Robert’s story

Robert Wells joined the army at 18 and served almost 13 years in the Royal Military Police. After leaving, he ran his own security business, working as a close protection officer in many challenging environment...

Pre-screening prep

If you’ve been offered a posting outside of the UK, it’s important to understand the pre-screening process that will be required before you’ll be given clearance to go overseas… SINCE April all medical pre...

Make it a priority

MY MOTHER died of breast cancer when I was 17 – she was 43. She was raised in an orphanage and didn’t know her family history so when I turned 40, I was advised by my doctor that I could request annual mammogra...

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...

In focus: Children’s mental health

THE Centre for Mental Health states that every year, approximately one-in-ten children and young people experience a mental health problem. With the number of Service children estimated at around 73,000, the ch...

This Mum Runs: Military Mums

Army&You Deputy Editor Lisa Youd hit the road with the new This Mum Runs: Military Mums group to find out how it's planning to use exercise to improve health and happiness among Service spouses. Press pl...

Benefits bulletin

AFF receives a number of enquiries about entitlement to benefits. Karen Ross, our Health & Additional Needs Specialist, shares some things you need to know... IF YOU’RE over 16 and still receiving Disa...

Eat well for less

For many military families, groceries are the biggest monthly expense, so Army wife AJ Sharp, associate member of the Guild of Fine Food and Great Taste Awards judge, has gone back to basics to explore how we c...

Secondary healthcare overseas

THE standard and availability of secondary healthcare, such as physiotherapy and screening, varies depending on where you’re posted overseas. Whilst Defence Medical Services aims to provide healthcare to a simi...