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Monday, 31 July 2017

Swimming Pool Timetable


Death Benefit

ORDER NO 13: DEATH BENEFIT NOMINATION FORMS – 05 AND 15 ARMED FORCES PENSION SCHEMES


All members of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 05 and 15 should ensure that their nominations for death benefit are up-to-date. 

The benefit forms are legally binding and the benefit will go to the nominee, even if there has been a change in the member’s circumstances!  


The relevant form is available from the Gov.uk website at:



Sunday, 30 July 2017

First time applications for Dependency ( Status Stamp)

 
 
FIRST TIME APPLICATIONS FOR DEPENDENCY STAMPS
 
ALL first time applications for Dependency (Status Stamp) must be submitted through the Families Section, Abbeywood.  Full details can be found within the BFC Arrivals guide on the BFC Intranet Page and on the GOV.uk website.
 
SBA Fiscal cannot issue first time stamps.
 
For non-British Citizens, it is advised that individuals transit via UK.  This will ensure that their citizenship clock starts ticking. BFC SO19/AFF Website can provide more detail on this.
 
(Sponsor: UAO  Date: 14 Jul 17)
 

SFA - OCCUPANTS INSTALLING ENCROACHMENTS WITHOUT PERMISSION

SFA OCCUPANTS INSTALLING ENCROACHMENTS WITHOUT PERMISSION
 
All occupants are to be reminded that SFA is MOD property All occupants (military and civilian) must obtain permission to install an encroachment in their SFA such as air conditioning. In general, permission will not be granted to install permanent encroachments such as patios as the MOD does not have funding to repair or remove structures when they fail.
 
The Licence to Occupy Agreement, states that you are not to: Erect a TV,satelliteor other communicationsaerial or shedor structure on the propertyor makeanyotheralteration oradditionto the propertyor thefixtures or fittings withouttheprior writtenconsentofthe[SFAsponsors localHousingStaffs]. Written consent can be obtained by following the BFC approved Third Party Works (TPW) process, as detailed in SOP 2001 - Estates and Infra Policy and Guidance.
 
SFA occupants should be aware that using unlicensed tradesmen may present health and safety risks to their families such as exposure to asbestos fibres and fire hazards. If occupants install encroachments without permission, they will be required to retrospectively complete a TPW application requesting Interserve to inspect the encroachment and fund either:
 
a.    Removal of the encroachment and any reparations required to make good the surrounding area if Interserve deem the encroachment unsafe.
b.    The life maintenance and annual inspection of the encroachment (including funding any repairs that arise to make safe).
 
SFA occupants should also note that the Licence to Occupy will be revoked for occupants who repeatedly install encroachments without permission. If a licence is revoked, the occupant and family would be required to vacate the SFA and BFC would not be responsible to provide accommodation, schooling, medical care and access to BFC sites/facilities for the dependants in Cyprus.  The entitled person would be allocated Single Living Accommodation.
 
(Sponsor: HQ BFC Estes SO2 Date: 13 Jul 17)
 
 

Friday, 28 July 2017

Akrotiri Station Heritage Centre NOW OPEN

AKROTIRI STATION HERITAGE CENTRE

Following a considerable period of refurbishment, we are pleased to announce that the RAF Akrotiri Station Heritage Centre is now open to the public on the following days:

Monday                               1000-1200 and 1300-1500
Wednesday                          1000-1200 and 1300-1500
Friday                                  1300-1500

All personnel are encouraged to visit the museum during these opening times. 

There are many interesting exhibits to view and so people are encouraged to come along and see the extensive heritage now on display detailing the many units and organisations located at the base since it was built in 1955. 

 

Akrotiri Pass Office

ORDER NO 21: MAIN PASS OFFICE HOURS

Due to manning issues, with effect from Monday the 10 July 2017, the main pass office hours will be changing. 

The pass office will only be open for issuing of passes from 0700hrs until 1200hrs. 

The day pass office will be open 0700hrs until 1830 hrs.

All holiday guest application forms are requested to be handed in a minimum of 5 working days prior to guests arriving.  Failure to do so may result in delays.


For further information, please contact the Main Entry Point on Ext 6846
 

Arrrivals brief

ORDER NO 12: AKROTIRI STATION ARRIVALS BRIEF

The next Akrotiri Station Arrivals Brief will take place on Wednesday 2 August at 0900 at the FDLC.  T

he Brief is open to all Service Personnel and their dependants. 


The timetable for the brief will be Service Personnel and Dependants to attend from 0900 through to 1030 before dependants depart and SP continue with the remaining presentations until 1300.

Sponsor: SNCO GD FLT
 

Akrotiri PT


The Cyprus Summer Challenge


Monday, 24 July 2017

Library closure


 
Due to staff commitments the Akrotiri library will be closed on Thursday 27th July 2017 between 0900-1200 hours.
 
The library will be open as usual in the evening.

