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...

A postcard from… Turkey

Army family Scottie, Kelly, Harrie and Harry the dog share their impressions of life stationed in Turkey... How long have you been an Army family? 15 years. Time in Turkey: 15 months. How many other mi...

Your views help shape Cyprus childcare

CHILDCARE provision in Cyprus is set to undergo positive changes – and thanks to your responses to an AFF survey, your views will help to shape how it is delivered on the island, writes Esther Thomas, AFF Regio...

Excellence in Episkopi

ALMOST all Foreign & Commonwealth soldiers and their family members taking the Life in the UK Test in Episkopi, Cyprus, have passed with flying colours. Of the 11 most recent graduates to sit the test, whi...

Managing mortgages from overseas

We asked Forces Financial's Victoria Theodorou (pictured below) for her top tips on how Army families based overseas can begin the process of arranging a mortgage before to return to Britain... TAKING ...

The price of separation

Katherine Houlston, AFF’s F&C Specialist, gives an overview of the strain the Minimum Income Requirement is having on our F&C families… Why is the level so high? In 2011, the Government announced...

A postcard from: Jordan

Liddy, Alex (serving soldier), Freddie and Flora tell Army&You about life as an Army family on a posting in Amman, Jordan. How long have you been an Army family? 7 years. Time in Jordan: 13 mont...

Taught on tour

One of the biggest decisions parents must make is about their child’s education. For Army families, a posting overseas is an additional factor to consider. What are the schools like? Should your child board in ...