Flying high… and solo

Travelling alone between boarding school and home can be a daunting prospect for your children – and you – especially if it’s abroad. But as AFF’s Regional Manager Overseas Esther Thomas discovered, many famili...

The people’s pavilion

DISHFORTH Yorkshire is an isolated camp with few facilities for families to go to after working hours – making downtime difficult especially when serving personnel are away. Fay and serving husband Chris used ...

Better births

EVERY woman should feel supported and have their voice heard about the maternity care they’re receiving, especially pregnant military spouses and partners who might be new to an area, have their soldier away, o...

Light at the end of the tunnel

A FEW years ago, I knew a soldier who was strong, confident and independent, writes Maj Clair Robinson-Kirk. She had a good job, was recently promoted, happily married and planned to have a family. After the i...

Dare to dream

The Forces Wives Challenge (FWC) seeks to unite wives and partners of Armed Forces personnel through adventure and challenge, combating the loneliness that can be so prevalent in our community. Army&You spo...

Gold standard

DOUBLE Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes DBE served with the British Army for nearly ten years before becoming an elite athlete. We caught up with Kelly to talk about her military life and the importance of go...

Lifting the lid on transition

More than 9,000 people leave the Army each year and when a soldier transitions, you transition too. It can affect every aspect of family life, from housing and healthcare to education and employment, but how mu...

Working on your wellbeing

Army life can seem like an endurance test, particularly if you’re new to it, so looking after your mental health is key. Jill Misson reports… WELL, you must have known what you were letting yourself in for...

Against the odds

ARMY wife and mum-of-two Jacqui Ponde was a primary school teacher but nine years ago whilst on a posting in Bovington, her life changed dramatically. “On the 8 August 2009 I fell down the stairs, breaking my...