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 RELOCATION INFORMATION FOR

     JMF St. Mawgan
     United Kingdom

          Information Date
           March 28, 2000



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                                                                     Table of Contents
Installation .....................................................................................................................................................................1
  Installation Overview.................................................................................................................................................1
  Must Know Items ......................................................................................................................................................1
  Geographically Separated or Satellite Locations .......................................................................................................3
  Nearby Installations (Listed Separately in SITES) ....................................................................................................4
  Regulations ................................................................................................................................................................4
  Commonly Referenced Numbers...............................................................................................................................4
  Major Unit Listing .....................................................................................................................................................5
  Transportation............................................................................................................................................................5
  Commissary and Exchange Operations .....................................................................................................................5
Local Community ..........................................................................................................................................................6
  Local Community Overview .....................................................................................................................................6
  Time Zone Chart ........................................................................................................................................................7
  Climate ......................................................................................................................................................................8
  Events Calendar .........................................................................................................................................................8
  Cultural Attractions ................................................................................................................................................. 11
  Recreation Opportunities ......................................................................................................................................... 12
  Military Related and Civic Organizations ............................................................................................................... 12
  Shopping .................................................................................................................................................................. 12
  State and Community Social Service Agencies ....................................................................................................... 12
  Non-Profit Social Service Agencies ........................................................................................................................ 12
  Religious Activities ................................................................................................................................................. 12
  Community Transportation ...................................................................................................................................... 13
Education ..................................................................................................................................................................... 13
  Education Overview ................................................................................................................................................ 13
  Public and DODDS Schools .................................................................................................................................... 13
  Private Schools ........................................................................................................................................................ 15
  Colleges and Universities ........................................................................................................................................ 15
  Adult or Continuing Education ................................................................................................................................ 16
  Special Education .................................................................................................................................................... 16
Employment ................................................................................................................................................................ 16
  Employment Overview ............................................................................................................................................ 16
  Federal Civilian Employment for Spouses .............................................................................................................. 16
  Permanent Employment Resources ......................................................................................................................... 17
  Temporary Employment Resources ......................................................................................................................... 17
  Non-Paid or Volunteer Opportunities ...................................................................................................................... 17
  Chambers of Commerce .......................................................................................................................................... 17
  Private Sector Employment ..................................................................................................................................... 17
  Government Employment ........................................................................................................................................ 17
  Professional or Occupational Licensing .................................................................................................................. 17
  Networking Opportunities ....................................................................................................................................... 17
Medical And Dental..................................................................................................................................................... 17
  Medical and Dental Overview ................................................................................................................................. 17
  Medical Services/Directory - on Installation ........................................................................................................... 19
  Health Benefits Advisor, Wellness, and CHAMPUS/TRICARE Programs ............................................................ 19
  Community Hospitals .............................................................................................................................................. 19
  Dental Services/Directory - on Installation.............................................................................................................. 19
  Family Member Dental Plan .................................................................................................................................... 20
Housing........................................................................................................................................................................ 20
  Housing Overview ................................................................................................................................................... 20
  Housing Allowances ................................................................................................................................................ 21
  Government Housing ............................................................................................................................................... 22
  Community Housing................................................................................................................................................ 22
  Utilities .................................................................................................................................................................... 22



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Relocation Services ..................................................................................................................................................... 22
  Relocation Services Overview ................................................................................................................................. 22
  Relocation Assistance .............................................................................................................................................. 23
  In Transit Emergencies ............................................................................................................................................ 23
  Financial Preparedness ............................................................................................................................................ 23
  Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) ....................................................................................................... 24
  Household Goods In-Bound Shipments .................................................................................................................. 24
  Household Goods Out-Bound Shipments ................................................................................................................ 25
  Household Goods Claims ........................................................................................................................................ 25
  Household Goods Weight Allowances .................................................................................................................... 26
  POV In-Bound Shipments ....................................................................................................................................... 26
  POV Out-Bound Shipments .................................................................................................................................... 28
  POV Claims ............................................................................................................................................................. 28
  Pet Boarding/Kennels .............................................................................................................................................. 28
  Pet Licensing ........................................................................................................................................................... 29
  Pet Quarantines ........................................................................................................................................................ 30
  Veterinary Services .................................................................................................................................................. 31
  Pet Transportation.................................................................................................................................................... 31
  PCS Reporting Procedures ...................................................................................................................................... 32
  Separation Procedures ............................................................................................................................................. 33
  Billeting ................................................................................................................................................................... 33
  Unaccompanied PCS ............................................................................................................................................... 33
Support Services .......................................................................................................................................................... 33
  Support Services Overview ..................................................................................................................................... 33
  Family Centers ......................................................................................................................................................... 33
  Information and Referral ......................................................................................................................................... 34
  Financial Assistance Programs ................................................................................................................................ 34
  Emergency Assistance ............................................................................................................................................. 34
  Family Advocacy ..................................................................................................................................................... 35
  Single Member Services .......................................................................................................................................... 35
  Support Groups ........................................................................................................................................................ 35
  Morale, Welfare, and Recreation ............................................................................................................................. 35
  Chapel Services and Programs ................................................................................................................................ 36
  Drug and Alcohol .................................................................................................................................................... 37
  Legal Assistance ...................................................................................................................................................... 37
Child And Teen Services ............................................................................................................................................. 37
  Child and Teen Services Overview ......................................................................................................................... 37
  New Parent Program ................................................................................................................................................ 38
  Child Care Programs - on Installation ..................................................................................................................... 38
  Child Care Programs - Community ......................................................................................................................... 39
  Things To Do - Clubs and Social............................................................................................................................. 40
  Things To Do - Recreation and Sports .................................................................................................................... 40
  Schools .................................................................................................................................................................... 40
  School Age Care ...................................................................................................................................................... 40
  Religious Programs.................................................................................................................................................. 41
  Special Events.......................................................................................................................................................... 41
  Sponsorship and Support ......................................................................................................................................... 41
  Youth Employment.................................................................................................................................................. 41
  Youth Centers .......................................................................................................................................................... 41
  For Teens Only ........................................................................................................................................................ 41
Survival Tips For First Termers .................................................................................................................................. 41
  Survival Tips for First Termers Overview ............................................................................................................... 41
  Before You Move .................................................................................................................................................... 42
  After You Arrive ..................................................................................................................................................... 42
  Reporting Procedures............................................................................................................................................... 43
  Travel Planning........................................................................................................................................................ 43



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  Vehicle Ownership .................................................................................................................................................. 43
  Housing and Billeting .............................................................................................................................................. 44
  Money Matters ......................................................................................................................................................... 44
At A Glance ................................................................................................................................................................. 45
  Facility/Services Summary ...................................................................................................................................... 45
  Housing Summary ................................................................................................................................................... 45
  Education Summary ................................................................................................................................................ 45
  Local Community Summary .................................................................................................................................... 46
  Medical and Dental Summary ................................................................................................................................. 46
  Relocation and Support Services Summary ............................................................................................................. 46
APPENDIX ................................................................................................................................................................. 47
  Disclaimer ................................................................................................................................................................ 47




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                                                            Name: Per Diem, Travel Allowances
Installation                                                WWW Link: http://www.dtic.mil
                                                            Comments:
                                                            For more information travel entitlements review the
Installation Overview                                       Per Diem, Travel and
For more information on this subject:                       Transportation Allowance please see the web site
JMF Home Page                                               above.
http://www.jmf.navy.mil

Welcome aboard Joint Maritime Facility, St                  Must Know Items
Mawgan, Cornwall, England.            Joint Maritime
                                                            For more information travel entitlements review the
Facility, usually referred to as JMF, is located on
                                                            Per Diem, Travel and Transportation Allowance
Royal Air Force Base, St Mawgan, in the county of
                                                            please see the web site under Installation Overview
Cornwall in the south west corner of England. The
                                                            above.
nearest town is Newquay (New-key), located
approximately four miles from the Station. It has a
                                                            The following information is provided to ease your
normal (winter) population of 18,000 which swells to
                                                            transition into the United Kingdom and to aid you in
approximately 100,000 during the May-September
                                                            preparing for your move.
tourist season, peaking to 250,000 in August.
                                                            ARRIVING IN THE U.K.
JMF was commissioned 18 August 1995. It is a
jointly staffed Integrated Undersea Surveillance
                                                            The usual entry points for the United Kingdom for
System command comprised of approximately 360
                                                            you and your family members are either RAF
U.S. Navy and 80 Royal Navy and Royal Air Force
                                                            Mildenhall for AMC flights or London Gatwick
personnel. The command was established via a
                                                            Airport for commercial flights (whenever possible)
Memorandum of Understanding between the
                                                            try to arrive at Gatwick for easier transportation
governments of the United States and the United
                                                            onward to JMF St. Mawgan. For those arriving at
Kingdom of Great Britain in June of 1990. The
                                                            RAF Mildenhall contact your sponsor for follow-on
primary role of JMF is to provide a link between
                                                            transportation to JMF St. Mawgan. For those who
United Kingdom and United States maritime forces
                                                            arrive at London Gatwick ensure you have a
and their headquarters in the United Kingdom and
                                                            follow-on flight via British (Brymon) Airways to
overseas. The command supports anti-submarine
                                                            Newquay (New-Key)Cornwall. Discuss your travel
warfare commands and tactical forces by detecting,
                                                            plans with your PSD office to ensure the follow-on
classifying, tracking, and providing timely reporting
                                                            flight and allow at least two hours layover to ensure
information concerning submarines and long term
                                                            that you don t miss this flight. The follow-on flights
oceanographic undersea geological information.
                                                            to Newquay are limited so please plan carefully. If
                                                            you are routed into another London Airport such as
RAF St. Mawgan is a fully functioning Royal Air
                                                            Heathrow you will be required to obtain ground
Force Station comprised of three wings. The Station
                                                            transportation to London Gatwick for the flight to
operates SEA King helicopters for training, search
                                                            Newquay. If you book you baggage onward to
and rescue at sea.
                                                            Newquay, you will go through British Customs at
                                                            Newquay and not in London. You will have to go
Name: JMF St Mawgan                                         through British Immigrations upon landing at
Address: PSC 804 BOX 1                                      Gatwick, make sure that your Passports, Orders and
City: 09409                                                 Identification Cards are handy and not packed in your
WWW Link: http://www.jmf.navy.mil                           baggage. Remember to keep in touch with your
Comments:                                                   sponsor and that he/she knows your arrival dates and
Visit the JMF Web site for vital information about          times and the size of your family and baggage. The
the command.                                                United Kingdom is 5 hours ahead of EST in the
                                                            United States and most people will leave on one day
                                                            and arrive on the next.

                                                            Your sponsor should meet you upon arrival in the
                                                            Newquay area and escort you to your Transit Living
                                                            Accommodation (TLA) and then to the command for



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in processing. Make sure that you have contact               along with your identification card, orders and if
telephone numbers for your sponsor.                          issued passport. Family members will require a
                                                             "landing card", passport (it must be a no-fee official
Bring money and your credit card. You should                 passport) and copy of your orders. Additionally, you
arrive in country with some cash on hand about $200.         should have copies of birth certificates, medical and
You can change money into British Pounds at the              dental records etc. For security purposes you and
airports (Bureaux de Change)local currency is (L)            your family should purchase a "tourist passport" for
pounds sterling, current exchange rate is $1.65 to           traveling while in Europe.
L1.00. Your credit card and Automated Teller
Machine (ATM)cards will work in most European                GUNS AND OTHER WEAPONS:
ATM's as well. During your layover at Gatwick
shops and restaurants are readily available.                 The United Kingdom has very strict gun control laws
                                                             and also restricts the importation of other weapons as
ARRIVAL AND CHECKIN:                                         well. You are advised to leave your weapons at
                                                             home. If you must bring them make sure that you
Your Sponsor should make an inprocessing                     understand all the rules and regulations for
appointment for you with PSD and assist you with             importation. You may be required to make your gun
getting there.                                               inoperable by modification or removal of parts.

TEMPORARY QUARTERS:                                          UNIFORMS AND CLOTHING:

Temporary Lodging Allowance (TLA) quarters are               You are required to bring a full SEA BAG with you.
arranged with the Infomation Tickets and Tours               Uniforms are worn on JMF St. Mawgan. Limited
(ITT) office on the base. TLA flats are available at         supply of uniform items is available at the Navy
St. Eval or in local hotels. An alternative is to move       Exchange so bring spares. The climate in Cornwall
directly into a RAF leased base housing unit - speak         is wet and windy, bring rain gear for yourself and
with your sponsor on how to do this, loaner furniture        family.
is available.
                                                             COST OF LIVING:
CHILD CARE INFORMATION:
                                                             Although you will be adequately compensated during
The Child Development Center (CDC) is located at             your tour in the United Kingdom, most Americans
St. Eval and has very limited drop off spaces for            find United Kingdom and European prices very high.
children. The CDC maintains a list of certified              There are also fairly high fees for viewing television
home care providers.                                         which is covered in your cost of living allowance.

INFORMATION ON PETS:                                         APPLIANCES AND FURNITURE:

The United Kingdom has many restrictions on the              American furniture is often too large for British
importing of pets.      Cats and Dogs must be                houses, speak with your sponsor to make sure any
quarantined for six months upon arrival with costs           large items you ship will fit into the house. British
ranging upwards of L1500 ($2,500). Pets cannot               electrical current is 220/240 volts 50 cycle while
travel with you to the United Kingdom and must be            American is 110 volt 60 cycle. Transformers can be
shipped as cargo at your expense. Refer to the               used to step down the current for your use.
section in RELOCATION SERVICES on pet                        Normally two are provided by the housing office or
importation. If you try to smuggle a pet into the            you can purchase some. American Televisions will
United Kingdom it will be taken from you and                 not pick up the British "PAL" stations but, can be
destroyed.                                                   used to view videos and play games. To watch
                                                             British TV you will need a British set or you can
DOCUMENTS TO CARRY WITH YOU:                                 purchase a multi-system TV and/or video from the
                                                             NEX.
During your flight you will be asked to complete a
"landing card" which you will need for immigration




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                               Must Know Items
                                   --Installation--
      Site Name                     JMF St. Mawgan
      Last Updated                  March 28, 2000
      Country                       United Kingdom
      County
      ZIP Code                     09409
      Service                      USN
      Host Command
      Physical Size
                                     --Phones--
      DSN Country Code              314
      DSN Number                    234-3235
      Commercial Country Code       011-44
      Commercial Area Code          1637
      Commercial Number             853235
      FAX DSN Country Code          314
      FAX DSN Number                234-3239
      FAX Commercial Country        011-44
      Code
      FAX Commercial Area Code 1637
      FAX Commercial Number         853239
                            --Official Mailing Address--
      Street Line 1                 Navy Family Service Center
      Street Line 2                 PSC 804 Box 16
      City
      Overseas P.O.                 FPO AE
      ZIP Code                      09409-1016
                              --Deliverable Address--
      Street Line 1                 Family Service Center, JMF St. Mawgan
      Street Line 2                 Building 768 Orion Drive
      City                          St. Eval, Wadebridge, Cornwall
      State/Territory
      ZIP Code                      PL27 7TU
      E-Mail                        jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk




               Geographically Separated or Satellite Locations
Satellite                    Command           Distance   Associated Site Name
RAF St. Eval                 JMF               10 Miles   JMF St. Mawgan




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                          Nearby Installations (Listed Separately in SITES)
              State/Country      Site Name                     Service      Distance
              United             RAF Lakenheath                USAF         360
              Kingdom
              United             RAF Mildenhall                USAF         355
              Kingdom
              United             RAF Molesworth                USAF         275
              Kingdom
              United             US Naval Activities,          USN          260
              Kingdom            London

                                                             and a Ration Card with you. Exchange personnel
Regulations                                                  will not sell you anything without them. Gas
                                                             Coupons can be purchased from the Exchange
JMF St. Mawgan is located on a Royal Air Force
                                                             (currently selling at 100 liters for $55.00), you will
Base and two different sets of regulations must be
                                                             require a gas card issued by vehicle registration and
maintained. Your Sponsor will inform you of the
                                                             your ID card.
differences and help you settle into the base.
                                                             Name: Personal Property and US Customs Office
GETTING ON AND OFF BASE:
                                                             Address: PSC 804 BOX 3
RAF Police control access to and from the base and           City: 09409
we fall under their regulations. You should always           Phone: 011-44-1637-853502
have your vehicle pass and ID Card with you. All             FAX: 011-44-1637-852166
vehicles entering and departing the base are subject         DSN Phone: 234-3502
to search. Searches are conducted at various times           DSN FAX: 234-2166
including during high security alerts.                       E-Mail: SUPPLY@jmf.navy.mil

DRIVING IN THE UK:                                           Name: Personnel Support Detachment St. Mawgan
                                                             Address: PSC 804 BOX 5
A valid US drivers license is required to drive in the       City: 09409
UK (or you can obtain a British license). UK                 Phone: 011-44-1637-853421
Driving age is 17.                                           FAX: 011-44-1637-853459
                                                             DSN Phone: 234-3421
SECURITY AWARENESS:                                          DSN FAX: 234-3459
                                                             E-Mail: PSD@jmf.navy.mil
US and UK forces are subject to terrorist activities.
You should be alert at all times for any suspicious
activities. You will cause major disruptions in
government spaces by leaving unattended packages,
                                                             Commonly Referenced Numbers
gym bags or briefcases and they may be blown up.             Calling within the United Kingdom dial the number
Be aware of current conditions and follow all                that is listed (01637-853235). When calling from
instructions.                                                outside the United Kingdom dial the international
                                                             access code (from the US its 011) then the country
RATION CARDS AND GAS COUPONS:                                code 44, then the number (without the 0 in front)
                                                             1637-853235.
You cannot make any purchases in the Exchanges in
the United Kingdom without having your ID Card




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                                   Commonly Referenced Numbers
             Name                               Commercial                   DSN
             American Red Cross                 44-1895-616630               235-6630
             BANK - Community                   44-1637-853570               234-3570
             Bachelor Quarters                  44-1637-853588               234-3588
             Barber Shop - Hair Dresser         44-1637-853456               234-3456
             British Airways                    44-1637-860551               -
             Chaplain - Religous Ministries     44-1637-853222               234-3222
             Child Development Center           44-1637-853250               234-3250
             Commissary and Exchange            44-1637-853558               234-3558
             Cornwall Train Reservations        44-0345-625125               -
             Dental _ Branch Clinic             44-1637-853572               234-3572
             Emergency Services                 999                          -
             Family Service Center              44-1637-853203               234-3203
             Housing Office                     44-1637-853586               234-3586
             MWR - ITT                          44-1637-853541               234-3541
             Medical - Branch Clinic            44-1637-853568               234-3568
             PSD                                44-1637-853421               234-3421
             Relocation Assistance              44-1637-853235               234-3235
             Training Office - Education, TQL   44-1637-853444               234-3444


Major Unit Listing
Joint Maritime Facility St. Mawgan is the parent
United States Command on base

                                           Major Unit Listing
  Unit               Command          Point of         Commercial          DSN              Fax
                                      Contact
  Branch Dental                       Central          44-1637-853572      234-3572
  Clinic                              Appointments
  Branch Medical                      Central          44-1637-853568      234-3568         234-3301
  Clinic                              Appointments
  Joint Maritime     JMF              Administrative   44-1637-853437      234-3437         234-3489
  Facility                            Office
  Personnel          PSD              CPOIC            44-1637-853421      234-3421         234-3459
  Support
  Detachment

                                                           products you should consider bringing them with you
Transportation                                             or arranging for them to be shipped to you. Items
                                                           not available on base can be purchased on the
Public transportation is limited in the Newquay/St.
                                                           economy (COLA is paid to cover the costs). The
Mawgan area. Contact your Sponsor to arrange
                                                           only large Exchange and Commissary in the UK is
transportation from the Airport. You may want to
                                                           located at RAF Lakenheath about 360 miles from
ask your sponsor for a ride to the base for
                                                           here and is run by the USAF. There is also a
in-processing and other necessary appointments.
                                                           furniture store located near Lakenheath at RAF
Rental vehicles are available from the Navy
                                                           Feltwell.
Exchange and on the economy.
                                                           The NEX at RAF St. Mawgan participates in the
Commissary and Exchange Operations                         Value Added Tax relief program, see the exchange
Navy Exchange and Commissary are located on RAF            manager for details upon your arrival.
St. Mawgan. Both operations are small but, meet the
basic needs. If you require special brands or


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Name: NEX Customer Services                                   carry an umbrella. Whatever you do, don't let the
Address: PSC 804 BOX 9                                        rain divert your plans - do it anyway, but be
City: 09409                                                   prepared!
Phone: 44-1637-853567
FAX: 44-1637-878821                                           GOVERNMENT:
DSN Phone: 234-3567                                           Great Britain is a constitutional monarchy. This
Comments:                                                     means that Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state.
Hours of Operations:                                          However, the Queen's power is limited by tradition,
Monday to Friday                                              and the laws of Parliament.           Parliament, the
0930 to 1830                                                  lawmaking body, is similar to the American
Saturday and Sunday                                           Congress. A group of Cabinet officials called
1000 to 1500                                                  ministers actually rule Britain. These ministers are
                                                              part of the political party holding a majority of seats
                                                              in Parliament. The leader of this party has the title
                                                              of Prime Minister, and it is the Prime Minister who
Local Community                                               actually has the power in Britain.

