided by DIO

Open University - Moving into Civilian Life?


​Poster provided by OU & Civvy Street​

SSAFA ForcesLine



​Contact Details for SSAFA Forcesline

Forcesline freephone numbers
Forcesline can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
UK0800 731 4880
Germany0800 1827 395
Cyprus800 91065
Falkland Islands#6111
Rest of the world+44 (0)207 463 9292
To call from Operational Theatres: use Paradigm's phone system and dial the appropriate access number then enter *201 at the PIN prompt.
Information provider SSAFA


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Army Spouses To Be The Focus For New AFF Employment Project



Army spouses to be the focus for new AFF employment project

The Army Families Federation is delighted to announce a new Employment Research project in partnership with the Institute for Employment Research (IER) at the University of Warwick.

After a competitive tender process, the charity has chosen Warwick to conduct research into the real and perceived barriers to employment for Army families. This highly regarded institution will be conducting surveys and interviews with Army spouses and key stakeholders to find out more about the support needed to assist military families into fulfilling careers.
Better research for positive changes
AFF Chief Executive Sara Baade said: “With generous funding from LIBOR, we are now able to dig deeper into the issues surrounding spousal employment.

“We hope to obtain more robust evidence to help us achieve positive change for Army families who want to work, want to improve their skills, but are prevented from doing so for a range of reasons considered as relating to military life.”

Intensive Italian Courses In Naples


Centro Italiano Italian language and culture in Naples and Florence

17, vico Santa Maria dell'Aiuto, 80134 Naples - IT
Ph +39 081.5524331- Fax +39 081.5523023 - email: info@centroitaliano.it
www.centroitaliano.it
Recommended by a Member of Our Community
(they offer 25% discount for Allied Forces and their families)

Please call in to your HIVE for a brochure

Christmas Markets in Germany - Dusseldorf starts 23rd November to 30th December 2017

Düsseldorf's Christmas Market, one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany, casts a spell on it's city centre and turns it into a unique experience for visitors.
Much like Cologne, the Christmas magic will be individually staged at seven locations simultaneously. In the city centre, artistically designed theme worlds invite visitors on a trip of exploration. Seasonally decorated huts will for four weeks turn the city into a winter's fairy tale for the whole family.

Picture and information provided by Dusseldorf's Christmas Markets

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Children's Christmas Party at the ICF

poster provided by the CLO

WO & SNCO'S Christmas Draw

Poster provided by Sgt Waggoner

Developing Leaders & Instructors - Courtesy of ATGA


Poster provided by ATGA

Job Vacancy - Relief Bus Escorts



UKNSE NEEDS RELIEF BUS ESCORTS TO ACCOMPANY CHILDREN TO & FROM BRITISH FORCES SCHOOL, NAPLES 

Are you interested in helping out occasionally as a Relief Bus Escort? The rate of pay is €10.54 per hour. You may be called to work between Mon and Thur 0730-0830/1500-1600 or Fri 0730-0830/1430-1530 (these times change slightly at the end of May when BFS commence summer hours).
This position is now available to a family member of UK military personnel or of UK Ministry of Defence civilian employees referred to in Article 1 of the NATO SOFA. The post is not open to others.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Service Parents Guide To Boarding Schools

Call Into The HIVE For Your Copy
Picture Provided By Service Schools

RAF e Bulletin - 16 Nov 17, Issue 183

To view on line, please Click Here
Poster provided by the RAF

Sunday, 19 November 2017

List Of Cleaners Recommended By Your Community

Information provided by the community

Saturday, 18 November 2017

SSAFA - Keep Comms Open

​Poster provided by SSAFA​