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Friday, 8 November 2019

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Remembrance Sunday - 10th November 2019

Details of joint civic and military services in Aldershot and Farnborough

There are a number of civic and military services taking place on Sunday 10 November to mark Remembrance Sunday.
All services are open to the public.

Other services and commemorations:

Church of the Ascension, Ayling Hill, Aldershot

The church will be holding a special service of remembrance and exhibition on Sunday 10 November at 9.30am.
The church was partially built at the start of World War 2 and this year will be 80 years old. To mark the anniversary, the church will be creating a community message board for local people to remember lost loved ones.
If you would like to get involved and find out more email stmichaelsaldershot@btopenworld.com.

Aldershot Military Cemetery, Gallwey Road, Aldershot

On Sunday 10 November, 692 war graves will be lit in remembrance. From 4pm, an electric tea light will be placed on the headstone of every single World War 1 grave at the cemetery. There will be a small service at 4.26pm 'at the going down of the sun'. The cemetery gates will remain open until 8.30pm and visitors are welcome to attend.
Parking will be available at the car park adjacent to Alpine Snowsports.

The Remembrance Special Issue Of Pathfinder International Online Now!







11 November 2019 marks 100 years of the Remembrance commemorations and to highlight the occasion, Pathfinder International has produced a special issue.

Inside this month’s edition sees military memories supplement, Left Right Left magazine feature a range of interviews with veterans from an array of conflicts since World War 1 in the beginning of the “I am Tommy Atkins!” campaign.

To read this issue online CLICK HERE

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SFA Disputed Charges - Updated Information


When you move out of UK service family accommodation (SFA) or substitute service family accommodation (SSFA), you may be liable for charges for damages or deficiencies that are not classed as fair wear and tear, or because you have failed to prepare the property to the correct standard, for example cleanliness.
Since 1 October 2013, the process for managing these charges permits DIO to take these directly from the pay of serving personnel in order to improve the efficiency of the process.
Any payments taken depend on the size of the charge and individual monthly income (using MOD guidelines to ensure that deductions do not exceed a set limit of pay).
If you consider that you are not responsible for the charges, or part of them, for example that the damage is the result of fair wear and tear, you are able to dispute the charge raised using the ‘Disputed charges form’.
CLICK HERE for the form and process flowchart for service personnel wishing to dispute charges for damages to service family accommodation. (Updated 7 November 2019)

Anti-Bullying Week 11th - 15th November

Anti-Bullying Week takes place in England from November 11th to the 15th. This nationwide event is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and is intended to raise awareness of the issue of bullying among children, especially in schools. 

Children of all ages as well as parents and children are encouraged to get involved in the event and take part in activities that will help to shine a light on the problem of bullying and ways to help resolve the issue.

For more information please click HERE

Royal Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance - Lydiard Park, Swindon

The Field of Remembrance, which opened to the public on Friday 1st November, pays tribute to all the brave Service men and women who have served, including those who have more recently lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Field of Remembrance will close on Thursday 21st November. Opening times are 9.00am to 4.00pm.

Admission to the Walled Garden is free during this period. Parking charges apply.

To visit the Lydiard Park website, CLICK HERE

Cold Weather Payment scheme

This year's Cold Weather Payment scheme runs from 1 November 2019 to 31 March 2020.
There is no need for an application, Cold Weather payments will be issued automatically to eligible claimants. For Universal Credit customers a message about the payment will be placed into the journal at the same time. Claimants can read about the payments here on gov.uk, and they can check if a payment is due in their area   if there is a cold snap.

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