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MEET THE CREW ROWING AROUND BRITAIN FOR FORCES CHARITY

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

A group of rowers from Dorset is expecting to finish a remarkable adventure next week. The team of coastal rowers from Bournemouth Surf Boat Club set off from Mudeford Quay in Dorset on 7th May, with the aim of rowing around the UK in 110 days. Expedition leader Ellis Hagger said: “We initially investigated an Atlantic row, but the costs were prohibitive. However, thanks to extensive restoratio...

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EVENTS TO MARK VJ DAY 70TH ANNIVERSARY

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

A number of events are being planned across the country to mark the 70thanniversary of VJ Day (Victory in Japan Day) this coming weekend. VJ Day was the day on which the Second World War Allied forces announced the Japanese surrender, on August 15 1945. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said: "It is important that we take this opportunity to pay tribute to the courage and fortitude of all those ...

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NEW SCHEME HELPS DEFENCE PERSONNEL SECURE PRIVATELY RENTED HOMES

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

One of the biggest upfront costs of moving into privately rented accommodation is the rent deposit, which is typically equivalent to four to six weeks’ rent. Usually, it will have to be paid alongside the first month’s rent paid in advance. Now, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced a new scheme that allows defence personnel to apply for a loan to meet the cost of a deposit on a new place...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SOFT SKILLS DEVELOPED DURING YOUR FORCES CAREER

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Forces Leavers coming out of the Services will bring a range of technical and vocational ‘hard’ skills for which civilian employers are looking. These could include skills gained in a number of different roles, such as those within engineering, IT, logistics, training, administration or communication. As well as these vital technical skills, employers also value so-called ‘soft skills’, such as...

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RAF VETERANS HONOURED AT ROYAL WELSH SHOW FLYPAST

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Two WWII RAF veterans were cheered at the Royal Welsh Show last week as a pair of Spitfires performed a flypast. The first was 99-year old former Warrant Officer Harry Polloway who served in the RAF as an electrical engineer working at the Battle of Britain station North Weald, as well as overseas in Sicily and Egypt. Also honoured was 94-year old Eileen Younghusband, who served in the Women’s ...

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THE BENEFITS OF RECRUITING EX-FORCES PERSONNEL

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The extremely high levels of skill and courage demonstrated by our forces personnel in Afghanistan, and the cost of service for some, so movingly illustrated at Royal Wootton Bassett, reinforced the moral obligation felt by the public towards those that protect the UK and the way of life of its people. As a result, the public has become more aware and concerned about the manner in which individ...

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INVICTUS GAMES TAKES A TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD

over 3 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

The second Invictus Games for injured ex-Forces personnel and veterans are to be held at Disney World, Florida in 2016. Invictus Games president and patron Prince Harry, who is currently working as a conservation volunteer in Africa, unveiled details of the venue via a video announcement recorded before he left the UK. "I am absolutely delighted to announce that the United States has taken up t...

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HOW TO USE LINKEDIN TO HELP MAKE A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION

almost 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

If you’re looking to make the transition to the civilian workplace, social media could help. Many employers now post openings on Twitter and Facebook but as the world’s largest professionally oriented network, LinkedIn can be particularly helpful. The site claims to have over 380 million members in more than 200 countries and territories, so the coverage is enormous. LInkedIn can be useful for ...

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C COMPANY TRAINING SERVICES

almost 4 years ago by Darren Curtis

C Company Training Services is a well-established market leader in the delivery of security training courses nationwide. Our services are used by organisations working with long term unemployed on various government programmes such as Flexible New Deal, Response to Redundancy, Pathways and the DWP's Work Programme. We offer a wide range of training courses, which are tailored to meet the needs ...

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SERVICE PERSONNEL MISSING OUT ON £22.5 MILLION IN TAX REFUNDS EACH YEAR

almost 4 years ago by Alejandro Rodriguez Garcia

Over the last 16 years, RIFT has reclaimed around £90 million on behalf of 36,000 workers across the UK. £15.5 million of that has been specifically for Armed Forces - but there’s much more to be reclaimed. Jan Post, Managing Director of RIFT, knows all too well the financial pressures military families up and down the UK have faced over the last few years – and she knows it’s bad enough withou...

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