Local Community Overview                                      Parliament consists of two branches; the House of
                                                              Commons and the House of Lords. Most of
For more information on this subject:
                                                              England's ministers belong to the House of
Britain on the Internet
                                                              Commons, as this is Britain's real governing body.
http://www.visitbritain.com
                                                              There are 650 members in the House of Commons.
                                                              These members represent England, Wales, Scotland,
Great Britain is made up of the countries of England,
                                                              and Northern Ireland. Members of the House of
Scotland, and Wales.           The United Kingdom
                                                              Commons are chosen in a general election in which
consists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. It
                                                              the whole nation votes. An election must be held at
lies in the North Atlantic separated from the
                                                              least every five years, but an election may be called
continent of Europe by the English Channel, one of
                                                              at any time. British citizens must be eighteen years
the busiest shipping lanes in the world. At its closest
                                                              old to vote. The House of Commons makes the laws
point, the British coast is only 22 miles from France,
                                                              for Britain. Britain does not have a constitution or
and the two countries are now connected by the
                                                              any single document with its laws set down. Once
Channel Tunnel.        Measuring 94,226 sq. miles,
                                                              Parliament passes a new bill, the Queen must approve
Britain is half the size of California and would rank
                                                              it before it can become a law. No monarch has
11th if it were a U.S. state. The population is 57
                                                              rejected a bill since the early 1700's. The Queen
million (more than double that of California) and the
                                                              always acts on the advice of her ministers. The
capital is London (with a population of 4.5 million).
                                                              other house of Parliament, the House of Lords, has
The monetary unit is Pound Sterling denoted by a "L"
                                                              little power. There are about 1,180 members in this
sign.
                                                              house. Most of its members are dukes, earls,
                                                              countesses, and others who have titles. The Church
Time zones around the world are measured from the
                                                              of England is also represented in the House of Lords.
Earth's prime meridian (0 degrees longitude) and is
                                                              Parliament meets in the Houses of Parliament,
located at Greenwich, London which is Greenwich
                                                              located on the River Thames in London.
Mean Time (GMT). This means that the United
States is minus GMT and most of Europe is plus
                                                              Great Britain's Chronological Listing of Important
GMT. For Americans this means California is 8
                                                              Events. See Appendix A.
hours behind and New York 5 hours behind the U.K.
                                                              HISTORY OF CORNWALL
The weather is a source of much conversation in
                                                              Cornwall is in the extreme South Western part of
Britain and although on the same latitude as
                                                              England, often called "the toe." It is one of the most
Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) the Gulf Stream keeps
                                                              scenic places in the world and includes 320 miles of
yearly temperatures between 30 and 80 degrees. It
                                                              beautiful coastline, sandy beaches, sheltered coves
rains often; usually drizzle rather than downpours and
                                                              and wild moorland. Myths and legends abound,
freezing fog can be a hazard in the winter. Winter
                                                              including that of King Arthur. Following the Roman
nights are long with dusk at 1530, but in the summer
                                                              invasion of Britain in 43 AD, the Celtic people were
months it is light from 0500 to 2130. The climate is
                                                              forced back to the extremities of the country
chilly and the best advice is to dress in layers and
                                                              including Cornwall, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.



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These communities developed their own languages              Cornwall. During the summer months, the area
and culture, much of which are now lost. The name            serves as one of the primary holiday destinations in
Cornwall derives from the word Corunu-weahlas                Britain. Newquay is recognized as one of the best
(Saxon for "the land of the Cornish foreigners").            places to surf in the U.K. Many international surfing
The last person to exclusively speak Cornish was             competitions are held there. Towering cliffs and soft
Dolly Pentreath who died in 1777, although there has         sandy beaches, combined with warmer weather and
been a Cornish language revival in recent years.             subtropical vegetation, make it an ideal holiday spot.
Names of places are still influenced by Cornish              Watersports are very popular, as well as walking and
words including Tre (farmhouse), Sol (pool) and Pen          hiking, with many sites of historical, archaeological
(headland). Other common Cornish words include               and botanical interest. The National Trust (NT)
Wheal (mine), Men/Maen (stone) and porth                     conserves many historical buildings, gardens, and
(bay/cove). The legend of King Arthur began in               stretches of British coastline. You can visit many
Cornwall at Tintagel Castle, the reputed place of his        NT properties in Cornwall. Information on all
birth. Tales of a king who fought against the Saxons         attractions in Cornwall can be found at Tourist
and Romans in the 6th century were written down in           Information Centers; just look for their symbol, a
the 12th century. These tales were gradually added           blue "I." You may be tempted by some of the local
to creating the legend of chivalry, valor and magic          dishes, the most famous being the Cornish Pasty
we know today. Merlin, Guinevere, and the Knights            (past-ie). The pasty originated as a convenient
of the Round Table may have been inspired by                 all-in-one meal for miners. Ingredients vary, but the
figures from ancient Celtic and French mythology.            pastry case usually contains steak, potato, onion, and
Places associated with the legends are Winchester,           turnip. Cornish cream tea, consisting of scones, jam,
Glastonbury, and Caerleon in South Wales as well as          thick clotted cream, and the inevitable pot of tea, are
various places in Cornwall. At the very heart of             always a favorite!
Cornish history is the mining industry, which
centered on tin, copper, china clay, and slate.              YOUR ROLE IN THE UK:
Underground tin mining started in the 15th century           Americans abroad are the unofficial ambassadors of
and boomed during the mid l9th century. Cornwall             America. The British will form their opinions of all
at that time produced two-thirds of the world's              Americans from their contacts with you and
copper, but after 1881, the industry went into decline       observations of your conduct. As guests in their
with the emigration of up to a third of all mining           country, we must respect their customs, views and
families. Miners started work at the age of 10 and           outlook on life. The U.K. not only has a wealth of
had a life expectancy of 40 years, due to poor               attraction from a tourist's standpoint, but also has an
working conditions and accidents.             Another        excellent attitude towards members of the U.S.
occupation in the 18th and l9th Centuries was                Forces. Any U.S. Forces member or their family
smuggling and fishing. The hundreds of tiny inlets           member who is polite, discrete, understanding,
allowed goods to be unloaded and stored including            friendly, law-abiding, and guided by simple common
tea, brandy, rum, and tobacco brought over from              sense will not have any difficulty in enjoying the full
Europe. Government officials were under-resourced            range of British life and culture. This, after all, is
and often turned a blind eye, took bribes, or joined         the best policy to follow in any country, the U.S.
the smugglers. A hostile coast ensured a constant            included.
stream of wrecked vessels and valuable cargos, and
even today ships come to grief on the rugged Cornish         United Kingdom citizens, like citizens of all nations,
coastline.    Many life saving inventions have               do not look favorably upon outside criticisms or
originated in Cornwall, especially in the mining and         derogatory remarks about their country, social
shipping industries.     Famous writers, including           systems or royalty, since we are usually uninformed.
Thomas Hardy, Sir John Betjeman, and Daphne Du               It would be wise to use care when discussing these
Maurier, bring Cornwall to life and Winston                  matters with our British hosts.
Graham's 'Poldark' novels are set on the north coast
around St Agnes. The sea-faring Sir Walter Raleigh           Time Zone Chart
lived in Padstow and Marie Bronte (mother of the
                                                             JMF St. Mawgan is located in Greenwich Mean time
Bronte sisters of Yorkshire) came from Penzance.
                                                             (United Kingdom). Time here is 5 to 8 hours ahead
The resident population of Cornwall is 476,800.
                                                             of the United States. The following record listing
Newquay:
                                                             shows the time differences.
The nearest town to RAF, St Mawgan has a
population of 18,000 and is the third largest town in




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                                                Time Zone Chart
                         Location                                             Adjustment
                                                                              for GMT
                         Pacific                                              -8
                         Mountain                                             -7
                         Central                                              -6
                         Eastern                                              -5
                         Greenwich (United Kingdom)                           0
                         Central European (Germany)                           1
                         East Asia (Japan)                                    9

                                                                average around 80. Because St. Mawgan is located
Climate                                                         on the coast sea mists, fog and rain are common
                                                                place. Winter normally see's high winds with the
A direct result of the "Jet Stream" the United
                                                                rain (It is not uncommon to see sideways rain from
Kingdom has mild winters and summers. It rarely
                                                                the wind).
gets below 30 degrees in winter and summers

                                                      Climate
     Month                         High                   Low      Humidity                       Precipitation
     January                         45                    32                                               2.2
     February                        48                    32                                               2.0
     March                           55                    37                                               1.6
     April                           60                    40                                               1.5
     May                             64                    40                                               1.8
     June                            68                    42                                               1.8
     July                            70                    56                                               2.0
     August                          72                    60                                               2.2
     September                       68                    54                                               1.8
     October                         58                    46                                               2.2
     November                        50                    36                                               2.2
     December                        44                    32                                               2.0

                                                                The Lane Theater, near Newquay, presents enjoyable
Events Calendar                                                 amateur theatrical productions.
For more information on this subject:
                                                                Pop groups and other famous entertainers appear
Information on What's Happening in Cornwall
                                                                regularly at the Cornwall Coliseum near St Austell.
http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk
                                                                For the children, there is a small Zoo in Newquay.
Cornwall has events happening all year round from
                                                                Also miniature cars, a train to ride and a small
Surfing to Holiday spots, the full schedule will keep
                                                                boating lake.
you busy. The local newspapers "Cornish Guardian"
and the "West Briton" have all the listings. Ask your
                                                                Visit the Poldark Mine and learn about the old
Sponsor to send you copies of these papers. Most
                                                                Cornish mining industry.
events will take place come rain or shine, so carry an
                                                                If you are interested in model trains, Mevagissey has
umbrella and enjoy them.
                                                                one of the largest collections in the world.
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS :
Nearby are tourist attractions you'll not want to miss.
                                                                Flambards Aero Park is an amusement park with
Bus service is good to other areas of Cornwall.
                                                                something for old and young alike.
Plymouth is about two hours away by bus and has the
best variety of shops for clothing, etc. The Theater
                                                                The National Trust owns many large estates, which
Royal presents many professional theatrical
                                                                are pleasurable and enjoyable day trips to see "the
productions.
                                                                way it was" and "how the other half lived."




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Hiking on Dartmoor for the hardy and afternoon                 mystical spirit of the rugged country. Its mystery
rambles through Lydford Gorge whose sights include             has baffled the experts for centuries.
a 90 foot waterfall and the Devil's Cauldron; deep sea
fishing is one of the many fringe benefits of living           Tintagel Old Post Office - Fascinating 14th century
near the sea; and for those interested in scuba diving,        stone house built to plan of a medieval manor house
the RAF has a scuba diving club, as well as sailing,           with a large hall; used in the 19th century for nearly
boating, photography, golfing, volleyball, soccer and          50 years as the letter receiving office for the district.
many, many others.
                                                               Cysauster Ancient Village (near Land's End) - This
Don't neglect to take in the Cornish traditions of             deserted Romano-Cornish village, with a Street of
Hurling at St Columb (February); the Floral Dance in           eight well-preserved houses, each comprising several
Helston (May); the Newquay 1900 Week (July); the               rooms around an open court, is situated on a windy
Ancient "Oss" Celebration on May Day in Padstow                hillside overlooking the wild and spectacular coast.
(May), and the Royal Cornwall Show (June).
                                                               St Mawes Castle - Built by King Henry VIII, it
HISTORIC SIGHTSEEING:                                          guards the entrance to safe anchorage. Three huge,
There are an endless number of castles, mansions and           well-preserved circular bastions with gun ports were
other attractions to see. Some of the castles are still        formidable defenses indeed.
intact and a few are actually being lived in. The
following are just a few places you might want to see.         LONDON ATTRACTIONS:
You will also find a lot more in travel guides or
brochures that you may obtain through local tourist            There is so much to see in London it is impossible to
information centers, the National Trust or English             list even the major attractions. We just picked out a
Heritage organizations. Check on opening dates and             few which are popular tourist attractions, however,
hours before you go.                                           we don't even try to list the endless number of
                                                               museums. Go and see the London Zoo, Harrods
CORNWALL ATTRACTIONS:                                          Department Store, the open markets, the parks, or
Lanhydrock (near Bodmin) - A large 17th century                attend one of the major exhibitions (Boat Show, Ideal
family house and garden. The house was rebuilt                 Home, etc.)
after a fire in 1881. The Gate house (1641) and
north wing, including a 116 foot gallery with fine             For newcomers, there are sightseeing tours available
plaster ceiling, are original and unaltered. Thirty-six        in London or through local area bus companies.
total rooms are open between April and October.                Once you know your way a bit, take the train to
                                                               London or take your car to one of the Underground
The Egyptian House (Penzance) - A flamboyant                   Stations in the suburbs and take the "tube" into
facade circa 1830 is well worth seeing.                        London. It is very easy to get around using the
                                                               underground or bus system. Check out "Explorer"
Cornish Engines (near Redruth) - Impressive relics of          tickets that allow you savings when purchasing a
the tin-mining industry, these great steam engines             transportation ticket valid for a certain period of time.
(one with a 7 ' diameter cylinder) were used for               For brochures and other information contact the
pumping water from over 2,000 feet deep, and for               London Visitor and Convention Bureau.
winding men and ore up and down. The engines
exemplify the use of high pressure steam patented by           Buckingham Palace - Residence of the Queen,
the Cornish engineer Richard Trevithcick in 1802.              recently opened to the public during the summer
                                                               season. See the famous Changing of the Guard
St Michael's Mount (Penzance) - Extraordinary and              ceremony (every morning April-August, every other
spectacular castle built on a small offshore island that       morning the rest of the year). Outside the main gate
dates from the 14th century. Originally the site of a          of the palace is the gilded bronze Queen Victoria
Benedictine Chapel established by Edward the                   Memorial, and around the plaza are ornate gray stone
Confessor, offers excellent views toward Land's End            pillars, each carved with the name of different
and The Lizard.                                                imperial territories. Facing the main gate, if you
                                                               turn left you get the Queen's Gallery. Passing the
Tintagel Castle - The legendary home of King Arthur            gallery you reach the Royal Mews, where the state
that is now in ruins. The castle overlooks some                coaches and ceremonial horses used on special
spectacular ocean views and captures perfectly the             occasions are on permanent display. Check for
                                                               opening hours.



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                                                               Churchill Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown
Clarence House - White stone residence of the Queen            Warrior are also located in the Abbey.
Mother, into which Lady Diana Spencer moved after
her engagement to Prince Charles was announced.                HISTORIC SITES NEAR LONDON AND RAF
Clarence House was built in 1825 and is not open to            MILDENHALL:
the public.
                                                               Anglesey Abbey (Lode, Cambridgeshire; six miles
Houses of Parliament - Rebuilt in 1840. When the               northeast of Cambridge) - 13th Century Abbey, later
Parliament is sitting, a flag flies from the 336-foot          Tudor House (Fiahaven, collection of paintings and
Victoria tower by day. Big Ben, the famous 13-ton              furniture).   Outstanding 100-acre garden.     The
bell in the 320-foot clock tower strikes the hours.            Visitor Center includes a tea room serving lunches
The clock, which is visible from all over the area, got        and teas, shops and exciting displays showing how
its name from Sir Benjamin Hall, the Commissioner              these unique gardens were developed. Lode Mill
of Works when the tower was erected in 1859.                   also nearby.

Kensington Palace - Kensington Palace is at the                Audley End House (Saffron Waldren, Essex) -
western edge of Kensington Gardens. Residence of               Palatial Jacobean house with decorated interiors and
Princess Margaret and others. Part of the palace is            collections of furniture and pictures. Remodeled in
open to the public, including its state apartments,            18th century and in 19th century. Magnificent Great
which contain some grand old rooms with                        Hall, 17th century plaster ceilings. Exhibition of
memorabilia of several monarchs and costume                    family silver in the Butlers Pantry. Rooms and
jewelry.                                                       furniture designed by Robert Adams. Landscaped
                                                               park by "Capability" Brown. Phone: (01799)
Marlborough House - Now the headquarters of the                22342/22399.
Commonwealth Secretariat, Marlborough House,
with all its grandeur, gives a hint of the glittering          Belvoir Castle (near Grantham, Lincolnshire, off
court life that used to be the rule in London.                 A697) - Home of the Duke and Duchess of Rutland,
                                                               the castle houses interesting military relics and
St Paul's Cathedral - Sir Christopher Wren, the                paintings and portrays fascinating stories of knights,
architect of this magnificent church, is buried in its         witches, cavaliers and roundheads. See the gardens,
crypt with the famous inscription "Is Monumentum               the 17th/21st Lancers Regimental (know for the
requires circumspice" (if you seek his monument,               famous charge "Charge of the Light Brigade")
look around). It is quite a monument and was the               Museum and medieval jousting tournaments.
setting of Prince Charles' marriage to Lady Diana              Special events every Sunday and bank holidays
Spencer. Climb to the top of the dome for a                    include medieval jousting. Phone (01476) 870262.
spectacular view of London and stop at the
whispering gallery on the way.                                 Bleinheim Palace (Woodstock, Oxfordshire, eight
                                                               miles north of Oxford on A34) - Home of the 11th
St James' Palace - The palace stands at the foot of St         Duke of Marlborough, birthplace of Sir Winston
James Street, next door to Clarence House. Henry               Churchill. The palace is set in over 2,000 acres of
VIII chose this site as a home for himself and his             parkland landscaped by "Capability" Brown and is
second wife, Anne Boleyn, a retreat from the official          one of the finest examples of English Baroque. The
palace at Whitehall across the park.                           collection comprises tapestries, painting, sculpture
                                                               and fine furniture set in magnificent state room. The
Tower of London - A fortress, former royal residence           long library is outstanding and the gardens are
and jail, the tower is fascinating for young and old           renowned for their beauty and range from the formal
alike. Visit the Jewel House, where you can see the            Water Terraces and Italian Garden to the natural
Crown Jewels. Very popular with tourists, but lines            charm of the Arboretum, Pleasure Grounds and
move quickly and it's well worth the wait.                     Cascade. Phone: (01993) 811325.

