Army wives strong

Camaraderie took on a whole new meaning when the families of 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment set themselves a half-marathon challenge. The team told Army&You more… IN THE summer of 2013, a group of...

Pad brat bulletin

Georgia (21) and Harrison (18) Kent have spent their entire lives in a military family. It’s something that they’re both incredibly proud of – so much so that they’ve both decided to pursue careers that will gi...

Tools for talent

Three talented entrepreneurs have recently completed the first stage of the Armed Forces dependants’ business start-up programme at the University of Wolverhampton. They’re now driving their companies forward w...

Where the heart is?

AFF recently commissioned a report by researcher Anna Verey to help us understand more about geographically dispersed Army families. We specifically wanted to know the reasons you choose to live unaccompanied ...

Making maternity count

Got a business idea? Your time on maternity leave might be the perfect chance to get the ball rolling! Army wife Rebecca Stokes-Whittaker tells us more... THREE years ago, Rebecca never dreamed that she woul...

Army&You’s guide to IVF

Following our article IVF and Army life in the autumn Army&You, we look at the criteria and entitlement for Armed Forces families living in different areas of the UK…   England Women under 40 years o...

Premium performance

FAMILIES and schools alike often contact AFF to ask us about the Service Premium – the extra funding given to any state school in England with military children. To raise awareness of the scheme and celebrate ...

Review: Sewlomax muslins

Army&You guest reviewer and Army wife Emma Matthias is based in Kinloss with her soldier and her two small boys. She tried out these ethically produced muslins from SewLomax…   When the muslins arr...

Golf pro launches tournament for injured troops

More than 15 injured personnel are poised to do battle over the fairways and greens in the inaugural Golf Fore Recovery Tournament. Troops from the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre, Chavasse VC House, based i...

Collecting memories for a husband “lost”

FOR Lorna Hunter, watching her husband take to the water in a canoe brings tears to her eyes. It’s catching a glimpse of the man she married but it also hits home how much he has changed since he was diagnos...