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...

It pays to talk

Money can’t buy you happiness, but when the sums don’t add up it can make you miserable. From tackling debt to planning for life after the Army, talking about your finances can reap rewards. Jill Misson reports...