Top awards for Reserve-friendly firms

PRIME Minister David Cameron has presented gold awards to ten UK companies as part of the MOD’s newly-launched Employer Recognition Scheme at an Armed Forces Covenant reception at 10 Downing Street. The awar...

Review: Cuddledry towel

Army&You’s guest reviewer and Army wife Gracie Brown tried out an apron towel with her new baby boy. Here’s what she thought…   Bath time for my baby boy always unintentionally turns into a water b...

Creating choirs

For Army spouse Michelle Alston, one of the saddest things about moving from Yorkshire was leaving her local Military Wives Choir. Faced with a half hour drive to the nearest choir, she decided to start one on ...

Worth remembering

Searching for a great place to visit with the family this summer? Look no further than The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, the UK’s year-round centre of remembrance...  NOT only is it a spiritual...

Playing with the past

ARMY families have been unearthing some ancient treasures in projects run by Wessex Archaeology. Budding archaeologists of all ages got stuck in to Project Florence, where Army families from garrisons around...

Auf wiedersehen, pets

You are leaving! Posted, rebased, moving, uprooting; whatever way you describe it, your time in Germany is over. You may be dancing a jig or you may be passing the tissues, but do have a quick read of this; it ...

Facing my demons

YOUNG DEPENDANT HAZEL AITKEN SHARES HER HEARTFELT STORY OF HOW SHE DEVELOPED – AND OVERCAME – AN EATING DISORDER   GROWING up in the military is hard, no one can deny. With it comes a unique set of probl...

Breaking the mould

You’ve got your posting to a far-flung location and now have to put a lot of your belongings into storage. Your items will not be insured against damp or mould, so it’s VERY important that you do all you can to...