Military maestros’ musical masterclass

YOUNG musicians from across the West Midlands attended an open day hosted by the Band of the Royal Corps of Signals at RAF Cosford near Wolverhampton. Sixteen youngsters aged between 14 and 19 took part in m...

Outgoing head honoured

A HEADTEACHER from the MOD’s Department of Children & Young People has been awarded a commendation from the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe (DSACEUR). Rowland Bucknill received the recognition as ...

Pre-school page turner

After working with children as an early years educator for more than 15 years, Stacey Turner (pictured above) was inspired to create a book to help settle her eldest daughter into nursery during a difficult tra...

Harrogate honours Army community

THE Service community played a starring role as Harrogate Town Football Club marked its admiration for the Army during a recent league encounter. Military personnel and their families from Dishforth Garrison...

First steps to childcare

VICKI Blandford runs Fargo’s First Steps childcare in Larkhill, Wiltshire, which is home to large numbers of Army families in the area, and she told us how she ensures the under-fives in her care receive the ri...

A caring career

Childminding can be a great employment opportunity for non-serving partners and spouses as it offers flexible home-working to suit your family’s needs, can be done overseas and allows you to give something back...

Ace escape for EOD experts

FELIX Fund – the bomb disposal charity – was set up in 2011 to provide welfare support and financial assistance to serving military, veterans and the family members of those involved with Explosive Ordnance Dis...

Big support for little people

Living an unpredictable Army life can make keeping a regular and continuous support structure in place for your child tricky. If you add Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) into the mix, it becomes ...

Army life for under-fives

A new posting affects every member of your Army family – even those too young to understand or have their say. You might expect older children to kick up a fuss about moving house and school but what about unde...