In 2010 the RAF Association introduced ‘Miles More Minutes’. Created especially for serving RAF personnel, the project provides those who are serving overseas with more free telephone talk time to speak to their loved ones.
For those who are deployed in theatres such as Afghanistan, maintaining links with family is essential. For security reasons, however, personnel can only use special welfare telephone lines and phone cards. Currently, serving personnel are allocated just four and a half minutes of talk time per day on a secure MOD line.
This Christmas is no different, the RAF Association has sent over 1,000 Miles More Minutes telephone cards out to Afghanistan to support serving personnel.
On the 31st December 2012, Miles More Minutes will come to an end. The initiative has been a great success for the RAF Association and those serving personnel who benefited from the additional telephone talktime. It will be replaced in early spring 2013 by a new initiative that continues the theme of keeping serving personnel in touch with their families whilst away on deployment. Watch this space!
Watch our Mile More Minutes video.
If you’d like to help, you can support projects including our new initiative coming in spring 2013 by making a donation.