Monday, 31 July 2017

Military Discounted Villas in Cyprus

First Time Applications for Dependancy (Status Stamps)



ALL first time applications for Dependency (Status Stamp) must be submitted through the Families Section, Abbeywood.  Full details can be found within the BFC Arrivals guide on the BFC Intranet Page and on the website.

SBA Fiscal cannot issue first time stamps.

For non-British Citizens, it is advised that individuals transit via UK.  This will ensure that their citizenship clock starts ticking. BFC SO19/AFF Website can provide more detail on this.

(Sponsor: UAO  Date: 14 Jul 17)

SFA Occupants Installing Encroachments Without Permission


All occupants are to be reminded that SFA is MOD property All occupants (military and civilian) must obtain permission to install an encroachment in their SFA such as air conditioning. In general, permission will not be granted to install permanent encroachments such as patios as the MOD does not have funding to repair or remove structures when they fail.

The Licence to Occupy Agreement, states that you are not to: Erect a TV,satelliteor other communicationsaerial or shedor structure on the propertyor makeanyotheralteration oradditionto the propertyor thefixtures or fittings withouttheprior writtenconsentofthe[SFAsponsors localHousingStaffs]. Written consent can be obtained by following the BFC approved Third Party Works (TPW) process, as detailed in SOP 2001 - Estates and Infra Policy and Guidance.

Dhekelia Station Swimming Pool Time Table

Price: Adult €2, Child €1, €4 for Expat... 4 and under go FREE!

Thursday, 27 July 2017


For a night of laughter, music and comedy for all ages.

August shows will be every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

They will also still be kindly offering a 10% Military discount for all shows. Use code MIL10 on their website.

Beach Cult Live 2017

Tickets now on sale in the HIVE for 25 Euros each.

September 2017 BFC Community Learning Programme

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

National Insurance Record

If you’ve spent time accompanying your soldier on an overseas posting anytime since 1975, you could be entitled to National Insurance credits. However, since the introduction of these credits, AFF is aware that many spouses have not taken advantage of this opportunity to fill any gaps they may have in their record.

Find out more about National Insurance credits and your entitlement at

AFF Secures Better Access to Student Loans

AFF secures better access to student loans for Army spouses and partners

The Army Families Federation (AFF) is celebrating a change to Student Finance England's loan qualifying criteria, which will allow more Army families to access a loan when undertaking a UK based course.

As of 1 August 2017, families posted overseas who wish to undertake a qualifying UK based university or college course can now access a loan via Student Finance England even if they are not in the UK on the first day of their chosen course. This applies to both full and part time courses.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Dhekelia HIVE Hotlist

If you missed this months Hotlist, then please click on the link below. July is all about the North Side of Cyprus. We've included top places to visit, where to stay, the boarders and what you need to do.

So whether you want to watch the turtles on Alagadi beach, see some history or stay over, there is something for everyone.

Please click here for July's HIVE Hotlist

Bay2Bay 2017

Earthquake Safety