Overseas posting


Wherever you are in the world, if you are part of a Serving RAF family the RAF Families Federation is there for you.

We understand that being outside the UK can make some things more difficult. Whatever the challenge we are only any email or phone call away.

Overseas schooling


Life in Cyprus is very different. The MOD are quick to point out that:

“While you will undoubtedly have ‘fun in the sun’, a tour here will be operationally focused for most people. There are important jobs to do, which will require commitment and dedication. We are quite a long way from home, some of the accommodation is pretty old and we can’t replicate all of the health and social welfare facilities available in the UK.

“There are many compensations – great weather for most of the year, plenty of opportunities for sport, hobbies and adventurous training, and many interesting places in the region to visit”.

GOV.UK guide to Cyprus

MOD British Forces Cyprus Pre-Arrivals Brief

For more information on the following locations:

To find more on the MOD website Click here


The European Joint Support Group (EJSG) provides support to UK Military and UK Based Civilians in NATO and European Union Military Staff posts in Europe and Turkey through National Support Elements.

Details of the European Joint Support Unit on MOD website


Some useful links for Gibraltar:

RAF Gibraltar website

MOD Gibraltar on Twitter

South Atlantic

British forces overseas: Falkland Islands and Ascension Island

Image: An aerial view of Europa Point (the southernmost point of Gibraltar). Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.