This Army HIVE is now open again for visitors. No appointment is necessary but please ensure that ‘Hands, Face, Space’ is adhered to within the HIVE building and office to protect all visitors and staff. Alternatively our staff are available to answer your queries by email and telephone during the advertised office hours.

If you want to ensure that you receive the very latest information including official Army COVID19 advice and guidance to Serving Personnel and their Families, please sign up using the ‘Follow by Email’ link. We abide by the Data Protection Act and you can withdraw your permission to receive our emails at any time by using the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of every update email you receive.

Please also see HIVE’s other social media platforms: www.facebook.com/ArmyHIVE and Army HIVE Twitter @ArmyHIVEinfo


Friday, 7 May 2021

Naval Families Federation - Headspace


Headspace - now open to RN/RM/RFA Serving Personnel!

As part of a pilot project, we are delighted to open up the allocation of the free Headspace licences to Service personnel and their families! These licences are valid until the end of October 2021, so apply now to benefit from the full six months subscription.

For further details or to sign up click HERE

This project is supported by Royal Navy Family and People Support and NAVYfit.

*To ensure that Headspace reaches the widest possible audience, there is a limit of one licence per Service Number.*

Real Mums Are Role Models - For Army Mum's & Mum's-To-Be


Calling all Regular and Reserve Army Mums, Mums to be and Mums whose babies were taken too soon. You are all incredible, active women and we want to celebrate that!

The British Army have teamed up with the Active Pregnancy Foundation to join their 'Real Mums Are Role Models'​ competition.​​​​

Pictures do not have to be recent, but must relate to you being pregnant, with your children or conducting physical activity as part of your inspirational motherhood story. There is no obligation for you to submit an entry in uniform, but we would love it if you do!​

For full details click HERE

AFF's New Virtual Assistants


AFF have extended their contact hours! Their team of Virtual Assistants are now on hand to support Army families via phone and email, between the hours of 8am-7pm Monday-Thursday, and 8am-5pm on Fridays.

We also have a Regional Lead for the South West whose contact details are below. In the future Carol will be coming to local unit coffee mornings to meet families and discuss any issues.

To find out more about how AFF supports Army families, click HERE

D Is For Deployment


Please click the poster to enlarge and to access the blue links

If you are a MODnet user and you cannot access the link, please email colernehive@armymail.mod.uk and a copy of the document can be emailed to you

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Latest Updates From Wiltshire Council's Family & Community Learning Team


The latest suite of online BOOST courses are now up and running. Learners can access each course individually or join up for the whole suite. Each BOOST course is very helpful for those looking to find work, or wanting to build up their portfolio before they embark on a job hunt.

The Wiltshire Family & Community Learning Team are always happy to help people get online with a robust induction. They are also more than happy to speak to any potential learners who may be anxious, as they have found that talking through the process first can be helpful.

They are also sometimes able to lend tablets (with reasonable notice).

For further details of these and other courses available, click HERE

You can also click HERE to read the latest newsletter, including details of the next online information session which is scheduled for Wednesday 19th May

Latest Local Jobs


Please click on the links below for further details, and note that there are two separate opportunities at the bottom of this page - please click the images to enlarge the text

Evening and weekend front of house & waiting staff - Stanton Manor Hotel, Stanton St Quintin

Lunchtime assistant - Snapdragons Nursery, Corsham

Various roles - Lucknam Park Hotel, Colerne

Retail assistant - Primark, Bath

Customer advisor - Pavers, Chippenham

Personal assistant - MOD Corsham

Client services advisor - Abney & Baker, Melksham

Admin assistant - Chippenham Community Hospital

Dementia support worker - Alzheimer's Society, Bath

Stock and trade assistant - Dunelm, Swindon

Canteen team member - Pilgrim's Pride Ltd, Corsham

Evening cleaner - Brayborne Facilities, Malmesbury

Customer assistant - new Lidl store, Chippenham

Showroom host - Mon Motors Volkswagon, Bath

Team leader - Superdrug, Royal Wootton Bassett

Admin assistant - Stonar School, Nr. Melksham

Support worker - Brandon Trust, Bradford On Avon

Operations assistant - V12 Footwear, Chippenham

Audio typist - Great Western Hospital, Swindon

Autism advocate & support worker - Bath

Receptionist - Rudloe Arms Hotel, Corsham

Store colleague - McColls, Box

Hotel receptionist - Whatley Manor, Malmesbury

Store assistant - new Aldi store, Chippenham

Marketing assistant - MHA Monahans, Bath

Website assistant - WHSmith Head Office, Swindon

Sales assistant - David Christopher Jewellers, Chippenham

Army Eats - Exploring The Appetites Of Today's Soldiers


Welcome to the British Army EATS cooking competition, which aims to encourage and promote healthy eating within the Army community.

The competition is open to all serving soldiers and officers within the Army. Send us a picture of your self-cooked meal and be in with a chance of winning a prize to the value of £50 each month. Your recipe could also feature in a future cookbook to raise funds and awareness for a selected military charity.

The Army EATS cooking competition is running for 12 months from May 2021 to May 2022. Each month has a different theme and you can enter as many times as you wish. Check out the monthly themes in the competition calendar.

Whether you’re cooking in the block with limited equipment or cooking in a fully equipped household kitchen, there’s a chance to win in each category!

Need some inspiration? Head over to the healthy eating page to find recipe references, nutritional advise and Healthy cooking videos. We’ll also be sharing our top 10 competition recipes every month.

For further information and to enter, please click HERE

Food Standards Agency Alerts

Click HERE for the latest alerts from the Food Standards Agency, including:

*Greggs vegetable bakes

*Walls Twister peek-a-blue

*Cow & Gate Aptamil muesli 

plus items from Hotel Chocolat, Tesco, Morrisons & Aldi

Soldier Magazine - May 2021 Issue Online Now

In this month’s issue:

*A life of service: Army honours the Duke of Edinburgh

*Battlefront basics: Future commanders step up in Brecon

*Preparing for re-entry: How to cope with back-to-work stress

*In memoriam: A Soldier tribute to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

To read the May 2021 edition, please click HERE

Mental Health Awareness Week 10th-16th May – Promoting Positive Mental Wellbeing - 11X Programme Of Events


The past 14 months has challenged humanity across the globe, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, as we have battled to overcome a virus that has spread fear and loneliness throughout our communities.

It is therefore appropriate that we should use National Mental Health Awareness Week to promote positive mental wellbeing in our “community.”

On behalf of 1 (UK) Div, 11X is hosting a programme of events designed to help us engage with and develop our mental wellbeing and resilience. The presentations are open to serving personnel (Reg & Res) Service families and civilian staff. From mindfulness to animal therapies, access to wellbeing tools and taster sessions, these presentations are intended to be fun, engaging and appealing to all of us. All are welcome!

There is no need to pre-register, just click on the link for each presentation from a personal device. The link will be live 20 minutes before each presentation starts.

To see what's available, click HERE

If you are using a MODnet device and cannot access the document, please email colernehive@armymail.mod.uk and a copy can be emailed to you