Compare the move-in

We’ve all done it. Moved out of Service Families Accommodation (SFA) having scrubbed it until you could eat off the floor - or paid for the cleaners to do it for us - only to move into the next SFA to find that...

Welcome to Army&You

In this time of significant change in the British Army and beyond, the work of the Army Families Federation has never been more important. From empowering Service spouses to influencing national policies, our c...

Virtually safe?

I was asked to go to an online safety meeting at my children’s school. I would consider myself fairly internet savvy but within two minutes was completely blown away by information that I didn’t know. Lucy Scot...

No claims discount – Don’t miss out

When moving overseas your choice of car insurers is more important than you think... Some families have reported to AFF that they have lost their No Claims Discount (NCD) for the years they have served oversea...

Your right to work

All spouses with ‘spouse visas’ are eligible to work in the UK, regardless of their nationality. They are a valuable addition to the workforce and many spouses also find that working is a way of becoming part o...

Counselling for children

‘I feel like I have failed’, these were the words I cried out to my mum. A year on, and I completely disagree with those words. I know I did the right thing and I didn’t fail my son. Here, a military wife share...

Marching back to the nest

The thought of moving back into your parents’ home may be one that fills you with horror, but it’s increasingly becoming a reality for many. Back in July, following her husband’s redundancy, Hayley Trimlett-Por...

TA & Reserve Forces: The Future

When the announcement was made that the decrease in size of the Regular Army was to be compensated for by an increase in numbers of the Territorial Army, many TA and Regular families would have been justified i...

Working the land

As families find their living expenses exceeding their income could the MOD be persuaded to create allotments on Army land? Local allotments are often subject to a lengthy waiting list which may exclude frequen...

Finding a school place

We have recently married and moved into our first Army quarter and I have not been able to get a primary school place for my son, who is five. We were offered a school which was too far away and although the co...