Westminster Abbey - The great church and burial                Wimpole Hall (eight miles southwest of Cambridge
ground. An architectural masterpiece, the Abbey has            near New Wimpole, Cambridgeshire, off A603) -
long been used for occasions of state and royal                Cambridgeshire's, most spectacular mansion in a
pageantry. Until George II, most of the Kings of               restrained 18th century style. Rooms are intimate
England were buried in the Abbey, and almost all               and formal, designed by Gibbs, Flitcroft and Soane,
have been crowned there as well. The Winston                   and the park landscaped in a formal Dutch Garden



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setting with picnic tables, specialty lunches, teas            period in history. Also available in the village are a
(evening meal) and shops.                                      vintage engine and carriage museum, a Natural trail
                                                               walk, and a picnic area. Phone: (01760) 721339.
Imperial War Museum (Duxford Airfield,
Cambridgeshire, eight miles south of Cambridge on              Stonehenge (two miles west of Amesbury on A303
A505 at junction 10 on M11) - Former Battle of                 and A344/A360 junction) - Stone circle set in the
Britain Fighter Station including hangars dating from          middle of Salisbury Plain is the most famous
World War I. It houses a collection of preserved               prehistoric monument in Europe. It was started
military and civil aircraft including Concorde 01 and          5,000 years ago and remodeled several times in the
a wide-range of tanks, artillery and military vehicles.        following 1,500 years. The encircling ditch, bank
Special exhibitions include a furnished 1940s prefab,          and "Aubrey Holes" belong to the late Neotholic
the reconstructed Battle of Britain operations room            period.     Great Sarsen Stones (huge sandstone
and dawn patrol (features life-size animated figures           boulders) were dragged from the Marlborough
and sound lighting effects depicting a World War I             Downs, 20 miles north, and erected as they are today
airfield scene). Available within the Museum are an            - in an outer ring lintels, and inner horseshoe of five
adventure playground, a ride simulator, and souvenir           pairs of uprights with lintels.
shops and refreshments.              Phone: (01223)
833963/835075.                                                 West Stow Anglo Saxon Village (West Stow,
                                                               Sulfolk; seven miles northwest of Bury St Edmunds,
Norwich Castle Museum (Norwich, Norfolk) -                     of A110) - Thoroughly researched site, five
Headquarters of Norfolk Museums Service. This                  completed reconstructions of buildings, an
Norman Castle was built in the 12th century and                information display, information point and visitor
includes medieval displays, arms and armor and                 center, an Anglo Saxon hut being built. Phone:
Egyptian mummies, Archeology, natural history and              (01284) 84718.
geology galleries; fine art and applied art collections
include Norwich Schools and other paintings,                   Cultural Attractions
ceramics, glass and silver. The greatest specialist
                                                               For more information on this subject:
collection of British ceramic teapots in the world
                                                               London Theatre Guide
opened in 1989 in the Twining Teapot Gallery. On
                                                               http://www.officialLondonTheatre.co.uk
display are teapots dating from early 18th century to
present.
                                                               Cornwall and the entire United Kingdom are full of
                                                               Cultural attractions, plan on weekend trips and mini
Avebury Stone Circles (Avebury, seven miles west of
                                                               vacations to see and do as much as possible while
Marlborough on A361, eleven miles from Swindon)-
                                                               you are here.
A complex and gigantic late Neolithic henge
monument of 100 great Sarsen Stones, many
                                                               Performing Arts:
weighing more than 40 tons, and encircling the
                                                               Many of the West End show play in Plymouth about
Village of Avebury. Within this circle are the
                                                               1 hour from here, the Hall of Cornwall in Turo has
remains of two smaller circles of Sarsen Stones.
                                                               many plays and concerts.
Phone: 016723250
                                                               Hotel Bookings:
Cambridge American Military Cemetery & Memorial
                                                               The Information, Tickets and Travel Office (ITT), St.
(Coton, Cambridgeshire; on A1303 Madingley Rise,
                                                               Mawgan, offers a hotel reservation service for
one mile west of Cambridge) - Cemetery for military
                                                               military personnel. Whenever possible they will try
personnel killed during World War II. Visitors'
                                                               to confirm accommodations at a discounted rate. All
receptions building, information area, graves area and
                                                               hotels in the United Kingdom operate a cancellation
Memorial Chapel.
                                                               policy; if rooms are canceled less than 24 hours prior
                                                               to check-in, a deposit of the first night is charged.
Cockley Cley Iceni Village and Museums (three
                                                               Deposits can be made in cash, check or charged to a
miles southwest of Swaffham, Norfolk) -
                                                               VISA card. The ITT Office needs to be notified of
Reconstruction of an original site of Iceni
                                                               cancellations at least 48 hours prior to check-in, to
encampment believed to have been the Village of the
                                                               give adequate time to contact the hotel and issue a
Iceni Queen Boadicea, who led a revolt against the
                                                               refund. For information contact the ITT Office,
Romans. Still standing is a Saxon church dating
                                                               01637-853541.
back to 630 AD. Nearby is an Elizabethan cottage, a
folk East Anglian museum that complements this



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Recreation Opportunities                                    Excellent shopping abounds in the United Kingdom
                                                            with London becoming a world class fashion center,
MWR organizes trips all over the United Kingdom
                                                            and it's already one of the best shopping cities in the
and Europe.      Additionally there are numerous
                                                            world.       Oxford Street, Regents Street and
locations within minutes of JMF St. Mawgan that
                                                            Knightsbridge are excellent venues.
meet the hardiest of outdoor recreation challenges.
Newquay has the finest surf'n beaches in Europe.
                                                            Mall shopping is becoming common place within
The RAF on St. Mawgan offer various clubs that can
                                                            other parts of the United Kingdom, US style outlet
teach you surf'n, scuba diving, skydiving, mountain
                                                            malls are popping up everywhere. The nearest Mall
hiking, fishing and automotive repair. Ask your
                                                            to JMF St. Mawgan is in Bristol approximately 150
Sponsor for more information.
                                                            miles or 2 and half hours driving time.
Name: MWR - Outdoor Recreation
                                                            Best shopping in this area is in Truro which is the
Address: PSC 804 BOX 8
                                                            capital of Cornwall. Most department stores are
City: 09409                                                 here; Marks and Spencers, Littlewoods, C&A etc.,
Phone: 44-1637-853514                                       fashion stores, Monsoon, Dorothy Perkins etc.
DSN Phone: 235-3514
                                                            Other shopping towns and villages of note include,
                                                            Wadebridge, St. Austell, Newquay, Padstow, Trago
Military Related and Civic Organizations                    Mills, Falmouth, Fowey, Looe to name but a few and
There are various civic groups and military                 all are within one hour of JMF St. Mawgan
organizations within the United KIngdom. The
Family Service Center's Informational and Referal           State and Community Social Service
Program can provide you a point of contact or you           Agencies
can consult your local telephone book when you
                                                            There are British counterparts to most American
arrive.
                                                            social services. Referrals to British social services
                                                            are usually made by National Health doctors or
Name: Family Service Center - I&R
                                                            doctors in private practice. Individuals may also
Address: PSC 804 BOX 16                                     refer themselves by contacting the agencies directly.
City: 09409                                                 Request for information on British Social Services
Phone: 44-1637-853203                                       should be made through the Family Advocacy
FAX: 44-1637-853203                                         Representative (FAR) at the Family Service Center.
DSN Phone: 234-3203
DSN FAX: 234-3203                                           Name: Family Service Center Family Advocacy
E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk                              Rep
WWW Link:                                                   Address: PSC 804 BOX 16
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jmf00                     City: 09409
                                                            Phone: 44-1637-853203
                                                            FAX: 44-1637-853259
Shopping                                                    DSN Phone: 234-3203
Shopping in and around JMF St. Mawgan is not as             DSN FAX: 234-3259
plentiful as other parts of the United Kingdom - ITS        E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk
AN ADVENTURE. Most high street stores are in
the Cornwall area but, spread over many miles and
towns.       Tourist type shopping is available             Non-Profit Social Service Agencies
everywhere as this is a prime resort area. British          Contact the Family Service Center for information on
shopping is not always as convient as in the US,            non-profit agencies in the Cornwall area. Call DSN
shops normally close around 5:30PM and are not
                                                            234-3203 or comm 44-1637-853203.
necessarily open on Sundays. Items that you have
become accustomed to, or their British equivalents,
can be found in the Cornwall area just not in a Mall        Religious Activities
type setting but, rather in high street stores and          Almost every faith group in the United States is
markets.                                                    represented in the United Kingdom. The Chapel and
                                                            the I&R Office at the Family Service Center maintain
                                                            listings of local churches. Churches can also be


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found in the "Yellow Pages" of the telephone                  Name: Gatwick International Airport
directories, under Places of Worship. The Offical             Phone: 44-1293-535353
religion of the England is the "Church of England"            Proximity to site: 260 Miles
and the RAF on station offer services at the Religious
Ministries Building on St. Eval.                              Name: Heathrow International Airport
                                                              Phone: 44-181-759-4321
Name: Chaplain Services                                       Proximity to site: 260 Miles
Address: PSC 804 BOX 16
City: 09409                                                   Name: London Travel Information Center
Phone: 44-1637-853202                                         Phone: 44-171-222-1234
FAX: 44-1637-853229                                           WWW Link: http://www.londontransport.co.uk
DSN Phone: 234-3202
DSN FAX: 234-3229
                                                              Education
Community Transportation
Community Transportation is good in the United                Education Overview
Kingdom, buses, trains and taxis are readily                  Adult Education is available here both on and off
available.    Air transportation is limited in the            station. Upon check in, the base additional duty
Cornwall area but, there is an airport with daily             Education Officer will assist you.
flights to London where connecting flights can be
obtained. Flight time to London is just over one              Name: Off Duty Education Officer
hour, trains take about four hours and driving takes          Phone: 44-1637-853462
just about five hours.                                        DSN Phone: 234-3462

Local transportation can be by bus or taxi. In the
record listings below are some key telephone                  Public and DODDS Schools
numbers.
                                                              There are no Department of Defense Dependant
                                                              Schools (DODDS) at JMF St. Mawgan.                 All
Name: 8 & 7 Taxi
                                                              elementary and junior (middle) high students attend
Phone: 44-1637-877777
                                                              British schools. High School aged children can
                                                              attend British schools or they can be a boarding
Name: A1 Taxi                                                 student at London Central High School
Phone: 44-1637-872325                                         approximately 250 miles from here. DODDS has an
                                                              advisor and special education advisor assigned here
Name: Bluebird Cabs                                           to assist parents in correct placements in the British
Phone: 44-1637-852222                                         schools.

Name: British Airways                                         There are 13 primary schools and two secondary
Address: Newquay Airport                                      schools in the Newquay school zone. There is a
Phone: 44-1637-860551                                         primary school located within a 10 to 15 minute walk
Proximity to site: 4 Miles                                    from each of the three military housing areas. Both
                                                              secondary schools are located in Newquay. Free bus
Name: Carminow Cabs                                           transportation is provided to students who live more
Phone: 44-1637-850000                                         than three miles from the secondary school of your
                                                              choice.
Name: Cornwall Train Reservations
Phone: 0345-625125                                            The school year is divided into three terms, beginning
Proximity to site: 15 Miles                                   the first week of September and ending the third
Comments:                                                     week of July. Each term is approximately 10 weeks
This number can only be dialed in the United                  with a vacation break in between. The school day
Kingdom                                                       generally begins at 0900 and ends at 1515. All
                                                              schools have a hot lunch program that costs
                                                              approximately $2.20 a day. All students wear



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uniforms to school.        The approximate cost of             a number of independent schools that are privately
outfitting a child for school is $200 - $300 for a full        maintained from fees (paid by parents or awarded
school kit. Some items may be purchased in the                 scholarships). Confusingly, these are known as
U.S., but many of the items, such as the school tie or         "Public" schools.
sweater, must be purchased after enrollment at the
school of your choice.                                         PRIMARY SCHOOLS
                                                               Primary schools are divided into Infants (K-2nd
The schools offer a comprehensive curriculum that is           grade) and Juniors (3rd-5th grade). The first class in
compatible with the U.S. curriculum through Year 11            the Infant School is termed the Reception Class.
(equivalent to the completion of the Sophomore year            Each child moves automatically to the next higher
of an American High School).                                   class at the end of the school year. There is a
                                                               national curriculum consisting of English, Math, and
A NOTE OF CAUTION.                  Special education          Science, Music, Art, History, Geography, Physical
programs available within the British school system            Education and Technology. Each county's education
are extremely limited and may not be equipped to               division of the County Council monitors compliance
handle your family member s educational needs. If              with the curriculum. Each school has a curriculum
your family members have special needs, you must               committee and each school plans the goals and
be enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member                   objectives for the school year. The school is given
(EFM) Program. Be absolutely sure during your                  latitude in the choice of textbook and methods of
overseas screening process that medical has all                presentation. British schools are very good and use
relevant information on your family members. St                up-to-date methods and materials of instruction, often
Mawgan is not an appropriate assignment for                    integrating the curriculum, especially in the primary
children with special needs. Families who arrive               schools. Expectation for student performance and
with family members who require an Individualized              independence is high. There is emphasis on each
Educational Plan (IEP) may be sent back to CONUS               child progressing at their own rate and learning by
at the expense of the transferring command.                    discovery.

ABOUT THE BRITISH SCHOOL SYSTEM                                SECONDARY SCHOOLS
                                                               Secondary schools provide education for students
The British and the American systems are different,            11-16 or 18 years. Each year or grade is referred to
one isn't any better than the other. These systems             as a "form." Students go from first to sixth form.
are more like parallel lines, teaching the same thing          All    secondary schools        in    Cornwall     are
in different styles. Going back and forth between              comprehensive catering to students of all abilities.
them can be difficult especially after ll years of age.        Throughout secondary school, students study the
There is no separation of Church and state in Britain.         same subjects as in primary schools with the addition
The state religion is the Church of England. Even if           of a foreign language. A more detailed overview of
a school is not affiliated with a church, there may be         Britain's school system is provided in Appendix B.
prayer in the school and there will definitely be              Students in their Junior or Senior years in American
observance of Christian religious holidays, such as            High Schools have the option of attending the
Christmas and Easter. Almost all schools have a                Department of Defense High School (London Central
uniform. Some uniforms are more formal than                    High School and Dormitory) located approximately
others. If attire is "suggested," this means students          300 miles away OR enrolling in the upper levels of
are expected to wear it. Each school has a list of             the local secondary school (known as Sixth Form)
where uniforms may be purchased. Most uniforms                 and     supplementing     the    curriculum,    using
are available in local stores.           Schooling is          correspondence courses for U.S. History and
compulsory in England for all children between the             Government. At the age of 14-16, students study for
ages of 5 and 16 years. Provisions are made for                General Certificate of Secondary Education. At this
children under 5 and many pupils remain at school              point many students leave school. However, some
after the minimum leaving age of 16. During this               continue to study for their A Levels (Advanced
period, students take "A" levels which allow them to           Levels) until they are 18. Each student will usually
enter the British college or university system. "A"            take 2 or 3 "A Level" tests in a subject area. It is
levels have been known to be awarded freshman                  necessary to obtain certain high grades for a place at
credits by American Universities and Colleges. All             a university.
children in Britain are entitled to receive free
education at state funded schools and most children            DEPENDENT SCHOOL SYSTEM (DODDS)
are educated within this system. However, there are



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DoDDS is part of Department of Defense Dependent                 Name: DODDS JMF ST. Mawgan
Educational Activity (DoDDEA). DoDDS provides                    Address: PSC 804 BOX 17
a world-class educational program that inspires and              City: 09409
prepares all students in military communities around             Phone: 44-1637-876267
the world for success in a dynamic global                        DSN Phone: 234-3552
environment. There is a DoDDS representative
assigned to the St Mawgan area who's job it is to                Name: London Central High School
liaison with the local British schools for the benefit of        Address: PSC 821 BOX 199
dependent school age children. Additionally, work                City: 09421
with sponsor to facilitate any questions that may arise
                                                                 Phone: 44-1494-795720
and provide a smooth transition to the British school
                                                                 FAX: 44-1494-795723
system.
                                                                 DSN Phone: 235-5720
                                                                 DSN FAX: 235-5723
LONDON CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (LCHS)
If your student intends to return to the United States           Proximity to site: 250 Miles
during high school or an American university after               Comments:
high school, careful consideration should be made                London Central High School is located on RAF
about sending him or her to London Central High                  Daws Hill (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire)
School (LCHS), the DoDDS boarding school at RAF                  approximately 15 miles from RAF West Ruislip.
Daws Hill (24 miles north west of central London).
It should be noted that the majority of American
parents with high school level children have opted to            Private Schools
send their children to LCHS.            LCHS is fully            The Family Service Center and/or DODDS Advisor
accredited by the North Central Association (NCA)                can provide information on local private (British term
of Colleges and Schools in the United States. This               is "PUBLIC") schools. If you desire information on
association approves only those schools whose                    private schooling or home schooling contact your
teaching staff, standards of scholarship, equipment              sponsor and ask the questions.
and organization are of a caliber which will
commend them to the best colleges and universities.              Colleges and Universities
Therefore, graduates of NCA approved schools will
be considered for admission to any institution of                Military members and their family members have
higher learning in the United States. The school                 access to DANTES testing for GED, college
itself was established over 40 years ago in London.              admission (SAT, PRAXIS, LSAT), college credit
In 1971, the school was relocated to High Wycombe.               (CLEP, DSST), and professional certification. We
Most sports are offered after school. Approximately              also offer career planning and Evaluation of Military
350 students attend LCHS grades 7-12. A student                  Experience for College Credit (DD 295).
must have successfully completed the eighth grade
and be at least 14 years old but less than 20 years of           The University of Maryland, City Colleges of
age to be eligible for the residence halls. Only                 Chicago and PACE II (for military members only)
dependents of Department of Defense (tuition free),              are available for lower-level general educational
other U.S. Government departments or agencies                    requirements. Upper-level and graduate courses are
(tuition paying), and U.S. Government contractors                available through e-mail distance learning from
(tuition paying) with a space required attendance                University of Maryland and DANTES Independent
authorized in their geographic area established by               Study programs. PACE began offering upper level
DoDDS for London Central High School Residence                   courses with the first two online and up to 28 more in
Halls are eligible to live in the dormitory.                     development.

Name: DODDS District Superintendent's Office                     Financial aid is available through Tuition Assistance,
Address: RAF Mildenhall                                          and various federal grants and loans. Since this is an
Phone: 44-1638-527234                                            overseas station, your spouse can also receive Tuition
                                                                 Aid from Navy Relief. This program provides up to
DSN Phone: 238-7234
                                                                 50% of the course tuition cost, with a maximum of
Proximity to site: 360 Miles
                                                                 $300 per undergraduate and $350 per graduate course
                                                                 to qualifying applicants.




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The motivated individual will find earning an                  The Career Development Resource Center
Associate s, Bachelor s or Master s Degree during              (CDRC)has computers, telephone, FAX, Job Listings
their tour at JMF an achievable goal.                          and a counselor to assist you. SEAP programs on
                                                               the computer to help you are SF 171 and other
Name: Off Duty Education Officer                               Federal Employment programs, Internet access,
Phone: 44-1637-853462                                          Resume Writing, CV Writing, Word Processing and
DSN Phone: 234-3462                                            Publishing programs. A library of career guidance
                                                               books is available to help you.

