A Postcard From… Canberra

THE Penman family – Mike, Liesa, three-year-old twins Flynn and Riley and Bundy the dog – tell us about life Down Under... How long have you been an army family? We have been married for eight years, bu...

Silver for AFF

THE Army Families Federation (AFF) is delighted to have won a prestigious silver award celebrating its role in supporting army families around the world. The Employer Recognition Scheme’s awards are a public...

Military to musician

AN AFGHANISTAN veteran is using his experiences in the forces to help launch an all-singing musical career. Liam Wakefield, who joined the army at 19 and served on Op Herrick 15 with 1st Battalion Princess o...

Searching for special military moments

MILITARY children’s charity Little Troopers is calling on British armed forces families to share their heart-warming photos for its 2020 calendar competition.  The ‘Military Moments’ calendar will feature ph...

Advertorial: SLAM comes to Aldershot

ARMY wife Jemima Tulloch is bringing a US exercise concept and parents’ community to Aldershot with the launch of SLAM (Sweat Like a Mother) fitness classes. SLAM provides a unique, fun and challenging full-...

Coming home

If you’ve just returned to the UK from an overseas posting or you’re moving back soon, getting the right insurance policy for your new location can feel like a daunting task. We caught up with forces insurance ...

Good news for Lancashire military kids

SERVICE children and young people are set to benefit from additional support in education and wellbeing thanks to a programme led by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). The University is leading th...

Cut costs with tax-free childcare

WORKING parents could be entitled to tax-free childcare worth up to £2,000 per child, per year to pay towards regulated holiday clubs during the school break. You can choose from more than 68,000 childcare p...

Award recognition for Reading Force founder

READING Force founder Alison Baverstock has been honoured by a national award scheme which recognises the roles of volunteers who make a difference to society. Alison's Point of Light award, which is adminis...