Star & Garter Charity has been caring for disabled
ex-Service personnel since 1916. The Charity offers its residents
the best in nursing and therapeutic care, as well as a wide variety
of leisure activities both internally and at outside venues. Anyone
who is physically disabled or incapacitated and has served in Her
Majesty’s Forces is eligible to apply for a place at a Royal Star &
Garter Home, as well as the widows, spouses and partners of
- A new website provided by ex-forces personnel to help address
any bully or bullying issues you may be experiencing or have
experienced whilst serving in the Navy, Army or Royal Air
Force. Within the website you will find a comprehensive list of
contacts as well as a straightforward, easy to use set of
links to websites of other well established
organisations. This allows access to a vast amount of information and
advice from a wide range of providers. Our main aim at forces-helpline.com
is to provide a 100% independent service for both ex-forces.
you tell us is in the strictest confidence.
Forces Pension Scheme - Invalid Pensions Taxation Error -
If you were in the Armed Forces and received either a Service Invaliding
Pension (SIP) or a Service Attributable Pension (SAP), paid under
the Armed Forces Pensions Scheme (AFPS) AND a War Disablement Pension
(WDP) paid under the War Pensions Scheme, you may be eligible for
a refund of tax paid on your AFPS pension. Widowed spouses or beneficiaries
may also be eligible for a refund with respect to tax paid by the
Service man or woman when he or she was alive.
To find out more ring:
02392 702316 / 702220
0141 224 2351/ 2352
01452 712612 Ext 6474
/ 6476 / 6477
Family Federation - AFF
is a registered charity that acts as a unique two-way communications
link between the British Army and its families.
charitable organisation working in partnership with Regimental and
Corps Benevolent Funds and in co-operation with other service
charities, is there to help soldiers get their lives back on track in
times of financial need.
Postal and Courier Services Defence Support Agency at Mill Hill
London, providing postal services for The Armed Forces worldwide.
This site has a link to the E-BLUEY
facility, which enables families to keep in touch with their loved
ones who are on active service.
This site is primarily
for the benefit of its members. It facilitates contact between all
those who served with: 1 Wireless Regiment, Munster,
13th Signal Regiment
(Radio) Birgelen and their sub-units.
Limbless ex-Servicemens' Association
is a National Charity, specifically for Limbless and Ex-Service Men
and Women, their dependants and Widows. The objectives of the
Association are to promote the welfare of all those of either sex who
have lost a limb or limbs, or one or both eyes, or the use of limbs as
a result of service in any branch of Her Majesty's Forces or Auxiliary
Forces and to assist needy dependants of such service limbless. We
will also help those who lose a limb after service.
- There are lots of sites relating to the enlisted
forces personnel, but little for the wives. The site is 100% FREE and
hopefully we will build a large community of wives, ex wives etc. The site is
designed to be a portal offering helpful forums, a lost friend finder service,
helpful hints and advice, a chat room, FREE Classifieds, polls, discussions, shopping
Royal British Legion
Royal British Legion is the UK's leading charity safeguarding the
welfare, interests and memory of those who have served in the Armed
Forces and their dependants. It provides financial, social and
emotional support to millions and its benevolence spans all age groups
from the oldest to the very young.
- The Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society, COMBAT STRESS.
For over 80 years, we have been the only services charity specialising
in helping those of all ranks from the Armed Forces and the Merchant
Navy suffering from psychological disability as a result of their
War Graves Commission - The
Commission was established by Royal Charter in 1917. Its duties are to
mark and maintain the graves of the members of the forces of the
Commonwealth who were killed in the two World Wars, to build memorials
to those who have no known grave and to keep records and registers,
including, after the Second World War, a record of the Civilian War
for Work and Pensions
Department is responsible for delivering support and advice through a
modern network of services to people of working age, employers,
pensioners, families and children and disabled people. Our key aims
are to help our customers become financially independent and
help reduce child poverty.
- This is
the facility which enables families to keep in touch with their loved
ones who are on active service.
of Royal Navy Officers
- ARNO is both a Charitable Trust and a Social Fellowship for Serving and Retired
Commissioned Officers of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the Queen
Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service, the former Women's Royal
Naval Service, and their Reserves.
- Haig Homes is a housing association providing rental
accommodation for the ex-Service community throughout the UK.
& Clearance Diving Officers' Association
- The Association was
formed in 1991 to perpetuate the ésprit de corps of serving and
retired RN and other Commonwealth Navy Minewarfare & Clearance
Diving officers. It now has over 260 members worldwide.
The website contains joining details, news, pictures, stories and
interesting facts about current MCD activity plus historical
information about the development of the MW & CD Branches, naval
diving, naval bomb & mine disposal and our spiritual home at HMS
Ministry of Defence
- Their purpose is 'to provide community support to
members of the British Forces and their families'. They bring
retail and leisure services to some strange and exotic places around
the world. They are an association 'not for profit', and a
contributor to military welfare funds
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. This
website offers immediate access to information on NATO's policies and
structures, official documents, press releases, speeches and
publications and provides links to other relevant sites.
