Family board meeting

THE front line is not the only place where battles are fought. Partners, parents and children are also deeply affected by a loved-one’s military experiences and often bear a heavy burden if injuries, be they ph...

Positive outlook for allergy sufferers

SCHOOLS will soon be required by law to make appropriate arrangements for supporting pupils with severe allergies and long-term conditions such as diabetes and asthma. The change in legislation follows month...

Warrior welfare widened

THE Warrior Programme is an education and training course designed to give individuals the tools and techniques to manage the ups and downs of life. It has already helped 500 veterans and is now able to reac...

Mission to the Med

Before the new Armed Forces immigration rules came into effect last December, there were many concerned families contacting AFF’s Foreign & Commonwealth (F&C) team. So Katherine Houlston, AFF F&C Sp...

Keeping communities together

AFF Germany Director, Diane Weir (pictured below), catches up with three volunteers helping to make sure your community continues as normal despite the future drawdown…   SHONAH Cross has been runnin...

A NEET idea

YOUR young people can benefit from the BFG 14-19 Partnership, which liaises with schools, work-based learning organisations and employers to benefit young dependants who are NEETs – Not in Education, Employment...

Good copse

Play Parks and Community Projects Manager Rosie Brown explains what MODern Housing Solutions (MHS)  has been working on outside its usual maintenance tasks…    MANY of you reading this will think of ...

Allowance cut unfair

A RECENT Defence Information Notice details a reduction in married Service personnel’s entitlement to check their Privately Maintained Property (PMP) from 24 to four journeys per year.  It was deemed not nec...