Army&You, AFF’s new magazine ‘for everyone with a soldier in their life’ was celebrated with a launch party here at AFF HQ in Andover – and something so significant for AFF couldn’t have gone by without a piece of gorgeous cake!

The event was attended by Major General Nitsch, Major General Nugee, Lieutenant General Berragan, Lieutenant General and Lady Bradshaw, Services charities, HIVE and many more. We also had media coverage from BFBS Radio.

IMG_2767_4951The launch started with a speech from Catherine Spencer, AFF Chief Executive, sharing our aims for this fantastic new magazine thanking the AFF Communications team and in particular the Editor of Army&You, Charlotte Eadie and Lisa Youd, Deputy Editor. Catherine said, “It is their dedication and conviction in conjunction with a timely approach from TylerBale Communications [our new publishers] which has allowed us to develop Army&You to provide a fresh and innovative approach – sincere thanks to Steve Tyler and Andy Simms and all at TylerBale for their work with us to create this fantastic new product.”

IMG_2750_4934Army&You replaces the much loved Journal, but like the Journal it will give families the same independent advice and communication to keep them updated on Army family matters. We’ve designed Army&You to reach a wider audience recognising the range of people whom soldiers call their family and to provide support to everyone with a soldier in their life.”

This party couldn’t have been successful without the generosity of Red Lion Foods who paid for the wonderful cake, decorated in the A&Y colours, made by the lovely Helen at Slice of Heaven. Aramark who also generously supplied the delicious buffet and drinks, and John at Nursery Fresh, who donated two bunches of stunning flowers to present to Charlotte and Lisa. AFF is extremely grateful for your continued support.

IMG_2774_4958You may have received your copy of Army&You through your door by now and we hope that you enjoy this new magazine – do let us know by emailing editor@aff.org.uk

With Army&You also available digitally via our brand new website www.armyandyou.co.uk, many of you have already been reading it online; with 15,000 people logging on in the first three days from 25 countries around the world. Army&You also has nearly 500 followers on Twitter in less than a month @armyandyou.

If that is not something to celebrate we don’t know what is.

Enjoy!

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