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Royal Air Force News Friday, July 16, 2021 P17

HOUSING BOOM

GOOD DEAL: Cpl Steve Lancaster, wife Keely and their children now have the extra space they badly needed

Corporal in RAF Wittering pilot scheme bagged his family a home with four times bigger garden A

IRMAN CPL STEVE LANCASTER, wife Keely and their four children took part in the FAM pilot scheme at Wittering. Keely said: “We heard about FAM and discussed it before we got married and decided to apply. “The FAM team guided us through every step of our

application, making sure we looking for we had the option to filled everything out correctly. investigate private renting. “We were aware of the options “The private rental side also available, whether that was for a didn’t limit our search to just transfer of SFA or the private Wittering as it allowed rental route. We decided us to look at up to a to go for the transfer 50-mile radius. first and then if we “Steve would rank ’s ve te S didn’t get offered have been something that able to claim didn’t even was what we were taken into home-to-duty

get consideration”

allowance if it was necessary. The team did a calculation of what we could get financially towards a private rental. “We have now been housed in a larger property with a garage and a garden four times the size of our previous home. It has given us the much-needed extra storage space we needed for a family of six. Steve’s rank

did not even get taken into consideration. “I have told so many people that you have nothing to lose by applying. If you get declined but your circumstances then change, you can reapply. “I tell my colleagues to attend the FAM forums, get the information and make the most of what is available. I am so glad I did.”