Thursday, 27 July 2017

COMMUNITY NOTICE - Volunteers needed at the Cinema Club

It has been almost a year since the Episkopi Station cinema club started. It has welcomed almost 2000 cinema goers to 50 new release films in that time. The cinema club relies on a team of Volunteers to run the showings.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

AFF secures better access to student loans for Army spouses and partners

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is celebrating a change to Student Finance England's loan qualifying criteria, which will allow more Army families to access a loan when undertaking a UK based course.

As of 1 August 2017, families posted overseas who wish to undertake a qualifying UK based university or college course can now access a loan via Student Finance England even if they are not in the UK on the first day of their chosen course. This applies to both full and part time courses.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

National Insurance Record

If you’ve spent time accompanying your soldier on an overseas posting anytime since 1975, you could be entitled to National Insurance credits. However, since the introduction of these credits, AFF is aware that many spouses have not taken advantage of this opportunity to fill any gaps they may have in their record.

Reading Force

We're VERY pleased to offer Forces families a special discount on subscriptions of the PHOENIX COMIC!
This is for families in the UK AND overseas - follow the links below for your free sample of the Phoenix comic and to see offer details:

Wednesday, 5 July 2017


Advice for responding to suspected hostile reconnaissance at BFC/ SBAA sites.  The threat from espionage and international terrorism means that UK interests, here and elsewhere, are increasingly likely to become targets.  These groups very often undertake some form of reconnaissance prior to carrying out an attack. 

Reminder to all users of SBA designated Sea Bathing areas

The Sea Bathing Areas are marked with orange buoys, which begin to be deployed from 1st May 2017 and will mark the areas until 31st October 2017. 

Swimmers using the designated areas outside these dates or swimming outside the designated safe areas, do so at their own risk.

AFF achieves housing success on behalf of Army families

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is celebrating a success for those living in Service Family Accommodation (SFA) who have recently faced unfair increases to their accommodation charge.

Many families contacted AFF to say their rental charge or final charge had unexpectedly increased by an unreasonable amount without proper notice and without a chance to appeal.