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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Forcesline + AWOL Line

Something on your mind?

Forcesline is a free and 100% confidential helpline that is completely independent of the military chain of command. Our experienced civilian staff provide a supportive, listening and signposting service for serving personnel and their families as well as former members of the Armed Forces. You can talk to us about anything including personal concerns, worries and problems. Where possible, we will give you factual information or 'signpost' you to appropriate ways forward, but we will not judge you.

Our telephone support line is available Monday-Friday between 9.00am-5.30pm.

Freephone Number

  • From the UK (Main Line): 0800 731 4880
From Operational Theatres, to enable access through Paradigm's phone system, dial the appropriate access number then enter *201 at the PIN prompt.

Absent without leave (AWOL) line

If you are serving and you are AWOL then call our helpline for confidential advice - Call on

01380 738137

The Royal British Legion - Helpline


Our telephone helpline is open to everyone, 8am - 8pm, 7 days a week.
Call 0808 802 8080 (free from UK landlines and main mobile networks) or if you are in the Republic of Ireland, you can call 1800 992 294 for free.
From overseas: +44 (0)20 3376 8080 (full rate)

Monday, 16 March 2015

Children's Education Advisory Service - Help With Moving Schools

Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) is a tri-service organisation funded by the MOD. It was established to provide information and support to Service families and eligible MOD civilians on all aspects of the education of their children in the UK and overseas.
When children move frequently from one school to another or between different educational systems obtaining appropriate provision can be complex.

CEAS provides information and advice as well as supporting parents at meetings with schools, local authorities, at tribunal etc. No question is too small or too large for us to deal with. If we don’t know the answer ourselves we usually know someone who does. All of our staff have considerable experience of advising Service parents on a wide range of issues regarding Service children’s education.

Contact CEAS
The CEAS Helpline is manned from 8.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday. At other times, or when the helpline is busy, messages can be left on the answer machine or sent via email. Please ensure that your name, the name and date of birth of the child (if appropriate) and your contact details are left slowly and clearly.

Children's Education Advisory Service
Trenchard Lines
Upavon, Pewsey
Telephone: 01980 618 244 (Military 94 344 8244)
Email: enquiries@ceas.uk.com 

Fax: 01980 618245 (military 94 344 8245)

Monday, 9 March 2015

You Could Be Entitled To Benefits

Use the benefits calculator to see what benefits you are entitled to. 
Click here for more information