Adult or Continuing Education                                  A visit to the CDRC is essential for any spouse
                                                               looking to work while at JMF St. Mawgan.
Local British Councils offer a wide varity of adult
education programs both at the Community College               If you want to volunteer many, many opportunities
in St. Austell (about 15 miles from the base) and at           exist.
Truro Community College (about 18 miles form
base). Contact the Family Service Center for more              Name: Spouse Employment Assistance Program
information or the Off Duty Education Officer.                 (SEAP)
                                                               Address: PSC 804 BOX 16
Special Education                                              City: 09409
JMF St. Mawgan is located in a remote part of                  Phone: 44-1637-853235
England and has extremly limited special education             FAX: 44-1637-853239
programs. You are urged to identify any special                DSN Phone: 234-3235
education needs at the time of the Overseas                    DSN FAX: 234-3239
Screening to make sure that the educational needs of           E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk
your family member can be met. Hiding special                  Comments:
education needs not only wastes government monies              Bring your Resume and/or Federal application with
but can cause untold harm to your child. A special             you on disk.
education advisor is on site to aide your child and the
local British schools in placing your child in the
correct program.
                                                               Federal Civilian Employment for Spouses
                                                               Start your search before you move here. View the
Employment                                                     Navy Jobs web site. Complete a SF 171/OF 612 or
                                                               Federal Resume and bring it with you. See your
Employment Overview                                            local SEAP counselor for assistance. If you are a
                                                               current Federal employee request "Leave without
For more information on this subject:
                                                               Pay" status to avoid a break in service.
Navy Jobs Worldwide
http://www.donhr.navy.mil
                                                               Name: Human Resources Office
Employment opportunities exist at JMF St. Mawgan               Address: PSC 804 BOX 1
both on and off base. Government Service (GS) jobs             City: 09409
are available in child care most frequently, but other         Phone: 44-1637-853447
opportunities exist. Employment in the JMF St.                 DSN Phone: 234-3447
Mawgan area depends on the skills that the individual
has and the type of work desired. Spouses of US                Name: Spouse Employment Assistance Program
Military personnel and US Civilian Employee's, are             (SEAP)
authorized to work on the local economy without                Address: PSC 804 BOX 16
special permission or working papers. Employment               City: 09409
on the economy sometimes fluxuates with the time of            Phone: 44-1637-853235
year, high tourist season being the best time for              DSN Phone: 234-3235
employment.

Spouse Employment Assistance Office (SEAP) offers
classes on job search, resume and C.V. writing and
interview skills for both US and UK employment.



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Permanent Employment Resources                               of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and Visiting Forces
                                                             Act of 1952 without obtaining a work permit.
Employment assistance is available through the
                                                             Contact the FSC SEAP office for assistance.
SEAP office. MWR employment is done through
                                                             Spouses who work on the economy will be required
the HRO office.
                                                             to obtain a National Insurance Number (same as US
                                                             Social Security Number).
Name: Navy Exchange
Address: PSC 804 BOX 9
City: 09409                                                  Government Employment
Phone: 44-1637-853558                                        Refer to the Federal Civilian Employment for
DSN Phone: 234-3558                                          Spouses area.

                                                             Professional or Occupational Licensing
Temporary Employment Resources                               Professional licensing is required for teaching,
Many temporary agencies operate in the Cornwall              nursing, medical, medical tech positions, social
area, contact the Family Service SEAP or I&R                 services, electrician, plumbing driving and other
programs for assistance in finding them.                     positions that normally require licensing in the US.
                                                             The record listing below are some of the licensing
                                                             venues, for additional assistance contact the FSC
Non-Paid or Volunteer Opportunities
                                                             SEAP.
Spouses not wishing to work or those who want to
pick up new skills can make valuable contributions to        Name: UK Central Council
the JMF St. Mawgan community by volunteering                 Address: 23 Portland Place
their time and efforts. The Family Service Center            City: London WIN 3-AF
manages the volunteer program for the base. For
                                                             Phone: 44-171-631-7181
more information please contact the FSC.
                                                             Comments:
                                                             Nursing qualifications for the United Kingdom.
Name: Family Service Center - Volunteer Program
Address: PSC 804 BOX 16
                                                             Name: UK Teacher Certification
City: 09409
                                                             Address: Mowden Hall, Spring Drop Road
Phone: 44-1637-853203
                                                             City: Durham DL3 P-BG
DSN Phone: 234-3203
                                                             Phone: 44-1895-250459
E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk


                                                             Networking Opportunities
Chambers of Commerce
                                                             Start with your Sponsor, he/she has a wealth of
There is an American Chamber of Commerce in
                                                             information on this area and possible employment
London that acts as a liaison between US and UK
                                                             opportunities for you. Use the FSC SEAP program
businesses.
                                                             to get you on your way.
Name: American Chamber of Commerce
Address: 75 Brook Street                                     Medical And Dental
City: London
Phone: 44-171-493-2394                                       Medical and Dental Overview
Comments:                                                    The Branch Medical Clinic (BMC) St Mawgan,
Availible Monday - Friday 0900 to 1700 UK time.
                                                             provides primary care during normal working hours
                                                             to active duty personnel, their families, and retirees.
                                                             Other government workers may obtain care as "pay
Private Sector Employment                                    patients." Twenty four hour telephone contact is
For more information on this subject:                        available to assist with after-hour care. Specialty
UK Job Search Web Site                                       care is coordinated with local British and other
http://www.monster.co.uk/                                    military health care facilities.

Spouses are authorized to work on the economy of             Note: The Branch Medical Clinic St Mawgan is not
Active Duty & US Civilian Employees by the Status            an Emergency Room. The nearest Emergency


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Room is at Treliske Hospital in Truro (located                   physicians allocate briefer appointment times for
approximately 25 miles from St Mawgan).                          office visits and typically perform fewer diagnostic
Ambulances in the United Kingdom may be called by                tests and routine screenings than American
dialing 999.                                                     physicians. Since many illnesses resolve without
                                                                 medical intervention, the British are more likely to
Active Duty Sick Call                                            see how the patient responds before intervening.
Monday through Friday:                                           This does not mean that care is sub-standard. It is
0800 to 0830 & 1300 to 1330*                                     simply different. British physicians will not release
Active Duty Sick Call on Tuesday afternoons is                   medical records or provide copies of the record to
limited to urgent care in order to allow for medical             patients. Patients needing copies of their records
clinic training.                                                 must work through the BMC, St Mawgan to obtain
                                                                 them. Written permission from the patient, however,
After Hour/Weekend/Holiday Care.                                 is required before records will be released.
Active duty members requiring emergency care
should contact the Duty Medical Clinic                           Note: ALL DOD SPONSORED PERSONNEL
Representative via pager at (01893) 282831. Advice               (ACTIVE DUTY/ CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES/AND
for family care or assistance can also be accessed via           THEIR FAMILIES) ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CARE IN
this pager.                                                      NHS FACILITIES.

Non-Active Duty Beneficiaries                                    National Health Care Registration Procedures
Medical care during BMC, St Mawgan normal
working hours will be obtained on an appointment                 For convenience, you may utilize the British National
basis.    Same-day acute care appointments are                   Health Services (NHS) clinics in your local area by
available on a call-in basis.                                    registering with them when you arrive. Registration
                                                                 is made with the general practitioner in the area
OUTPATIENT MEDICAL RECORDS                                       closest to where you live. If you encounter any
All military outpatient medical records, both active             problems in registering or utilizing the NHS, please
duty and family members, belong to the U.S.                      contact the Branch Medical Clinic.
Government. All medical and dental records must
be turned into the Branch Medical Clinic on reporting            Pregnancy Care. Prenatal care and delivery is
to St Mawgan, preventing loss of records and                     provided through a "shared care" concept through the
allowing for proper maintenance of the records. The              NHS.      Both midwives and the local general
clinic must have the Health Treatment Record                     practitioner provide prenatal care. An obstetrician is
(health record) if you desire treatment at this facility.        involved with a one-time consultant visit for an
If you desire a copy of your records, this can be                uncomplicated pregnancy. For more complicated
arranged at the clinic. If you receive medical                   pregnancies, the obstetrician will be more involved in
treatment at a British National Health Service                   the prenatal care. Delivery is usually at Treliske
Facility, you will not need to take your medical                 Hospital in Truro.
record with you.
                                                                 Civilian Medications. The U.S. equivalent for a
Medical Care from British Physicians:                            pharmacy in the U.K. is called a "Chemist".
                                                                 Over-the-counter medications can be purchased in
British doctors enjoy an international reputation for            the same manner as in the states. If there are any
excellence and training. Many modern medical                     questions, most chemists can assist in finding a U.S.
advances we utilize are attributed to the British                equivalent medication. Prescription medications,
medical profession.      However, some aspects of                which are prescribed by a NHS physician, can be
British health care are confusing and/or unusual for             purchased for a low fee (L5.00 as of 1 April 1995).
those not accustomed to the British system.                      All prescription fees are presently reimbursable via
                                                                 CHAMPUS for Active Duty and their family
U.K. immunization schedules differ slightly from the             members.         Contraceptive medications and
U.S. The BMC can assist you in keeping up with                   medications for children under the age of 16 years are
U.S. requirements.                                               free.

British offices (Surgeries), do not generally provide            WARNING. Medications containing narcotics and
environmental comforts. However, they devote their               substances that are controlled in the U.S. can be
resources towards vital patient care aspects. British            purchased without a prescription in the United



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Kingdom. Active duty members should closely read              Wellness programs include, allergy shots,
all ingredients prior to taking any medications               immunizations, blood pressure screening and pap
purchased in the local chemists.          Without a           smear clinic.
physician's prescription, active duty members will not
be covered for consuming narcotics or controlled              Name: TRICARE Eurpoe
substances. If you have a questions concerning a              Address: PSC 821 BOX 22
civilian medication, contact the medical clinic for           City: 09421
assistance.                                                   Phone: 44-1895-616328
                                                              DSN Phone: 235-6328
Important Telephone Numbers                                   E-Mail: tricareuropeuk@med.navy.mil
Duty Medical Representative (pager)                           WWW Link:
01893-282831                                                  http://webserver.europe.tricare.osd.mil
                                                              Proximity to site: 260 Miles
Emergency Ambulance Service:
On base             222
Off base           999
                                                              Community Hospitals
Area Ambulance HQ, Truro                                      The National Health Service (NHS) is socialized
01872-78181                                                   medicine and all residents in the country can register
                                                              for health care.
Newquay Ambulance Station
01637-873633                                                  Name: Newquay & District Hospital
                                                              Phone: 44-1637-873883
Area Surgeries:                                               Comments:
                                                              Accute care is avaiable 0800 to 2300 hours
St Eval
01841-540369                                                  Name: Royal Cornwall Hospital,
                                                              Address: Treliske
Newquay, St Thomas Rd.                                        City: Truro
01637-874842                                                  Phone: 44-1872-74242
                                                              Comments:
Newquay, Narrowcliff Surgery                                  Largest Hospital in Cornwall, provides 24 hour care
01637-877757                                                  and has an Emergency Room.

Name: Branch Medical Clinic                                   Name: St. Austell Hospital
Address: PSC 804 BOX 6                                        City: St. Austell
City: 09409                                                   Phone: 44-1726-67091
Phone: 44-1637-853568                                         Proximity to site: 18 Miles
DSN Phone: 234-3568

                                                              Dental Services/Directory - on Installation
Medical Services/Directory - on
                                                              For more information on this subject:
Installation                                                  Dental Care Information
See Medical Overview above. Only one clinic                   http://support1.med.navy.mil/med-06/europe/STMA
co-located with the Branch Dental clinic is on base.          W.HTM
The next nearest US health care is at RAF West
Ruislip approximately 260 miles from JMF St.                  Branch Dental Clinic provides comprehensive dental
Mawgan.                                                       care to active duty personnel and their family
                                                              members. While maintaining the highest degree of
Health Benefits Advisor, Wellness, and                        operational dental readiness for active duty
CHAMPUS/TRICARE Programs                                      population is the primary mission of this clinic,
                                                              "equal access to care" is provided for active duty and
The TRICARE office is located at RAF West Ruislip.            family members. A full range of general dental
                                                              services is available to all patients. Unfortunately,
                                                              these services do not include orthodontic specialty


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care for either active duty or family members. Due             Mawgan. Additional information regarding those
to financial considerations, referral to the nearest           services available may be obtained by contacting the
orthodontic specialty care is not an option at JMF, St         clinic.

                               Dental Services/Directory - on Installation
              Clinic                                POC                       Number
              Branch Dental Clinic                                            44-1637-853568

                                                               not have full closets or garages. When packing your
Family Member Dental Plan                                      storage shipment, keep in mind that when you arrive,
                                                               if you do end up with larger than expected size home,
Family member dental care is provided by the Branch
                                                               you can retrieve your entire stored shipment at Navy
Dental clinic, see above.       Dental care on the
                                                               expense, if requested within 30 days. The Housing
economy is available at cost. See the Branch Dental
                                                               Office provides refrigerators, washers, dryers,
clinic for advise and information.
                                                               microwaves, wardrobes,          and transformers to
                                                               command-sponsored personnel whether you reside in
Name: NHS Dental Information
                                                               MOD quarters or on the local economy.
Phone: 0800-371192                                             Additionally, members who reside in MOD housing
Comments:                                                      can elect to return items to non-temporary storage in
Only available to call within the United Kingdom.              the U.S. at government expense. This option must
                                                               be exercised within 30 days after the member
                                                               receives their inbound Household Goods shipment.
Housing
                                                               If MOD housing is available before the arrival of
                                                               your household goods, you can obtain loaner
Housing Overview                                               furniture and hospitality kits through the Housing
There is no US Government housing at JMF St.                   Office. Family quarters are rented by the service
Mawgan                                                         member from the Ministry of Defense (MOD),
                                                               therefore, you do not forfeit your BAH to live in
JMF St. Mawgan Housing Office assists personnel                government provided quarters.           Members are
accompanied by their family members to secure                  required to pay rent bills monthly to St Mawgan RAF
housing on the local economy or U.K. MOD housing.              Accounts office. Utility bills (gas, electric and
You are required to check-in with the Housing Office           telephone) are paid quarterly directly to the utility
within two working days of your arrival. TLA                   company. Provisions can be made through the
covers your expenses for hotel and food while                  utility company for monthly payments if desired.
looking for suitable housing. TLA is not authorized            This is often more convenient for those on a tight
unless you check-in with Housing.                              budget. Quarterly utility bills can cause a squeeze
                                                               on your finances if not properly budgeted.
The Housing Office, in conjunction with the Defence
Housing Office, manages 150 family housing units at            There is a limited supply of rental houses and
three locations: St Columb Minor, located 3 miles              apartments available on the economy. Personnel
south of St Mawgan, has 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units;              arriving during the summer will find it very difficult
Treloggan, located 5 miles south of St Mawgan and              to obtain a long term lease. Accordingly, it is highly
has 2 and 3 bedroom units; St Eval, located 9 miles            recommended that you accept your MOD quarters
north of RAF, St Mawgan and has 2 and 3 bedroom                initially. If you accept MOD quarters, you must
units for enlisted personnel, as well as 3 and 4               occupy those quarters for six months. If quarters
bedroom units for officers.                                    prove unsuitable, you can shop around for rental
                                                               accommodations         during     the      off-season
Houses in the U.K. are typically smaller than in the           (October-April)
US, so you may wish to consider placing large items
in temporary government storage. Consider leaving              If you have any further questions about housing in
your    major     appliances    in   the    storage.           the St Mawgan area, feel free to call the Housing
American-sized appliances generally will not fit in            Office.
the spaces provided. In some cases, they will not fit
through the door or up staircases. Most homes do



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Name: JMF St. Mawgan Housing Office                         for lodging during the period being claimed must
Address: PSC 804 BOX 4                                      accompany the claim.
City: 09409
Phone: 44-1637-853586                                       Temporary Lodging Allowance, Departure (TLAD)
DSN Phone: 234-3586                                         is authorized for members departing their duty
                                                            station. The standard period of entitlement is 3 days
                                                            for members residing in government homes and 10
                                                            days if the member is living on the economy. This
Housing Allowances                                          allowance must be used immediately prior to
HOUSING ALLOWANCES                                          departure. Additional information can be obtained
                                                            from PSD.
Comprehensive fiscal information will be provided to
members during their check-in at PSD.                       OVERSEAS HOUSING ALLOWANCE (OHA):
                                                            OHA provides you an allowance to pay your rent.
TEMPORARY           LODGING        ALLOWANCES:              We call this figure your cap , or your maximum
Temporary Lodging Allowance, Arrival (TLA) is               rental amount, (which includes BAQ + OHA). OHA
authorized to partially reimburse members for more          rates change periodically based on changes in the
than normal expenses incurred while occupying               currency rate of exchange and changes to the cost of
temporary lodgings during the search for permanent          renting properties (market condition) as reported
accommodations. TLA is based on the per diem rate           annually by all military members.
for the permanent duty station assigned, and the
number of dependents (if any) who accompany the             UTILITY ALLOWANCE:              This is a monthly
member in the temporary lodging.                            allowance provided to offset your expenses for
                                                            electric, gas, water etc. It is a fixed amount for
TLA is authorized when a member, the dependents,            families, and a separate fixed amount for bachelors,
or both are required to occupy temporary lodgings at        regardless of pay-grade or the size of your chosen
personal expense. When no government quarters are           home.
immediately available upon a member's arrival
(enlisted barracks for E4 and below without                 MOVE-IN HOUSING ALLOWANCE (MIHA):
dependents; Navy family housing in West Ruislip or          MIHA allowance consists of three component parts:
Daws Hill for all members with dependents).
                                                            (1) MIHA (Miscellaneous) is payable to members
TLA is normally paid in 10-day increments, up to a          who rent a home on the economy. It is a one-time
maximum of 60 days after arrival. All members               lump sum payment intended to defray costs that have
must aggressively seek permanent housing during             been incurred by members for goods and services in
this period. Although the 60-day entitlement period         an overseas location.       Specifically where the
begins on the day of arrival the days need not be           expenses would not have been incurred if the
consecutive.     Periods of official travel or              member was stationed in the States.
hospitalization when temporary housing is vacated
will extend the entitlement period on a day for day         (2) MIHA (Rent) is payable to members on a one
basis.                                                      time reimbursement basis. Specific items that may
                                                            be claimed are expenses that have been incurred in
To effect payment, a TLA claim must be completed            setting up a lease, for example, lease preparation fees,
by the member and signed by the member's                    inventory preparation fee, administration fee.
Commanding Officer/Officer in Charge and certified
by the Housing Referral Officer (DoD Civilians are          (3) MIHA (Security) is NOT applicable in the
advised to discuss Temporary Quarters Subsistence           London area, and therefore cannot be claimed.
Allowance with their Human Resources Office
immediately upon checking in). An original receipt




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                                             Housing Allowances
     Housing allowance information is available from the Per Diem, Travel and Transportation
     Allowance Committee's Web Site:
     Rates and Allowances Home Page             http://www.dtic.mil/perdiem/rateinfo.html
     Basic Allowance for Housing                http://www.dtic.mil/perdiem/bah.html
     Overseas Housing Allowance                 http://www.dtic.mil/perdiem/allooha.html


Government Housing                                            Relocation Services
There is no US Government Housing at JMF St.
Mawgan.                                                       Relocation Services Overview
                                                              One of the most important things you'll need to
Community Housing                                             remember while you are in the UK is that you are a
RENTING A HOME ON THE ECONOMY                                 guest. The installation where you'll be stationed
                                                              may be a British installation; the American Forces
The Housing Office runs a very pro-active housing             here are guests of the British Government under the
referral service for those not moving into RAF                Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). As guests, we
housing. The goal is to assist you in finding off-base        have the responsibility of abiding by British laws and
housing as quickly as possible.                               customs.Your presence in the UK automatically
                                                              places you in the role of an unofficial ambassador of
Houses in the UK are typically smaller than in the            the U.S.A. The British have seen a great many
states, so you may wish to consider placing excess            Americans; military members, their families, and
items in non-temporary storage. You may also wish             tourists. They may have already formed impressions
to leave your major appliances in the States. Most            of us and our way of life. Those of us who were
economy         houses      are     furnished     with        good ambassadors in the past helped to build a bond
refrigerator/freezer, stove/oven, and washer/dryer.           of common respect and understanding. You have
                                                              the opportunity to help strengthen that bond. In any
We recommend that you rent a home that will be                country where we are guests, it is inappropriate to
managed by a management company, as opposed to                make critical remarks about our hosts, their
being managed by the landlord. The reason is that in          government, traditions, social institutions, national or
the past experience has shown us that, generally, a           local leaders, foreign or domestic policies, or most
more professional and responsive service is provided.         importantly, the Queen or the Royal Family. It
                                                              would also be very inappropriate for us to criticize
A security deposit may be requested for establishing          the British Military forces or those of any NATO
utilities and telephone service for which advance             ally. Any suggestion of a dominant U.S. Military
payment may be requested from PSD. However,                   should also be avoided.
you may request a waiver of security deposit if you
state and verify that you are a member of the visiting        VISIT THE FSC RELOCATION ASSISTANCE
U.S. Forces. The Housing Office has information on            OFFICE
applying for these waivers.
                                                              The Navy Family Service Center located at St. Eval,
Utilities                                                     provides a variety of services designed to assist
Utilities are supplied by various companies in the            military personnel and their families who are
Cornwall area. Your landlord or rental agent can              changing duty stations. Our goal is to help members
supply you with their names and telephone numbers.            and their families in planning and managing their
Utility bills are normally paid quarterly, and unless         PCS JMF St. Mawgan.
you budget can cause untold problems. Most tenants
pay for gas, oil, electric, telephone, water and cable        SERVICES AVAILABLE
or satellite TV, however you may be able to get any
of these items included in your lease - Ask, the worst        1. Complete information about your new duty station.
they can say is NO.
                                                              2. Local area information including cost-of-living
                                                              estimates, housing availability, and community
                                                              services.



