Finding a fair deal

With the mobile nature of Army life, you and your soldier can sometimes become accidental landlords if you have to rent out your property to undertake a posting elsewhere. Lt Col Penny Davies ALS (pictured abov...

A Postcard From Mons

FROM: Emma, soldier Stuart, Daisy (3), Sam (21 months) and Labrador Harvey WHERE: Mons, Belgium How long have you been an Army family? Six years. We have had postings in Germany, Aldershot, London and now S...

Mass movement

There’s a lot to consider when your Army family moves – housing, jobs, schools and the practical logistics of simply getting from A-to-B. When a whole unit or battalion is due a posting at the same time, it bec...

Claiming compensation

Did you know DIO has a compensation scheme in the UK for missed appointments and for significant issues at move-in for all SFA and SSFA? Here's the procedure you’ll need to follow to claim… Missed appointm...

Canine counselling

WHEN the mental and physical effects of a life-long vestibular disorder forced him to move back to his mother's house for help, Service veteran Nick Taylor found extra support in the form of a four-legged frien...

Renting your own home

If you own a property or are thinking of buying a property and renting it out, there are many things to consider. AFF is here to help. Our Housing Specialist, Cat Calder, has recently completed a course on the ...

Home schooling overseas

Home education can be an appealing choice, offering flexibility with learning wherever you live and however often you move. This was the case for Natalia Forrest who has home educated her son Willem in the UK, ...

Settling into school

Family: Mum Laura and kids Lexi and Finley Moving to: Somerset Before our arrival Prior to our recent move into our own home, the head teacher gave us a tour of the school, showed the children their new clas...