STAR LETTER: Counting the pennies

I REMEMBER reading a letter in the AFF Journal from an Army spouse who highlighted the fact that the chain of command were not taking into account the strain on Army families’ finances when planning events and ...

For the little troopers at home…

AS the 7th Armoured Brigade, the Desert Rats, began a long nine months in Afghanistan, My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures flew to Germany to surprise the families left behind. The charity, which supports child...

Armed Forces Minister visits the Poppy Factory

MARK Francois, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, visited the Poppy Factory’s Richmond headquarters recently to experience first-hand the work undertaken by the charity on behalf of disabled veterans. T...

Service charity Surf Action live on Lottery show

THE Cornish military charity Surf Action is appearing on the live BBC National Lottery Show this Saturday. Earlier this year, Surf Action was successful in winning an award from The Big Lottery Fund under th...

RBLI takes top award

KENT-based charity and social enterprise Royal British Legion Industries (RBLI) has taken the top accolade at this year’s National Charity Times Awards. RBLI, which has been providing training, employment an...

Delightful discount for cool kids’ clothes

KEEP your children looking lovely this winter by making the most of an exclusive offer by specialist retailer Thursday's Child. The Surrey-based fashion experts are offering Army&You readers 10 per cent ...

Are you a secret painter?

WHEN my serving partner deployed to Afghanistan I signed myself up for an Art Foundation Course and at the same time I discovered the Army Arts Society (AAS), writes Francesca Bex. It was through the Soc...

Army&You receives fantastic feedback

IT has been almost two months since the launch issue of Army&You landed on doorsteps up and down the country and we have been delighted to receive your feedback on the new magazine for everyone with a soldi...

Housing help in Wales

ARE you a Service leaver looking to resettle in Wales in the next six months? The Welsh Government might be able to help you. They are allocating rental properties to Service leavers and veterans, with rent se...