Defence and armed forces


  1. Financial help if you're disabled

    Financial help if you're disabled - benefits, housing costs, council tax, vehicle tax exemption, TV Licence, motability schemes, VAT relief

  2. Get a copy of military service records

    Get military service records for the army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or RAF from 1920 - who can apply, how long it takes, cost, how to apply

  3. Estimate your armed forces pension

    Estimate your armed forces pension - get a forecast of your armed forces pension, apply online or by post

  4. Veterans UK pensions forms

    Use these forms when claiming pensions under AFPS 75 and AFPS 05.

  5. Apply for a veterans badge or a medal

    How to apply for a medal or veterans badge - who can apply, application forms, contact details, how long it takes, replacement military medals or badges

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Guidance and regulation

  1. United Kingdom Security Vetting
  2. Armed forces pensions
  3. Medals: campaigns, descriptions and eligibility
  4. Military low flying: RAF operational low flying training timetable
  5. Prevent duty guidance
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News and communications

  1. Veterans’ Gateway begins new trial proactive call service to support ex-forces community
  2. Your chance to question Ministry of Defence medals and records experts at Family History Shows
  3. Defence Secretary commissions new report to step up support for service families
  4. Welsh Secretary welcomes Defence Secretary to Welsh bases leading the way in training and education
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Research and statistics

  1. Deliberate self harm in the UK armed forces: 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2018
  2. MOD National and Official Statistics by topic
  3. Population projections: UK armed forces veterans residing in Great Britain, 2016 to 2028
  4. MOD civilian sickness absence: financial year 2018
  5. MOD trade, industry and contracts: 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Improving access to social housing for members of the Armed Forces
  2. Modernising Defence Programme public consultation
  3. Consultation on proposed changes to guidance on opinions and determinations
  4. Strategy for our veterans: UK government consultation paper
  5. Qioptiq: £82 million contract win with Ministry of Defence
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 21 January 2019
  2. Military court centres court listings
  3. MOD appointment letters for Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) Senior Responsible Owners (SROs)
  4. FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 14 January 2019
  5. FOI responses released by MOD: week commencing 7 January 2019
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