Support in the south east

FORCES Connect South East (FCSE) is inviting military spouses to share their experiences of accessing public services. FCSE, a two-year MOD Covenant-funded programme tasked with making it easier for Service...

Moving between schools

GOOD news if your child is moving schools in England – a recent collaboration between the Department for Education and the MOD’s Directorate for Children and Young People means that there have been changes to t...

Highlanders tackle Spartan Race for Scotty’s

SOLDIERS from The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland (4SCOTS) tackled the fierce Spartan Race to raise money for children’s Armed Forces charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers. Led by Andre...

Sign up for SSAFA’s family break

JOIN the SSAFA family this November for a fun-filled three-night break exclusively for military families with children who have additional needs and disabilities. Running from 16-19 November and offering up ...

Reading Force opens new chapter

READING Force, a tri-Service charity dedicated to getting more military families reading, sharing and talking, has received an increase in funding from Annington. The company has agreed to support the charit...

Kids take to the stage for centenary concert

CHILD musicians are gearing up to deliver the biggest indoor staged First World War centenary Remembrance event. More than 2,500 youngsters will add their musical talents to the Lest we Forget National Child...

Army upbringing inspires singer

SINGER songwriter Annabel Allum has channeled her experiences as a military child to release a single which has received national airplay. Annabel Allum was born in the military hospital in Rinteln, Germany ...

Education in focus

A RECENT AFF campaign to raise awareness of Service children’s education saw our co-ordinators go out and about to answer questions and support you with all your queries. It was clear that many of you have c...

Premium service

SERVICE Pupil Premium (SPP) is a £300-per-child payment given directly to state schools, free schools and academies across England for supporting Service children. Schools decide how the money is to be spent...

Claim your lunch money

LIKE their counterparts in England, Service children and kids of entitled MOD civilians in schools overseas in reception, year one and year two or their national equivalent are entitled to a free school lunch. ...