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Transition to Civilian Life

Welcome to 4th infantry Brigade's transition page. Our aim is to provide advice to personnel about to leave the Armed Forces and make informed decisions to settle within the Yorkshire or the north east of England.


The Army Welfare Service (AWS) is a confidential welfare support service for servicemen and women and their families wherever they are located. The Army Welfare Service has three main tasks: Community Support, Personal Support and the HIVE information service.

Within the Chain of Command, the Unit Welfare Officer (UWO) is often the first point of contact for serving personnel who need assistance with welfare issues. Both of these agencies have a range of contacts which are able to provide support and ensure you continue to receive assistance, if needed, once you have left the Army.

In addition, there are many Ex-Service organisations which exist to provide support for veterans should you meet obstacles after discharge. Your regimental Association is a useful starting point and there are a number of national and local groups that will provide help across a range of issues if you contact them and explain that you are an Army veteran.

Army Welfare Service (AWS) contact details

The Army Welfare Service (AWS) provides confidential support for serving married and single personnel and families with any personal or family difficulties. They can be contacted here:

Telephone: 01980 615975

Email: AWS-Welfareinformationservice@mod.uk

Regional welfare links

4th Infantry Brigade - Transition Liason Officer

The role of the Transition Liaison Officer is to ensure that service leavers and their families, have the information they need, or are signposted appropriately, to allow them to transition smoothly to civilian life.

Telephone: Not available

Email: 4X-MCI-GpMailBox@mod.uk

c/o MCI Team
Headquarters 4 Infantry Brigade
Baden Powell House, Peronne Lines
Catterick Garrison, DL9 3JS