No child left behind

Mike Hamilton OBE spent nine years in the army, serving in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s had a multitude of roles from bomb disposal, physical training instructor, training and mentoring, to deli...

Our happy girl

Army life can be challenging for most of us, but it can be even more difficult for those families who are caring for a child with additional needs. Here, Andrea Baker tells us how her family have coped after th...

Enchanting Evernight

Paperback price £7.99, published by Andersen Press In this edition’s Army&You and Reading Force Book Club, our forces youngsters share their views on Evernight, written by Ross MacKenzie... ELLA JONES (11...

Flying the flag

Almost a year since its creation, the Marama Alliance UK (MAUK) is going from strength-to-strength, empowering women in the Fijian community across the UK, and it’s particularly supportive of those connected to...

War, peace and the arts

Serving soldiers and veterans of recent conflicts who are involved in the arts are bringing their experiences of peace, war, discrimination, healing and military life to Army@TheVirtualFringe. A US marine turn...

Burning ambition

Army spouse Sophie Hodgson had always wanted to help people but could never put her finger on precisely how. That changed when she turned up the heat on her interest to join the fire service. “I first applied ...

Scotty’s fund helps bereaved forces children

Children’s military charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, has been awarded £60,000 of the government’s emergency COVID-19 fund, administered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. Scotty’s Little Soldiers has b...

Military wife in lockdown

Thank you to army spouse Katy McGarry, who has shared her poem, Military Wife in Lockdown, with us. Katy wrote the poem to show how military wives are made for lockdown. She hopes it will empower other military...

Complete commitment

Steph Fawdry loves being a teacher, and ten years ago, she became head at RAF Benson Community Primary School which has almost 100 per cent service children. From the moment she got the role, she’s been determi...

One big family

Service children from Barton Stacey School’s Base Club had a visit from the Army Flying Museum in Hampshire recently to design and decorate kit bags. AFF’s Hampshire co-ordinator, Alison McLeish, tells us more…...