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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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Commitment to more defence spending
Oct, 21, 2010

It was interesting to see some more token politics yesterday with the suggestion that the Conservatives are going to promote the donation of free tickets to various sporting and entertainments events.

This is something we’ve done at The BFF, and for a long time I have been calling for a one-stop website that distributes all discounts and free welfare provisions, by both the MoD and charities, to serving personnel, their families and veterans.

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Kite mark for new Service charities
Oct, 21, 2010

Apologies – it’s been a while since my last blog, but The BFF has been so busy planning shows and doing stuff there’s hardly been a moment. The main news has been the creation of yet more Armed Forces charities, and while I’m in favour of this I do think there needs to be some sort of kite mark of entry to avoid creating yet more organisations who are doing the same thing as others already. More often than not they are formed without doing any research into what’s already out there.

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Lettergate
Oct, 21, 2010

I was interviewed about this last week in regards to the almost vicious criticism the Prime Minister received for his letter of condolence. I believe this was blown out of proportion and used by elements of the media to kick a man when he’s down rather than it being a credible story in its own right.

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Recent News

BFF show for UN Peacekeepers

February 27, 2017

The British Forces Foundation hot-footed it to Cyprus rallying to a last minute call for a much-needed morale-boosting show for UN Peacekeepers.

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Trustee honour fully deserved

February 6, 2017

Given the recent publicity in The Sun newspaper, The British Forces Foundation Chief Executive, Mark Cann has issued a statement.

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Katherine Jenkins performs at NCHQ

January 27, 2017

Katherine Jenkins – British Forces Foundation Trustee – performed for hundreds of staff at Navy Command Headquarters in Portsmouth.

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Sir Elton John tickets

December 5, 2016

Sir Elton John, long-time supporter of The British Forces Foundation and our amazing Armed Forces, made another generous gesture at the weekend.

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BFF Panto Bus Christmas Tour

This year’s BFF Panto Bus Christmas Tour is bigger than ever! More than 5,000 members of our Armed Forces families will enjoy the festive fun completely free.

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Team BFF for 2017 Virgin London Marathon

November 22, 2016

The British Forces Foundation can finally unveil Team BFF taking on the challenge of the 2017 Virgin London Marathon.

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Windsor Castle Golf Day

September 29, 2016

The British Forces Foundation’s inaugural Windsor Castle Golf Day went with a real swing.

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Wingwalking for the BFF

September 22, 2016

BFF supporter Alison Allmand-Smith took to the skies strapped to the wing of a plane to raise money for the charity.

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