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                                                              You will enjoy living in the Cornwall area much
3. Employment assistance and computerized job                 more if you know what to expect and can plan
searches for spouses.                                         accordingly. It is a fact that some families and
                                                              single sailors do experience financial difficulties
4. Federal Applications and resume preparation.               while they are stationed here. The following are
                                                              some of the most common money problems
5. Individualized relocation information, just make an        experienced in the U.K.
appointment and tell us what you need, every effort
will be made to get what you want.                            LOSS OF SECOND INCOME:
                                                              Unemployment benefits are not available in the U.K.,
6. 5 day Newcomers Orientation, designed to prepare           so families must prepare for the loss of a spouse's
you to live in the UK, includes Intercultural Training        income during relocation and job search. Some
and a tour to a local town.                                   spouse's have a difficult time finding a job or cannot
                                                              find affordable childcare. The Spouse Employment
Name: Relocation Assistance Program                           Assistance Program (SEAP) at the FSC can assist
Address: PSC 804 BOX 16                                       spouses with job search.
City: 09409
Phone: 44-1637-853235                                         PRICES FOR ITEMS IN U.K. STORES:
FAX: 44-1637-853239                                           Many people don't realize how much they are
DSN Phone: 234-3235                                           actually paying for their purchases in a British store.
DSN FAX: 234-3259                                             Prices here are more than 1/2 times the cost for the
E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk                                same item in the U.S. For example, the price tag on
                                                              a shirt in the U.S. may be $20. The price tag in the
                                                              U.K. on that same shirt will be L20 also, but at the
                                                              current exchange rate of $1.65, that shirt actually
Relocation Assistance                                         costs $33. These additional costs add up quickly.
A visit to your current Relocation Assistance Office
is a good place to start your "Relocation". Make              QUARTERLY BILL PAYING:
sure that you recieve a copy of the JMF St. Mawgan            Unless you set up your bills to be paid monthly, you
"Welcome Aboard" package with various flyers                  will be billed on a quarterly basis for utilities and
showing what's happening in this area.                        phone use. People on the quarterly bill system must
                                                              remember to set aside money from each paycheck to
Have not heard from your sponsor, send me an e-mail           meet these expenses.
and we'll see that you do.
                                                              FLUCTUATING EXCHANGE RATE:
In Transit Emergencies                                        The exchange rate can change daily and may go up or
Upon your arrival at Newquay airport, your sponsor            down very rapidly. Be aware that if you live on the
should meet you. In the event that he/she doesn't or          economy, you will pay your bills (including the rent)
an other emergency crops up you can contact the               in pounds and that pound amount will not change
CDO at 01893-915939 (Cell Phone)or 0402475208                 because the exchange rate does. Keep in mind that
(Beeper), for assistance.                                     COLA also fluctuates and if decreased, the amount of
                                                              your paycheck will be reduced.
Financial Preparedness                                        This may sound rather ominous, but your finances
The cost of living in the United Kingdom is very              can (and should) be managed. Tracking your
high. While a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) is              expenses for several months after you arrive can help
authorized to defray excess costs, families should            you adjust your spending habits if necessary. The
consider setting aside money in savings prior to their        Family Service Center's Financial Educator can also
PCS move to help meet the cost of the move and                help you prepare a spending plan to make the most of
initial expenses, such as restocking the kitchen and          your paycheck and avoid credit problems.
purchasing clothing for a cooler, wetter climate.
Families and single sailors living on the economy
will receive MIHA (Move In Housing Allowance) to
help defray costs associated with British housing.




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Name: Family Service Center - Financial Educator
Address: PSC 804 BOX 16                                     STORAGE: The Government provides two types of
City: 09409                                                 storage;     Temporary       and     Non-Temporary.
Phone: 44-1637-853203                                       Temporary storage can run for up to 90 days. It can
FAX: 44-1637-853239                                         be used at either origin, in route, or at destination.
DSN Phone: 234-3203                                         An additional 90 days extension can be obtained for
DSN FAX: 234-3239                                           specific reasons by submitting a formal request in
E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk                              writing, but in general service members are expected
                                                            to pay for any temporary storage time exceeding the
                                                            180 day period. Non-temporary storage is long-term
                                                            storage, authorized in specific cases, such as an
Exceptional Family Member Program                           overseas assignment, for the duration of your orders.
(EFMP)
The Family Service Center Exceptional Family                SHIPMENT ITEMS: All household furnishings,
Member Program can provide you with local support           appliances,equipment, clothing, personal effects,
services and special needs information.                     professional books, papers, equipment, spare parts for
                                                            a privately-owned vehicle, and a motorcycle.
THIS IS A REMOTE AREA AND FAMILY
MEMBERS REQUIRING SPECIAL SUPPORT OR                        Be sure to set up a counseling appointment with your
NEEDS SHOULD BE IDENTIFIED DURING                           local PPSO once your new PCS orders are in hand.
OVERSEAS SCREENING.                                         Appointments should be made to allow you to sign
                                                            all documents three weeks prior to your requested
Name: Family Service Center - EFM Coordinator               pick-up date.
Address: PSC 804 BOX 16
City: 09409                                                 HOUSEHOLD GOODS SHIPMENTS: The normal
Phone: 44-1637-853235                                       transit time for household goods from the East Coast
FAX: 44-1637-853239                                         to the United Kingdom is 55 days, 70 days from the
DSN Phone: 234-3235                                         West Coast. Shipment of unaccompanied baggage
DSN FAX: 234-3239                                           (clothing, linen, kitchenware, etc) by air takes from
                                                            30-40 days. Due to the varying size of properties for
E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk
                                                            rent you may want to place your property in storage
                                                            in CONUS until you have located a suitable property,
                                                            At that point, you can call forward the items you
Household Goods In-Bound Shipments                          require.
This information is designed for military personnel,
DOD Civilians and their family members who are              ACCOMPANIED            PERSONNEL:               Since
preparing for shipment of household goods. It is            Government-owned quarters and furniture are not
based on entitlements found in Joint Federal Travel         available in St. Mawgan, members on accompanied
Regulations (JFTR).                                         tours are authorized to ship their full Joint Federal
                                                            Travel Regulations (JFTR) weight allowance.
Generally, the Permanent Change of Station (PCS)
and arrangement for shipment of household goods             UNACCOMPANIED                      PERSONNEL:
begin once orders are received. Each pay grade has          Unaccompanied personnel are entitled to household
it's own weight allowance. The allowance includes           goods shipment in accordance with entitlements
the weight of household goods shipped, placed in            authorized in JFTR.
storage or sent as unaccompanied baggage.
Anything exceeding the maximum weight allowances            SHIPPING FIREARMS: You are strongly urged to
must be paid by the member.                                 leave your weapons behind. Almost all handguns
                                                            are now illegal in the UK, and they are likely to be
DOCUMENTS NEEDED: 8 copies of orders (and                   confiscated and destroyed by UK customs if you try
amendments, if any) are required for each shipment          to ship them. You may also risk criminal charges.
to be made. Service members can appoint someone             Some types of guns are prohibited and others are
to conduct their shipment plans for them. The               restricted. Ask your HHG counselor. In general,
appointment must be in writing, by POA or letter of         guns are not allowed in the UK.
authority, and a copy must be furnished to the
transportation office when arranging the shipment.



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TELEVISIONS: U.S. broadcast standard NTSC                    volts (110v), while most European voltage, including
televisions and VCR's cannot receive British PAL             the U.K., is at 220 volts (220v). While overseas,
standard broadcasts.     American televisions and            Americans routinely use transformers between their
VCR's can be used for U.S. tape playback and U.S.            appliances and the wall socket in order to reduce the
standard tapes are rented through the Exchange               220v to 110v required by their appliances (plugging
Video Shop. Multi-system TV's and VCR's are                  110v rated equipment directly into 220v will, at the
available through the Navy Exchange and are capable          least, destroy the equipment. It could cause fires,
of receiving and playback of both systems.                   explosions, electrocution, etc). Cycles, or Hz, is a
                                                             bit more confusing. Household electricity is not
Any television capable of receiving the five British         constant, but is constantly cycling to and from 0. In
broadcast channels must be licensed for operation.           the U.S. the electricity cycles 60 times per second, or
Licenses are available at local post offices. Current        at 60Hz. In Europe, electricity is supplied at 50 Hz.
yearly rates for black and white television is 33.50         These cycles can be very important,particularly since
pounds and 101.00 pounds for a color system.                 transformers CANNOT change the frequency of
License fees are revised annually. One license is            these cycles. Many electrical items, particularly
required for each house with TV's. TV licences can           those with motors, actually use these cycles to
be paid for in a variety of ways including monthly           determine how fast the motor runs. All electrical
stamps.                                                      items are required to be labeled with the voltage and
                                                             cycles required. Generally, labels are located near
WASHING MACHINES AND DRYERS: A U.S.                          where the power cord attaches to the equipment. On
washer can be wired for current differences. Space           small equipment such as hair dryers or shavers, it
might present a problem, most European washers and           may actually be molded in the plastic. What you are
dryers are smaller.                                          looking for will look something like xxxV xxHz, (i.e.
                                                             110v 60HZ). Check your equipment and make an
REFRIGERATORS/FREEZERS:                     British          informed decision whether to bring it.
refrigerators are small by American standards. An
American refrigerator/freezer will require a                 Name: Personal Property Shipping Office
transformer.                                                 Address: PSC 804 BOX 3
                                                             City: 09409
VACUUM CLEANER: American vacuum cleaners,                    Phone: 44-1637-853502
supported by a transformer, may be used here. Dual           FAX: 44-1637-852166
voltage vacuum cleaners are available at the Navy            DSN Phone: 234-3502
Exchange.                                                    E-Mail: PersonalP@jmf.navy.mil
LAMPS: Lamps are one of the few items which can
be plugged directly into a wall outlet, after you
change the plug and the bulb to a 240 volt one.
                                                             Household Goods Out-Bound Shipments
                                                             Name: Personal Property Office/US Customs
RADIOS, RECORD PLAYERS, AND TAPE                             Address: PSC 804 BOX 3
DECKS: All radios, and most tape decks will work             City: 09409
with a transformer.    Some turntables may be                Phone: 44-1637-853502
converted for use with 50 cycles. Electric clocks            FAX: 44-1637-852166
lose time even with a transformer. Dual voltage              DSN Phone: 234-3502
music systems may be purchased at the Navy                   E-Mail: PersonalP@jmf.navy.mil
Exchange.

TRANSFORMERS:     Transformers are available                 Household Goods Claims
from the Navy Exchange and from departing
members.                                                     Damage to household goods may occur, to protect
                                                             yourself become familiar with NAVSUP PUB 380
ELECTRICAL ADVICE: Two aspects of electrical                 "It's Your Move". Government coverage of goods is
current are important to understand before trying to         limited to a maximum of $40,000 per incident/claim.
use U.S. appliances overseas.         Most people            See the Personal Property Office for cliams
understand that voltage (measured in volts) is a             procedures.
measure of the strength or level of electricity flow.
Household electricity in the U.S. is generally 110



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Household Goods Weight Allowances
Each pay grade has its own weight allowance, and it
includes express shippments, household goods and
storage.

                                  Household Goods Weight Allowances
                  Grade      Allowance w/Dependents             Allowance wo/Dependents
                  E1         5000                               1500
                  E2         5000                               1500
                  E3         5000                               2000
                  E4         7000                               7000
                  E5         9000                               7000
                  E6         11000                              8000
                  E7         12500                              10500
                  E8         13500                              11000
                  E9         14500                              12000
                  O-1        12000                              10000
                  O-2        13500                              12500
                  O-3        14500                              13000
                  O-4        17000                              14000
                  O-5        17500                              16000
                  O-6+       18000                              18000
                  W-1        12000                              10000
                  W-2        13500                              12500
                  W-3        14500                              13000
                  W-4        17000                              14000

                                                              Protection Agency has approved Plumbtesmo testing
POV In-Bound Shipments                                        for POV's of DOD members assigned to the United
                                                              Kingdom. To you, the service member, this means
For more information on this subject:
                                                              that EPA have recognized that unleaded fuel is
Locating Your POV in Shipment
                                                              available in the U.K., and you are no longer required
http://www.whereismypov.com
                                                              to remove your catalytic converter and participate in
                                                              the DOD Import Control Program. Un-leaded gas is
Upon notification that your POV has cleared
                                                              now available in all of the U.K. and most of Western
Customs, it will be transported to RAF St. Mawgan.
                                                              Europe, and at all Exchanges. Leaded gas is NOT
                                                              available at the West Ruislip Exchange.
AUTOMOBILE SHIPMENT - WHAT YOU
SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BRINGING A CAR TO
                                                              All vehicle processing centers in the U.K. will
THE U.K.
                                                              administer the Plumbtesmo test upon export of the
                                                              vehicle at no cost to the service member. For full
If you are planning to ship an automobile and then
                                                              details on this change to the regulation, contact your
return it to the U.S. you should be fully aware of the
                                                              local personal property shipping office.
emission control requirements. Automobiles of 1967
or earlier models and motor cycles/mopeds of 50cc
                                                              GETTING YOUR CAR INTO CONDITION TO
and above manufactured prior to 1 Jan 1978 are not
                                                              SHIP OVERSEAS. It's wise to get your car into
subject to federal emission standards promulgated
                                                              tip-top condition before taking it to the port for
under the Clean Air Act. Automobiles with diesel
                                                              shipment overseas. Military Traffic Management
engines are exempted from federal emission
                                                              Command Officials recommend these steps:
standards.
                                                              Ensure that windshield wipers, hand and floor brakes,
All automobiles of American manufacture 1976 and
                                                              lights, horn, and the exhaust system are in good
later are equipped with catalytic converters which
                                                              operating order. Check to make sure all glass,
require the exclusive use of unleaded gasoline.
                                                              including the windshield, windows, front and rear
Effective July 1991 the U.S. Environmental


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lights are free of cracks. Charge the battery. Protect         two. In this case, the first year you will not pay
vehicles with antifreeze to minus 20 degrees                   Road Tax, and the vehicle is supplied with British
Fahrenheit or lower as specified by the shipping port.         plates. After six months ownership of your new
The government won't pay for damage from freezing.             vehicle, you may sell it to another military or civilian
Remove any radios, citizen band radios, tape decks,            member. (i.e. someone who is also entitled to a
tapes and cassettes not installed as original equipment        concession vehicle) and you may replace it with
before taking your vehicle to port. The UK prohibits           another new one. However, you must get approval
the importation of any CB radio. Remove hubcaps,               first. Since all tax and duty-free vehicles are subject
tools, etc., and pack in a sturdy box and store in the         to strict UK Customs control, all importation or new
vehicle. The box should be marked to show your                 purchases must be accomplished by production of a
name, grade, rate or rank, SSN and destination.                UK Customs Form C&E941, obtainable from the
Remove all miscellaneous items and place in your               Personal Property Office, which handles all POV
household goods shipment to avoid loss of theft.               business.
Deliver your vehicle to port with as little gas as
possible, since fuel tanks may be drained before               AMERICAN SPECIFICATION VEHICLES IN THE
shipment. Remove any flammable or hazardous                    UK. Some vehicles with U.S. specifications can be
materials, including flares, wax, polish, and oil from         difficult to get repaired in Europe. You will have
your car before shipment.                                      less of a problem if the car you own is sold in other
                                                               countries, such as a Nissan, Honda, Volvo, Mercedes,
PAPERWORK TO DO FOR THE SHIPMENT OF                            etc. Most repair problems are with specific America
YOUR VEHICLE. Make copies of your orders and                   only models like Ford Mustang or Corvette, pick-up
vehicle registration to apply for shipment of your             trucks, Lincolns, Buicks, etc. Here is a suggested list
vehicle. Ensure that a designated agent (wife,                 of spare parts to ship with your household goods:
friend) has Power of Attorney or a letter of authority
from you if they will be applying for your vehicle             Brake parts - shoes, pads, master cylinder repair kit
shipment, or will be delivering your vehicle to the            and brake hoses, Water pump, Full set of belts, Oil
port for shipment.                                             filters, Air filters, Fuel filters, Value cover gasket,
                                                               Electronic ignition control box if applicable, Flasher
INSURANCE. You may want to purchase your                       units/hazard and turn indicators, Ignition leads, Spark
auto/cycle insurance in the States before your leave.          plugs, Distributor cap, rotor, coil
A U.K. certificate of insurance is necessary when you
pick up your car at the port of entry. USAA, GEICO             Quantities can be determined by the age of the car
and other insurance companies underwrite policies in           and length of your tour in the UK. All vehicles must
the UK.                                                        by law have a safety inspection carried out as soon as
                                                               possible after arrival in the UK. If the test is
CUSTOMS CHARGES. Under the NATO Status of                      successful an MOT certificate, good for one year,
Forces Agreement, military and civilian personnel              will be issued. To pass the MOT, your car must
coming to the UK on tours of duty may import their             have the following items:
privately owned vehicle without payment of UK
customs charges, i.e. Value Added Tax, Car Tax,                British headlamps (left dip), White parking lights,
and Import Duty, provided such vehicles are for their          NOT AMBER, All other bulbs must be working,
own or their dependent's use. Single persons are               Amber turn indicators, No exhaust leaks, Legal tires -
allowed to import one vehicle. Married persons                 oversize tires which protrude beyond the wheel well
bringing their spouses may import two but the second           of the car are illegal, i.e. no monster trucks, A good
vehicle will have to be shipped to the UK at the               suspension system - i.e. shocks, track rods, ball joints
owner's expense.                                               and CV joints, No steering rack boots that are
                                                               cracked or missing, Working windshield wipers and
All motor vehicles must be registered with the UK              washers, Chassis rust is another very important factor
Vehicle Licensing Office through the Personal                  - if the jacking points are rusted, the vehicle will fail.
Property Office after picking up your vehicle. The
vehicle must display British plates. If you do not             Current MOT Test cost is approximately 28.00
import a vehicle, you may, under a UK customs                  pounds sterling.
concession to U.S. visiting forces, buy a new vehicle
of any make free of all customs charges, for your              INFORMATION ABOUT TRANSPORTATION
own use or that of your dependent's. If you are                AND TRAVEL. This information is designed for
single, you may buy one vehicle, or if you're married,         military and civilian personnel authorized to ship



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POV's at Government expense. It is based on                    you should have a valid safety inspection sticker, if
entitlements found in Joint Federal Travel                     one is required, from the state in which the POV is
Regulations (JFTR), Volume I, for military members             registered. If the state requires an emission control
and Joint Travel Regulations (JTR), Volume II, for             inspection certificate, make sure one is affixed to a
civilian employees.     In addition, it contains               vehicle.    Any and all charges resulting from
information generally found in Department of                   commercial storage due to the members failure to
Defense (DOD) 4500.34R, Personal Property Traffic              pick-up the POV at destination shall be payable by
Management Regulations (PPTMR).                                the member directly to the storage firm.

