Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Military Discount now offered by The Whittington Arms


25%* off your total bill (inclu. drinks)

Monday - Thursday!!
& now Fridays (until 2 December)

*not in conjuction with any other offer or festive packages
*offer valid when ordering main meals

JC Academy Lichfield Holiday Clubs now open for booking

Lichfield Christmas dates are now open for booking. 


Career Opportunities for AGC(SPS) Soldiers

Monday, 13 November 2017

Little Troopers Treasures

Little Troopers Treasures is a project LTT partnered with Harper Collins, to bring children's books to forces families, currently there are nine books available to record.

> The service family downloads the app then creates a family login, the service person then logs in wherever they may be (WIFI needed) or before they go away and records some stories, the app captures their face, voice and the book pages.

> Once done the app zips up the story with lots of love and immediately the service child can go to the Little Trooper mode of the family login and there will be a surprise story waiting! They can watch the stories, or listen, over and over again.

> There are also some free supporting resources for families to accompany this app, a weekly planner sheet to print off and use plus separation diaries for both parent and child to complete while separated and then share once reunited.

All the information and download links plus the resources files to print off can be found HERE

Tickets for Troops: The Gruffalo's Child, Lyric Theatre, London - 22nd November to 7th December

Following hot on the heels of The Gruffalo’s monstrous West End success comes The Gruffalo’s Child - with attitude! Just how brave is she? Find out for yourselves by joining her in the West End this Christmas.
The Gruffalo said that no Gruffalo should ever set foot in the deep dark wood...
One wild and windy night the Gruffalo’s child ignores her father’s warning and tiptoes out into the snow. After all, the Big Bad Mouse doesn’t really exist... does he?
Tall Stories returns, bringing Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s award-winning sequel to life in this magical, musical adaptation.
Tickets for Troops is giving away tickets for this show for several dates between 22nd November and 7th December at the Lyric Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue. For further details and to book tickets https://ticketsfortroops.org.uk/search?q=gruffalo

New MOT reminder service launches in beta

A test version of a new government service has launched to remind drivers by text message and email when their MOT is due.
The GOV.UK service, developed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), makes it easy to get a reminder every year when your vehicle’s MOT is due.
When you sign up, you’ll get a reminder:
  • 4 weeks before your MOT is due
  • 2 weeks before your MOT is due, if you still haven’t had it tested
You’ll also get alerts that your vehicle no longer has an MOT.
You just need the vehicle’s number plate (registration number) and a mobile phone number or email address.
You’ll get a reminder every year until you unsubscribe.
Research by DVSA has revealed that around 28% of cars will be overdue at any one time. Most of these are down to drivers forgetting to get it done, rather than deliberately avoiding having the test done.
If you drive a vehicle without a valid MOT, you’re breaking the law. The only exceptions are to drive it:
  • to or from somewhere to be repaired
  • to a pre-arranged MOT test
You’re also risking your own life and the lives of your passengers and other road users.
You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.


the shopping centres in Birmingham have extended their shopping hours so you can stay for longer and indulge in some late night shopping.

Check out the opening hours over the Christmas period here

Friday, 10 November 2017

Ed's Diner - Armed Forces Remembrance Sunday Offer

To celebrate this year's Remembrance Sunday on the 12th November, Ed’s Diner will be dishing out free servings of their mouthwatering menu to all members of the UK Armed Forces, Veterans & Armed Forces Community. Ed’s are always looking at ways to give back to local communities and on Remembrance Sunday would like to commemorate the efforts of men and women who gave their service.
In order to claim their free meal troops must present their Defence Privilege Card or MOD90 ID Card to one of the team when dining at Ed’s. They’ll be entitled to either the Thanksgiving Turkey Burger, The Original, Fried Chicken or Halloumi & Roasted Peppers Burger, all of which come with fries and bottomless soda.


Visit your restaurant on Sunday 12th November and show your Defence Privilege Card or MOD90
Expires: 12 November 2017
T&Cs: In order to redeem a free bundle deal, a valid Defence Privilege Card or MOD90 must be presented to a team member. Valid for 1 free bundle deal per card. Bundle deals consists of Thanksgiving Turkey Burger, The Original, Fried Chicken or Halloumi & Roasted Peppers Burger, fries and a bottomless soda. Only valid on 11th November at all locations – excluding Liverpool Street Station. Not valid with any other offer or promotion. Not valid for delivery.