Supporting little feet

ARMY spouses Lindsey Edgell and Amy Wilson came to BATUK, Kenya alongside their serving partners and saw how different life was for the local community. They heard many reports of children needing footwear and...

Material that matters

Your little ones can go through tricky times if they move home, are separated from their serving parent or even when they’re reunited after long periods apart. Books, activity packs and crafts are a great way o...

AFF reports on army families’ concerns

IN the first half of 2019, AFF dealt with 7,176 of your enquiries on everything from housing help to school support, allowances advice and everything in between. Housing still tops agenda Housing continues ...

Scotland: Rural vs city

Life as an army family in Scotland can be hugely contrasting depending on which part you’re posted to. Whether it’s the vibrancy of busy cities, or the remoteness of the Highlands, there are lots of reasons why...

Be part of history

A NEW project chronicling the impact of war on families is looking for veterans’ loved ones to tell their stories of the daily battles they still face. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Milit...

Working with food

MOVING home frequently, coping with deployments and juggling family life are challenges that military families face finding work. We meet some of the spouses who have found friendly and flexible employment with...

Blogspot: A new challenge

IF YOU had told me on my wedding day six years ago that I would give up my career to become a stay-at-home mum, I wouldn’t have believed you, writes Maxine. Back then, I was confident I’d continue my career ...

Pushing for progress

IN CONVERSATIONS with welfare officers in Brunei, AFF’s F&C team has discovered that there are a large number of spouses who have visas that have expired or are about to expire. “We’ve raised the issue w...