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...

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...

How much is enough?

DISTURBANCE Expense (DE) is an issue that AFF comprehensively reported on back in 2014 following an overseas survey which suggested wide variations in actual moving costs incurred from Gibraltar (£2,000) to Can...

Learning the lingo

Did you know if you’re posted abroad, there’s a range of language training available to Army spouses? Esther Thomas, AFF’s Regional Manager Overseas, finds out more… THE Defence Centre for Languages and Cu...

A postcard from… Nairobi

Anna Sutherland, soldier husband Stephen, son Euan (18), daughter Zara (14) tell us about their life as an Army family in Nairobi, Kenya... How long have you been an Army family? 19 years. Time in Kenya:...

Secondary healthcare overseas

THE standard and availability of secondary healthcare, such as physiotherapy and screening, varies depending on where you’re posted overseas. Whilst Defence Medical Services aims to provide healthcare to a simi...

Overseas health fairs

IN MANY overseas locations, annual health fairs bring together military and civilian professionals, organisations and businesses. They are a great source of information on dental care, local sports clubs, alt...

Remote access

THE Army Welfare Service (AWS) Intake & Assessment Team (IAT) was established to deal with enquiries in the north of England, but it was so successful that it’s now the single point of access for all welfar...