Wendy Furness

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Feb 16



It is that time of year again folks and you will be happy to hear that SHOREBREAK will again be showing all of the 2018 SIX NATIONS RUGBY matches, starting on Saturday 3rd February.  All times are in EST.

For the early morning matches, SHOREBREAK will be offering a BRUNCH menu


2018 Six Nations Matches


Fri 23 Feb

3.00pm – France V Italy

Sat 24 Feb

9.15am – Ireland V Wales

11.45am – Scotland V England

Sat 10 Mar

9.15am – Ireland V Scotland

11.45am – France V England

Sun 11 Mar

11.00am Wales V Italy

Sat 17 Mar

8.30am – Italy V Scotland

10.45pm – England V Ireland

1.00pm – Wales V France



2018 Six Nations Schedule

Feb 16

London Marathon 2018

 CPO ‘Taff’ Morris

(NOPF Dam Neck)

is running the 

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

 on behalf of the Armed Forces


Taff will be raising money for SSAFA and his fundraising page can be found here;-

(You will find a link to SSAFA in the page)


Any help greatly appreciated




Feb 06


Fancy losing some weight and getting fit before Easter and eating all those eggs?


As part of the RAF100 Celebration day, the organisers are planning to run a 100km charity cycle ride to raise money for donation to the official RAF100 charities. The plan is for the ride to take place during the morning of Saturday 14 Apr 18 and for the finish to coincide with the start of the main RAF100 Celebration event at the Pungo Military Aviation Museum. Further details are as follows:

Route: Starting and finishing at the Museum, the route will comprise 100km of relatively flat terrain along minor roads. All main highways will be avoided.

Time: Aiming to commence at 0700L and to cross the finish line at 1200L (i.e. 5 hrs at an average pace of 12 mph – should be a breeze – unless there’s one blowing in our face!!)

Number: Limited to 12 riders. The aim will be to ride as a group. Although we will plan to run a number of training rides beforehand for those that wish to participate, the route follows mostly quiet country lanes and is aimed at intermediate/experienced cyclists with a level of fitness and ability to match.

Equipment: Riders will be expected to provide their own suitable road bike (or alternative if you are a seasoned rider and happy with the planned pace?). It is planned that a team shirt will be issued to each participant.

Further details will be provided in due course and we currently have 6 riders signed up who have been involved in the initial planning stages (RAF and RN). Therefore, we are currently looking for another 6 riders who are interested in participating in this event. We will also be looking for 1-2 volunteers to drive a support vehicle.


If you would like to participate in this event, please email  jon.millington@act.nato.int by COP Wed 14 Feb 18. All responses will be treated on a ‘first come first served’ basis.



Jan 31

Coffee Morning – ALL WELCOME!!


The Coffee Morning this month will be held at the home of


On Friday 23rd February 2018 from 10am

This months’ Coffee Morning will be slightly different, in that we have a ‘Speaker’ from the Norfolk Sister City Association (see paragraph below) who will give a short presentation, leaving plenty of time for coffee and chatting!

The Norfolk Sister City Association was founded in 1976. Although we are partially funded by the city, we are not a Department. NSCA is a member of Sister Cities International, based in Washington DC.
We are a non-profit civic organization dedicated to fostering international understanding, friendship & cooperation through people to people exchanges & continuing relationships between Norfolk, VA & her 9 Sister Cities.
Along with Norfolk Co, UK, we are connected to Kitakyushu, Japan; Wilhelmshaven, Germany; Toulon, France; Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada; Cagayan de Oro, Phillipines; Kochi, India and Tema, Ghana.
Our purpose is to be a catalyst for linking counterpart organizations in Norfolk and its Sister Cities. We wish to enable them to conduct their exchanges of mutual interest.  NSCA , actively participates each year in the NATO Festival.


Please come along and join us for an informal chat over a cup of coffee.  We look forward to seeing you all there.

If you would like directions, please email Katie at:  kmlguy@aol.com




Jan 30

What’s on in Hampton Roads in February

Click on the link below for a list of various Concerts, Events and Sports fixtures in the Hampton Roads area this month!









