Saturday 28 May 2022

By any registration on this site you accept our Privacy policy.

To register as a BAFF Military Supporter or full Member you must be serving in, or have served in, the regular or reserve armed forces of the United Kingdom.

Free registration as a BAFF Military Supporter indicates your support for the general aims of BAFF in seeking to support its members and develop responsible representation for armed forces personnel.

Full BAFF membership similarly shows support for those general aims, and your acceptance of the BAFF Constitution.

The 'anonymised' registration questions are designed to provide statistics without personally identifiable information, apart from email address. None of your registration information is publicly visible, or shared by BAFF with anyone.

Full members may also be asked at some stage to submit a short membership form by email, online, or by post. The form will provide minimal detail such as service number and postal address. The data in your membership form is not retained online.

Expiry of membership. You can cancel any registration at any time, but if your paid period runs out without renewing your subscription, after any grace period, by default your subscription will automatically revert to free 'BAFF Military Supporter' status. After that you can still either cancel your registration or purchase a new subscription.

BAFF always seeks to develop the range of benefits available to our full members, but such services are provided directly to the member by the service provider concerned. BAFF does not itself provide any services as such.

Advice and support may be provided by our volunteers to the best of their ability but not as a service. Where such volunteers happen to have professional experience or qualifications they are not acting in that capacity and their support should never be treated as professional advice.

BAFF membership benefits may include the availability of various kinds of legal services provided by professional firms. Previously registered for the provision of claims management services, BAFF does not currently operate such a service, but may provide the means for members to be able to engage claims services directly.

The decision whether to engage any particular professional firm or other service provider is entirely a matter for the individual member. Where any particular professional firm or other service provider is mentioned by BAFF volunteers in the course of communication with members, or where a link is provided on our website, the decision whether to engage any service provider is still a matter for the member and any contract will be between the member and provider.

Any benefit scheme can be withdrawn or modified by BAFF or the provider at any time without prior notice.

BAFF is committed to protecting the privacy of its members. Unless the member shares (or authorises the service provider to share) information with BAFF, the member's communications with outside service providers will be entirely confidential between the member and the service provider. BAFF will not seek information relating to service users other than basic statistical information which is not personally identifiable or, exceptionally, such minimal information as appears necessary in order to prevent or discourage fraud or other misuse of the service. All communication in connection with any professional services will in any event be subject always to the provider's professional obligations as well as BAFF's Privacy policy.

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The intellectual property rights (including, without limitation, copyright and trademarks) in all material on our website are owned by BAFF unless otherwise stated or implied by the nature of the material, such as quotations attributed to other sources.

Quotes and excerpts are subject to the copyright of their owners and attributed and used on a fair use basis. Copyright owners please contact us using the site contact form in the event of any concerns.

Any images from the MoD's Defence Imagery LibraryDefence Imagery Library are used in accordance with the Open Government Licence (OGL)Open Government Licence (OGL) for public sector information.

The BAFF logo is a registered trademark. More info at BAFF Logo - Registered Trademark.

Your use of this website is expressly limited to personal, non-commercial use. You may not reproduce any part of this site, except as follows:

Licence to copy for personal use: You may display the pages of the website on your computer screen and print or download to a local hard disk a reasonable number of unmodified copies for your private personal use only.

Licence to copy for limited purposes: You may copy public pages of the website (those which are available to any visitor without logging in) to individual third parties for their personal information, only if you properly credit British Armed Forces Federation as the source and as, where appropriate, author of the material.

Permission is granted to print and distribute unmodified copies of any BAFF poster or leaflet explicitly published on this website for public distribution.

For the avoidance of doubt, the limited exemptions referred to above do not permit you without specific consent to incorporate all or any part of the content of this website in any commercial publication or document, or for any other commercial purpose.

The information contained in this website is general information only.

Although care is taken to ensure that the information on the website is accurate and up to date, we do not accept any responsibility for mistakes or omissions. Articles may be out of date. Archived articles are not maintained. BAFF enters into no express or implied conditions, warranties, terms or representations regarding the quality, accuracy, or completeness of any information provided.

By using this website you agree that you have read this disclaimer and that you agree to these terms and conditions of operation. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you are not authorised to use this website.

Reliance on Content

The information provided on this website or by any other means must not be treated as advice, legal or otherwise. For the avoidance of doubt, BAFF (including any of its volunteers whether or not they have any relevant professional or academic qualification) is not in any case acting as a legal or financial adviser or professional adviser of any kind. Use of this website does not constitute any kind of professional or advisory relationship. Do not use this site to disregard any professional advice, nor to delay seeking professional advice or representation because of something you have read or seen on this site. Before acting or relying in any way on information contained on the site, you should seek detailed specialist advice from a suitably qualified solicitor or other appropriately qualified adviser, based on your specific circumstances.

Any reliance upon the information given on this site is at the user's own risk. BAFF excludes to the fullest extent lawfully permitted all liability for loss or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential arising from your accessing, failing to access, or reliance on information contained in this website, from delay or the failure to respond to an enquiry, or from any information or omission contained in this website.

Although we will endeavour to correct errors which are brought to our attention (please see next paragraph), BAFF accepts no responsibility for loss as stated above and shall not be liable for any typographical or other errors or omissions within the material contained in this website or its accuracy, completeness or currency.

Correction of errors etc

BAFF will as promptly and as clearly as possible correct any errors, on this website or any other media controlled by us, which are brought to our attention. Please use the site contact form to let us know.

Website security

You agree that you will not do anything or allow anything to compromise the security of this website or of any confidential or private information that it may contain.


This website contains links to other websites not operated or controlled by us. If you use these links, you will leave our website. These links are provided for interest and convenience only and do not constitute any endorsement by BAFF. We do not have any control over the content of external internet sites which are linked to our site or which are linked from it, and cannot accept any responsibility for them. Users who find anything at such linked sites which they consider to be illegal or inappropriate should please bring the matter immediately to our attention.

The links category "Campaigns by others (links submitted by BAFF full members)" is likely to include campaigns which BAFF is unable to support but we give full members the opportunity to bring them to wider attention.

Unless with our explicit prior consent, no external site is permitted to link to our site in any way which suggests any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part. We reserve the right to withdraw any linking permission at our sole discretion and without notice.

Governing law

This website and your use of it is governed by the laws of England and Wales. In accessing this website you agree that any dispute about its use will be determined only by the courts of England and Wales.

Change of Policies, Terms and Conditions, etc

We may change this and any other policies, terms and condition at any time by updating the relevant page, and therefore recommend you check this and any other relevant page(s) from time to time to ensure you are referring to the current terms and conditions. We will notify registered members by newsletter or email of any major changes and will also highlight such changes for a period on this page. Your continued use of our website, following the posting of any changes, indicates your acceptance of such changes.

This version is effective from 18 August 2021. (Minor changes since previous version; 'Website security' paragraph added.).