You’re not alone

It’s difficult enough to cope with long periods of separation, but even more so if you have the extra challenge of caring for a family member with additional needs. Over the last couple of years, AFF’s health &...

Oceans apart

LIFE'S rarely a beach when it comes to being the partner of a soldier, but for Foreign & Commonwealth families it can mean putting many miles – and vast bodies of water – between them and their loved ones. ...

Caring Cymru

AFF often asks you about your experiences of army life and it’s your evidence that helps us resolve issues and make changes. So where does the information go? Well in Wales, it goes right to the top of the Wels...

Ripples of support

THE Ripple Pond is a UK-wide self-help peer support network for members of the forces community. The emphasis is on meeting and speaking to people in a similar situation, to give and receive support from those ...

Gateway to support

“I was proud you were serving your country and I was glad you were doing what you wanted to. But I was really worried. After all, you may be a soldier, but you’re still my baby.” – Pam and her daughter, ex-arm...

Diarising deployments

DISCOVERING an idea for a business is often born from people’s own experiences. For Ayesha and her soldier husband Ash, their flash of inspiration came from time spent apart during a deployment.  “When we st...