Fit for the Queen

Army spouse Kathryn Cuthbertson has been a pastry chef all her career and has worked for some of the world’s most prestigious five-star hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants. She told us how she’s juggled her...

Dare to dream

The Forces Wives Challenge (FWC) seeks to unite wives and partners of Armed Forces personnel through adventure and challenge, combating the loneliness that can be so prevalent in our community. Army&You spo...

Against the odds

ARMY wife and mum-of-two Jacqui Ponde was a primary school teacher but nine years ago whilst on a posting in Bovington, her life changed dramatically. “On the 8 August 2009 I fell down the stairs, breaking my...

Carving out a career

In 2010, Gemma Zommerfield and husband Lee moved into their first Army quarter in Belfast. Since then they’ve had two more postings. In 2016, they decided to buy their first family home along with sons Sebastia...

Pre-school page turner

After working with children as an early years educator for more than 15 years, Stacey Turner (pictured above) was inspired to create a book to help settle her eldest daughter into nursery during a difficult tra...

A career in writing

Clare Harvey tells Army&You how she juggled her career as an author and military wife… What is your connection to the military? When I first met my Royal Engineers husband, Chris Smith, he was a corpo...

Virtual reality

Business owner Amanda Johnson believes her service in the Royal Navy coupled with being an Army spouse gave her the skills, qualities and inspiration she needed to run her own successful company – and now she’s...

Army wives strong

Camaraderie took on a whole new meaning when the families of 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment set themselves a half-marathon challenge. The team told Army&You more… IN THE summer of 2013, a group of...

Pad brat bulletin

Georgia (21) and Harrison (18) Kent have spent their entire lives in a military family. It’s something that they’re both incredibly proud of – so much so that they’ve both decided to pursue careers that will gi...

Roaring Trade

INSPIRATION for business ventures often comes from unlikely sources but with a prologue featuring Paul Newman and a parental pep talk, the story of Red Lion Foods stands out from the corporate crowd. However, ...