Rich resource

If there's a young person in your family or perhaps you teach service children, then it’s worth taking a look at Little Troopers’ fantastic new secondary school resource hub to help support service children age...

High and lows of life in the ‘junior ranks’

By Alex, aged nine I live with my mum, dad and brother Ollie who’s eight. My dad is in the REME and this means that we usually have to move every two or three years. I’ve lived in five different houses an...

Tackling loneliness and isolation through singing

Earlier this year the Military Wives Choirs were the recipient of a grant awarded to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to help alleviate loneliness ...

Helping to remove barriers

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) and the Directory of Social Change have published an evaluation report exploring the impact of just under £11.5m of grant funds that the Trust has awarded throug...

Parenting from afar

For many in the army, it is the decision to opt for continuity at school or further education that puts miles between parents and their children. Whatever your circumstances, parenting from a distance can bring...

Surviving the storm

The arrival of an assignment order usually sparks a whirlwind of activity – be it applying for housing and schools or simply researching a new area. There are, however, a range of allowances and expenses in pla...

A roof over your head

Here at AFF we encourage you to plan your move to civilian housing in plenty of time before leaving the army. We know, however, that things don’t always go smoothly. AFF housing specialist, Cat Calder, looks at...

Coworking goes online

The Military Coworking Network’s hubs are bringing people together to work and study all over the UK and overseas. But if lockdown continues, or if there isn’t a hub near you, there are still many benefits of b...

Recharge your batteries

If you’re looking for a bit of R&R after months of lockdown restrictions but don’t want to head abroad, why not take advantage of the facilities the Services Cotswold Centre has to offer? The tri-service...

Irish innovations

From sustainable projects to a skate park – wheels are rolling on Aldergrove adaptations. It's an exciting time at Aldergrove in Northern Ireland with some major developments planned for two sites where old qu...