Project Dragon’s ride

During Round One, 5 Force Support Battalion received funding of around £5,000 for a new set of mountain bikes. Getting out on the bikes offers multiple benefits to the personnel including; green and sustainable transport, enriching families’ ability to explore the surrounding areas and offering children the opportunity to learn to ride a bike safely.

The Battalion’s new bikes were used for the first time as part of a skills development and training ride, in preparation for the Army Inter United Cross Country race series.

The grant holder explained: “The injection of enthusiasm that the arrival of these bikes has inflicted has made it almost tangible as every week there are more people showing interest.

‘In the wider spectrum, these bikes have also been a mechanism for growth between local units as we now have a trade-in for old bikes to be switched for new ones.”

Recent Projects

Outdoor Area for Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Outdoor Area for Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

During Round 3 of the NAAFI Fund, £23,500 was awarded to Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers to install an all-weather outdoor area. The REME provide essential engineering support, maintaining and repairing a vast array of British Army equipment, following the...

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Library Upgrades for RAF Akrotiri

Library Upgrades for RAF Akrotiri

During Round 3 of the NAAFI Fund, £1,500 was awarded to RAF Akrotiri to improve the range of books at the base’s library in Cyprus. This project improved the welfare of serving personnel by providing an increased selection of books across many different genres,...

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Project Zen for 901 Expeditionary Air Wing

Project Zen for 901 Expeditionary Air Wing

During Round 3 of the NAAFI Fund, £6,000 was awarded to 901 Expeditionary Air Wing to transform various communal areas in coalition accommodation. Based in Al Udeid Air Base in Doha, Qatar, this project’s aim was to improve the wellbeing of stationed troops with a...

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