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Discounts Service


For the information of Members of Northumbria Branch, the Defence Discount Services (DDS) and Forces Car Direct (FCD) is an official discount service for the UK Armed Forces & Veterans, including Reserve Forces.  The Forces Cars Direct (FCD) are for both serving, ex-members of the military and MOD Civil Servants and the company they are using is the Lookers Group. Discounts can be up to 25% for tax paid cars, on a new Kia Sportage for example you can save up to £4000. Savings on other cars are Volvo 25%, Mini 12%, Renault 20% etc. 

Membership of the DDS is required before buying a car from FCD. Examples of discounts with other companies with a discount card are National Bus 25% off, Frankie and Bennys 10%, Iceland 10% etc. There are over 2000 firms/businesses that have enrolled with DDS. If you need insurance for cars, home or holiday check out Liverpool Victoria as they also give 10% discount.

The Discount card is worth the £5 for five years as you can save at loads of companies in the UK.  Security is not a problem as Forces Cars Direct do all the paperwork.  You can also apply for a discount card on-line by going to:

For full details & eligibilty, click on the links below to read & print-off the documets:

Information (.pdf)
A Bit More Information (.pdf)
Eligibility (.pdf)
Application Form (.pdf)
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