Toddlers on their travels

Being posted overseas with young children can be a great adventure, but it can also have its drawbacks. Childcare provision and facilities for under-fives varies from location-to-location, so the key thing is t...

A caring career

Childminding can be a great employment opportunity for non-serving partners and spouses as it offers flexible home-working to suit your family’s needs, can be done overseas and allows you to give something back...

Mass movement

There’s a lot to consider when your Army family moves – housing, jobs, schools and the practical logistics of simply getting from A-to-B. When a whole unit or battalion is due a posting at the same time, it bec...

F&C partners

Soldiers often ask AFF’s F&C team: "Do I have to be married to bring my partner to the UK?" Katherine Houlston, our Foreign & Commonwealth Specialist, looks at the options… IF YOU haven’t been livi...

A postcard from… Malaysia

From: Drusilla, husband John and their dogs, a Patterdale Terrier and a Cocker Spaniel Where? Penang, Malaysia How long have you been an Army family? Married 12 years and together seven before that. I used...

A postcard from… Milan

What life is like in Italy for Army family Liz, serving husband Adam, Imogen (8), Lucas (6), dog Gemma and Adam's two older children who visit during school holidays... How long have you been an Army famil...

Teen travellers

An overseas posting can offer a whole host of new experiences. However, such a significant change in lifestyle can have a considerable effect on young people in Army families. AFF UK & Overseas Director Jul...

Cricket for the community

IS IT possible to combine work, family life, pleasure, education, exercise, support for animal conservation and support for the local community all in one day out? It is in Kenya. Recently, BATUK (British Ar...