Rebasing: a German view

The Army’s drawdown will see many British families coming “home” from BFG. But for German spouses of British soldiers, the prospect of leaving their native land for the foreseeable future can be a daunting pros...

Good copse

Play Parks and Community Projects Manager Rosie Brown explains what MODern Housing Solutions (MHS)  has been working on outside its usual maintenance tasks…    MANY of you reading this will think of ...

Working for you

AFF’s recent survey asked how you feel about life during refurbishments. The detailed results are available at aff.org.uk We would like the chain of command to commit to an automatic temporary downgrade of S...

Men at work

Do you find yourself envying those houses on your street which are getting a lovely new bathroom or are you cursing the upheaval as you have the work done? Cat Calder, AFF Housing Specialist, offers guidance on...

Beware the pension liberators

There are companies in civvy street known as pension liberators which promise to release your pension and lump sum benefits early. Some unscrupulous ones prey on unsuspecting individuals, using the promise of r...

The value of play

PLAY has particular value to our children at times of stress or change in their lives. This is especially true for our community where Service parents can be away for long periods and many of us move house on a...

Are you a satisfied customer?

DEFENCE Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has launched a customer satisfaction survey to find out how you feel about various aspects of housing. M.E.L. Research, the company carrying out the survey, will be ...

Help for homebuyers

THE final details of the New Employment Model (NEM), a study looking into how the Armed Forces will be shaped in the future, are a fair way off yet. One thing we do know, however, is that one of its aims is ...

The future of SFA: An update

PLANS are currently afoot to establish a better method of grading SFA so that the two current systems (Standard for Condition and Grade for Charge) are combined into one which will make the process fairer. T...