'No need for staff association, because service family federations do a very good job on behalf of forces personnel'

Opposing a Private Member's Bill to authorise an armed forces representative body, a former defence minister argued that in addition to service charities there already are "a plethora of existing families federations across each of the services that do a very good job and exist to advocate on behalf of forces personnel and their families".

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BAFF in the news

Apr 2018

13 - BAFF former Chairman Douglas Young took part in a discussion on BBC Radio Scotland about a trial scheme proposed by Maurice Corry MSP involving veterans joining Police Scotland initially part-time as special constables, with further opportunities for promotion in the futuretrial scheme proposed by Maurice Corry MSP involving veterans joining Police Scotland initially part-time as special constables, with further opportunities for promotion in the future. Pointing out that veterans were generally a very attractive proposition for any employer, Young felt that such a scheme could be of benefit, although he agreed with Scottish Police Federation General Secretary Calum Steele that policing and military roles were (rightly) very different forms of uniformed public service.

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