All smiles in Cyprus

Children’s dentistry clinics are back on. Each centre has been hosting children and their families on selected Monday afternoons in 2013 and these will continue throughout this year. They aim to encourage...

11+ things YOU need to know about the 11+

1. There are 164 grammar schools in England, 69 in Northern Ireland but none in Scotland or Wales 2. Grammar schools are state secondary schools which by law can select all their pupils on the grounds of aca...

Beware the pension liberators

There are companies in civvy street known as pension liberators which promise to release your pension and lump sum benefits early. Some unscrupulous ones prey on unsuspecting individuals, using the promise of r...

Rural postings

If you choose to accompany your soldier on their postings, sooner or later you may face one to a rural area. This is likely to increase as rebasing plans see the expansion of some isolated camps. Jill Baines, A...

Life-changing study

MY husband Nickolas and I are originally from Guyana, South America and I married into the British Army in 2005 after we got together during his basic training. My father was a lawyer and I used to work and ...

Supporting SEN

AFF has commented on your behalf during the consultation for the new Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice. If you have a child with SEN, the reforms – which come into effect in September – will dire...

Beauty&You: Spring TLC

ARE you ready to give your skin some TLC after the cold winter? The party season is the time when we all let our beauty regime slip a little, removing your make-up seems less of a priority and that extra glass ...

Force for good

WHEN Katherine Reed’s husband Jim was deployed for seven months in 2012, the mum-of-two was determined the family would remain in close touch while separated. So when a Reading Force scrapbook was sent home ...

Banding together

When a soldier is injured in the line of duty, it is not just their life that is changed forever. The impact on their families can be just as great – which is where a specialist Service support group comes into...