BFF Blog

Chronic shortage of helicopters
Oct, 21, 2010

The equipment, manning and helicopter argument continues to rage on amidst this flurry of media profile, enabling what, in effect, are some old issues to be revisited. There’s no question in my mind – not least, from visits to both Iraq and Afghanistan over the last few years – that there is a chronic shortage of helicopters which has a significant impact on the manner in which the military is able to operate.

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Celebrating the work of The BFF
Oct, 21, 2010

I’m just off to the airport to pick up some people flying in from America who are attending a party to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The BFF with our Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales. It reminds me of the remarkable breadth of support we get from people all over the world, and the dinner on Monday night will be a celebration of that.

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Windsor Castle success
Oct, 21, 2010

The anniversary dinner at Windsor Castle was a spectacular success and enjoyed by everybody lucky enough to attend.

The Prince of Wales gave an amusing and insightful speech, and paid moving tribute to everyone at The BFF, our supporters and, most importantly, the entertainers who have helped us with the body of work we can be justly proud of over the last ten years.

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The importance of decompression
Oct, 21, 2010

I see Combat Stress is in the news talking about the long-term psychological effects of the war in Afghanistan. I hope during the debate it won’t be forgotten that prevention is better than cure. That’s why The British Forces Foundation has long championed the decompression camp in Cyprus and the importance of some of our decompression shows back in the UK – and very much the shows we do out in operational theatres.

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BFF Ball at Claridge’s

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The 2017 British Forces Foundation Ball sponsored by Seven Investment Management was held at Claridge’s in London.

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Trafalgar Way cycle challenge

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