Shackleton School alumni wanted for book project

Former pupils and staff of Shackleton School, in Bad Fallingbostel, Germany, are being invited to contribute to a book commemorating the educational establishment's imminent closure. The school will shut for...

Top awards for Reserve-friendly firms

PRIME Minister David Cameron has presented gold awards to ten UK companies as part of the MOD’s newly-launched Employer Recognition Scheme at an Armed Forces Covenant reception at 10 Downing Street. The awar...

Review: Cuddledry towel

Army&You’s guest reviewer and Army wife Gracie Brown tried out an apron towel with her new baby boy. Here’s what she thought…   Bath time for my baby boy always unintentionally turns into a water b...

Final march to Civvy Street

IF your family has been affected by this final redundancy round, you will now be looking to the future and making the most of this transition period. Where you settle, your housing and employment options, and y...

Creating choirs

For Army spouse Michelle Alston, one of the saddest things about moving from Yorkshire was leaving her local Military Wives Choir. Faced with a half hour drive to the nearest choir, she decided to start one on ...

Worth remembering

Searching for a great place to visit with the family this summer? Look no further than The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, the UK’s year-round centre of remembrance...  NOT only is it a spiritual...

Playing with the past

ARMY families have been unearthing some ancient treasures in projects run by Wessex Archaeology. Budding archaeologists of all ages got stuck in to Project Florence, where Army families from garrisons around...

Auf wiedersehen, pets

You are leaving! Posted, rebased, moving, uprooting; whatever way you describe it, your time in Germany is over. You may be dancing a jig or you may be passing the tissues, but do have a quick read of this; it ...

Preparing to move: Next step Civvy Street

THE Career Transition Partnership (CTP) works with the MOD to support you and your soldier if you are leaving the Army. If you’re living in Germany there’s a Regional Resettlement Centre in Herford, which supp...

Facing my demons

YOUNG DEPENDANT HAZEL AITKEN SHARES HER HEARTFELT STORY OF HOW SHE DEVELOPED – AND OVERCAME – AN EATING DISORDER   GROWING up in the military is hard, no one can deny. With it comes a unique set of probl...