Special edition

EARLIER in 2014, families based at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottinghamshire took part in a creative project to produce a new graphic anthology, writes Project Co-ordinator, Katy Culbard. Funding from Arts Council ...

Review: Box Upon a Time

BASED in Gütersloh, Germany, our guest reviewer and Army wife Hanna Hindmarsh told Army&You what she thought of Box Upon a Time, a subscription box service…   When the box arrived I couldn’t ...

Bonfire warning for Service veterans

Leading Veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress says November can be a difficult month for ex-Service personnel, with fireworks and Remembrance Sunday potentially triggering flashbacks COMBAT Str...

Postbag: Have you got the X-Factor?

X-FACTOR, the additional element of a soldier’s pay provided for the inconveniences of Service life, is a magician’s hat – with many things seemingly included. I would be grateful for answers to the following q...

Postbag: Is Army Reserve up to scratch?

A FRIEND of mine is now a Reservist having previously been a Regular soldier. I understand the Army’s need to reduce manning costs, but having heard her description of her most-recent training weekend I am unco...

Postbag: On the fence

HOW many organisations does it take to replace a fence panel? Apparently more than the two currently involved – MHS and DIO! Various fence panels came down in my garden over the winter storms. They remain stre...

Happy glampers

IF the thought of sleeping on lumpy ground in the outdoors fills you with dread, Army spouse Carla Glynn has a clever solution; Feather Down Farms “Glamping”. Army&You’s guest reviewer stayed at the Country...

Gurkha get-together

Following changes to immigration and nationality law, AFF has been on the road visiting camps around the country. With Shorncliffe in Kent among the many stops, F&C Specialist Katherine Houlston reveals tha...

Top five: Men’s autumn jumpers

With the weather taking a decided turn for the chillier in recent days, now is the perfect time to restock your wardrobe with a warm jumper or two. Here's the Army&You web team's pick of this year's Autumn/...

Love reading? Join Army&You’s Book Club!

Welcome to the A&Y Book Club. Each quarter we will be suggesting three titles for you to read and discuss. You can take part with an existing group, start a new one with military or civilian friends or even...