An independent ear

THE Service Complaints Ombudsman for the Armed Forces, Nicola Williams, provides independent and impartial oversight of the service complaints system. Army&You put your most common questions to her… Wh...

AFF on the road

AFF Roadshows give you the opportunity to put your questions about Army life to those that can provide the answers. Last year, we headed to Paderborn in Germany, to hear questions from a packed audience. Region...

Best behaviour

There’s been an increase in enquiries to AFF about Certificates of Good Conduct (CGC) which you might need for certain jobs or volunteer work. AFF’s Regional Manager Overseas Esther Thomas tells us more… W...

#OurArmyFamily: Meet the Balls

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. This issue, Kelly Ba...

How does your garden grow?

When outdoor space became available on the military base of Thorney Island, green-fingered Army spouse Elizabeth Webster (pictured below with children Oscar and Betsy) was quick to see the potential for a commu...

Comprehensively covered

For home owners, insurance is part of the tick list when buying a property. But what about if you’re living in Service Family Accommodation (SFA)? Cat Calder, AFF Housing Specialist, explains why it is still vi...

Catering for canines

The saying that dogs are a man’s best friend can be especially true for Army households dealing with the instability of military life – a fact confirmed by former Servicewoman Suzanne Brock, who has carved out ...

Early exit

The change from military to civilian life may be an anxious time for your family. If your soldier’s exit from the Army is sudden and unplanned, because of medical discharge, the uncertainty can significantly in...

Financial fitness focus

Your financial situation will almost certainly change when your soldier leaves the Armed Forces. Whichever route they take to civvy street, there’ll be consequences for their pension, resettlement and finances....