Naval Families Federation (NFF) is the independent
voice of Royal Naval and Royal Marine families. Views can be
represented through the Chain of Command, Ministry of Defence and
Government. Our remit is to ensure the voice of our families is heard.
Joint Headquarters - The official website of the
Northwood Joint Headquarters, home to the
National Commands of Fleet, the Permanent Joint Headquarters and 3
Group, and the NATO Commands of East Atlantic, Submarines East
Atlantic and Maritime Air East Atlantic.
Officers' Association is a charity dedicated to assisting officers who
have retired or are about to retire from Her Majesty's Armed Forces.
The Association was founded in 1919 and received the Royal Charter in
- Provides housing and services to disabled
and homeless ex-Service personnel
Traumatic Stress Disorder
- This web site has been created for
ex-servicemen & women who think they are suffering from PTSD.
Air Force Association
Welfare covers a wide range of welfare services for all members of the
Air Force Family.
Air Force Benevolent Fund
- The Royal Air Force Benevolent
Fund exists to provide assistance to those of the extended Royal Air
Force Family who need support as a consequence of poverty, sickness,
disability, accident, infirmity or other adversity.This extended
family embraces all ranks, male and female, who are serving or have
served in the Royal Air Force or its associated Air Forces, their
widows, widowers and dependants.
Engineers Bomb Disposal Officers Club
- a club for serving and retired Officers and Warrant
Officers from Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal / Explosive Ordnance
Disposal units. Our aim is to promote and sustain an ongoing
liaison between those now serving in both of the Royal Engineers EOD
Regiments and all officers and warrant officers, serving or retired,
who have served in Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal or EOD, in wartime or
in peace, including the 'Z' Reserve, National Service, Army Emergency
Reserve, TA&VR, Territorial Army and the Regular Army.
Forces Employment Association
ex-regular Servicemen and women to find employment throughout their
working life. Offers employers access to staff they can rely on.
Marine Benevolent Fund
principal purpose of the fund is to benefit persons who are serving or
who have served in the Royal Marines, or their dependants, to relieve
need, hardship or distress.
Sailors' Rests - RSR
(Royal Sailors' Rests), founded 125 years ago and affectionately known
as Aggies, is a Christian charity that provides 'people, places and
projects' in support of the Royal Naval Service.
People: RSR works closely with the NPFS (Naval Personal Family
Service) and the Royal Naval Chaplaincy with on base CSWs (Chaplaincy
Support Workers) at HMS DRAKE, HMS NELSON, HMS SEAHAWK (RNAS
Culdrose), HM Naval Base Clyde, CTCRM (Commando Training Centre Royal
Places: RSR provides Christian, alcohol free family leisure
centres for serving personnel and their families situated close to the
Naval Port areas at: ;
RSR Rowner, Grange Road, Rowner, Gosport - 023 9258 2509;
RSR Helensburgh - 'Braeholm', 31 East Montrose Street, Helensburgh -
01436 672 854 (including first class accommodation with 17 single and
double rooms - all ensuite)
Projects: NVQ Courses; Freephone self help debt support through
the RSR / Credit Action partnership; access to cheap phone calls
through the RSR "Aggies" phone card; RNAS Culdrose - RSR
The RSR news magazine, "Ashore & Afloat" and
'keeping in touch' newsletter are published periodically.
Britain's Reservists and Employers (SaBRE)
the National Employers' Liaison Committee (NELC). Provides information
about Reservists’ Training and Mobilisation commitments and the safeguards
that are in place to protect both employers and Reservists’ should
conflicts of interest arise.
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association
- Forces Help - They
are the national charity helping serving and ex-Service men, women
and their families in need. Committed to helping people in need, suffering
or distress, regardless of age or condition.
for Blind ex-Service Men and Women - A
blind man with a vision founded St Dunstan’s in 1915 to train and
support the war blind. His vision was that, given training, blind
servicemen should be restored from being simply the recipients of
charity, to people who could lead independent, useful and satisfying
Army and Reservists -
Lists some comprehensive questions and answers to assist deployed
TA and Reservists.
Polo Club (Combined Services)
Tidworth Polo Club has won itself the reputation for providing for
its members and visitors the most enjoyable polo and the best polo
courses and instruction at low goal level in the country.
- The purposes of the United Nations, as set forth in their Charter,
are to maintain international peace and security; to develop friendly
relations among nations; to cooperate in solving international
economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting
respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; and to be a centre
for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends.
- Veterans Agency - listing
all services available to Veterans.
Agency - War Pension Claims
- For all War Pension information
and how to make a claim.
Agency - Graves -
For all information
regarding Military Graves and Memorials.
Agency - Medals
- For all information
regarding Lost Medals or unclaimed
Agency - Pensions -
Service Pensions Scheme
Agency - Records
information on all questions relating to Service records.
site with everything you need to know about the Victorious Cross
Widow's Association of Great Britain
The Yellow Ribbon Organisation
- We are a
registered non-profit organisation offering independent informal,
impartial and confidential support to anyone with a British Forces
connection. As an MoD endorsed tri-service organisation we work closely
with Whitehall and the many Service charities and welfare organisations
in ensuring that both families and personnel receive the best level of