Monday, 31 July 2017
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 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
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[SFAsponsor’s 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
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
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.
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
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
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Monday, 24 July 2017
Friday, 21 July 2017
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Monday, 17 July 2017
Friday, 14 July 2017
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.
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Monday, 10 July 2017
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.
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
Tuesday, 4 July 2017
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!
Special Package Prices on 12-14 July 2017
Package Prices per person
A & B
D & E
F & G
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 adults€265 p/p
Childrenup to 12 years pay only€135 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