INDEPENDENT MILITARY DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICE – IMDAS
IMDAS is a new project, in the process of development, which will support military and civilian personnel with links to Raf Cottesmore, Kendrew Barracks in relation to all aspects of domestic abuse.
The focus of the role will be to provide comprehensive training and briefings to Army staff, in order to improve responses to domestic abuse when identified within a military setting.
In addition, one to one support can be provided directly to those who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse.
Whilst IMDAS will work in partnership with Army Welfare Services when necessary, the service remains independent and we provide confidential support for survivors of domestic abuse.
Referrals to IMDAS can be through Army Welfare Service, Military staff and self-referrals.
We had a visit to Kendrew Barracks with our Head of service and coordinators. The visit was to familiarise staff on the support services available on camp to soldiers and civilian personnel and to give an insight into military life on camp.
During the visit the soon-to-retire Tornado GR4s flew over RAF Cottesmore on Tuesday (February 19) as part of the Tornado Final Flypast. The Tornados, based at RAF Cottesmore from 1981 to 1999, formed the Tri-National Tornado Training Establishment (TTTE) with pilots from the UK, Germany and Italy.
Built for a nuclear war, upgraded to take on the Taliban, they were the backbone of the RAF for over a third of the aircraft’s life-span.