We welcome and support children from Service families. We provide funding for Breakfast Club, swimming lessons and musical instrument lessons. We also provide the opportunity to support the emotional well being of Service children with our Kaleidoscope counselling service.
Unit Welfare Officer 19th Regiment RA `The Scottish Gunners
Major Taff Evans heads up the regimental welfare team, which is split between Larkhill and Tidworth. If you are a serving soldier, family member or spouse, the team will be the main point of contact for welfare related issues.
Major Taff Evans “As a result of an internal survey within my Regiment I discovered that we had children in 24 different schools across the Wilts/Hants counties. Armed with this information I have set up a Schools Liaison Group. The main aim of this group is to keep head teachers updated with information as the Army transitions towards its major re-basing programme, commonly known as Army 2020. Army 2020 will have a major impact on our surrounding communities; medical/dental, education, commerce and housing are all key factors that are being taken into consideration by the planners. It is estimated that around 4000 soldiers are expected to relocate into Salisbury Plain by 2020, of this number around 1400 will be families.The Schools Liaison Group will also be the civilian link into the military community; parents with children attending these 24 schools will be assigned as Liaison Officers”