CAR/VAN/TRUCK/MOTORCYCLE:                  One POV             Name: Personal Property Office - Vehicle
owned by you or dependent may be shipped at                    Processing Center
Government expense. It must, however be for you                Phone: 44-1637-853502
or your dependent's personal use only. If you desire           DSN Phone: 234-3502
to make your own arrangements and ship an
additional POV, consult your transportation office for
any restrictions which may apply. You may be                   POV Out-Bound Shipments
required to pay an import duty on a second POV. The
POV should be delivered to the port prior to                   FOREIGN Privately Owned Vehicles (FPOV).
departure of the person on whose orders the shipment
is to be made. This includes dependent travel                  A FPOV is any vehicle manufactured or assembled in
authorizations when no POV has been previously                 a foreign country and purchased from a dealer for
shipped on the sponsor's orders. A POV will also be            delivery outside the U.S., Puerto Rico or a U.S.
accepted for shipment if delivered to CONUS port               Territory or possession, e.g. Volvo, BMW, Saab,
within 90 days after the sponsor or dependent has              Mercedes.
departed for an overseas tour of duty in excess of one
year. When delivery of the POV to the port has been            If you decide to purchase a new U.S. specification
delayed beyond 90 days from the date of departure of           FPOV during your tour in the United Kingdom you
the member (or dependent) from CONUS, the POV                  will not be able to ship it at Government expense to
may only be shipped upon written approval from the             the U.S. Ask your Personal Property Shipping
overseas commander.Make sure your POV is in a                  Office for details and information regarding possible
safe and operable condition when it is turned in at the        exceptions to this ruling. There are other restrictions
port. Failure to do so may be cause for the terminal           for importing a FPOV. Check these out before you
commander to refuse your POV shipment.                         decide not to ship a POV from the U.S. because you
                                                               plan on buying a new car in England.
Your POV may be exposed to freezing temperatures
during shipment or during storage at the destination           Privately owned vehicle are turned in at JMF St.
terminal. For this reason, you should safeguard the            Mawgan for authorized shippment at government
POV's cooling system with a permanent type                     expense. The Vehicle processing center will ensure
antifreeze solution. An antifreeze testing to minus            that your POV meets all requirements to ship it back
20 degrees Fahrenheit (-20F) or lower should be                to the USA and pass U.S. Customs.
used. You must ensure that your POV contains no
more than one-fourth tank of fuel when it is delivery          POV Claims
to the loading terminal. A POV with a diesel engine            See the Personal Property Office for claims
may be shipped with the fuel tank three-quarters full.         information and forms for damage to your POV in
All exterior and interior surfaces, including the              transit.
undercarriage, must be clean and free of soil and
other foreign matter before turn-in at the terminal.           Pet Boarding/Kennels
You may also want to consider rust protection and
undercoating prior to shipment.                                For more information on this subject:
                                                               Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food
Discuss host nation requirements with your local               http://www.maff.gov.uk
PPSO before departing your current duty station.
You may be able to do some of the modifications                Quarantine laws in the United Kingdom have just
before you depart. Some may have to be done                    changed for animals entering the country from
overseas to prevent violations of U.S emission or              approved countries. As of this date the United States
safety standards during your trip to the port. Also,           is not on the approved list. Quarantine rules still



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apply. If you attempt to bring a pet into the United          d. Insurance - A full decryption of the insurance
Kingdom without authority, it will be ceased and              available and the associated charges;
could be destroyed.
                                                              e.    Supplementary diets (If allowed) - A full
Please note that financial arrangements are entirely a        description of the circumstances under which a
matter between you and the kennel owner. When                 surcharge may be levied for special diets and whether
agreeing a contract, it would be advisable to have the        there is any reduction of boarding fees if your supply
following points covered:                                     the food;

1.     Movement to another kennel/cattery or                  f. Coat Care - A full description and costs of
re-exportation - If for some reason you wish your             grooming, bathing and coat care available and
animal to be moved to another facility or to be               whether you will be consulted before costs are
re-exported a period of notice or charges in lieu of          incurred;
notice may be payable.
                                                              g. Other charges - All other charges should be
2. Death in quarantine - In the event of your animal          described in full;
dying in quarantine that the fees charged are
reasonable.                                                   h. Visiting - You should note that visiting is allowed
                                                              only at the discretion of Kennel owner/Veterinary
3. Deposit and other monies paid in advance - Full            Superintendent.
details of the precise circumstances under which full
and/or partial refunds should be given.                       Name: Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food
                                                              Address: Room 67, MAFF, GOV, Buildings
4.     Movement from other facilities - Precise               City: Surry KT6 7-NF
variations form the standard prices should be                 Phone: 44-181-330-8177
described to cover this eventuality.                          FAX: 44-181-337-3640
                                                              WWW Link:
5. Postponements - There may be penalties invoked             http://www.maff.gov.uk/animalh/quarantine/default.
where you postpone/cancel the arrival of your                 htm
animal, and these should include details covering this        Comments:
event.                                                        The MAFF is the authority that approves kennels
                                                              for quarantine. A full list of approved kennels is
6. Charges - You should ensure that your are aware            maintained in the Relocation Assistance Program
of the total cost of placing your animals in                  Office and can be mailed to you by your sponsor.
quarantine. For example, are the following item               The nearest kennels to JMF St. Mawgan is over one
included:                                                     hour drive from the base.
a. Heating - method of heating and details of
charges;
                                                              Pet Licensing
b. Airport charges - a full description of how the            You will need an import license for most pet entering
airline handling and customs clearance charges are            the UK.
passed on to you. For imports from outside the
European Union you should be aware that HM                    1. For health (RABIES) controls: You can only land
Customs and Excise may levy duty on the value of              dogs, cats, rabbits, mice, rat, gerbils, jerboas, and
your animal and the cost of the freight under certain         most other rabies susceptible mammals in the UK if
circumstances. Also, under certain circumstances              you have previously been issued with a British
the cost of holding your animal at the port/airport           import license and have made arrangements for the
may be incurred;                                              animal to undergo six months' quarantine.

c. Veterinary fees - You should be given full details         2. For health (OTHER) controls: You will also need
of the veterinary charges and how these are passed on         specific import licenses for all birds (i.e. budgerigars
to you. If a surcharge is levied to pay for additional        and canaries), specific import licenses may be needed
supervision, attendance and nursing them this should          for more unusual pets, such as goats, sheep, and pigs.
be specified;




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Obtain an import license for the above stated animals           carrying agents) to collect your animal and take it to
from: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food               a secure quarantine kennel or cattery.
(MAFF), Animal Health Division, Government
Building (Toby Jug Site), Hook Rise South,                      2. Complete an application form (only applications in
Tolworth, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7NF, England.                   writing on the appropriate form 1D 1, for dogs and
Telephone: 011-44-181-330-4411.                                 cats, or RM 1 for other mammals are acceptable) and
                                                                send it to MAFF.        Most quarantine premises/
NOTE: The Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and                 carrying agents will act as an owner's agent if
other Mammals) Order 1974 (as amended) gives the                requested and carry out this part of the procedure on
power to destroy animals landing in Great Britain               behalf of an owner.
without an import license to be either directed to
quarantine, re-exported or destroyed and its owner              License application forms and lists of approved
prosecuted.      serious offences may be tried on               quarantine premises/authorized carrying agents for
indictment at a Crown Court where offenders are                 dogs and cats may be obtained from MAFF at the
liable to penalties of up to a year's imprisonment and          address above.      There are very few, if any,
unlimited fine of both. It is thus important to ensure          quarantine accommodations for small pets such as
that the licensing requirements are met.                        hamsters, monkeys, guinea-pigs, or rabbits (only
                                                                European species of these are allowed to be
3. Goldfish and other freshwater fish: Obtain import            imported). Anybody contemplating the import of
license from: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and            this type of pet, is strongly recommended to seek
Food, Fisheries section, Nobel House, 17 Smith                  advice from MAFF as to the requirements and
Square,    London     SW1P      3HX.     Telephone:             situation before making import arrangements.
011-44-171-238-5944, out of office hours:
011-44-171-270-8080.                                            DANGEROUS DOGS ACT

4. For conservation controls: You will need import              Specific restrictions and eventual prohibition will
licenses for most mamals birds, reptiles (including             apply to the following dogs now classified as
snakes, lizards, and tortoises) and amphibians (i.e.            "fighting Dogs": Pit Bull Terriers; Japanese Tosa;
frogs). The controls also cover a limited range of              Dogo Argentino; and Fila Braziliero.
fish, of butterflies and one species of spider.
                                                                Do not bring these dogs or cross breeds of these types
Obtain an import license for these animal from:                 of dogs to Britain for several reasons. The "ill will"
Department of the Environment, Endangered Species               caused by these dogs in the community is
Branch, Tollgate House, Houlton Street, Bristol BS2             overwhelming, the legal restrictions on keeping the
9DJ. Telephone 011-44-1272-218-503.                             dogs is costly, including mandatory insurance and the
                                                                physical restraint on the animal is severe.
APPLYING FOR A LICENSE
                                                                The determination of what constitutes a Pit Bull
To ensure the license is issued on time, it is advisable        Terrier is a difficult question. UK authorities state
to make quarantine arrangements and apply for a                 the burden of proof is upon the owner. Obtaining a
license at least 8 WEEKS before the proposed                    certificate that a dog is not a Pit Bull Terrier is highly
importation date. The license will not be issued                advised in questionable cases. While the Pit Bull
unless the Ministry has received a confirmation of              Terrier is not a pure breed, the UK has developed a
your reservation from the kennel and carrying agent.            standard for its veterinarians to apply. The U.S.
                                                                Army Veterinary Services has been provided with the
ARRANGEMENTS NECESSARY BEFORE AN                                UK standard and can issue a certificate stating that a
ANIMAL IS SENT TO GREAT BRITAIN                                 dog does not meet that standard. In other words, the
                                                                certification is that a dog is not a Pit Bull according
1. Before a license can be issued it will be necessary          to the UK standard. All other requirements must be
for you to:                                                     done by an UK veterinarian or authorities.

a. Make arrangements for your animal to be                      Pet Quarantines
accommodated at approved quarantine premises.
                                                                DOGS, CATS, AND OTHER MAMMALS
b. Make arrangements for an authorized carrying
agent (many quarantine premises are also authorized



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Under the Rabies (Importation of Dogs, Cats and                The Ministry of Agriculture requires an import
Other Mammals) Order of 1974(as amended), every                license for the importation of captive birds into the
dog, cat, and a wide range of other mammals, must              United Kingdom. If traveling by air, the bird(s) must
be licensed prior to importation and undergo                   travel in a suitable container or crate of International
detention and isolation in approved quarantine                 Air Transport Association Standards in the freight
premises for six months, at the owner's expense.               compartment of the aircraft.                Under no
There are no exceptions allowed to this period of              circumstances will it be allowed to land in the United
quarantine, but quarantined animals may be deported            Kingdom from the passenger cabin section. Ref. Pet
at any time provided certain conditions are met. The           Licensing.
requirements apply to all mammals brought to the
United Kingdom, from non approved countries such               OTHER ANIMALS
as the United States, no matter how short their stay
abroad. Every dog and cat must be vaccinated with              There are also strict controls on many other species
an inactivated rabies vaccine as soon as possible after        not subject to rabies controls. Inquiries about import
arrival in this country and again 28 days later. The           regulations for these should be sent to MAFF. Ref.
quarantine kennel usually arranges for this.                   Pet Licensing.

Veterinary Services                                            BY AIR
Name: US Army Veterinarian
                                                               Trans-oceanic aircraft have a special section just for
City: RAF Croughton                                            transporting pets, which is pressurized and
DSN Phone: 236-8748                                            temperature controlled. It is usually located in the
                                                               forward section of the aircraft belly.

Pet Transportation                                             The crate containing your pet must be of the
Do not send your animal to Great Britain unless you            appropriate International Air Transport Association
have received written confirmation from MAFF that              (IATA) Standard i.e. must be large enough to permit
a license has been issued. This confirmation will be           the pet to stand in a natural position, turn around and
in the form of a formal boarding document which                lie down. The airline will advise you on the correct
will be sent to you (or your agent) overseas. The              size of crate. Your pet must travel as manifest
animal will not be allowed by the shipper or airline to        cargo in the freight compartment s and not as
embark unless this boarding document is shown to               excess/passenger baggage. In no circumstances will
them at the time of embarkation. Be sure to fill out a         your pet be allowed to travel in the passenger cabin
customs form or a 35 tax will be charged. Shipping             section. It is your responsibility to ensure that this
ports and airports where animals enter Great Britain           condition is met. Failure to do so will be and
are below:                                                     offence for which you may be prosecuted.

PORTS: Dover Eastern Docks; Harwich, Parkeston                 BY SEA
Quay; Hull; Portsmouth; and Southampton
                                                               Your pets must be crated before they are allowed to
AIRPORTS: Birmingham; Edinburgh; Gatwick;                      leave the vessel and each crate must have attached to
Glasgow; Heathrow; Leeds; Manchester; Prestwick;               it a RED label which must be completed and affixed
and Belfast.                                                   to the crate containing your pets. At most ports the
                                                               carrying agent will come on bard to collect your pet.
It is an offense to have an animal enter at other
ports/airports unless in an emergency situation, e.g.,         In addition to all the UK paperwork, your pet must
bad weather.       Quarantine premises for rabies,             have a health certificate completed within ten days of
approved by MAFF, are privately owned and                      departure.
managed establishments. All expenses concerned
with the landing, transit, and quarantine varies from          GETTING YOUR PET READY
600- 2500 pounds for six months, depending on the
kennel.                                                        Once you acquire a cage, the Animal Protection
                                                               Institute of America recommends that you let your
BIRDS                                                          pet get used to it. Let it sleep in the cage for a day or
                                                               two, gradually extending the length of time until it
                                                               equals 1/2 times the expected length of the trip. To



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get your pet used to movement while in the cage, you           Tourist passports, entry will be restricted to 1 year
might put the pet in the cage and take it along in the         stay here or possibly only six months. NAVPTO's
car when you do errands.             Airline officials         processing overseas travel are not authorized to
recommend you feed your pet well several days                  provide transportation to family members traveling
before shorter trips, then withhold food and water for         overseas without "no fee" passports. If travel to
12 hours right before the flight. On longer flights,           other countries is anticipated, they should obtain
they recommend feeding the animal just before                  tourist passports to simplify future travel.
handing it over to the airline.
                                                               Separate passports for each family member are
PCS Reporting Procedures                                       preferable since this will facilitate the departure of
                                                               individual members leave from the country for TAD,
CHECK-IN IS BY APPOINTMENT WITH PSD
                                                               medical evacuation, travel, emergencies, etc. If
                                                               traveling with dependents, do not depart CONUS
1. CORRESPONDENCE WITH YOUR SPONSOR:
                                                               without proper passports. No fee passports are
The best way to prepare for this assignment is to
                                                               available from your PSD; tourist passports are
correspond/talk with your sponsor. Contact with
                                                               available from the State Department. Be sure to
your sponsor will enable you to have an easier move,
                                                               have both passports stamped upon arrival.
and an easier adjustment to your new environment.
If you have not received a letter/telephone call or
                                                               3. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: While there is no
e-mail from your sponsor at JMF St. Mawgan,
                                                               requirement for a physical examination as a condition
write/call immediately to your new duty station,
                                                               to assignment in London aside from overseas
giving the following information:
                                                               screening, personnel and their dependents should
                                                               ensure they are in good health and able to undergo
a. The name of your new command (JMF, PSD,
                                                               the physical and psychological changes necessary to
Medical or Dental)
                                                               cope with the assignment. Those with dependents
                                                               who require special medication, special medical or
b. Names, ages, sexes         and    relationships   of
                                                               dental care, or who have had problems which may
accompanying dependents
                                                               recur, should write and have pertinent records
                                                               forwarded to the address below so proper care can be
c. Mailing addresses for all periods prior to your
                                                               provided to those person.
departure from CONUS
                                                               4. IMMUNIZATIONS:             Military personnel and
d. Telephone/DSN number where you can be reached
                                                               dependents over five months of age should have their
                                                               local military medical facility ensure their
e. Any other helpful information about yourself
                                                               immunization records are up to date. Each traveler
                                                               must have PHS Form 731 Immunization Register
f. Ask any questions you may have.
                                                               (yellow shot card) in their possession.
Your sponsor will contact you, make plans to meet
                                                               5. HELPING CHILDREN DURING A PCS MOVE:
you at the airport, and help you get settled. It is to
                                                               When planning a move, it is easy to get wrapped up
your advantage to communicate with your sponsor;
                                                               in details that you overlook the most important one -
ask questions, and give information which will help
                                                               your family's emotional health. This is especially
your sponsor assist you better. Inform your sponsor
                                                               true in the case of children, who often associate their
of your arrival date, time, airline, and flight number.
                                                               sense of self with their home. Child psychologists
                                                               say a move can be good for children because it helps
You may also contact the Navy Family Service
                                                               them develop the coping skills they will use
Center Relocation Office if you are having difficulty
                                                               throughout their lives. During a move, children
obtaining a sponsor.
                                                               learn about separation and togetherness and the
                                                               regrets and expectations of saying good-bye to
2. PASSPORTS: Passports are not required for
                                                               someone familiar and saying hello to someone new.
active duty military personnel, but are required for
dependents and should be obtained from PSD at the
                                                               These tips are offered to help children deal with your
earliest possible date. On arriving in the UK,
                                                               overseas move:
military personnel should show I.D. and PCS orders
to Immigration officials. Dependents must utilize
"no fee" passports to enter the U.K. If they produce



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a. Discuss the move with your children as soon as               appropriate to the rank of the member, all ranks,
you know about it, and encourage them to voice their            sergeants mess and officers mess.
feelings and concerns.

b. Encourage children to focus on the move by
                                                                Support Services
drawing pictures or collecting old snapshots for a
scrapbook about the place you're leaving.                       Support Services Overview
                                                                JMF St. Mawgan has a full accredited Family Service
c. Pack and bring with you any sentimental items that           Center (FSC) located at St. Eval, co-located with one
might help your children feel at home in the new                of the housing areas and is approximately 8 miles
area.                                                           form JMF St. Mawgan.

d. Get children involved in packing, even though you            The FSC is the central point of contact for all
want them out of the way. They will feel more                   individual and family support services in Cornwall.
involved in the move.                                           The center offers a wide range of services, programs
                                                                and classes as determined by the needs of the
e. Be positive.       If parents are optimistic and             community.
enthusiastic, their children are likely to feel the same
way.                                                            Hours of operation are:

f. A good book to have kids read or to read to them,            Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - 0800 to
is "Goodbye House", A Kids Guide to Moving; Anne                1630
Banks and Nancy Evans.
                                                                Wednesday's from 0800 to 2100
Separation Procedures
For information on staying in the United Kingdom                The FSC also has an office on JMF St. Mawgan in
upon separation or retirement contact the Family                HUT 7 which is open every Thursday from 0830 to
Service Center Transition Assistance Program.                   0930 for check in and check out. The office is also
                                                                used as needed.
Name: Transition Assistance Program
Address: PSC 804 BOX 16                                         The RAF Social Service representative for UK
City: 09409                                                     military personnel is located at St. Eval in the HIVE.
Phone: 44-1637-853235
                                                                Name: Family Service Center
FAX: 44-1637-853239
                                                                Address: PSC 804 BOX 16
DSN Phone: 234-3235
                                                                City: 09409
DSN FAX: 234-3239
                                                                Phone: 44-1637-853203
E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk
                                                                FAX: 44-1637-853239
                                                                DSN Phone: 234-3203
                                                                DSN FAX: 234-3239
Billeting                                                       E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk
There is no temporary billeting at JMF St. Mawgan.
MWR manages a few TLA flats.
                                                                Family Centers
Unaccompainied personnel grade E-4 and below are
required to live in the barracks - see at a glance for          The Family Service Center is for the entire Navy
numbers of rooms.         All other unaccompanied               Family, Active Duty, Retired, Civilian and Family
personnel can live on the economy or in space                   members. The FSC staff is deicated to providing
available rooms in the barracks.                                quality professional services to all clients.

