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Armed Forces support

If you live in Bracknell Forest and are an armed forces veteran or serving personnel, you may find the resources on this page helpful.

Armed Services personnel covers:

  • members of the Armed Forces and former Service personnel
  • bereaved spouses and civil partners of members of the Armed Forces
  • serving or former members of the Reserve Forces

Councillor Paul Bettison, Leader of the Council and Armed Services Champion, said:

"We are proud of the Bracknell Forest Civilian Military Partnership that was established by the Council and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS). The RMAS is a jewel in the crown of the borough, playing a valued and active role in the community. Our, and our partners’ ongoing commitment to RMAS and Armed Services Personnel is embraced in the Armed Forces Community Covenant first signed in December 2011."

    Bracknell Forest Community Covenant

    Find out about the Bracknell Forest Community Covenant, which includes the Ministry of Defence Covenant Grant Fund.

    Housing

    If you need local housing, there are arrangements which mean that you could be included on the housing list even if you don’t meet the usual criteria. You can find out more from the BFC my choices website.

    If you want to buy a home, there is a government backed help to buy scheme.

    Education

    If you are a service family moving into the area and need help to find a school place for your child, please get in touch by:

    Health and wellbeing

    The following places offer health and wellbeing support:

    Jobs

    If you are leaving the armed services, you can find help and advice from the Careers Transition Partnership.

    Shops and restaurants

    Many shops and restaurants offer discounts to armed forces personnel. To find out how to get a Defence Privilege Card, visit the Defence Discount Service website

    Our equalities team and the RMAS tested how much discount was available and found the following offers.

    Table showing military personnel discounts at shops and restaurants in Bracknell

    Store

    Discount

    Details

    Bill's

    20%

    Burton

    10%

    Full price only

    Clinton’s

    20%

    Dorothy Perkins

    10%

    Full price only

    EE

    20%

    ID required

    Fat Face

    10%

    Footlocker

    5%

    Gourmet Burger Kitchen

    15%

    Halfords

    10%

    Download voucher online

    Hotel Chocolat

    5%

    House

    10%

    House of Handsome

    20%

    Jack Wills

    10%

    Joules

    20%

    Millets

    10%

    Show ID

    Moss Bros

    15%

    Mountain Warehouse

    15%

    Nando’s

    20%

    Up to £20

    New Look

    10%

    Non sale items, show ID

    O2

    25%

    Online (O2 open)

    Office

    10%

    Paperchase

    15%

    Patisserie Valerie

    10%

    Prezzo

    25%

    River Island

    10%

    Skechers

    20%

    Sports Direct

    10%

    Timberland

    10%

    Trespass

    10%

    Show ID

    Vision Express

    Free eye test and £30 off
    when you spend £90 or more

    Vodafone

    15%

    Please note that discounts were correct at time of research (December 2018). Terms and conditions apply.