Information and Updates

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  • Milfest 2024

    Milfest 2024 will be taking place on the same day as the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards and same venue (Grosvenor House London), between 09.30-15.00, the MilFest conference features a rich programme of engaging and thought provoking content fro...
    • 23 May 2024
  • New Partnership with Crimestoppers

    New Partnership with Crimestoppers Service Police and the independent charity Crimestoppers have teamed up to help further protect Defence people and assets. Joining all UK police forces and law enforcement agencies, Service Police will now also benefit from access to information repo...
    • 22 May 2024
  • 60 Second Update - Episode 175

    60 Second Update - Episode 175 It’s news time, shipmates... This week’s update comes from the Ten Tors Challenge on Dartmoor. We’ve also got news of a drugs bust for HMS Trent in the Caribbean, plus fjord sorties in Norway for 815 Naval Air Squadron. h...
    • 15 May 2024
  • Career Compass: Navigate Your Career Path

    Career Compass: Navigate Your Career Path At a career pivot point? Their newest workshops, in partnership with London Stock Exchange, will guide you to pinpoint opportunities aligned with your skills and experience. This will enable you to understand real-world pathways in various secto...
    • 14 May 2024
  • WAC - Tell Us How Wraparound Childcare Has Impacted Your Family

    WAC - Tell Us How Wraparound Childcare Has Impacted Your Family How has Wraparound Childcare (WAC) impacted your family? If you are claiming, or have previously claimed WAC, we want to hear from you.   Defence is evaluating the impact of the WAC scheme on serving families. Your responses will help inform fut...
    • 14 May 2024
  • Military Mortgage Advice - Housing Webinars

    Military Mortgage Advice - Housing Webinars Military Mortgage Advice are running new housing webinars from April 28th to June 30th 2024. There are plenty of opportunities for service personnel to join in and sign up is via MS Teams. These briefs are to give service personnel a b...
    • 9 May 2024
  • Get your dog or cat microchipped

    Get your dog or cat microchipped From next month, cats in England will need to be microchipped and registered on a database by the time they’re 20 weeks old. You can be fined up to £500 if your cat (or dog) isn't microchipped when they need to be. Find out more he...
    • 8 May 2024
  • Personal Data Protection Service

    Personal Data Protection Service Whilst the MOD do not currently have any proof that any of our Service Person's data has been compromised, we must be prudent and assume that it may have been.  To protect you, the MOD have purchased licences with a market leading personal d...
    • 8 May 2024
  • 40 Years of Information Support - Anecdotes and Memories

    40 Years of Information Support - Anecdotes and Memories Working with our Sister Organisations, Army/RAF HIVE, RN FPS is collating anecdotes and memories to showcase 40 years of Information Support for the MOD community.   Do you have anything you could share with us - perhaps a time where you ha...
    • 7 May 2024
  • Armed Forces Payment Network Compromise - Update

    Armed Forces Payment Network Compromise - Update The following information and updates on the Armed Forces payment network compromise have been published within the Resources section. Armed Forces Payment Network Compromise - Message from Permanent Secretary and Vice Chief of the Defence Staff - Re...
    • 7 May 2024
  • Naval Families Federation

    One of the ways in which the NFF capture evidence about how you are finding life as part of a serving family is by carrying out anonymous surveys. We also promote surveys and studies that other agencies and academic research teams are leadin...
    • 2 May 2024
  • Navy News - May 2024

    Navy News - May 2024 Catch the latest news and stories from the RN. On sale from NOW! Navy News Archive / Subscriptions and more here
    • 1 May 2024
  • 60 Second Update - Episode 174

    60 Second Update - Episode 174 At the heart of NATO. This week’s news update comes from NATO Joint Force Command Brunssum where our sailors and Royal Marines oversee the planning and execution of operations across North West Europe. https://youtu.be/xvO9sXcTXmM Watch previou...
    • 30 Apr 2024
  • China Fleet Country Club Celebrates Grand Reopening of Brasserie with Prestigious Guest and £100k investment

