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Support for Children

Help at hand during deployment

Members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines deploy more frequently than personnel in other services. These deployments can be a difficult time not only for serving personnel, but for the families they leave behind. 

That's why the Royal Navy has made a special commitment to helping service personnel's parents, spouses, partners and children maintain their physical and emotional wellbeing during times of separation. 

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Supporting children during deployment

Deployments and separation can be a difficult time not only for serving personnel, but for the families they leave behind. That’s why we’re committed to helping maintain the well-being of naval families during times of separation.
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Storybook Waves

With Storybook Waves from Aggie Weston’s, deployed Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel can maintain the link with their children by recording a bedtime story for the child to listen to in their absence.

Once the story has been recorded, Aggie Weston’s volunteers add a soundtrack and create a personalised CD for each child so that he or she can listen to the parent’s voice whenever they want.

Recording a story is easy, and there are recording centres in convenient locations throughout the UK. There are also transportable kits so that stories can be recorded even while on deployment. 

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