What is the Ordnance Factory Board (India)?

Introduction Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) consisting of the Indian Ordnance Factories is a Government agency under the control of department of defence production (DDP) Ministry of Defence (MoD), Government of India. It is engaged in research, development, production, testing, marketing and logistics of a product range in the areas of air, land and sea systems.… Read More

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What is the IPC4V?

Introduction The Armed Forces personnel in transition, Integrated Personal Commissioning for Veterans Framework (IPC4V) is a new personalised care approach for the small number of Armed Forces personnel who have complex and enduring physical, neurological and mental health conditions that are attributable to injury whilst in Service. Developed with the Ministry of Defence (MOD), as… Read More

What is the Cost of LSA & LOA to the UK MOD?

The table below highlights the cost of LSA and LOA to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) between 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Allowance 2018-2019 2019-2020 LSA £102 million £100.4 million LOA £118.8 million £106.5 million Notes: The above is taken from the MOD’s Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) system on 22 May 2020. Includes all branches of… Read More

What is the Future Accommodation Model (FAM)?

Introduction January 2020 sees the launch of the Future Accommodation Model (FAM) pilot at Aldershot Garrison. If personnel are based there – or assigned to the town in the next three years – there are new accommodation options, likerenting or buying a home with financial support from the MoD. What are the Options? There are… Read More

Can Off-Duty Reservists Use Regular Army Base Facilities?

Scenario An Army Reservist works across the road from a very large Regular Army base, which has a NAAFI and dining facility. Can the Reservist enter the base using their MOD 90 (identification card) and eat there while not on duty? MOD 90 An MOD 90 is issued to the individual as a member of… Read More

Service Parents: Remember your Free Childcare!

Parents are missing out on 30 hours of free childcare a week because they are not applying for it in time when moving back to England. That is the warning from the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD’s) Directorate of Children and Young People. Working parents with youngsters aged three to four are eligible and the MOD… Read More

MOD States Impact of Pension Ruling Personnel Unclear

Soldiers face a wait to find out how they will be affected by a recent ruling on firefighter pensions. An earlier court decision found that changes made to the emergency service workers’ arrangements in 2015 discriminated against younger staff who were forced to move to less beneficial schemes. The government tried to appeal against the… Read More