                                                                Programs include but, not limited too: Information
Unaccompanied PCS                                               and Referral (I&R), Counseling Services, Crisis
Unaccompanied personnel in the grade of E-4 and                 Response, Personal Financial Management (PFM),
below are required to live in the barracks on JMF St.           Command Representatives, Spouse Employment
Mawgan.      Messing is done at the RAF Mess                    (SEAP), Relocation Assistance (RAP), Life Skills
                                                                Education, Family Advocacy (FAP), Volunteer


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Program, Exceptional Family Member (EFMP),                   Name: FSC - Personal FInancial Management
Transition Assistance Management (TAMP).                     Address: PSC 804 BOX 16
                                                             City: 09409
Information and Referral                                     Phone: 44-1637-853231
The FSC's Information and Referral program                   FAX: 44-1637-853239
provides, maintains and updates a wide range of              DSN Phone: 234-3231
information. What we don't have we can find.                 DSN FAX: 234-3239
Information files include local area information,            E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk
shopping,     trip  planning,    Human      Services
information, Community referral services, health care
information, military benefits, retiree information,         Emergency Assistance
local employment information, International I&R, to          JMF St. Mawgan Duty Office telephone number is
name just a few.                                             44-1637-853548.
If you can not find what your looking for then I&R is        Emergency Services off base: 999
your one stop shop.
                                                             AMERICAN RED CROSS
Name: FSC - Information and Referral
Address: PSC 804 BOX 16                                      The is no American Red Cross field office at RAF St.
City: 09409                                                  Mawgan. The ARC is located at RAF West Ruislip
Phone: 44-1637-853203                                        near London. For emergency assistance, after hours,
FAX: 44-1637-853239                                          weekends, call 011-44-1638-51-2121 or DSN
DSN Phone: 234-3203                                          238-2121.
DSN FAX: 234-3239
E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk                               NAVY MARINE CORPS RELIEF SOCIETY

                                                             The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society's (NMCRS)
Financial Assistance Programs                                services are provided to active duty and reitred Navy
                                                             and Marine Corps personnel and their family
The FSC Personal Financial Management Program
                                                             members. Services provided include:
(PFMP) offers wide variety of Financial Assistances
to members and families in the Cornwall area.
                                                             Interest-free loans, grants or combinations for:
There are three types of services that PFMP provides.
                                                             Emergency Transportation (in case of serious
These are Education and Training i.e. class and
                                                             illness/death of immediate family); funerals; medical;
GMTs, Counseling: individual, couple or family, and
                                                             food, rent, and utilities; when disaster strikes;
Informaiton and Referral assistances. Topics offered
                                                             personal needs when pay is delayed; and essential
include: Developing a Spending Plan, insurance, car
                                                             vehicle repairs.
buying strategy, using credit wisely, consumer
rip-offs, savings and investments, check books
                                                             Other services include: education loans/grants for
management, financial for PCS, financial for new
                                                             dependent children; Spouse Tuition Assistance
baby, and more. The PFMP is a trained Command
                                                             Program - up to 50% of tuition may be granted;
Financial SPecialist (CFS) and works hand in hand
                                                             budget counseling; and Layattes.
with the commands CFS'S.
                                                             Name: American Red Cross London
OTHER SERVICES
                                                             Address: PSC 821 BOX 112
In addition to PFMP at the FSC, members and                  City: 09421
families can also access similar or same type of             Phone: 44-1895-616630
service from their CFS.                                      FAX: 44-1895-616638
                                                             DSN Phone: 235-6630
                                                             DSN FAX: 235-6638




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Name: Navy&Marine Corps Relief Society                        Support Groups
Address: PSC 821 BOX 113                                      Various support groups are available at JMF St.
City: 09421                                                   Mawgan and through the RAF clubs provided by
Phone: 44-1895-616625                                         RAF St. Mawgan, call the FSC I&R for detailed
FAX: 44-1895-616627                                           information.
DSN Phone: 235-6625
DSN FAX: 235-6627                                             Morale, Welfare, and Recreation
Comments:
Check with the on base additional duty N&MCRS                 MWR offers a wide variety of facilities and
worker first.                                                 programs.     They include:     Child Development
                                                              Center and Family Child Care, Hospitality Division
                                                              (Market Street Grill, Raven s Eye Bar, and FLIX
Name: Police Fire and Ambulance Services
                                                              Theater), Leisure Services Division (Sports, Fitness,
Comments:
                                                              Youth Center, Library, ITT, Liberty, Outdoor
Off Base 999
                                                              Recreation and Bowling Programs), and the Business
                                                              Office. The MWR Fun Times is published
On Base     222
                                                              monthly and contains activities and events on offer.
                                                              The MWR Department welcomes both American and
                                                              British personnel and their families to participate in
Family Advocacy                                               its programs.
The Family Advocacy program and counselors can
help your families with stress management, crisis             Adventures Unlimited:
intervention, marital and family counseling and many
other services.                                               Adventures Unlimited is the one place for all of your
                                                              travel and leisure requirements and much, much
Name: FSC - Family Advocacy Representative                    more. Among the many services available is the
Address: PSC 804 BOX 16                                       Information, Ticket and Tour Office (ITT) which
City: 09409                                                   conducts organized tours to Paris, London, skiing to
Phone: 44-1637-853203                                         Germany and the Alps, Scotland, Ireland, hotel
FAX: 44-1637-853239                                           reservations, Temporary Lodging, resale that includes
DSN Phone: 234-3203                                           shirts, balloons, stamps, information on local
DSN FAX: 234-3239                                             attractions and much more. The Outdoor Recreation
E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk                                Program also runs trips. They include: camping on
                                                              Dartmoor, horseback weekends to Wales, water
                                                              skiing, fishing, and more. The LIBERTY Program
                                                              caters to our single Sailors with trips and outings for
Single Member Services                                        Paintball, Bridge Jumping, Pro Karting Grand Prix,
The MWR Liberty program offers a variety of                   Off-Road Dune Buggies, shopping trips, game nights,
recreation porgrams and events for single, active duty        food nights, etc. MWR has also made arrangements
members E1-E6. The programs are designed to                   with a local Travel Agency to take care of your
include a special events, social activities, outdoor          leisure travel needs for plane, rail and ferry tickets,
recreation, trips and tours, and skill development            hotel reservations and holiday packages.
programs.      These programs are targeted for
unaccompanied active duty military.                           Maritime Leisure Center:

Name: MWR - Liberty Program                                   The Maritime Leisure Center is the venue for many
Address: PSC 804 BOX 8                                        MWR related activities. The Leisure Center features
City: 09409                                                   an Atrium with reception counter/gear issue, snack
Phone: 44-1637-853500                                         bar, cardiovascular fitness equipment, ping-pong
DSN Phone: 234-3500                                           table, PlayStation and Nintendo 64, Sports Hall for
E-Mail: MWR@jmf.navy.mil                                      basketball, volleyball and five-a-side soccer, Bowling
                                                              Center (4 lanes) with AccuScore and Xtreme
                                                              Bowling.        The Multi-purpose room has a
                                                              state-of-the-art climbing wall, aerobics and
                                                              badminton court, and locker rooms with saunas. A
                                                              new softball field has just been completed next to the



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Leisure Center and was opened for play in the spring            Name: MWR Director
of 1999. Among the organized events and activities              Address: PSC 804 BOX 8
are Intramural Sports competitions and leagues,                 City: 09409
parties, special event activities and much more. The            Phone: 44-1637-853581
Maritime Leisure Center, Atlantic Fitness Center, and           DSN Phone: 234-3581
the St. Eval Fitness Center all contain fitness                 E-Mail: MWR@jmf.navy.mil
equipment.        Equipment includes crosstrainers,
treadmills, upright, recumbent and exertainment                 Name: Maritime Leisure Center
cycles, stairclimbers, rowers and weightlifting                 Phone: 44-1637-853539
equipment. The key access for the St. Eval Fitness
                                                                DSN Phone: 234-3539
Center is available through the RAF St. Eval Police.
                                                                Name: Market Street Grill
Station Library:
                                                                Phone: 44-1637-853556
The Library is has just moved into its new location at          DSN Phone: 234-3556
the new Education Center and Library. One of the
new initiatives for this program is Internet access. .          Name: Raven's Eye
                                                                Phone: 44-1637-853509
FLIX Theater:                                                   DSN Phone: 234-3509

The FLlX Theater shows movies four nights per                   Name: Station Library
week and is part of the Navy Motion Picture Service             Phone: 44-1637-853519
8mm program. There is no admittance charge for                  DSN Phone: 234-3519
movies and the theater has a snack bar. The movie
24 hour     hotline     is DSN 314-234-3535 or
commercial 01637-853535.                                        Chapel Services and Programs
                                                                JMF Chapel services offered include a general
Market Street Grill:
                                                                Protestant service and a Gospel Service. Command
                                                                Religious programs offered include:         men's
The Market Street Grill featuring Parcheezi s Pizza,
                                                                fellowships, Promise Keepers (men), women's bible
is a quick food service operation that offers breakfast,
                                                                study, Protestant Women of the Chapel, and youth
lunch, and dinner. Menu items include: pizza,
                                                                activities.   Religious Ministries also sponsors
burgers, hotdogs, philly cheesesteak, sandwiches and
                                                                CREDO retreats, Marriage Enrichment and Personal
more.
                                                                Growth retreats.
Raven's Eye:
                                                                PROTESTANT
The Raven's Eye is an all hands bar that shares the
                                                                0930 Sunday service at St. Eval with Children s
seating area with the Market Street Grill. It is open
                                                                Church and Creche/nursery with a coffee fellowship
seven days per week, and offers a variety of
                                                                following the service.
beverages and recreation activities, including musical
entertainment, cable and satellite television, pool and
                                                                ROMAN CATHOLIC
darts.
                                                                1300     Sunday Mass at St. Eval with a coffee
Name: Adventure Unlimited
                                                                fellowship following the service.
Phone: 44-1637-853541
DSN Phone: 234-3541                                             CHURCH OF ENGLAND
Name: Flix Theater                                              1100 Sunday service at St. Eval led by the RAF
Phone: 44-1637-853535                                           Padre with Sunday School classes for children and a
DSN Phone: 234-3535                                             coffee fellowship following the service.

                                                                1st Sunday   all ages Parade Service
                                                                3rd Sunday   Methodist Holy Communion




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PROGRAMS AVAILABLE                                           Legal Assistance
                                                             There is not a Legal Office on JMF St. Mawgan, an
Choir     1830 Protestant Children s Choir practice
                                                             additional duty officer will provide information and
and Adult Choir at 1900 on Thursdays in the
                                                             assistance for legal matters.
Community Center.
Credo Personal Growth Retreat - This annual retreat,
                                                             Name: Command Legal Officer
a 72-hour event focusing on improving inter-personal
                                                             Address: PSC 804 BOX 16
relationships, decision making, goal planning, and
making life more fulfilling.                                 City: 09409
Women of the Chapel              Multi-denominational        Phone: 44-1637-853660
women who meet for Bible Study each Friday from              DSN Phone: 234-3660
0930-1130. Childcare is provided.
Men s Fellowship Meets for prayer, Bible Study,
and fellowship on Wednesdays at 1900 in Hut 7.               Child And Teen Services
Vacation Bible School This is held in late August
and involves children of all ages.
Religious Library A wide selection of books and              Child and Teen Services Overview
videos. Subjects include personal/ marriage/family           CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
enrichment, religious history, and several other
topics. Stop by the Chaplain s Office and check out          The Child Development Center is located at the St.
these great resources.                                       Eval Family Complex and offers child development
Free Literature        Bibles,     Our Daily Bread           services for active duty military, and DoD civilians
devotionals, pamphlets on various subjects including         with children aged six weeks to five years for full or
depression, family enrichment, suicide, etc., are            part time care. The program hosts a developmental
available through the Chaplain s Office.                     program for Infants, Pre-toddlers, Toddlers, and
                                                             Pre-strollers. The DoD ensures consistend quality
The following is a list of local churches.                   by providing a standard of operation, fee scale and
Christian Delphian Meeting, Christian Science,               curriculum guidelines throughout the Navy. Special
Jehovah's Witness, Most Holy Trinity Roman                   age appropriate programs and events are designed for
Catholic Church, Newquay Baptist, Newquay                    the children.
Christian Center, Newquay Parish Church Church of
England, Newquay Spiritualist Church, Salvation              YOUTH CENTER
Army, United Reform Church, Wesley Methodist
Church                                                       Youth Activities provide recreation programs and
                                                             events designed for children ages 5-11. The year
Name: Religious Ministries                                   round program offers a Before & After School
Address: PSC 804 BOX 16                                      Program, Summer and Mid-Term Camps, Evening
City: 09409                                                  Recreational Activities, Sports Programs, and a
Phone: 44-1637-853202                                        variety of Recreational, Fitness, and Social Activities.
DSN Phone: 234-3202                                          The Youth Center and Mini-Gym is located at the St.
Comments:                                                    Eval Family Complex and is available to active duty
The RAF Padre can also be reached at these                   military and DoD civilian children.
numbers.
                                                             TEEN ACTIVITIES

                                                             Teen programs are available for active duty military
Drug and Alcohol                                             and DoD civilian personnel children, ages 12-18, and
Name: DAPA                                                   are held at the Youth Center located at the St. Eval
Address: PSC 804 BOX 1                                       Family Complex.       Numerous recreation events,
City: 09409                                                  sporting and fitness programs, clubs (photography)
Phone: 44-1637-853614                                        and Teens Days/Nights Out are scheduled for teens at
DSN Phone: 234-3614                                          JMF St. Mawgan.




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Name: CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC)                         Name: FAMILY SERVICE CENTER
Address: PSC 804, Box 8                                      Address: PSC 804, Box 16
City: FPO AE 09409--1008                                     City: FPO AE 09409--1016
Phone: 011-44-1637-85-3250                                   Phone: 011-44-1637-85-3203
FAX: 011-44-1637-85-3259                                     FAX: 011-44-1637-85-3239
DSN Phone: 314-234-3250                                      DSN Phone: 314-234-3203
DSN FAX: 314-234-3259                                        DSN FAX: 314-234-3239
E-Mail: MWR@jmf.navy.mil                                     E-Mail: FSC@jmf.navy.mil
Comments:                                                    Comments:
Hours of Operations                                          Hours of Operation
MON - FRI 0630 - 1730                                        MON,TUES,THURS,FRI 0800-1630
                                                             WED 0800-2100
Name: YOUTH CENTER/TEEN ACTIVITIES
Address: PSC 804, Box 8
City: FPO AE 09409--1008                                     Child Care Programs - on Installation
Phone: 011-44-1637-85-3240                                   The Child Development Center offers care for
FAX: 011-44-1637-85-2349                                     children ages six weeks through five years of age on
DSN Phone: 314-234-3240                                      a full-time, part-time, or hourly basis.
DSN FAX: 314-234-3249
E-Mail: MWR@jmf.navy.mil                                     ELIGIBILITY
Comments:
Hours of Operation                                           CDC customers are active duty military personnel
MON - SAT 0630-2130                                          and their dependents, Naval Reservists on active duty
                                                             or training, and DoD Civilian employees and their
                                                             dependents.
New Parent Program
                                                             PROGRAM OFFERED
JMF St. Mawgan does not offer a formal New Parent
Support Program at present. General information
                                                             The CDC is developmental in scope and offers care,
and assistance is available through the Family
                                                             contributes to the intellectual, social, emotional, and
Service Center, Branch Medical Clinic, and National
Health Service (NHS). Upon arrival, families will            physical development of each child.
register with the NHS for medical/dental services
                                                             RESERVATIONS
which may not be available at the Clinic. [Refer to
the section entitled "Medical/ Dental" for additional
                                                             Advanced registration is required for all programs.
information].
                                                             Reservations are accepted up to one week in advance.
Name: BRANCH MEDICAL CLINIC
                                                             DOCUMENTATION
Address: PSC 804, Box 6
City: FPO AE 09409--1006                                     The following     documentation     is   required   for
Phone: 011-44-1637-85-3568                                   registration:
FAX: 011-44-1637-87-3301
DSN Phone: 314-234-3568                                      1.    Completed Form DD-2606 "DoD Child
DSN FAX: 314-234-3301                                        Development Program Request for Care Record".
Comments:                                                    Form may be completed and faxed, along with a copy
Refer to section entitled                                    of your orders to JMF St. Mawgan, and your child
"Medical/Dental" for                                         will be placed in the waiting list based on your
additional information.                                      catagory.

                                                             2. A uniform Service I.D. and Privilege card.

                                                             3. Sponsor's LES and spouse's most recent W-2 or
                                                             LES. (This information is necessary in determining
                                                             which fee scale catagory will be assigned)




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4. Two names and phone numbers of family,                       Name: CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC)
friends, or neighbors, for emergency contact or                 Address: PSC 804, Box 8
release of children.                                            City: 09409--1008
                                                                Phone: 011-44-1637-85-3250
WAITING LISTS                                                   FAX: 011-44-1637-85-3259
                                                                DSN Phone: 314-234-3250
The CDC waiting lists are for full-time and part-time           DSN FAX: 314-234-3259
care. Each waiting list is based on the child's age             E-Mail: MWR@jmf.navy.mil
and the "catagory for care" that is assigned to the             Comments:
family. Please contact the CDC for approximate                  Hours of Operation
waiting times based on your circumstances.                      MON - FRI 0630 - 1730
It is recommended that parents expecting a child
should place their name on the waiting list, in
advance, if both parents plan to work after the child is        Child Care Programs - Community
born.                                                           FAMILY CHILD CARE PROGRAM

Waiting lists are subject to change as children age up.         Those individuals who reside in Ministry of Defense
Children's placement on the waiting list is determined          (MOD) housing can operate a Family Child Care
by their application date and priority of enrollment.           program in their home.

FEES                                                            CDC welcomes all military personnel's spouses to
                                                                join the family of Family Child Care providers who
Hourly Care is $2.00 per hour.                                  have chose to stay home and care for up to four (4)
                                                                children. It is a great opportunity for mothers with
Full-time care is based on Total Family Income.                 young children to stay home and make money at the
The fee schedule per child, per month is as follows:            same time.

     $0 - $23,000            $182.00;                           Family Child Care is considered a business in your
     $23,001 - $34,000       $238.00;                           home. In joining the programs, you are provided
     $34,001 - $44,000       $288.00;                           training, resources, support, and become a member of
     $44,001 - $55,000       $327.00;                           a unified group of professional Family Child Care
     $55,001 - $70,000       $378.00;                           providers.
     $70,001 +               $442.00.
                                                                INFORMATION FOR CONSIDERATION
The Child Development Center provides care ratios
which meet both U.S. and U.K. standards. The                    1. Providers are certified under and affiliated with
Child-to-Staff Ratio is as follows:                             the Child Development Program for training,
                                                                monitoring, and support.
     One (1) Caregiver to Three (3) Infants;
     One (1) Caregiver to Three (3) Pre-Toddlers;               2. Modular training is required in conjunction with
     One (1) Caregiver to Four (4) Toddlers;                    orientation and alternative monthly training.
     One (1) Caregiver to Eight (8) Pre-Schoolers.
                                                                3. Providers are expected to attend training once a
                                                                month for two (2) hours in order to maintain
                                                                certification.

