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...

Pop-up gardens

Just because you are only living in your house for a short time, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your garden. Donna Rowe-Green, from Dig In North West, shares her tips for making the most of your time a...

Navigating grief

MANY people reading this article will have experienced the loss of a loved one at some point in their lives whether it is due to illness, an accident, miscarriage, stillbirth or military operations. Some of us ...