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Monday, 10 December 2018

Game of Thrones The Touring Exhibition - Titanic Exhibition Centre from 11 April 2019


The exhibition will give fans the experience of a lifetime, dropping them into the center of the Seven Kingdoms for an up-close and personal look at the artistry and craftmanship behind the Emmy award-winning series, as well as the opportunity to:
  • Experience the wintry landscapes of the North
  • Explore the tree-lined pathway of the Kingsroad
  • See the regal settings of King’s Landing
  • View the conquered city of Meereen with its garrisons of Unsullied warriors
  • Discover iconic costumes of House Targaryen
  • Explore Castle Black, the home of the Night’s Watch
  • Step into the House of Black and White
  • And the frozen lands Beyond the Wall
  • Reach the iconic Iron Throne Room and gaze upon the Westerosi seat of power in all its foreboding glory.
To find out more and to book your tickets .....

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Coping With A Partner Away This Christmas



When did you start planning for Christmas? For some it takes all year, and so perhaps no surprise that ‘Christmas’ regularly scores high on lists of common stresses.
Whose turn is it to have the grandparents? What new provision is required for those with special diets? What about partners – how long before they must be together over the festive season? Who sleeps where? Relatives and friends who see a pecking order in accommodation, and length of visit, can be particularly trying. All underpinned by the sheer weight of tradition everyone fears to break.
But in the midst of all this planning, there are many families who already know they aren’t going to be able to spend Christmas together, and so can feel very left out of workplace or school-gate conversations about whose turn it is to be with whom.
There are many people in this position, most notably those who are separated or divorced. But there are also thousands of military families for whom Christmas regularly falls within a period of duty – and enforced separation.
For top tips and to read more online, CLICK HERE

Belfast Christmas Shopping Guide


Planning a shopping trip to Belfast? Here’s everything you need to know. 
Discover the best shopping areas, Christmas markets and quirky boutiques, 
and find the perfect gifts.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Defence Discount Service Latest Discounts



All offers are subject to terms and conditions, please see the Defence Discount Service or retailers website for full terms and conditions. The DDS is registered company in the United Kingdom 06581540. You can write to us at: Defence Discount Service, POBOX 10180, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 9HN.
Do not show military ID to obtain discounts in NI.

Get Your Skates On For The SSE Arena



Thursday, 6 December 2018

Message From DIO - SFA Online Application System


The web address used to access the online SFA application system (e-1132) has not changed as was scheduled. 

The existing web address (http://apps01.domis.r.mil.uk/e1132/) remains in use for the foreseeable future and is fully operational.


​We apologise if any inconvenience was caused during the system outage period

Coping With A Partner Away This Christmas

When did you start planning for Christmas? For some it takes all year, and so perhaps no surprise that ‘Christmas’ regularly scores high on lists of common stresses.
Whose turn is it to have the grandparents? What new provision is required for those with special diets? What about partners – how long before they must be together over the festive season? Who sleeps where? Relatives and friends who see a pecking order in accommodation, and length of visit, can be particularly trying. All underpinned by the sheer weight of tradition everyone fears to break.
But in the midst of all this planning, there are many families who already know they aren’t going to be able to spend Christmas together, and so can feel very left out of workplace or school-gate conversations about whose turn it is to be with whom.
There are many people in this position, most notably those who are separated or divorced. But there are also thousands of military families for whom Christmas regularly falls within a period of duty – and enforced separation.
For top tips and to read more online, CLICK HERE
 

Reading Force - Show Your Support For Families Who Will Not Be Together At Christmas

The Ministry of Defence estimates 11,000 of our Armed Forces personnel will be deployed overseas during the festive period which means thousands of children will be separated from their parent this Christmas. 

The Reading Force charity is on a mission to bring those families closer at this special time of year, by giving them the gift of shared reading even when apart.

Just £4 pays for one Forces child to receive a book and Reading Force scrapbook over Christmas...

Please help Forces families stay connected this Christmas. Our Christmas Crowdfunding Campaign aims to raise over £4,000 so at least 1,000 Forces families can be sent a free book to read during the festive season and talk about over Facetime, Skype or the telephone. We have lots of inspiring case studies on our website.

If you know of any Forces families that will be apart this Christmas encourage them to
join Reading Force

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Understanding Service Leavers Over 50

This research project aims to investigate the employment challenges and barriers faced by servicemen and servicewomen of all ranks aged 50 or over at the point of discharge from the UK Armed Forces. It is being conducted by the Centre for Research into the Older Workforce (CROW) on behalf of the Officers' Association.
Individuals from within this demographic are invited to participate in a series of focus groups and an online survey.
​For more information go to: https://www.over50serviceleavers.org.uk/