Strength in numbers

DESPITE its proximity to Newcastle upon Tyne, Albemarle Barracks in Northumberland – home to 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery – is in a very rural location with limited transport links. So when members of th...

Keep your family fighting fit

The Army looks after your soldier’s health and wellbeing – and there are various initiatives which you can support and join in with. Karen Ross, AFF Health & Additional Needs Specialist, spoke to Major Trac...

A fitting profession

Army spouse Samantha Payne hasn’t always been fit. In fact, she admits that most of her adult life has been spent unfit and overweight, particularly after being pregnant. But with support, Samantha lost six sto...

A&Y Book Club: The Tickle Test

In this Army&You and Reading Force Book Club, three Service youngsters have been reading The Tickle Test, written by Kathryn White with illustrations from Adrian Reynolds. Isla & Logan Thompson (4/...

Social media soldier

WW1 Soldier’s Tale, a not-for-profit online project created to tell the story of the First World War as if it was in today’s digital age, follows the life of the fictional – but meticulously-researched – Walter...

Young ones

Nurturing under-fives is an important part of our Service communities. We look at a couple of local initiatives bringing younger children together… “CHAPLAINCY values every member of the community,” said S...

Toddlers on their travels

Being posted overseas with young children can be a great adventure, but it can also have its drawbacks. Childcare provision and facilities for under-fives varies from location-to-location, so the key thing is t...