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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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Tribute to Paul Karslake

April 1, 2020

BFF supporter and renouned artist Paul Karslake has sadly died after contracting COVID-19.

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BFF family fun

March 16, 2020

Aladdin magicked up some February half-term fun for forces families courtesy of the BFF Panto Bus.

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On song for HMS Vengeance

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BFF’s favourite dance band Fully Funktional travelled to Scotland to perform at the Ships Company Ball for HMS Vengeance.

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BFF Panto Bus

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The BFF Panto Bus delivered a record number of shows to forces families this Christmas both at home and overseas.

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Show onboard aircraft carrier

December 7, 2019

The aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth hosted a special BFF show onboard as it returned from testing and exercise in the US.

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BFF in Bahrain for Royal Navy

November 26, 2019

The BFF has put on a morale-boosting show for the Ship’s Company of HMS Montrose who have been working tirelessly in the Gulf region.

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Submarine Oscars

October 17, 2019

The British Forces Foundation was delighted to be part of the UK’s ‘Submarine Oscars’ for the third successive year.

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Having a ball with the BFF

July 22, 2019

Trustees and supporters of the British Forces Foundation got together at the Charity’s flagship fundraising event to have a ball – and make some money.

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