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The Army Cadet Force is for 13 to 18 year olds in the UK who can handle a real challenge.
The British Army consists of the General Staff and the deployable Field Army and the Regional Forces that support them, as well as Joint elements that work with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.
Lots of information on joining the British Army, with links to the Army Jobs WEbsite and how to rejoin.
The British Army is actively engaged in operational duties across the globe - from peacekeeping to providing humanitarian aid, from enforcing anti-terrorism measures to helping combat the international drugs trade.
The TA is an essential element of the British Armed Forces. It forms one quarter of the British Army, playing the vital dual role of reinforcing the Regular Army and serving local communities in times of need. And it is the chance for thousands of civilians to satisfy their need for a challenging new experience.
AFF is a registered charity that acts as a unique two-way communications link between the British Army and its families. Find out more about AFF and its worldwide service to Army families on this website, including: where and how to find us; how we represent your views and raise your concerns; how to access our training and employment advice; and the latest news, including the AFF Families' Journal, YOUR magazine.
The charity provides timely practical and financial support to four generations of Army families, the physically disabled, the mentally ill, the homeless, the unemployed and the elderly.
In the spirit of 'a hand-up rather than a hand-out' the Fund promotes and encourages self-reliance, self-confidence and a better quality of life.
Agencies concered with the welfare of Soldiers and their Families - MOD site with links to Army Benevolent Fund, AWS, AFF, SSAFA, etc.
The Army Welfare Service aims to provide a Welfare Support Service to assist with the challenges that arise in personal and service lives.
BLESMA is a National Charity for Limbless and Ex-Service Men and Women, their dependants and Widows. The objectives of the Association are to promote the welfare of all those of either sex who have lost a limb or limbs, or one or both eyes, or the use of limbs as a result of service in any branch of Her Majesty's Forces or Auxiliary Forces and to assist needy dependants of such service limbless. We will also help those who lose a limb after service.
Forcesline is a free and 100% confidential helpline that is completely independent of the military chain of command. Experienced civilian staff provide a supportive, listening and signposting service for serving personnel and their families as well as former members of the Armed Forces. You can talk about anything including personal concerns, worries and problems.
The telephone support line is available 365 days a year and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. The line is open from 1030am - 10.30pm (UK local time).
•From the UK (Main Line): 0800 731 4880
•From Germany: 0800 1827 395
•From Cyprus: 800 91065
•From the Falkland Islands # 6111
•From anywhere in the world (Call-back) +44 (0)1980 630854
From Operational Theatres, to enable access through Paradigm's phone system, dial the appropriate access number then enter *201 at the PIN prompt.
The HIVE organisation is a worldwide tri-Service information network available to all members of the Service community. HIVE Information Centres offer an extensive range of information on the availability of unit and civilian facilities, local schools and further education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities, relocation and local interest.
SSAFA stands for Soldiers', Sailors', Airmen and Families Association.
We are the national charity helping serving and ex-Service men, women and their families, including widows and widowers in need.
Eligibility for our help is one day's paid service in any of HM forces and National Service. We also help those who completed a period of satisfactory service in the Reserves.
The Army command structure is hierachical with Commander Field Army and Commander Regional Forces controlling groupings of units based around Divisions and their Brigades.
Within these Brigades are Major Units, regiment or battalion-sized and Minor Units, smaller company sized sub-units or platoons.
All units within the service are either Regular (full-time) or Territorial Army (part-time), or a combination with sub-units of each type.
MOD Army website with links to pages of information about all Regiments & Corps.
ArmyNET is a controlled-access website for serving British Army soldiers and their families.
The online newsletter and information service for Tidworth, Netheravon and Bulford Garrison communities on Salisbury Plain.
It has lots of very useful links for all Service Personnel and their families.
MoD Oracle is a military information resource for those interested in finding out more about the military generally, keeping up to date with their profession and careers within the UK Ministry of Defence.
MoD Oracle is independent of the UK Ministry of Defence. We have liaised closely with groups and associated outside agencies to ensure that MoD Oracle is a relevant and useful resource. This liaison is a permanent feature of MoD Oracle.
This resource is Internet based to ensure that it is up to date, relevant and allows personnel to search for information in an interactive manner
Storybook Soldiers provides a link between parents who are deployed and their children. Soldiers are recorded reading a bedtime story for their children. Music and sound effects are added by trained volunteer editors. The CD is sent to the child who can listen to it, not just at bedtime but on car journeys and at other times of the day.
Storybook Soldiers was set up at the beginning of 2007 in Tidworth. The scheme is now available across the Army and has been copied by the Royal Navy and the RAF.