What it’s like to be an RAF family living in Wales
The RAF Families Federation (RAF FF) is introducing a range of Briefing Notes – the first one being around what it’s like to be an RAF Family living in Wales.
A great downloadable paper (below) if you are thinking about a posting to Wales, or want to look at the essentials to plan around your housing, health and/or education before you go.
Moving to a new area can be daunting, especially if you don’t have family and friends nearby. Moving to Wales can present challenges as well as benefits, due to Wales being a Devolved Administration (having its own Government as well as UK Parliament). It is important to understand the differences in the systems with regards to education, housing and healthcare, notwithstanding the language and strong Welsh heritage and culture. Understanding and embracing these differences – and encouraging your children to do so will help make your move as smooth as possible.
There is a huge amount of support for the Armed Forces in Wales. The Welsh Government has embraced the Armed Forces Covenant and worked hard to ensure it is recognised and adhered to so that no personnel or their families are disadvantaged. The Welsh Armed Forces Expert Group meets every six months to raise issues that may be affecting our Serving Personnel (SP) and their families.