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...

From solitude to singing

WITH the unpredictable nature of Army life, the feeling of isolation can be common. It can be particularly tricky for those new to military life who have moved far away from family and friends for the first tim...

Saddle up

TO PARAPHRASE an old saying; the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man – and this is very much in evidence behind the wire in Larkhill, Salisbury Plain. As a military welfare facility and registe...

Support through sadness

BEING a mother who experienced both a stillbirth and miscarriage, Army spouse Amy Woodbridge was keen to set up a supportive group in Germany for those away from their family and friends. Amy found on a previ...

Dare to dream

The Forces Wives Challenge (FWC) seeks to unite wives and partners of Armed Forces personnel through adventure and challenge, combating the loneliness that can be so prevalent in our community. Army&You spo...

Blogspot: You cannot pour from an empty cup

IT IS so easy to lose sight of what is really important in life and quite often the little things are forgotten. When you become the partner of someone serving in the Army, many of us know little about the dept...