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Contents 10 6 In the News


FEATURES 8 Surveys–What’sthe Point? Fedupwith being asked to completeanother surveyabout an aspectofServicelife? Before you decide it’s not worth it andnothing ever comes of completing surveys,Air CdreHarper offers a contrary view.


10 ExerciseFalcon Stack 2017 The RAF Falcons’ ParachuteDisplay Team can be seenatdisplayvenues throughout the UK and Europe during the busydisplayseason – but whatdotheyget up to forthe remainderof the year?


12 Terror from thesky Oneweek aſter theinvasion of Normandy,London washit by the first V1 flying bomb. Eventually around tenthousand of these unmanned aircraſt would be launchedagainstEngland in whatbecame known as ‘the Second Blitz’.


FEDERATION


16 Accommodaton Maters Housing informatonand accommodatonupdates from your Federaton.


18 Living-in survey Toplevel results from the Living-in surveyillustrated as an infographic.


BUSINESS NEWS


20 Athrivingcareers network Project Forts is awell-established and growing online careersnetwork, setupfour yearsago to provide contacts, support and job opportunites–now available to militaryspouses.


24 Yes, no and maybe... Schools Admissions: Can the Covenanthelp? As we approach the summer holidays manyparents are startngtoinvestgatenew school placesasthey prepare to move to newpostngs.


38 raf-ff.org.uk Summer 2017 Envoy 3 36 34


26 Findingaschoolplace Case study of asix-year-old abouttostart her third school –how the Covenantcan helpwith school places and howitsometmesfalls short of expectatons.


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29 ArmedForcesCovenantChampion SpotlightonRAF Scampton’sStatonCovenant Champion.


30 Acareerintechnology? Amazon WebServices have abrand newprogramme called AWSre:Start. Afreetraining andjob placement programme running throughout 2017 which aims to equip serviceleavers,reservists, veterans, cadets, cadetforce adult volunteersand spouseswiththe knowledge and skillstobuild acareer within the digital economy.


24 HEALTH ANDWELLBEING


34 PatentCo-ordinatonCell Alook into the PatentCo-ordinaton Cell at The Royal Centrefor Defence Medicine.


36 Turn to Starboard Envoymagazinefinds out howsailing cantreat injuries thatare not alwaysvisible.


38 FamilyPlanning &Fertlity Optons Being aservice familyhas its ownunique setof challenges and busylives canoſtenget in the wayof importantconsideratons.


OF INTEREST


41 Importance of bedtme reading RAF Associaton’sStorybook Wings project helps serving parents to ‘makeithome’ forbedtme.


42 Honoursfor Supporters TheRAF BenevolentFund held its annualAwards ceremonyatthe RoyalCollege of Surgeons in London to celebrate and honour its supporters, donorsand volunteersfor theirremarkable contributions.


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