Help from the Forces in Mind Trust

ESTABLISHED to help ex-Service men and women make a successful transition back to civilian life, the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded a grant of £75,000 for the University of the West of England (UWE) in...

Cyprus dancers make the grade

PUPILS from the Challenge Stage School in Akrotiri and Episkopi have been celebrating success in their dance qualifications. Sharon Potter, an examiner from the National Association of Teachers of Dancing, f...

Tiny dancers

Lucy Pollington was born into Army life. Here she tells us how she started her own business, DanceForce, to give something back to the military community… Growing up as a military child was a great adventure...

Poppy Girls bloom with debut single

THE first all-girl group formed from Armed Forces families is releasing the official 2013 Poppy Appeal single. The Poppy Girls – Megan, Florence, Alice, Bethany and Charlotte ­– all have fathers currently se...

School Rules

THE Government has changed the law for how long children need to remain in education in England. Wherever you are posted, here are the options: Full-time school or college education, an apprenticeship or emp...

Support for children in Wales

SEPTEMBER 2012 saw the Welsh Government take responsibility for Service children in the Vale of Glamorgan. Katie Coleman became a Forces Family Support Officer, as a result of the MOD’s £3m fund for schools wit...

Unfair allowance for families’ capital move

WE ARE a group of wives from a regiment due to move to the London area. While our Welfare Team has been excellent in helping to prepare us, there is one aspect we feel is completely unfair. Now the MOD has r...