RBLI secures £250,000 grant to help military families

The Army Families Federation is delighted that Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) is using this grant to extend the provision of its successful LifeWorks employability courses to Armed Forces spouses and pa...

The future of SFA: An update

PLANS are currently afoot to establish a better method of grading SFA so that the two current systems (Standard for Condition and Grade for Charge) are combined into one which will make the process fairer. T...

Planning your final posting

IS YOUR soldier in their penultimate tour before leaving the Army? Have they reached their pension point or Early Departure Payment? Do you know where you want to settle after your last posting? If so, you n...

Beacons for entrepreneurs

We all know that it isn’t easy to find a job in each new location when your home life is uprooted every few years, but there are some military wives based in and around Brecon in Wales who have found a differen...

The model professional

Anna Shillinglaw started her model agency, Milk Management, from a bedroom in her Army quarter. A&Y caught up with her to find out how she’s developed it into a successful international business…   ...

Heroes benefit from sporty jewellery set

A CHARITY set up to help military personnel make the transition to civvy street is benefitting from a top designer's sporty new set of jewellery. Rugby for Heroes, which was formed by professional players an...

Returning to earning: A case study

A&Y Deputy Editor Lisa Youd tells us how she made a successful return to work after a break to bring up her two children…  I was the Sports Editor on a local newspaper after working my way up the journal...

Choosing childcare

THERE are a number of childcare options you can explore including day nursery, child-minders, nannies or au pairs. Lack of facilities in some remote locations (especially overseas), being far away from our fami...

Returning to earning

Going back to work after having children can be a daunting prospect. Caroline Mayne, AFF’s Employment, Training, Allowances & Money Specialist, has some guidance…   MOST employees who return to ...

Three charities, three colours

IT is almost time for youngsters all over the United Kingdom to show their support for our Armed Forces by getting dressed up for Red, White & Blue Day. The event takes place on Friday 11 October, so mak...