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Further Information for the Armed Forces Community

Help for members of the Armed Forces community to find information on a number of topics

N.B. this list is not exhaustive.

Ministry of Defence

Armed Forces websites

  • 11th Infantry Brigade and HQ South East is one of the Army's seven Adaptable Force Brigades comprising of Regular and Reserve units.  The Brigade is the Army regional point of contact for the eight counties of the South East of England.
  • 36 Engineer Regiment is a Force Support Engineer Regiment, based at Invicta Park Barracks in Maidstone.
  • 103 Battalion REME are Reserve Engineers for London and the South East. 133 Field Company is based at the Army Reserve Centre in Ashford.
  • The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (The Tigers) are the infantry regiment of choice for the South-East of England. 3rd Battalion (3PWRR) is the Army Reserve Battalion of the Regiment, with the HQ Company based in Canterbury and C Company based in Fort Clarence in Rochester.
  • The Royal Gurkha Rifles are a unique unit in the Army with a reputation of being amongst the finest and most feared soldiers in the world. 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles (1RGR) is based at Sir John Moore Barracks in Shorncliffe, Folkestone.
  • Hawke Division is a satellite unit of HMS President (the Royal Naval Reserve unit associated with London) based in Medway.

Armed Forces charities

Health and wellbeing

  • Ashford Clinical Commissioning Group For information on local health services in the Ashford borough area including access to GPs and dentists
  • Big White Wall an online early intervention service for people in psychological distress
  • Kent and Medway Armed Forces Network A new network that provides information about free at the point of access mental health services for ex-military personnel across Kent and Medway
  • NHS Choices The online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health
  • NHS Military healthcare Healthcare information for military personnel and veterans, including getting treatment and contacts. Covers Hospital Care; Rehabilitation; Mental Health Services and Veterans
  • Samaritans A confidential emotional support service


  • Benefits and Council Tax Advice on who can claim benefits, what you can claim, advice on housing and council tax support and contact details for the service in Ashford Borough Council
  • Citizens Advice The charity for your community
  • Defence Discount Service The only official Ministry of Defence (MOD) discount service and also home of the Defence Privilege Card
  • MoneyForce The home of money guidance for UK Service personnel and their families
  • Money Advice Service Free, unbiased and independent advice

Advice and services