    China Fleet Country Club Celebrates Grand Reopening of Brasserie with Prestigious Guest and £100k investment Saltash, Cornwall - China Fleet Country Club, in collaboration with the China Fleet Trust, is delighted to announce the grand reopening of its Brasserie, a flagship dining destination, following a £100,000 investment. The Brasserie has been co...
    • 24 Apr 2024
  • Celebrating Forces Families Awards - Live Stream

    This time next week we will be celebrating our incredible armed forces community! If you can’t make it to the awards night in London, you can watch them live via the Celebrating Forces Families Awards livestream. You can book your FREE livestre...
    • 23 Apr 2024
  • 60 Second Update - Episode 173

    60 Second Update - Episode 173 Can you be more Pacific? Yes, we can. We join HMS Tamar in Tonga for our latest news update, joining the patrol ship after work with the Royal New Zealand Navy around Fiji as their Indo-Pacific mission continues. https://youtu.be/i4zrTygB1IM Watc...
    • 17 Apr 2024
  • Kings Camps - Summer venues available for booking next week

    There is only 1 week to go, so mark your calendars now! The summer dates for Kings Camps at Military bases will be available to book on Monday 15th April. For venues and dates visit: Kings Camps Military Bases If you are serving personnel but don&r...
    • 8 Apr 2024
  • RN 60 Second Update - Episode 172

    RN 60 Second Update - Episode 172 The Prince and the pups... This week’s news update highlights the work of HMS Prince of Wales on NATO’s Steadfast Defender exercise, Royal Marines working with huskies in the Arctic and the latest from operations in the Red Sea. https...
    • 2 Apr 2024
  • Victory Services Club Newsletter - Edition 10 - March 2024

    Victory Services Club Newsletter - Edition 10 - March 2024 Find out all about the Victory Services Club and what's been happening via their latest Newsletter. Read via the Resources section: Victory Services Club Newsletter Edition 10  
    • 2 Apr 2024
  • Navy News - April 24

    Navy News - April 24 Catch the latest news and stories from the RN. On sale from NOW! Navy News Archive / Subscriptions and more here
    • 1 Apr 2024
  • Discover My Benefits now gives a more accurate and tailored financial reward package.

    Discover My Benefits now gives a more accurate and tailored financial reward package. Have you ever wondered how much extra you get in addition to your standard salary and, more importantly, what could be available to you and your family in the future? Or have you previously used the Royal Navy ‘The Offer’ webpages ...
    • 28 Mar 2024
  • FAMCAS 24 - Less Than 4 Weeks Left to Have Your Say!

    FAMCAS 24 - Less Than 4 Weeks Left to Have Your Say! The Families Continuous Attitudes Survey 2024 (FamCAS24) closes on the 22nd April Are you married to a Royal Navy or Royal Marine Service person? FamCAS 2024 is closing soon, and we still want to hear from you! What is FAMCAS? FAMCAS is an annual Tri...
    • 27 Mar 2024
  • RNSA Youth Crew Open Days

    RNSA Youth Crew Open Days Want to find out if joining a crew is for you? RNSA Youth Crew open days are the perfect opportunity to learn about what the RNSA Youth crew has to offer, as well as being fun day on the water. The open day will consist of a mix of sailing and paddle...
    • 22 Mar 2024
  • RN FPS Portal Opening Hours Update

    RN FPS Portal Opening Hours Update Due to an increase in referrals, RN FPS Portal Team have temporarily suspended their extended opening hours to enable them to work on responding to everyone as quickly as they can.   RN FPS apologise for any inconvenience this has caused a...
    • 21 Mar 2024
  • Support For Young Disabled and Neurodivergent People

    Support For Young Disabled and Neurodivergent People The RNRMC and Armed Forces Covenant Trust has teamed up with Kids to support young disabled and neurodivergent people from Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and RFA families. They're going to be bringing together young people from across the naval fa...
    • 21 Mar 2024