Working towards true representation for armed forces personnel

Welcome to British Armed Forces Federation - BAFF - the only independent representative all-ranks staff association open to serving members of any branch of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force, including the reserves. All UK forces personnel of any rank are eligible to join and, as BAFF is not a political organisation, to take an active part in its activities if they wish. Former members of the regular or reserve forces are also welcome.

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MOD consultation on legal protections for personnel after serving overseas

REMINDER: The Ministry of Defence consultation on 'Legal protections for armed forces personnel and veterans serving in operations outside the United Kingdom' closes at 2359 hrs on Sunday, 13th October. Link here:

BAFF intends to make its own response which will be open for comment and input by full members on this website. Anyone with views they would like us to take into account is welcome to get in touch now by email or using the site contact form.

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'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".

But the very fact of the forces family federations, to varying degrees, increasingly taking on an individual and collective representative role on behalf of service personnel - including single personnel - is, we would argue, proof of the need for representation.

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