We have set up this group for parents of those in the RAF and parents of those who are thinking about joining(!) If you are a grandparent, child of, sibling or other close family member we would of course welcome you too.
Please see below for our latest Family Support News :
RAF Poppy Adventure Breaks 2014
As part of their Poppy Breaks programme, the Royal British Legion are kindly sponsoring two weeks of activity breaks for Service dependants in August 2014. These Poppy Breaks are organised by RAF Community support and delivered by the Youth Hostels Association.
Armed Forces pension rights for same sex marriages
Following the extension of marriage to same sex couples, the MoD has amended the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Pension scheme rules. The benefits for surviving same sex spouses are provided on the same basis as those for surviving civil partners.
Soldier Magazine bans advert highlighting plight of Service Widows if they remarry
A story in today's Times claims the MoD is censoring an advertisement in internal Service publications that highlights the plight of widows who lose the rights to claim their spouse's pension if they remarry. Publications include Soldier magazine, RAF News and Navy News.
Additional Needs and Disability Conference - open to all
SSAFAs Families Additional Needs and Disability Forum Conference takes place on Monday 19th May 2014 at MoD Main Building. Topics include: Children's education; Changes to welfare benefits for disabled people and children; the work of the department of work and pensions.