Pupils pay tribute to Arnhem veterans

WALHAMPTON School recently hosted a special service to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem, fought in Holland in September 1944. The service, attended by 400 pupils and adults, included five Ar...

A corner of Britain

A NEW community hub has opened at Joint Force Command Brunssum after a team of volunteers revamped the old British Café, which closed in February. Lieutenant General Stuart Skeates CBE, Deputy Commander Join...

Be part of history

A NEW project chronicling the impact of war on families is looking for veterans’ loved ones to tell their stories of the daily battles they still face. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, The Milit...

Pushing for progress

IN CONVERSATIONS with welfare officers in Brunei, AFF’s F&C team has discovered that there are a large number of spouses who have visas that have expired or are about to expire. “We’ve raised the issue w...

School challenges for service children

SCHOOLS in Wales felt the emotional impact of separation was the biggest challenge to service children’s primary education, according to a recent survey. For older children, the biggest hurdle was making fri...

Art in the Aftermath

STYLE for Soldiers, a charity founded by Emma Willis in response to the numerous casualties incurred in Iraq and Afghanistan, has launched an exhibition of painting, poetry, sculpture and film by injured servic...

Support Gurkha veterans on golden anniversary

THE Gurkha Welfare Trust is appealing for people to dig deep in support of its 50th anniversary this year. The charity, which provides aid to Gurkha veterans and their families, is asking people to donate so...

Forces Families Jobs launched

A BRAND new ‘one-stop-shop’ website, Forces Families Jobs (FFJ), went live on 17th September, providing free access to employment and training opportunities to families in the UK’s armed forces.  Finding emp...

One-stop shop for employment

The fact that spousal employment is one of the major issues military families face isn’t news to us here at AFF. We know that the mobile lifestyle, not living near family for childcare support and the uncertain...

Web chat for younger veterans

THE free SSAFA Forcesline helpline plans to launch a pilot web chat for younger serving personnel and veterans in need of support. The new initiative follows research that revealed that only eight per cent o...