Engaging with Army communities

by Sara Baade, Army Families Federation Chief Executive and General Ivan Jones, Army Director Personnel THERE are key people in the Army that are important for us at AFF to engage with to ensure that your voic...

A force for good

WIRRAL Youth Zone, named by young people as ‘The Hive’, is a purpose-built facility for the borough’s eight-to-19-year-olds, and up to 25 for those with disabilities. The Hive runs the A Force For Good project ...

On a mission

We sent Hollie-Anne Morgan (13) and her parents Kimberley and Owen to review London’s National Army Museum and, in particular, the fantastic family backpacks. Hollie-Anne shares her experience… I REALLY en...

From Amsterdam to astronaut

Nicola Edger and Sara Lambert are both Army wives and project officers at Wiltshire College. They are working on a scheme to raise the aspirations of students from target postcodes and this includes reaching ou...

Against the odds

ARMY wife and mum-of-two Jacqui Ponde was a primary school teacher but nine years ago whilst on a posting in Bovington, her life changed dramatically. “On the 8 August 2009 I fell down the stairs, breaking my...

#OurArmyFamily: The Yorkes

Whether married or single, parent, partner, cousin or child of a soldier, we want you to tell us all about your Army family. Follow #OurArmyFamily on Twitter and Instagram for more stories. Amanda Yorke tells u...

Box clever

THE tradition of sending Christmas boxes to our troops originated in 1914 when Princess Mary, the daughter of King George V, came up with the idea to provide everyone wearing the King's uniform and serving over...

Google of the garrison

When Natalie Trezise met her future husband, she was living in Nottingham and working as a science teacher and he was based in Germany. They did the ‘long-distance thing’ for five years before he was posted bac...

A clean sweep

NO-ONE wants to live somewhere unloved and rubbish-strewn, so father and son Lee and Joshua Atkins (pictured below) decided to take matters into their own hands after they moved from Wiltshire to North Yorkshir...

Northern life

Catterick is already the largest British Army garrison in the world and over the next few years, further expansion will see it become the third-largest town in North Yorkshire. So what’s a posting there really ...