                                                                4. Providers are monitored once each month by the
                                                                Family Child Care Director. The Director provides
                                                                support, guidance, and ongoing training at the time of
                                                                their visit.

                                                                5.    Provider's homes are thoroughly inspected
                                                                before, and every year after their initial certification.




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For more information on becoming a certified Family          and pay the Annual Membership Dues, currently
Child Care Provider, please contact the CDC                  $7.00.   These are the only requirements for
                                                             membership.
There are numerous British child care facilities
located in neighboring communities and the Family            Girls participate in five (5) program levals:
Service Center Information and Referral Specialist
can provide information on child care options in the              Daisy Girl Scouts, Troop #50, Ages 5-6
community.                                                   (Kindergarten/Reception/1st Grade)
                                                                  Brownie Girl Scouts, Troop #60, Ages 6-8
Name: CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC)                         (Grades 1-3)
Address: PSC 804, Box 6                                           Junior Girl Scouts, Troop 56, Ages 8-11 (Grades
City: 09409--1016                                            3-6)
Phone: 011-44-1637-85-3250                                        Cadette Girl Scouts, (No Troop #), Ages 11-14
FAX: 011-44-1637-85-3259                                     (Grades 6-9)
DSN Phone: 314-234-3250                                           Senior Girl Scouts, (No Troop #), Ages 14-17
DSN FAX: 314-234-3259                                        (Grades 9-12)
E-Mail: MWR@jmf.navy.mil
Comments:                                                    British Guides are offered at St. Eval and are
Hours of Operation                                           available to both US and British girls. The Family
MON-FRI 0630-1730                                            Service Center's Information & Referral Specialists
                                                             can provide additional information on this program.
Name: FAMILY SERVICE CENTER
                                                             BOY SCOUTS
Address: Information & Referral Specialist
City: 09409--1016
                                                             The Boy Scouts of America (BSUSA) is alive and
Phone: 011-44-1637-85-3234                                   well at JMF St. Mawgan. All boys ages
FAX: 011-44-1637-85-3239
DSN Phone: 314-234-3234
                                                             Things To Do - Recreation and Sports
DSN FAX: 314-234-3239
E-Mail: FSC@jmf.navy.mil                                     Reference Things to do clubs and Social, and Child
Comments:                                                    and Teen Services Overview.
Hours of Operation
MON,TUES,THURS,FRI 0800-1630                                 Soccer or Football as its called in the United
WED 0800 - 2100                                              Kingdom is the national sport and every school has a
                                                             team or teams.

Things To Do - Clubs and Social                              Schools
GIRL SCOUTS                                                  Reference the Education section of this booklet for
                                                             more detailed information on Schools.
USA Girl Scouts St. Mawgan has an innovative
program to meet the unique needs and interests of the        The FSC I&R maintains information on home
daughters of DoD civilian and military employees.            schooling for those who wish to participate.
Whatever the desire; camping, exploring the sights
and sounds of Cornwall and the neighboring areas,            Being a dorm student at London Central is great for
making new friends, developing and implementing              those of high school age - you get to live away from
leadership skills, learning new things, sharing with         home yet are close enough to come home for the
and caring about our fellow world citizens, or simply        holidays and mom and dad are here if you need them.
having fun, then the JMF Girl Scouting Program
offers girls from all backgrounds an opportunity to          School Age Care
fulfill these desires.                                       The Youth Center offers a before and after child care
                                                             program. Reference the child care programs on
Membership is available to girls between the ages of         installation.
5-17. Women and men, over the age of 18, wishing
to provide assistance may do so provided they make
the Girl Scout Promise, accept the Girl Scout Law,



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Religious Programs                                            perspective than another youth who has been living
                                                              there for awhile.
Reference the Religious Services section of this
booklet.
                                                              What age is required to participate?
Name: Religious Ministries
                                                              Target population for this program are youth aged
Address: PSC 804 BOX 16
                                                              between 7-18 inbound to JMF St. Mawgan.
City: 09409
Phone: 44-1637-853202
DSN Phone: 234-3202
                                                              Youth Employment
                                                              Teens looking for work are encouraged to use the
                                                              Transition/Spouse Employment programs and our
                                                              Career Development Resource Center to aid them in
Special Events
                                                              seeking employment either on base or on the
April is month of the military child and the FSC is           economy.
sponsoring a special one day event to bring all
aspects of military children opportunities and                Federal Summer Hire program is available for those
programs together for the base.                               who want to work during the summer break.
                                                              Contact the Human Resource Office upon your
Since JMF St. Mawgan is located in a "Tourist" area           arrival.
all types and kinds of events happen all summer long.
There are enough activities to keep you going for
months on end. Check the "Welcome Aboard"
                                                              Youth Centers
package you receive for more detailed information             Reference MWR activities section.
and flyers.
                                                              The Youth Center is located at St. Eval.
Sponsorship and Support
                                                              Name: MWR - Youth Center Activities
The main purpose of the Youth Sponsorship Program             Address: PSC 804 BOX 8
is to support the mobile life style of the military           City: 09409
family by maximizing the opportunities Navy life
                                                              Phone: 44-16370853240
offers and easing the potential relocation related
                                                              DSN Phone: 234-3240
stresses of the military member, spouse and children.
                                                              E-Mail: MWR@jmf.navy.mil
Relocating requires a tremendous amount of
adjusting, especially for youths. They have to give-up
their established social network but then they must           For Teens Only
try to become part of a new community. This                   Reference Youth Centers above. The Teen center is
impacts their stress level and effects their behavior         located in the Youth Center at St. Eval.
and well-being.

At this time a fully functioning Youth Sponsorship
                                                              Survival Tips For First Termers
program is not available at JMF St. Mawgan,
however, if sponsorship is desired please e-mail the          Survival Tips for First Termers Overview
Relocation Assistance Program your information a              Moving is a challenge at any time, but an
we will obtain one for you.                                   international move can challenge you to your limits.
                                                              So you got order to St. Mawgan located in Cornwall,
The Youth Sponsorship Program is a way to match               England, great big cities, loads of public
up relocating military youth with youth at the new            transportation, nite clubs, shows things to do and see,
installation.   This sponsorship program will                 and hey they speak the same language - not! There a
welcome newcomers to the gaining installation,                many differences in where we are located and
answer their questions, provide quality information,          London, not counting the differences in our cultures.
and introduce them at the new installation once they          Language may sound the same but, often words take
arrive. Sponsors and Sponsorees will communicate              on different meaning here, so when you arrive attend
via letters, e-mail, phone, and/or fax. After all,            Indoc at the eairliest to make to transition as easy as
nobody knows a place better from a youth's                    you can.




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Cornwall is the toe of the United Kingdom about 260           questions, this class is a good way to get all the
miles from London. It is known for its coastal                answers or at least you will know where to get
walks, fishing villages and quiet lifestyle, Newquay          answers. Family Service Center Information and
(the town nearest to St. Mawgan is also known for its         Referral Specialist is always a good person to go to
excellent surf'n beaches - surfing is done year round         when you have question regarding local or military
here. The best time for young people here is the              community.
summer when "Tourist Season" arrives.
                                                              In Indoc, you will have a chance to meet other first
Read the "Relocation" portion of this book and the            termers who share the same experience with you.
subsections below for more detailed information.              Try to share your feeling with someone else. If you
Contact your sponsor and ask they unasked questions           are not comfortable talking to someone you do not
- if you don't ask how will we know what you need.            trust, your Family Service Center Counselor would
Additionally you can call the Relocation Office for           be the best person who you can talk to.
assistance.
                                                              Realize it s okay to feel lonely especially if this is
Name: FSC - Relocation Assistance Program                     your first time away from home. FSC is not only for
Address: PSC 804 BOX 16                                       family, we are taking care of single members as well.
City: 09409                                                   Whenever you feel like needing someone to talk to,
Phone: 44-1637-853235                                         you can always count on FSC staff.
FAX: 44-1637-853239
DSN Phone: 234-3235                                           Be good to yourself. Exercise. Seek help if there is
DSN FAX: 234-3239                                             any sign of depression, loneliness, homesick or stress
E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk                                i.e. sleep or eat too much or too little.

                                                              Give yourself time to adjust to the new life and
                                                              environment. You are adjusting to the Navy system
Before You Move                                               and the overseas environment at the same time.
For more information on this subject:
JMF St. Mawgan Web Site                                       Beware of Culture Shock. Accept that you are in
http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jmf00/                      different country. People, lifestyle, and culture are
                                                              different.
Read this booklet at least twice, check out the JMF
Web site, contact your sponsor and ask questions.             Don t stay cooped up in your dorm, room, or flat. Get
Attend a "Smooth Move" workshop at your present               out and enjoy things. This will help you adjust more
base to prepare you for the move.                             rapidly.

Be as financially prepared as you can, if possible pay        Good manners are accepted everywhere. Don t
off all bills. Save extra spending monies to get you          forget that you are here as a visiting force. Your role
started when you arrive.                                      is a host country s guest.

Take care of all business in the United States,               Getting your stuff will make you feel at home .
because once you have arrived here transportation             You may feel better when your household goods get
back can be quite expensive and time consuming.               here.

If you have a car in good working order consider              It's nice to leave all mistakes behind you and start
bringing with you to avoid having to buy one here.            fresh. Think, as it is a great opportunity for you to
A car is necessary to get around in the JMF St.               start over.
Mawgan area.
                                                              Consider everyone potential friends but trust NO
Keep your family updated on your travel plans,                ONE until you get to know them well.
flights and contact numbers once you arrive here.
                                                              Listen carefully while you are at work.        Ask
After You Arrive                                              questions if you understand something. Don t try to
Attend Indoc as soon as you can. If you are not               impress everyone with how much you do or don t
quite familiar with the Navy system and/or have any           know. Be willing to learn.




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YOU MUST BE RESPONSIBLE AND TAKE                              Newquay in Cornwall. Make sure that enough
CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE.                                          layover time is available in case of airline delays.
                                                              Your baggage should be marked for St. Mawgan so
Reporting Procedures                                          you won't have to go through UK Customs at
                                                              Gatwick.
Your sponsor should make these appointments for
you prior to your arrival. Ensure to inform your
                                                              You will be required to go through UK Immigrations
sponsor of your arrival date, time, airport, flight
                                                              at Gatwick, make sure your orders, ID card and
number, and airline. If your plans should change,
                                                              family member passports are on hand (don't pack
contact your sponsor, this will allow him/her to
                                                              them in your checked luggage).
change your appointments accordingly.
                                                              If your sponsor fails to meet you at the Airport, make
The most importing that you need to do when you
                                                              sure you have enough local money to pay for a Taxi
arrive is checking in with your command, where you
                                                              to your prearranged billeting.
will be working. Report to your command first then
go from there. There are several major departments
that you must check in with. These are Personnel              Vehicle Ownership
Support Detachment, Personnel Property Office,                Traffic on RAF St. Mawgan is controlled by the RAF
Housing Office (within 2 working days) and                    Police, and is subject to U.K. public road laws. I.D.
Medical/Dental.                                               cards and vehicle passes are required for entry to
                                                              bases.
At PSD, you will receive an extensive check in brief.
You will know exactly what your entitlements are              Unlike the United States, we drive on the left hand
and how much. At this point if you have any                   side in Britain and most towns and cities are not
questions or topics that you re unclear off regarding         designed for the volume of cars on the road.
your pay and allowance, you need to ask those                 Consequently, driving in the UK can be difficult and
question to personnel who is checking you in. At              frustrating, especially at rush-hours when road
PSD you will also be issued your (and family                  congestion can become very severe. You will be
member) ration card. This card, accompanied with              allowed to drive using your U.S. drivers license while
your I.D. card, needs to be presented every time you          living in the U.K. However, the laws and rules of
make a purchase at the NEX and commissary                     the road are quite different and ignorance of the law
facilities. No matter if you are buying non-ration            is no excuse when dealing with the police.
items or not. (Ration merchandises are cigarette,
tobacco, and hard liquor.)                                    The FSC strongly recommends you stop by and pick
                                                              up a copy of 'The Highway Code' which explains
You will need to contact your inbound shipping                roundabouts, pedestrian crossings, traffic signals and
section at Personal Property Office as soon as                road signs. During Indoc a traffic safety class is
possible. Give them valid phone number(s) that they           given. You may also take the test to obtain a
can reach you during and after hours.                         government drivers license.

Housing will give you an extensive check in                   All vehicles entering U.K. bases and government
especially if you are not going to live in the BEQ. If        installations are subject to search, and searches are
you are in the TLA, pay close attention.                      conducted during high security alert times. A valid
                                                              U.S. Drivers license is required to operate a motor
You will need to turn yours and your family members           vehicle in the U.K. Military members and their
Medical and Dental records into the Branch Clinics            dependents are not required to get a U.K. license
as soon as possible to get enrolled into TRICARE              while on orders to the U.K. Driving age is 17 years
Europe.                                                       old.

Travel Planning
It is essential that you coordinate your travel plans
with your sponsor, so that you can be met at the
airport and be given transportation to you billet.

Don't forget to make sure that you are scheduled to
fly in Gatwick and then have forwarding flight to



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Name: Personal Property Office - Vehicle                      Name: BEQ
Registration                                                  Address: PSC 804 BOX 3
Address: PSC 804 BOX 3                                        City: 09409
City: 09409                                                   Phone: 44-1637-853588
Phone: 44-1637-853502                                         DSN Phone: 234-3588
FAX: 44-1637-852166                                           E-Mail: singlesailors@jmf.navy.mil
DSN Phone: 234-3502
E-Mail: PersonalP@jmf.navy.mil                                Name: FSC - Relocation Assistance Program
                                                              Address: PSC 804 BOX 16
                                                              City: 09409
Housing and Billeting                                         Phone: 44-1637-853235
Single personnel E-4 and below will be billeted in the        FAX: 44-1637-853239
BEQ. E-5 and above can use the BEQ on a space                 DSN Phone: 234-3235
available basis.     Your sponsor should make                 DSN FAX: 234-3239
prearrangements for your stay.                                E-Mail: jmffsc@globalnet.co.uk

Married personnel in an accompanied status, your
sponsor should arrange temporary quarters for you             Money Matters
either through the MWR TLA flats or local hotels.             Money Money Money makes the world go round.
If you plan on living in RAF housing, sometimes
your sponsor can arrange for you to move directly             You will need to have some cash money on you
into your house (the RAF provides loaner furniture            when you arrive, recommend that you have about 100
for RAF housing only).                                        pounds or so (current exchange rate is $1.65 to
                                                              L1.00) or about $200.00. Don't forget to bring your
THE KEY IS GOOD COMMUNICATION                                 ATM and/or credit card. Most US credit cards and
BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR SPONSOR.                                 ATM cards will work many of the ATM machines
                                                              here in the United Kingdom (in fact you get a much
If you have not heard from your sponsor contact our           better return rate from the ATMs - usually about
Relocation Office for assistance.                             3cents on the pound which then covers you banks
                                                              charges).

                                                              Attend a Financial Prepardness class before you leave
                                                              or as soon as you arrive, this will show you how to
                                                              save money so you can enjoy England, Scotland,
                                                              Wales, Ireland and the rest of Europe while your
                                                              here.




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At A Glance

Facility/Services Summary
                                   --Officer and Enlisted Population--
   Active Duty Officer                          21 Active Duty Warrant Officer                    2
   Guard Reserve Officer                         0 Guard Reserve Warrant Officer                  0
   Retired (Officer and Enlisted)               42 Foreign Service Officers                       5
   Active Duty Enlisted                        294 Guard Reserve Enlisted                         0
   Foreign Service Enlisted                     72
                                               --Civilians--
   Civil Service                                38 Wage Grade                                   0
   Non-Appropriated Funds                       25 Family Members -on and off Installation-   450
                                           --Family Services--
   Family Centers                                1 Teen Centers                                 1
   Child Day Care                                1 Family Child Care Certified Homes            3
   Total Child Capacity                         65 Total Child Capacity                        12
   Average Waiting List Time -Months-            8
                                            --Other Services--
   Commissary                                    1 Exchanges                                      1
   Shoppettes                                    0 Gas Stations                                   0
   Movie Theaters                                1 Banks and Credit Unions                        1
   McDonalds/Burger King                         0 Other i.e. Exchange concessionaires            0


Housing Summary
                                            --Officer Housing--
     Senior Officer Waiting                         0 Senior Officer 3 Bed Room               0
     Senior Officer 4 Bed Room                      0 Senior Officer Other                    0
     Company Grade Officer Waiting                  0 Company Grade Officer 2 Bed Room        0
     Company Grade Officer 3 Bed Room               0 Company Grade Officer 4 Bed Room        0
     Company Grade Officer Other                    0 BOQ                                     0
                                           --Enlisted Housing--
     Senior Enlisted Waiting                        0 Senior Enlisted 3 Bed Room              0
     Senior Enlisted 4 Bed Room                     0 Senior Enlisted Other                   0
     Enlisted Waiting                               0 Enlisted 2 Bed Room                     0
     Enlisted 3 Bed Room                            0 Enlisted Other                          0
     BEQ                                          140 Transient Lodging Facilities            1


Education Summary
                                    Name                     Numbers
                                    Elementary School              0
                                    Jr High/Middle School          0
                                    High School                    0




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Local Community Summary
                      Type of Housing                      Avg.      Low         High
                      Apartment Rent                        850       550         960
                      House Rent                            850       550         960
                      House Price - Single Family        120000    100000      320000
                      Townhouse/Condominium Price        120000    100000      250000


Medical and Dental Summary
                                          --Medical Facilities--
    Medical Treatment Facilities   N    Number of Beds         0   Medical Clinic           1
    Alcohol                        N    Allergy               N    Audiology                N
    Cardiology                     N    Coronary care         N    Dermatology              N
    Dietary                        N    Emergency             N    Endocrinology            N
                                        room
    Family Practice                Y    General surgery       N    Gynecology               N
    HIV Unit                       N    Hematology            Y    Immunization             Y
    Infect Disease                 N    Intensive Care        N    Laboratory               Y
    Mental Health                  N    Neonatal              N    Nuclear Medicine         N
                                        Intensive Care
                                        Unit
    Nephrology                     N    Neurology             N    Neurosurgery             N
    Obstetrics                     N    Oncology              N    Opthamology              N
    Optometry                      N    Orthopedics           N    Otolarygnology           N
    Pathology                      N    Pediatrics            Y    Physical Therapy         N
    Podiatry                       N    Primary Care          Y    Radiology                Y
    Rheumatology                   N    Urology               N
                                           --Dental Facilities--
    Dental Clinics                 1    Adolescent            Y    Endodontics              N
    General Dentistry              Y    Oral Surgery          Y    Orthodontics             N
    Pedodontist                    N    Periodontics          N


Relocation and Support Services Summary
                                            --Military Clubs--
              Officers Club                    0    Non-Commissioned Officers Club      0
              Enlisted Club                    0
                                              --Recreation--
              Arts and Crafts                  1    Automobile Hobby Centers            0
              Bowling Centers                  1    Recreational Centers                1
              Libraries                        1    Music and Theater Locations         1
                                        --Physical Fitness/Sports--
              9 Hole Golf Courses              0    18 Hole Golf Courses                0
              Gyms/Physical Fitness Centers    2    Jogging Paths                       0
              Tennis Clubs/Courts              4    Tennis Courts - Lighted             0
              Swimming Pools - Public          0
                                      --Nature/Outdoor Activities--
              Outdoor Recreation Centers       1    Campgrounds                         0
              Fishing Areas                    0    Horse Stables                       0




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APPENDIX

Disclaimer
Presentation of direct or indirect links to products, services or vendors does not constitute endorsement by the
Department of Defense. We have provided links to these sites because they have information that may be of
interest to our users. These links are presented for informational purposes only. You are encouraged to thoroughly
investigate and evaluate items of interest prior to entering into contractual obligations.




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