What is Ministry of Defence (UK)?

Introduction The Ministry of Defence (MOD or MoD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty’s Government, and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. The MOD states that its principal objectives are to defend the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and its interests… Read More

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What is the Defence Council of the United Kingdom?

Introduction The Defence Council of the United Kingdom is the body legally entrusted with the defence of the United Kingdom and its overseas territories and with control over the British armed forces, and is part of the Ministry of Defence. Functions Prior to 1964, there were five bodies responsible for the British Armed Forces: the… Read More

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

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