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Grants Provide Morale Boost For Personnel

Published: 11 Jan 2017

The Royal Air Force Charitable Trust (RAFCT) has approved two grants for RAF Brize Norton Air Movements Squadron (AMS) to help enhance the morale and welfare of its personnel.

The Trust received two grant applications, totalling £10,500, to fund new gym equipment for the satellite gym facility in Hangar 66, and to help refurbish the three hangar tea bars.

AMS Flt Lt Dave Rice said: "The current facilities are somewhat outdated and rundown, making it difficult to utilise the space effectively.  The importance of keeping personnel motivated and adequately rested is paramount, especially as the majority of squadron personnel here work 12-hour shifts and are involved in duties which involve flight safety critical processes.

"These two grants will help address day-to-day issues by improving the facilities available to serving personnel. Simple things, like having gym equipment or a DVD player, enable them to enjoy their time between shifts. Having a comfortable space to recuperate makes a huge difference."

The grants will fund a variety of everyday appliances and equipment for the tea bars and gym, alongside general maintenance, décor and furniture improvements.

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