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RAF FAMILIES FEDERATION Why Should YOU Contact the Federation? T

he RAF Families Federation represents the concerns of RAF personnel and their family members on the

issues that affect them as part of a RAF family.

Your views and concerns are put in front of senior RAF and MoD staffs and direct to Ministers.

The Federation is also invited to sit on steering groups where the views of RAF family members are sought. In these ways the Federation can influence change, where it is needed, for the better.

So whether you’re in uniform yourself or a spouse, a partner, a parent, a child or a sibling of a member of the RAF, the Federation is here to act on your behalf.

If you have something you wish to bring to the Federation’s attention, please call and speak to one of the team on 01780 781650 or email:

We operate entirely outside the RAF chain of command, so we can always promise an independent and confidential service. Please remember it is your views that are asked for, not ours! 

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If you are a member of HM Forces aged 16 to 65, you can benefit from a discount on Bupa health insurance of between 53% and 78%^ – even if you change occupation or retire. Plus, your spouse/partner or dependent children can also join and take advantage of discounted rates, irrespective of whether you choose to.

^Discounts are available to new customers joining Bupa before 1 December 2013. Proof of HM Forces employment will be required. This offer may not be combined with any other discounts for which you may be eligible. Bupa reserves the right to alter or withdraw the discount without notice at any time on or after your first renewal date.

Reassurance for you and your family The HM Forces BupaCare Group Scheme is designed by Bupa to accommodate the unique healthcare requirements of MOD personnel and their families. With 15 years’ experience of looking after members of HM Forces and over 6,000 military personnel already under our care, you can rest assured

that Bupa will be there to help protect your health – wherever your career takes you.

Why Bupa health insurance? Whether you already have health insurance, or are considering taking out cover for the first time, it’s worth bearing in mind that almost three million people already trust Bupa with their health. Unlike many other insurance providers, healthcare is, and will remain our only focus. With no shareholders, we invest our profits back into the services we offer so that we can continue to improve your health and care. In fact, we recently won Health Insurance Provider of the Year at the 2013 Consumer Moneyfacts Awards.

Who is eligible to join? • Serving Armed Forces • MOD civil servants • Reserve Forces • Veterans • Partners/spouses of MOD personnel (even if the serving member decides not to join)

• Child dependants of MOD personnel (under 21 years old, under 24 if in full time education)

To find out more call free on 0808 256 4624* quoting reference F204 or visit

*Calls may be recorded and may be monitored. Lines are open 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

Bupa health insurance is provided by Bupa Insurance Limited. Registered in England and Wales No 3956433†. Bupa Insurance Services Limited. Registered in England and Wales No 3829851†. †Authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Registered office: Bupa House, 15-19 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2BA.

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