Life of a page turner

Reading Force has proudly launched a new resource for young people aged 11 and above – a reading journal called ‘Life of a Page Turner’. The charity worked with an enthusiastic group of young people to find ou...

The teen test

As an army spouse for more than thirty years and a mum-of-four, Dr Alison Baverstock knows all about the impact that military life has on a family. In 2010, she started an initiative to keep families connected ...

A problem shared…

Networking as an older military child is important as it provides a chance to share experiences and support others. We spoke to Tilly Radwell, 22, who’s set up The Real Troopers on Instagram to do just that... ...

NEETs in your nest?

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, young people live with their parents for longer than they did 20 years ago. For service families with over-18s who are still at home and ...

Remember fallen heroes

As Remembrance approaches and following the 20th anniversary of the start of British military action in Afghanistan, the Veterans’ Foundation has launched an Armed Forces Memorial Wall, where family members can...

Who’s looking after your house?

The National Housing Prime (NHP) contract, which provides management and maintenance services for Service Family Accommodation (SFA), will be replaced in spring 2022 by five new accommodation contracts. The ch...

Hub of understanding

We all know that service children face a lot of challenges unique to military life, so how can we help them reach their potential and get the best outcomes from their education? One of the key players that AFF...

Don’t get caught cold by winter

We know it’s only September but now’s the time to get ahead of the game and make sure your home is winter ready. Tick off the following checks to ensure you’re prepared for when the cold weather arrives. T...

BOOK CLUB – A SUMMER SIZZLER

In this edition’s Army&You and Reading Force Book Club, our forces youngsters share their views on The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff... RIO GREGORY (16) The book was a little slow to start but when the pace ...

Veterans’ Bronze Age build

A traditional Bronze Age roundhouse, based on archaeological remains uncovered at Dunch Hill on Salisbury Plain, has been built by a team of 25 military veterans at Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire. The reco...