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Photo shows family crossing to aircraft supporting image for Removing Barriers to Family Life programme
17th April 2019

Removing Barriers to Family Life programme launched

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will make grants to projects where they can see that the project is addressing a clear need, and where they think the idea will be of practical benefit to Armed Forces Families. The focus of the project should be on supporting the family; rather than serving personnel or veterans.

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Image shows HIVE colouring sheet and book cover for Hello from Home
17th April 2019

What is deployment and what support is on offer?

Deployment is when a serving person (your spouse, partner, son, daughter, father, mother, brother, sister etc.) is required to go to a specified operational location away from their family, the timescales vary but this could be six months or longer. Whether this is your first ‘Deployment Separation’ or you have been through them before, they can still be extremely difficult for both the serving person and their family.

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Image of FS Jon Burt-Matthews with children
16th April 2019

RAF Benson Air Traffic Controllers take to their bikes!

Three Air Traffic Controllers from RAF Benson are planning to cycle from their Oxfordshire base to Paris in just two days. The challenge is taking place at the end of April 2019, so they have a little over 3 weeks to prepare themselves for the 250-mile expedition.

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