A new place to play in Germany

Attenborough Nursery is the new setting in Sennelager camp for children up to three years old. Although the nursery, like so many facilities, has recently had to shut its doors due to the government’s COVI...

Swift exit

As army families, we’re all used to upheaval, but when families in Kenya and Nepal were given ultra-short notice to move back to the UK during the COVID-19 crisis, it was a worrying time. AFF was on hand to hel...

Meeting needs overseas

Before you take up an overseas posting, you must get educational clearance for your children to ensure they can be supported in your new location. It’s normally straightforward, but if your child has any additi...

Digital docs

EVERYTHING is going digital these days to make our lives easier – and healthcare is no exception. The introduction of the eRedbook to record your child’s progress is certainly benefiting service families overse...

Flying high… and solo

Travelling alone between boarding school and home can be a daunting prospect for your children – and you – especially if it’s abroad. But as AFF’s Regional Manager Overseas Esther Thomas discovered, many famili...

A postcard from… Ascension Island

Fish (aka Alex) Kelly, Harry (11) and Layla (8) tell us about their army family life on the remote Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean… How long have you been an army family? 15 years. Time in A...

Come dine with us

We’ve lived in some fantastic Army communities and it seems that often the best spirit lives in the remote postings, writes food editor and Great Taste Award judge AJ Sharp. When you’re away from home, your nei...

A Postcard From… Nigeria

SARAH, serving husband Jeremy and children Lottie (17), Henry (16), Honor (13)  and Felicity (3) tell us about their Army family life in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja… How long have you been an Army family? Sc...

Spotlight on Canada

A POSTING to British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS), Canada can be exciting, scary and positive – one size doesn’t fit all. We highlight the pros and cons... Many soldiers go to BATUS on exercise and ...

A Postcard From… Oman

Mel, serving husband John and children Annie (5) and Eva (3) tell us about their Army family life in Oman’s capital city, Muscat... How long have you been an Army family? Since 2012. Time in Oman: Since...