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The UK Forces Gulf Fund

This fund has been launched to provide additional welfare support to UK Service Personnel taking part in Operation TELIC in the Gulf and their families. Beneficiaries will be members of the Armed Forces involved in military or other operations relating to or in connection with Operation TELIC, civilian personnel accompanying and attached to the Armed Forces, and their respective dependents.

You can make a donation by clicking here. The UK Forces Gulf Fund is managed by the Charities Aid Foundation.

Families Casualty Helpline

The Ministry of Defence operates a casualty helpline for concerned relatives. The number is 08457 800 900.

Please note: This line is activated for major incidents during time of high public demand. The activation of this line will be notified to concerned families and members of the public via media and Service channels.

At all other times, friends and relatives should call the normal Joint Casualty and Compassionate Cell telephone numbers, who will be happy to address any concerns. These contact details are already distributed to families.

This telephone number is not for enquiries by either the media or the general public.


Post and messages for UK Service personnel

Messages of goodwill can be left at the British Forces Bulletin Board.

A guide to the British Forces Post Office services to personnel serving on Operation TELIC

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