Dec 07


Brit Fund Phone Box




Brit Fund Update


The committee represents the broad spectrum of civilian and Service personnel in the area and it exists to provide a focal point to deliver and support a range of events that support individuals and their families who are assigned to the Tidewater area.  Your committee is:  Al Rutledge, Ben Moran, Tony Solomon, Sean King, Laura McMann, Michaela Craze and Wendy Furness.

We now have a couple of vacancies coming up on the Brit Fund Committee so please let us know if you are interested in joining us!!

2018 Events – Diary markers:

  • 25 Mar Easter Hunt/BBQ.  Brit Fund lead.  Details to follow –  volunteer required to organise.
  • 14 Apr RAF 100.  Led by the RAF100 committee (POC Wg Cdr Jon Millington), this will be an inclusive family event (English Fete theme) to be held at the Military Aviation Museum to mark the Centenary of the RAF.
  • 26 April NATO Fest.  Great day in Norfolk celebrated with all the NATO nations. Details of parade and festivities to follow from the organising committee (POC Lt Col David Blow).
  • 14 April100 Km Charity Bike Ride.  See details in separate post.
  • 20 OctoberTrafalgar Night.  Led by the Royal Navy contingent (POC Cdr Chris Bennett).  The dining event plans be open to all ranks and their partners in order to mark the 213th anniversary of Trafalgar Night, observing best tradition.  Details to follow.
  • If you would like to see a particular event, or would like to lead in organising an event, please speak to any of the committee – we’d love to hear from you. Finally, to become a member of the Brit Fund, please visit the NLR office and speak to either Laura or Wendy.  Membership is just $50/tour (military accompanied), $25/tour (military unaccompanied) or $15/year (civilians).  Your membership will help the committee provide and support events for the benefit of the Brit community. Thanks you for all your support and we look forward to seeing you at an event in 2018.
  •  Al Rutledge (Chairman, Brit Fund)





Watch this space for monthly updates!

Nov 13






RAF 100 CookBook Cover

Help Celebrate the Royal Air Force Centenary by purchasing the

RAF100 Cookbook!!

 100 years, 100 Countries, 100 Recipes


On 1 April 2018, the RAF celebrates the completion of its first century. We have been given a wonderful opportunity to purchase copies of this beautiful and unique book which could be a fabulous present (not many more workdays until Christmas folks) for those that have an interest in food and history. These wonderful recipes and amazing insights  have been pulled together from RAF serving men and women, veterans, friends and family and industry colleagues, and offers a truly global view of the 100 years currently served since the RAF’s formation.


The book is $30 

All proceeds will go to the RAF100 appeal

a joint venture between the Royal Air Force and 4 major Royal Air Force charities:


 the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF Museum, the RAF Charitable Trust and the RAF Association


The aim of the appeal is to raise money for the RAF Family and to create a lasting legacy as the RAF celebrates its centenary.


If you would like to look at the book or purchase a copy, please contact Squadron Leader Tamara Stone – ACT DOST – tamara.stone@act.nato.int/757 515 8162


Register your order early to avoid disappointment!!


Hokey Pokey Ice Cream


Croatia page




Nov 01

FFR RATE $1.30 from 1 Nov 17

Please click on the link below for latest information on FFR and LOA

FFR 1st Nov 17

Oct 31

Free & Inexpensive things to do in Hampton Roads!

Click on the link below for a list of ideas of free or inexpensive things to do in the Hampton Roads area




Free and Inexpensive Things–IRF

Oct 05

Changes to GYH Flight Allowance

The following changes to GYH(O) and CTF will take effect from 1 Oct 17;

Assignment Country   GYH(O) Flight Allowance 1 Apr 17
  GYH(O) Flight Allowance  1 Oct 17
United States of America (East)   1,585   1,433  
United States of America (West)   1,278   1,444  
United States of America (Hawaii)   1,636   1595  


(All fares shown are return flights)
Flight Journey   1 Apr 17
  1 Oct 17
USA (East) to London   1,585   1,433  
USA (West) to London   1,278   1,444  

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