Empowering military spouses

A NEW evaluation of the MOD’s Spouse Employment Support (SES) Trial has shown the advantages of supporting spouses of Service personnel. The study, funded by Forces in Mind Trust and conducted by Anglia Rusk...

Back on your feet

SPECIAL Forces veteran Ant Middleton has teamed up with military charity SSAFA to launch a fund to help Service personnel get back on their feet as they return to civilian life. The SAS: Who Dares Wins star ...

Are you covered?

YOU may have heard that some motor insurance policies have a so-called airside risk exclusion clause and wondered if this affects you and your family. Forces insurance specialist Keith Frampton explains… ...

Forces families reconnect at camp

MORE than 250 military children and their families came together for a special military camp in Pirbright organised by Forces charity Little Troopers.  Providing attendees the chance to reconnect with one an...

What the films don’t mention

THANKS to Rev Jonathan Willans for sending us this #ThrowbackThursday photo (above) of people coming to pray during the Second World War. Here’s what he told us about the image… Dunkirk and Darkest Hour ...

Free study for disabled veterans

FORMER Servicemen and women disabled during their time in the Forces are being offered free study courtesy of a new fund set up by The Open University. Under the Disabled Veterans’ Scholarships Fund, ex-pers...

Birthday business

IN our latest edition we gave away certificates from the Queen of Birthdays, who changes the date of your special day to ensure you can spend it with your soldier. Here’s the story behind the Army grandmother w...

A Postcard From Kinloss

FROM: Catherine Ainsworth, husband Lawrence and Labrador Ziggy WHERE: Kinloss, Scotland How long have you been an Army family? We married on New Year's Eve 2015 but we've known each other since universit...

Island enterprise

With limited work opportunities in Cyprus, some spouses and partners make the most of their time in the sun by using their passions to earn a second income. Carolyn Aggar, AFF’s WSBA Co-ordinator, met with Army...

A HIVE of information

AFTER 12 years working in the banking sector, Army spouse Sarah Quinn (pictured above) moved to Cyprus last year and became the information support officer at Dhekelia HIVE – a good place to start if you’re loo...