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Friday, 13 January 2017

Little Troopers - supporting children with parent(s) in the British Armed Forces

Little Troopers (formally My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures) is a registered charity supporting children with parent(s) in our British Armed Forces, these children face unique daily challenges due to their parents career choice especially when they experience repeated separation of varying lengths of time from their serving parent(s) due to exercises, training, operations and other service commitments.
As a charity we ensure all Little Troopers have fundamental resources available to help ease and aid the separation period, that support can be reached self-sufficiently from wherever you are based, events are made available to promote reconnection of parent and Little Trooper and there is a community celebrating how special all the Little Troopers out there really are!
The original charity was born following a very successful fundraising event ‘My daddy is a soldier trek 2011’ which was arranged by the founders of My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures;  Louise Fetigan and Linda Trickett. This event enabled three Army children to focus on a fun activity trekking up Mount Snowdon and the children managed to gain a sense of community and belonging from the experience, distracting them in a positive way from the fact their fathers were in Afghanistan. In November 2015 the charity was relaunched by Louise as Little Troopers supporting all children with a serving parent in the regular or reserve British Armed Forces.

For more information, please visit:

Careers Transition Partnership - Young Adults' Job Finding Bulletin January 2017

 Click HERE to view and/or download the Bulletin

Monday, 9 January 2017

Guidance from the NSPCC regarding online safety for children - keep your child safe!

Click on the link for information and guidance on online safety for children

Friday, 6 January 2017

SSAFA Short Breaks 2017

SSAFA coordinates Short Breaks that focus on offering new experiences and activities for children and young people from Service families.

Recent veterans may also now apply however priority for spaces on the break will be given to serving families or reservists.
Transport to and from the venue is up to family to arrange. We welcome applications from anywhere and will review on a case by case basis. If you envisage having travel difficulties please do still get in contact and we shall do our best to help accordingly.

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Hampshire Constabularly - fake Amazon emails

Action Fraud has received several reports from victims who have been sent convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. The spoofed emails from “” claim recipients have made an order online and mimic an automatic customer email notification.
The scam email claims recipients have ordered an expensive vintage chandelier. Other reported examples include: Bose stereos, iPhone’s and luxury watches.

The emails cleverly state that if recipients haven’t authorised the transaction they can click on the help centre link to receive a full refund. The link leads to an authentic-looking website, which asks victims to confirm their name, address, and bank card information.

Amazon says that suspicious e-mails will often contain:

  • Links to websites that look like, but aren't
  • Attachments or prompts to install software on your computer.
  • Typos or grammatical errors.
  • Forged (or spoofed) e-mail addresses to make it look like the e-mail is coming from

Amazon will never ask for personal information to be supplied by e-mail.
You can read more about identifying suspicious emails claiming to be from Amazon by visiting

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Army HIVE Information Centres

Hive.PNGHIVE information centres support the chain of command and service communities through the provision of up-to-date and relevant information.

The HIVE is an information network available to all members of the Service community. It serves both married and single personnel, together with their families, dependants and civilians employed by the Services.

Worldwide, the HIVE information centres offer an extensive range of information on relocation, local unit and civilian facilities, places of interest, schools and further education, housing, healthcare facilities, employment and training opportunities.

We network worldwide, sourcing national and local information as needed. Information on relocations is one of our key areas of information support and is available either in advance or on arrival at the receiving unit. Information on the ways to communicate with those serving away on operational deployments is also available through our HIVE information centres.

HIVE information support officers are not trained in welfare counselling. We are however able to advise referral to those professional agencies best suited to the individual’s circumstances. All HIVE staff is bound to a code of confidentiality.

Useful Health Websites

Useful Health Websites Big White Wall is a 24/7, safe, anonymous support service, with trained counsellors online at all times. It’s free to UK serving personnel, veterans and their families. The Defence Medical Welfare Service provides 24 hour practical and emotional support to those members of the British Armed Forces who are receiving hospital care, their dependent relatives and entitled civilians, in operational areas and in static locations in the UK and overseas. - Armed Forces Health Partnership programme is a joint venture between The Royal British Legion, a UK leading charity providing help and welfare to the Serving and ex-serving community, and Combat Stress, the UK's leading military charity specialising in veterans' mental health. - Combat Stress is the UK's leading military charity specialising in the care of Veterans' mental health. - Post Traumatic Stress can affect service personnel at any time, and can have an impact on their families. This charity offers treatment nationwide through their network of registered counsellors. Also call 0845 021 7873. - Counselling Directory lists qualified/registered counsellors and psychotherapists. - British Dental Association site which has up to date information on finding local NHS dentists. - National Health Service website including useful dental surgery search by postcode, dentists name or area. - For details of health and dental provision in BFG. - offers significant discount to Forces families looking for private health care. - Mutual Support - The Armed Forces National Support Group of the MS Society of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. - NHS website helping people to stop smoking.

 Please note that HIVE (AWS) is not responsible for the content or reliability of any of these external websites and therefore does not officially endorse any information, products or services they might offer

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