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GO Outdoors Sign Armed Forces Covenant

GO Outdoors Sign Armed Forces Covenant

GO Outdoors has shown its support to the UK Armed Forces by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

GO Outdoors work to ensure everyone, regardless of ability can access the equipment they need to enjoy the outdoors and we support the Armed Forces by offering additional discounts to current and former service personnel (an extra 10% off standard Discount Card prices*), while employees of the company can benefit from our Reservists Policy for those who serve as volunteers.

The signing of the Armed Forces Covenant was attended by GO Outdoors Managing Director Claire Webb, Lieutenant Colonel Andy Black of the 4th Infantry Brigade Regional Employer Engagement Team and Richard Lenton, Regional Employer Engagement Director for the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Yorkshire and The Humber (RFCA).

A spokesperson for GO Outdoors said: “At GO, we have been supporting the Armed Forces Community for a number of years by offering additional discounts in conjunction with the Defence Discount Service.  Our unrivalled range of apparel, outdoor products and the activities we cater for make us an attractive destination for enthusiasts and occasional users alike; so we are delighted so many are able to take advantage of the extra discounts.

“We also wanted to reflect our ongoing commitment in a policy specifically for those colleagues who are or are considering becoming part of the Reserved Forces, so we have recently launched a Reservists Policy for colleagues who work for us.

“At GO, we recognise the vital role and contribution of the Reserve Forces and therefore the Armed Forces Covenant and our internal Reservists Policy truly reflect our pride and passion to be supporting this initiative.”

The covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community, and will see much closer collaboration between Opening Boundaries and the Army based in Catterick Garrison, as well as the wider military forces in the area.

Lt Col. Black said: “We are absolutely delighted GO Outdoors has agreed to sign the covenant and show its commitment to respecting and supporting the Armed Forces.

“It is to everyone’s mutual benefit to recognise the value that our service personnel bring to the community.

“I’m really looking forward to looking at areas where we can work together over the coming years.”

Under the covenant the British Army and GO Outdoors will work more closely together, exchanging skills, knowledge and opportunities.

Ed's Diner want to show their appreciation to UK Veterans & Armed Forces Community by offering a free meal this Remembrance Sunday

Ed's Diner want to show their appreciation to UK Veterans & Armed Forces Community by offering a free meal this Remembrance Sunday

Restaurant to offer free meals to UK War servicemen and women as part of Remembrance Sunday drive.

To celebrate this year's Remembrance Sunday on the 12th November, Ed’s Diner will be dishing out free servings of their mouthwatering menu to all members of the UK Armed Forces, Veterans & Armed Forces Community. Ed’s are always looking at ways to give back to local communities and on Remembrance Sunday would like to commemorate the efforts of men and women who gave their service.

In order to claim their free meal troops must present their Defence Privilege Card or MOD90 ID Card to one of the team when dining at Ed’s. They’ll be entitled to either the Thanksgiving Turkey Burger, The Original, Fried Chicken or Halloumi & Roasted Peppers Burger, all of which come with fries and bottomless soda.

Sam Wignell, Brand Director at Ed’s Diner said, 

“We have a huge admiration for the men and women that have risked their lives for our country and this is just a small token of gratitude from the team at Ed’s to show their appreciation to all army affiliates. We can’t wait to open our doors on Remembrance Sunday and feed our troops!”


 Wightlink supports military and emergency service personnel with discounts

Wightlink supports military and emergency service personnel with discounts

Wightlink has signed up with the Defence Discount Service and Blue Light Card to offer discounts for serving and retired military personnel as well as people working in the emergency services.

More than a million people who hold these membership cards can now enjoy discounts off Wightlink vehicle and foot passenger fares. They can make bookings online through the Defence Discount Service and Blue Light Card or show their cards at ticket offices, if travelling as foot passengers.

Wightlink Chief Executive Keith Greenfield says:

“We are all indebted to military personnel and emergency service workers who often go far beyond the call of duty to keep us safe. Offering them a discount on travel to and from the Isle of Wight is Wightlink’s way of saying thank you.”

Tom Dalby, Head of the Defence Discount Service adds:

“We are delighted to be working with Wightlink and feel that this gives members a great saving opportunity.  Many of our members already visit the Isle of Wight each year and we feel that this opportunity will encourage many more to take the ferry and save along the way.”

iPhone 8 Armed Forces discounts

iPhone 8 Armed Forces discounts

The Apple iPhone 8 is in high demand, but where can you get discounts with Defence Discount Service?

Members of the Armed Forces, Veterans and the Armed Forces Community can receive discounts on the iPhone 8 through various companies that feature on Defence Discount Service.

Depending what network you are looking for we have the following offers available:

iPhone 8 savings with Apple - discounts on the handset itself if you just want the device

iPhone 8 savings with EE - discounts with both EE and Voice Mobile - Approved EE Partner

iPhone 8 savings with Vodafone - discounts with the network

iPhone 8 savings with O2 - discounts with the network

To take advantage of these great discounts on the iPhone 8 through Defence Discount Service simply log in or log in to our free mobile app. 

Not a member? You can register for free via the register button above if you are:

- Serving Armed Forces Personnel  

- Reserve Forces Personnel  

- Spouse/Partner of serving personnel 

- HM Armed Forces Veteran (ex serving) 

- MoD Civil Servant 

- Bereaved Family Member 

- War/Service Widow(er) 

- Cadet Forces (over 16) 

- NATO Personnel in the UK


Cinema Savings for Defence Discount Service members

Cinema Savings for Defence Discount Service members

Defence Discount Service is proud to offer its members discounts on cinema tickets provided through the main cinema chains Cineworld, ODEON and VUE.  These have become ever increasingly popular discounts and regularly feature in the popular offers on the website.

Members of Defence Discount Service can save on ODEON Adult and Child tickets 2D tickets, Cineworld Adult and Child 2D tickets and VUE 2D tickets.  A typical saving is around £5.00* per ticket.

In addition to this, Cineworld offer members the chance to save on their refreshments, offering discounted vouchers that can be used to buy drinks and popcorn.  This allows members to save on their whole cinema experience.

Defence Discount Service offers a great discount for regular cinema goers with large discounts on ODEON Limitless membership and Cineworld Unlimited membership.  Currently memberships for screenings outside of London are available through Defence Discount Service.

The ODEON Limitless card allows you to receive standard entry to any 2D public screening with standard seating.  The Cineworld Unlimited card allows you to receive standard entry to any 2D public screening with standard seating plus receive 10% off snacks and drinks.  Both are excellent value for money through Defence Discount Service, saving members up to 40% on buying it directly from ODEON and Cineworld.  With Christmas just around the corner, this is a great saving for Defence Discount Service members.

*Please note some cinemas do have local short term offers in place and we encourage members to check their local cinema price before purchasing just in case.