A Quick Overview of Posting Preference Proformas (UK)

Introduction A Posting Preference Proforma (PPP) is a way for military personnel to identify and submit their preferences for potential jobs in the future. “The publication of the Job List for all ranks and the reinvigoration of the Posting Preference Proforma (PPP) in a new PDF format provides improved visibility of available posts and the… Read More

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A Brief Overview of the Type S Engagement

Purpose of the Type S Engagement The British Army uses the Type S engagement for all officer pre-career service and in some cases to afford Army Reserve soldiers an opportunity for Regular service. Direct Entry Officers All those who are not in Regular service are attested to a Type S engagement on entry to the… Read More

Should My Organisation Create an Armed Forces Policy?

Introduction This article provides a brief overview of how to create an Armed Forces policy and what it should include. Background Creating an Armed Forces policy will demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community and will help to ensure that no member of the community is at a disadvantage in the workplace… Read More

How Many Ration Packs Does the UK Military Use Each Year?

How Many Are Used? Did you know that approximately two (2) million operational ration packs (ORPs) are used by the UK military per year. What About Unused ORPs? Typically, less than 1% of the stock of ORPs requires disposal. The MOD does not sell or auction ORPs that have expired or are close to their… Read More

Visa Fees Scrapped for Non-UK Service Personnel

In recognition of the immensely valuable contribution that thousands of overseas personnel make to the UK while serving, the Government has announced that visa fees will be waived for those who have served in the UK Armed Forces for a minimum period of six years or been discharged due to an illness or injury attributable… Read More

What is the Citizenship (Armed Forces) Act 2014?

Introduction The Citizenship (Armed Forces) Act 2014 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that received Royal Assent on 13 March 2014 after being introduced on 19 June 2013. Purpose The bill amended the British Nationality Act 1981 in such a way as to not disadvantage foreign and Commonwealth members of the… Read More

What is the Defence Lessons Identified Management System (DLIMS)?

Introduction The Defence Lessons Identified Management System (DLIMS) is a UK Defence-wide database to deal with the collection, management, and distribution of lessons. It is a tool that enables the Chain of Command to allocate responsibilities, track actions, and archive work on each issue but individual Defence Organisations have also developed their own databases, in… Read More