Life in Wales

The Houghton family share their experience of a posting to Wales… How long have you lived in Wales? We’ve had three years in Crickhowell and almost two years in St Athan. What is your quarter like? I’...

Heart of the community

Community Support Development Workers (CSDWs) are the people on the ground delivering activities and events to garrisons and camps across the UK. Do you know yours? Army&You caught up with Caroline Cossens,...

Created for keeps

Rachel Day and Merry Whitaker are friends, mothers and former serving soldiers who are married to military personnel. Their company, LoveKeepCreate (lovekeepcreate.co.uk), began as a kitchen table business and ...

Parenthood and pay

Understanding your leave and allowances when you’re pregnant or becoming a parent can be a bit of a minefield, so we’ve teamed up with MoneyForce to make sense of it all… IF YOU are having a baby, you’re e...

The long road to parenthood

Lizzie Allan and soldier husband Steve welcomed baby girl Matilda Poppy to the world in February – five years after they first began trying to conceive. Lizzie chatted to Army&You about their IVF journey… ...

Powering up

AFF has teamed up with workforce expert Manpower to give Army families in the Salisbury Plain area the chance to access free-of-charge employability advice and support. We attended one of the sessions to find o...

F&C partners

Soldiers often ask AFF’s F&C team: "Do I have to be married to bring my partner to the UK?" Katherine Houlston, our Foreign & Commonwealth Specialist, looks at the options… IF YOU haven’t been livi...

On the move

Army families have been giving us their views on the impact moving between devolved areas has had on their children. Here’s what they had to say… Scotland to Northern Ireland Mum Rose, and daughters Kezia...

A place to call home

Local authorities desperately need foster carers and many are recognising that Service families have the background, skills and support needed. Army&You spoke to AFF Health & Additional Needs Specialist...

Effective communication

A word from Sara Baade, Army Families Federation Chief Executive IN A recent meeting, I was asked: "Why is it that Army families' morale is so low at the moment and why are they so averse to change?" At t...