Job Vacancy



Akrotiri Recycling August opening times


Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Updated start time for the running club


Riding club - Dog show


BFBS EXTRA COMING SOON


BFBS Extra (Channel 4 on your Set Top Box)  will be showing: Game of Thrones; The Story So Far and  Thronecast ; The War Room on Saturday 29th July   As a preview to the new series that starts on Monday 31st July

Cyprus Walkdown 2017


Loan store price list

Rip currents


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Monday, 17 July 2017

Friday, 14 July 2017

Job Vacancy - application forms now in the HIVE


APPLICATION FORMS NOW AVAILABLE IN THE HIVE !  

Treatment of drainage systems - reminder

SURVEY AND TREATMENT OF DRAINAGE SYSTEMS FOR COCKROACHES

RAF AKROTIRI: JULY 2017


Joint Services Health Unit (JSHU) Integrated Pest Control Operatives (IPCO’s) will be carrying out a cockroach treatment programme of the Station drainage system within the following areas on the annotated dates:

JSHU IPCO’s will require access to all Service Families Accommodation (SFA) gardens and external areas to ensure maximum coverage of the drainage systems.  Where applicable, residents are requested to ensure that pets are secured inside SFA during normal working hours of the specified dates.  Please note SFA’s with dogs that remain in the garden during the above dates present a risk to IPCO’s health and safety and will not be surveyed or treated.

**Please note that SFA located on the roads not listed above are still being surveyed and treated.  They are not listed as the drains are accessible without the need to enter gardens**
  

Ser       Date                 Location

1.         10/07/17            Philip Road 

2.         11/07/17            Andrews Way

3.         12/07/17            Charles Street

4.         13/07/17            Duxford Square, Kenley Crescent & Tangmere Court

5.         14/07/17            Regents Street

6.         17/07/17            Hornchurch Close

7.         18-19/07/17       Albion Street

8.         20-21/07/17       Barnet Road & Verity Close

9.         24/07/17            Manning Avenue, Horsley Lane & Horsley Road

10.        25/07/17            Worral Avenue

11.        26/07/17            Humphrey Road

12.        27/07/17            Akrotiri House


For further information please contact the undersigned on Mil Ext: (2527) 6397.  Your assistance in this matter is much appreciated.


 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Monday, 10 July 2017

Visitors to Camp - Reminder

VISITORS STAYING IN MARRIED ACCOMODATION.


With the onset of summer holidays, this traditionally sees a surge of visitors from family and friends. All head of households (military and civilian) are reminded that they must ensure they get a temporary security pass for their visitors; this also includes external SFA estates.  

Please be reminded there are regular SFP spot checks at the SFA and SBA entitled areas – no pass means no entry.



A holiday visitor who is resident on station with a service person or civilian member of permanent staff may be granted an unescorted pass for the duration of their stay.

Holiday visitors resident within our external SFA will still need to be issued with passes as the SFA form part of stations and as such are a controlled areas.  

Temporary passes for holiday visitors are produced upon completion of the Holiday Visitor Form which should be sent to your respective pass office 5 days prior to the commencement of the visit.  
Holiday visitors who are resident outside of the station should only be issued with an unescorted pass on the days that they are sponsored to visit.

Highlights of Israel


Bowling - Courtyard opening


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Fiscal Office Opening Hours


Chronos Travel 2 day cruise

                                       

         2-day cruise to the Holyland - Israel
Visit Israel a fascinating destination, deeply steeped in history. A land full of powerful stories, which are brought to life in the ancient remnants and biblical sites.
Walking through Jerusalem is akin to wandering through the pages of history. A trip to remember!

  Jerusalem, Bethlehem
 
Special Package Prices on 12-14 July 2017
Day
Port
Arrival
Departure
Wednesday
Limassol
----
18:00
Thursday
Haifa
06:00
20:00
Friday
Limassol
07:00
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Package Prices per person
Inside cabins
A & B
€ 275
Inside cabins
C
€ 295
Outside cabins
D & E
€ 325
Outside cabins
F & G
355
Deluxe cabin
H
€ 455
Junior Suite
I
€ 555
Suite
J
625
Grand Suite
K
€ 675
3rd and 4th Adultin Inside cabinsharing the cabin with at least 2 adults€225 p/p
3rd and 4th Adultin Outside cabinsharing the cabin with at least 2 adults265 p/p
Childrenup to 12 years pay only135 when sharing the cabin with at least two adults

  • The above prices include fares, port taxes and full day excursion to Jerusalem & Bethlehem.
  • 50% surcharge for single occupancy of a cabin.
  • When a child (2 - 12 years) shares a cabin with only one adult, the child pays 50% of the adult fares plus port taxes.
  • Infants up to 2 years FREE if not occupying a bed/berth, paying only port taxes, security & other services.

Above prices do not include:
Transfer:from each resort to the Limassol port (Limassol €18, Larnaca / Pafos €30, Ayia Napa / Protaras €36, Polis €36, Pervolia area €34, Pissouri area €30)
Drinks:The on board consumption of beverages.
Book your Cruise:  Tel: 22464040
Monday - Friday     09:00-13:00 & 15:00-1800 hrs

Entertainer APP special €10 price