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Britons advised to be #PassportAware on holiday

More than 21,000 British passports were stolen or lost last yearWith more than 21,000 British passports lost or stolen last year, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is urging British nationals abroad to be #PassportAware and keep their passport safe from thieves with the return of their Passport Hustle campaign

With summer now in full swing, many Britons are jetting off on their holidays. According to TripAdvisor, Europe is the hot destination. Majorca is number one for Britons, followed by Tenerife and Ibiza respectively, while Crete and Lanzarote come in fourth and fifth place.

Most holidaymakers enjoy trouble-free trips. However valuable holiday time and money can be lost if a passport is lost or stolen as the victim may need to report the theft to the police, as well as spend time at the local consulate or embassy so that they can be issued with an emergency travel document (ETD). 

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Unit welfare staff course – October

The Unit Welfare Staff Course will be held on Tuesday/Wednesday, October 11/12 in Building 85 on Normandy Barracks, Sennelager.

The course is designed for anyone working within a welfare environment that has not attended the UWO course. 

Day one will be delivered by a guest speaker from the UK, and day two, which will finish at lunchtime, will be BFG specific and will include briefings from supporting agencies.

Nominations should be sent to the AWS Group Mailbox: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and addressed to Ellie Moreton.

There is no limit on attendees.

Been coughing for 3 weeks?

First national Be Clear on Cancer campaign to raise awareness of symptoms of lung cancer, lung disease and heart disease runs until October

Be Clear on CancerAround 1.7 million people could be living with undiagnosed lung cancer, lung disease or heart disease, all leading causes of death in England.

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a new nationwide Be Clear on Cancer campaign to raise awareness of the symptoms of lung cancer, other lung disease, and heart disease; all leading causes of death in England.

It is estimated that there are:

  • 80,000 undiagnosed cases of lung cancer
  • one million cases of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a common form of lung disease that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis)
  • 600,000 undiagnosed cases of coronary heart disease.

These diseases are all leading causes of death in England. Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer, accounting for around 28,400 deaths each year, while COPD is the cause of a further 24,000 deaths.

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