The Government has published its response to the petition to 'Investigate the standard of food served to the military and Sodexo services'. It says that "As part of our commitment to ensuring the standard of food provided, the Army have appointed David Morgan-Hewitt, Managing Director of The Goring hotel in London, as their honorary catering advisor." Mr Morgan-Hewitt appears much respected in his industry, but this is not a new appointment as might be thought. The post has existed for many years and he has held it for some time, in the honorary rank of major-general.
British Armed Forces Federation (BAFF) has introduced a new benefit for its full subscribing members: "pro bono" representation, at no cost to the client, for anyone charged with an offence likely to be dealt with at Court Martial.
Any full BAFF member approached by the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), even if apparently as a potential witness, can now consult a solicitor absolutely free of charge. This is an extension of the 'pro bono' Court Martial representation scheme already available to BAFF members.
The Army Servicewomen’s Network (ASN), a network that seeks to support, inspire and develop Army Servicewomen, is holding its annual conference on Tuesday 21 June 2016, 8am to 5:30pm at the Tidworth Garrison Theatre. The conference is open to women and men of all ranks, Regular or Reserve.
British Armed Forces Federation - BAFF - is an independent all-ranks staff association for regular, reserve and former UK forces personnel.
BAFF has learned that postal ballots for the EU membership referendum on 23 June are to be sent out to service voters between 23 and 27 May "to ensure plenty of time for their votes to be counted".
In the midst of the furore about the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) and a so-called "witch-hunt" against troops who served in Iraq, media are now reporting that hundreds of British troops who served in Afghanistan have been referred to investigation over "allegations of war crimes". In response, the British Armed Forces Federation (BAFF) has negotiated free legal advice for any of its members approached by investigators in connection with allegations from either Iraq or Afghanistan.