Thursday, 30 November 2017

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Monday, 13 November 2017

Little Troopers Treasures


Little Troopers Treasures is a project LTT partnered with Harper Collins, to bring children's books to forces families, currently there are nine books available to record.

> The service family downloads the app then creates a family login, the service person then logs in wherever they may be (WIFI needed) or before they go away and records some stories, the app captures their face, voice and the book pages.

> Once done the app zips up the story with lots of love and immediately the service child can go to the Little Trooper mode of the family login and there will be a surprise story waiting! They can watch the stories, or listen, over and over again.

> There are also some free supporting resources for families to accompany this app, a weekly planner sheet to print off and use plus separation diaries for both parent and child to complete while separated and then share once reunited.

All the information and download links plus the resources files to print off can be found HERE

JSHAO Housing Briefs 2018


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Twycross Zoo Heroes ~Day - 8 December - Free entry for Armed forces & Emergency Services Personnel

Discounted entry for accompanying guests – Bring the whole family for a festive, family day out.
Adult – £16.50
Child (3-16 years) – £12
Infant (under 3s) – FREE
Concessions – £14.50
*Terms & Conditions
Free entry and discounted entry prices can only be redeemed on the gate, on the day of visit (advance bookings are not available). Free entry will be applied upon presentation of a valid ID (eg; blue light card) if the ID does not have a photo on it, additional photo ID must be supplied. This offer is only valid on Friday 8th December 2017. Normal zoo opening times and operations will be in place and the zoo is open to general public for normal admission prices. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. For more information email info@twycrosszoo.org.

Send Mail with the British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

See this link for latest recommended posting dates for BFPO mail at
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/british-forces-post-office-last-dates-of-posting

The latest recommended posting dates for BFPOs 618/619/620 has been revised to 20 Nov, due to unavoidable changes in transit times.

Details of eligibility for the Christmas Families Free Mail Service (CFFMS), which is an extension of the Enduring Families Free Mail Service (EFFMS) to certain additional locations over the Christmas period, can also be found on this page.

BFPO addresses are eligible to take part in Royal Mail’s 
Letter to Santa.  All letters must be arrive in the UK by 8 December to receive a reply from Father Christmas!




Tuesday, 7 November 2017

JSHAO Housing Briefs 2018


Defence Discount Service - Drayton's Magical Christmas Offer

Join Drayton Manor for a Magical Christmas experience this festive season, from Saturday 18th November for selected dates until Sunday 31st December.

They are celebrating 10 magical years of Christmas, with live shows, carols, presents, light shows, festive food, Father Christmas and everyday ending with a magnificent fireworks display, plus so much more. 

Please note tickets are for park entry only to Thomas Land and the zoo and do not include Father Christmas visits – this can be upgraded on the day for £6.00 per person subject to availability.
The park is open on the 23rd and 24th of December, however no discounted rates are available.

Click HERE for more information
Offer closes 31 December

Defence Discount Service - Alton Towers Services Day 2018 - 3/4 March

After the huge success of Services Day 2017 DDS are hoping that members join them for Services Day 2018 and this year have two dates for members to choose from.  

The Theme Park will remain closed to the members of the public and only available for Defence Discount Service and Blue Light Card members.  There is no opportunity to purchase tickets on the day.

Available dates: Saturday 3rd March or Sunday 4th March 2018
Ticket prices are just £18.50 for an adult, £17.00 for children (11 and under) and free for under 3's.  Members can also enjoy free car parking on the day which is normally £6 per car.
Tickets can be booked online via this link this will provide you your ticket electronically.  Alternatively you can book via the number 0871 222 4001 (13p per minute plus standard network fees, calls from mobiles may cost more).