Studying in Scotland

Did you know, in Scotland, universities and further education colleges are working closely together to better support the military community? AFF’s education and training specialist, Jenna Richardson, met (vir...

App brings heroes to life

A new, free family activity uses augmented reality technology to tell moving stories of sacrifice at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The innovative experience, ARboretum, is part of a new pro...

Expanding your horizons

For military spouses and partners, starting a course in a traditional college setting requires more planning than our civilian counterparts. The big question being: Do I have time to finish before my soldier’s ...

Two birds with one stone?

It's no secret that being a mobile military family can make it difficult for spouses and partners to maintain a career. In AFF’s 2018 research, conducted with The University of Warwick, you told us that access ...

The Big Career Shake-Up

Programme Castle is set to completely modernise the way your soldier’s career is currently structured. So how is it going to change things? We asked the director of the scheme, Brigadier James Cook, to tell us…...

Constant choirs connect

When you move around frequently and often at short notice, it can be tough settling in and making new friends, but the Military Wives Choirs (MWC) can provide that continuity with a ready-made group who just ge...

Beca’s hash recipe

This is a great way of using up leftovers and keeping washing up to a minimum. Corned beef hash is a forces’ classic that’s on the menu in many cookhouses. It needs minimal ingredients but is a tasty and fillin...

Feeding my army

Beca Lyne-Pirkis is best known for her Welsh language cookery show Becws on S4C and as a contestant on The Great British Bake Off. As a military wife too, she loves singing with her local Military Wives Choir a...

Thriving Lives Toolkit

A toolkit is now available to help schools boost their support for service children. Thriving Lives has been created by the Service Children’s Progression (SCiP) Alliance and partners across the UK after gathe...

Wraparound childcare

Wraparound care trial in Catterick There’s good news if you’re based in Catterick with children aged four to 11, you can now apply for free before- and after-school childcare. The pilot scheme, which began ...