Does Resilience-based Training have any specific benefit to the Health & Well-being of UK Military Recruits?

Research Paper Title Resilience-based intervention for UK military recruits: a randomised controlled trial. Background The researchers evaluated a military resilience intervention which aimed to help UK military recruits to manage their personal health and well-being more effectively. Methods Trainers within six pre-existing training teams were randomly allocated by team to deliver a resilience-based intervention (SPEAR)… Read More

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Military Spouses/Civil Partners can claim Ex-Gratia Payments in Lieu of Maternity Allowance

True or false: Spouses/civil partners who accompany their Service partner on an overseas posting/assignment are unable to claim Maternity Allowance (MA) from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) if they are not living in the UK. Although spouses/civil partners cannot claim MA when overseas, they do have other options (this depends on where they… Read More

What is the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme?

1.0 Introduction This article provides an overview of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme. 2.0 What is the Purpose of the Scheme? “The objective of the scheme is to help parliamentarians understand the work of the armed forces and foster genuine personally informed contributions to participate in defence debates.” (AFPS, 2015). A really good outline of… Read More

What is a Parents Pension?

Parents pension were first introduced during World War I (114-1918). At that time, adult sons and daughters had a duty under the Poor Law to contribute towards the support of their parents if they were in financial need. The state accepted responsibility for replacing, within certain limits, the support which a son killed in action… Read More

What is the Number of Under 18’s Deployed to Iraq & Afghanistan?

“In dealing with a similar PO in 2013, a total of seven, service personnel under the age of 18 were identified as having been deployed in the period 2007-10 in Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon closer inspection of the information, only two out of the four service personnel were actually deployed to Iraq before the age… Read More

What is the Number of Fatalities as a Result of Bicuspid Aortic Valve (BAV) Heart Malformation?

Between 1984 and July 2018, there were a total of zero (0) recorded deaths either on training or operations due to diagnosed or undiagnosed bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) heart malformation within the UK armed forces. Reference FOI 2018/08466 dated 31 July 2018.

Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) & the UK Armed Forces: A Phantom Menace?

Research Paper Title Phantom menace: novel psychoactive substances and the UK Armed Forces. Abstract Novel psychoactive substances (NPS) encompass a large group of synthesised compounds specifically designed to mimic traditional recreational drugs. Current UK Armed Forces compulsory drug testing does not screen for these substances, making them tempting to the small proportion of UK Armed… Read More