#OurArmyFamily: The Yorkes

Whether married or single, parent, partner, cousin or child of a soldier, we want you to tell us all about your Army family. Follow #OurArmyFamily on Twitter and Instagram for more stories. Amanda Yorke tells u...

Box clever

THE tradition of sending Christmas boxes to our troops originated in 1914 when Princess Mary, the daughter of King George V, came up with the idea to provide everyone wearing the King's uniform and serving over...

Google of the garrison

When Natalie Trezise met her future husband, she was living in Nottingham and working as a science teacher and he was based in Germany. They did the ‘long-distance thing’ for five years before he was posted bac...

Northern life

Catterick is already the largest British Army garrison in the world and over the next few years, further expansion will see it become the third-largest town in North Yorkshire. So what’s a posting there really ...

Empowering enterprise

When it comes to juggling business and Army life, mum-of-four Christine Dedman is a bit of a marvel. And the good news is she spends her working time enabling other military spouses and partners to set up their...

Winter warmers

With the cold weather upon us in the UK, Cat Calder, AFF’s Housing Specialist has some pointers on staying safe and warm in your property during the colder months… • Make sure that your boiler and radiat...

Got you covered

THE British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) receives calls from at least one Army family each week struggling to find the most appropriate home, motor or travel insurance or seeking advice on insuring belo...

Stick or twist?

Staff at the Forces Pension Society (FPS) tell us their in-trays are full of questions about lump sum choices when soldiers leave the Army. Your soldier’s options depend on the pension scheme they are on and at...