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Due to the current COVID19 situation all Army HIVEs have been closed, however our staff continue to work from home and are available during office hours to answer your queries by email. Please do not try to phone us. 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.

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Sunday, 30 June 2019

Colerne HIVE Phoneline


Colerne HIVE cannot currently be contacted via landline due to a fault on the line.

A mobile has now temporarily been assigned so if you would like to call, please dial 07973 723221.

Alternatively please email colernehive@armymail.mod.uk or visit the HIVE in the Community Centre should you have a query.

Thank you

Friday, 28 June 2019

Local Libraries


From tots groups & community groups to reading clubs for children & adults alike, there are lots of libraries in the local areas who offer more than just books (although all offer that service too!) Below is a selection of those local to us-please click on the links for more information:









How Are You?


Please see below for agencies you can contact in the UK





 














Thursday, 27 June 2019

Recruit For Spouses




21 Signal Regt spouse Rusila Halofaki features in an interview released today by Recruit For Spouses, an independent social enterprise who exist to help military spouses find a job or start their own business.

To read the interview in full, CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Wiltshire Dental Helpline



The Wiltshire Dental Helpline provides information about local dental practices with available appointments if you're in need or urgent dental treatement.

If you are not registered with an NHS dentist, then please call the helpline on 0345 758 1926 (otherwise, please call your own dental practice first, as they will have their own process for providing urgent care)

From 0830-1700 Monday-Friday the helpline will assist you in accessing urgent or routine dental care. They also have access to up-to-date information of local practices registering NHS patients.

Outside of these hours, please dial 111. The 111 service is used when you need urgent care but it's not a 999 emergency. It's available 24/7 and calls are free from landlines & mobile phones.

To read more about the dental services in our area,



All Call Signs - Communication App For Veterans & Serving Personnel





For more information or to speak to someone,

Friday, 21 June 2019

Military Discount At BabaBing!



A member of 21 Signal Regiment has recently negotiated a 25% discount with award-winning baby product specialists BabaBing!

An expectant first-time Father himself, LCpl Rowley arranged the discount with the company, who design inspirational, modern & practical baby products to help the everyday parent when bringing up their child.

The discount can be applied to any individual item (not available on bundles as they are already discounted) - just use the discount code af25.

To visit the website, CLICK HERE

UK Boarding Schools Directory For HM Forces Families


New Recruit For Spouses Coaching Programme


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Recruit for Spouses (RFS) – the award-winning social enterprise, has secured funding from The Veterans’ Foundation – a nationwide source of funding for Armed Forces charities and charitable activities.

The funding will be used to further support the RFS Coaching Programme, which aims to support the wives, husbands and partners of members of our Armed Forces back into gainful employment.

The RFS Coaching Programme is open to all military spouses to apply for, and is free to undertake. The programme forms 6 weeks of 1-hour sessions a week.

The Coaches, who volunteer their time, are carefully selected from RFS’ partners to ensure they are familiar with the environment of a military spouse looking to get back into the workplace.

To read more about this and other Recruit for Spouses initiatives, CLICK HERE

In A Crisis? Text SHOUT To 85258 For 24/7 Support





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Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

To find out more about Shout, CLICK HERE

Rewards For Forces - Offering American Discounts To The British Armed Forces

























To visit the American section of the website,

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Reel Cinema Armed Forces Discounts


The Reel Cinema Astoria in Chippenham has gone through a major refurbishment in recent years. With three extra screens, the cinema now has five in total and has new cinema seats, foyer, kiosk, toilets and seating area. 

Reel Cinema's accept both a MOD90 and a Defence Discount Service (DDS) card as valid ID for customers to purchase their Armed Forces discounted cinema tickets.

To find out what's on at Chippenham cinema,

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Colerne Airfield Honoured With Memorial


As a result of long planning and co-operation between the Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust (www.abct.org.uk) and various more local elements, three memorials were unveiled during the weekend of 1 and 2 June 2019 to commemorate Charmy Down, Colerne and Leighterton Airfields.

To read the article and see pictures from the day,

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Free Advice From The National Careers Service


The National Careers Service provides free information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

You can call, webchat, email or text for a callback.

An advisor also regularly visits Bath Jobcentre (call to book an appointment on 0118 402 2604) plus a representative will be coming to occasional coffee mornings and drop-in's in the future.

Their Twitter & Facebook accounts also post useful tips and links to useful articles, such as

To visit the NCS website, CLICK HERE


Apprenticeships In Swindon & Wiltshire - Earn & Learn







D-Day 75



To mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, new research reveals that more than half (56%) of Brits wish they’d asked their grandparents more about the war before they died and 46% of Brits are concerned that D-Day is at risk of being forgotten when the last veterans pass away.

To accompany the research, BFBS have created a video where a group of kids ask D-Day veteran William the questions only kids do. To view this video, CLICK HERE

To help keep these memories alive, forces.net, which is part of military broadcaster and charity BFBS, has launched a dedicated hub page offering more information and stories about D-Day. To visit the hub, CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Making Sense Of The Emotional Cycle Of Deployment For Children


Deployment can be an emotional experience for all the family. Understanding the stages and feelings involved can help parents, carers and schools to support children and young people.

This article, written by the Naval Families Federation, identifies how this model might help us to understand children’s behaviour, and looks at some strategies that can help children at different stages.

A useful 'sources of support' section is included on
 page eight.

To download this guide, CLICK HERE

To find out more about the SIAP Alliance, who bring people together to improve educational outcomes for military children, CLICK HERE


Monday, 3 June 2019

If You Are In Danger, But The Situation Means You Can Not Speak...


If you find yourself in an emergency and need Police help, but the situation you are in means you are unable to ask for the police, remember the number 55. 

This is how it works:

* Dial 999
* Listen to the instructions from the operator
* Respond by coughing or tapping the handset
* If prompted, press 55 so they know it is a genuine emergency and your call will be put through to the police.

This doesn't automatically mean they are able to trace your location and further information may be required. Call handlers will try to communicate with yes or no questions where possible.

This could be really useful to many people, including those in abusive relationships who are trying to escape.