Horticultural helper

SERVICE personnel and veterans are learning about land-based post-military careers thanks to courses run by a specialist charity. Lance Corporal Jim Hill Highground, which was established in 2013 by Anna...

Book club: Special delivery

IN this edition’s Army&You and Reading Force Book Club, three Forces youngsters and their mums do a little letter reading with Dragon Post by Emma Yarlett. Here are their favourite bits… Amelia Dunn ...

Light at the end of the tunnel

A FEW years ago, I knew a soldier who was strong, confident and independent, writes Maj Clair Robinson-Kirk. She had a good job, was recently promoted, happily married and planned to have a family. After the i...

Mortgage broker masters mountain-sized challenge

MEET Des Lally, who has completed an epic challenge to scale Pen Y Fan, southern Britain’s highest peak 365 times in 365 days, raising more than £55,000 for Cancer Research UK and Help for Heroes in the process...

From solitude to singing

WITH the unpredictable nature of Army life, the feeling of isolation can be common. It can be particularly tricky for those new to military life who have moved far away from family and friends for the first tim...

Paving the way

THE transitional period between your soldier activating their “seven clicks to freedom” to handing in their military ID card can be an unsettling time for the whole family. Research conducted by AFF and the...

Saddle up

TO PARAPHRASE an old saying; the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man – and this is very much in evidence behind the wire in Larkhill, Salisbury Plain. As a military welfare facility and registe...