Heart of the community

Community Support Development Workers (CSDWs) are the people on the ground delivering activities and events to garrisons and camps across the UK. Do you know yours? Army&You caught up with Caroline Cossens,...

Created for keeps

Rachel Day and Merry Whitaker are friends, mothers and former serving soldiers who are married to military personnel. Their company, LoveKeepCreate (lovekeepcreate.co.uk), began as a kitchen table business and ...

Parenthood and pay

Understanding your leave and allowances when you’re pregnant or becoming a parent can be a bit of a minefield, so we’ve teamed up with MoneyForce to make sense of it all… IF YOU are having a baby, you’re e...

Paratroopers celebrate royal anniversary

VETERANS, soldiers and their families were joined by Prince Charles to celebrate the Royal's 40 years as The Parachute Regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief. The event, at Merville Barracks, Colchester, began with a ...

The long road to parenthood

Lizzie Allan and soldier husband Steve welcomed baby girl Matilda Poppy to the world in February – five years after they first began trying to conceive. Lizzie chatted to Army&You about their IVF journey… ...

Memorial garden masterpiece

A TEN-YEAR mission to honour those who have given their lives fighting for their country has finally been realised by David Godfrey after he added the final touches to the memorial garden he masterminded. D...

Downton star supports ambitious art project

ACTOR Jim Carter, perhaps best known for his portrayal of butler Mr Carson in ITV’s hit drama Downton Abbey, has become a patron of an incredible art remembrance installation. Planned for November 2018 to m...

Powering up

AFF has teamed up with workforce expert Manpower to give Army families in the Salisbury Plain area the chance to access free-of-charge employability advice and support. We attended one of the sessions to find o...

F&C partners

Soldiers often ask AFF’s F&C team: "Do I have to be married to bring my partner to the UK?" Katherine Houlston, our Foreign & Commonwealth Specialist, looks at the options… IF YOU haven’t been livi...