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Contents 10 6 In the News


FEATURES 8 Maters of the moment AirCommodore Simon Harper,HeadofPersonnel Policy forthe RAF,setsout some of the latest news from the RAF Personnel area.


10 Typhoon Lands in Korea At the tail end of lastyear,personnel fromII (AC)Squadron RAF Lossiemouth flewinto Osan Air Base near Seoul fora week long exercisetoboosttes with the FarEastnaton.


12 Inital Officer Training The storyofatypical OASC Selecton Board,from arrival to departure.


16 Vertcally Challenged FltLtMichael Masters,currently statoned at RAF High Wycombe, joined fewerthan 500 other Britsh cyclists who have conquered MontVentoux three tmes in one day.


18 LeonardCheshire’s story Whenhedied in 1992,his obituary heraldedhim as one of the greatest heroes of the twenteth century. This year would have beenhis 100th birthday.


FEDERATION


21 Accommodaton Maters Here’sour regular update from Stan on the latest news affectngaccommodaton and housing.


BUSINESSNEWS


24 Forces Enterprise Network Hub Bespoke businesssolutons and representaton for membersofthe Armed Forces community.


COVENANT


27 RAF FF CovenantTeam News The RAF Families Federaton Covenantteam bring on arefreshed focus.


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28 Afairer deal Personnel redeployedwithin the UK will now be able to rent out their homeswithout facinghigher costsor having to change their mortgage.


HEALTH ANDWELLBEING 8


31 Registerfor GP online services The FamilyFederatons and the ArmedForces Clinical Reference Group have beenworking with NHSEngland on the GP online service, which allows youtoaccess arangeofservices via your computerormobile.


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32 At the heart of the RAF family We all experiencefamily stress from tmetotme but when things gettoo muchit’sdifficult to knowwhere to turn. The RAF BenevolentFund is there to makelife alitle easierfor Serving personnel and their families.


34 Adventures on the Sealand Flyer Owned by RAF Leeming,the ‘Sealand Flyer’isa six-berth narrowboatlocated on theLlangollen Canalwhichcan be hired by anymember of the ArmedServices.


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36 The PoppyPod village The solar-poweredand accessible PoppyPods offer free holidayand respitefacilites forservice personnel, veterans and their families.


OF INTEREST


38 Fundraisers take to the air Daredevil RAF Associaton fundraisershaveraised thousandsofpounds jumpingout or walking on the wingsofaircraſt.


39 Competton tme! TheWings series is about childrenwho go back into the pasttoflygreat historical RAF planes: the Sopwith Camel, Spitireand the current Eurofighter Typhoon. Author,Tom Palmerhas offered us aset to giveaway in this issue’s prizedraw.


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