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...

We’re listening

AFF decided it was time to understand more from families about the unique challenges service children face and the contributions they make. In our recent survey, we asked you about your children’s experiences a...

Helpful Hampshire

Hampshire has a large forces population, with more than 6,000 military pupils on roll in its schools – comfortably the highest number of school-aged children from a service family background in the country. As ...

MOD schools: The future

FOLLOWING the drawdown from Germany, the MOD’s Directorate of Children & Young People (DCYP) has been undertaking a review of its future MOD schools and early years settings in Germany, Cyprus, Brunei, Gibr...

Language barrier

Following our Learning the Lingo article in Army&You’s winter 2018 edition, Esther Thomas, AFF’s regional manager overseas, has learnt that you can no longer access funding and arrange your own language tra...

Read the small print

Not reading the small print is a common fault for many of us who lead busy lives, but it can also result in paying over the odds for products and services that you can’t access or are not eligible for, or missi...

A Postcard From… Canberra

David, Corina, Jack (16), Ciaran (15), Max (13) and Freya (11) tell us about their   army family life Down Under in the Australian capital Canberra… How long have you been an army family? 23 years. Time ...

The cake lady

Kath Ryan, affectionately known as ‘the cake lady’, has been bringing home comforts to injured soldiers for more than ten years. It started when she was visiting her sister in Selly Oak Hospital Birmingham and ...

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...