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.
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”.
For more information on the following locations:
The European Joint Support Unit provides the necessary Firm Base support to Service Personnel, civilians and their families serving within NATO and as exchange/liaison officers across Europe and Turkey. Its delivery is supported by a centralised headquarters in Belgium and in collaboration with other partner organisations including Directorate of Children and Young People, Defence Infrastructure Organisation and the appropriate Medical and Dental providers for each site.
Some useful links for Gibraltar:
All positions in the USA are trawled for and personnel are advised to contact both the individual they would replace and/or the unit A1 staff prior to volunteering and after receiving their Assignment Order. Aside from a select few digital positions, all assignment locations have an A1 presence and all personnel have somebody they can talk to before volunteering or before their assignment. In some circumstances there are assignments where considerable personal financial outlay is required; again this will be briefed to personnel at the time.
Image: An aerial view of Europa Point (the southernmost point of Gibraltar). Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.