Young ones

Nurturing under-fives is an important part of our Service communities. We look at a couple of local initiatives bringing younger children together… “CHAPLAINCY values every member of the community,” said S...

Charity opens homes in time for Christmas

A GROUND-BREAKING housing development for veterans has been unveiled in London. The development at Parry Court, Morden, was commissioned by the Haig Housing Trust at a cost of £1.4m and was opened by Lieuten...

Toddlers on their travels

Being posted overseas with young children can be a great adventure, but it can also have its drawbacks. Childcare provision and facilities for under-fives varies from location-to-location, so the key thing is t...

A day in the life

Families officer Jason Broad, from Waterloo Lines in Warminster, works closely with AFF’s Wiltshire Co-ordinator Carol Morris. He tells us about his daily duties… What is a typical day? No two days are th...

Training to care

APART from it being a beautiful part of the country, Easingwold in North Yorkshire is also home to the Unit Welfare Course held each month. Any officer, warrant officer, senior NCO, Regular or Reserves, or civ...

AFF and unit welfare officers

THE role of an AFF co-ordinator can involve working closely alongside unit welfare officers (UWOs) and regimental operations support officers (ROSOs). Abi Wrigley, AFF’s Wales Co-ordinator, said: “We have regul...

Covenant success: Distance working

AFTER many years of living and working in the UK, I don’t always see being French as my most defining character trait – although, I suppose, it has influenced the way I have dealt with things in the 20 years si...