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Surviving solo suppers

WHETHER you live ‘married unaccompanied’ or your spouse is deployed or away on exercise, it’s all too tempting to avoid cooking altogether and tuck in...

Caring Cymru

AFF often asks you about your experiences of army life and it’s your evidence that helps us resolve issues and make changes. So where does the informa...

Pros and pitfalls of putting down roots

WHETHER by accident or design, living married unaccompanied as an army family has its ups and downs. You might be able to pursue a steady career, enjo...

Dealing with deployment

SEPARATION is something you have to get used to as an army family but when the dreaded deployment starts, how do you cope without your soldier at home...

Educating from home

Have you thought about home schooling your children? It can be a positive choice but it can also be a huge adjustment for the whole family. Jilly Carr...

Become the guv’nor

EVER thought about going back to school? Not as a pupil but as a school governor? It might not be something you’ve thought about, but this voluntary r...

No defence for abuse

Domestic abuse is not easy to discuss. The army lifestyle can affect families seeking support because there’s often a fear that it will impact on thei...

#OurArmyFamily

MEET the Rutherfords: Miranda and Scott and their twins Warwick and Bronwyn (3). Miranda tells us how they blend army and family life… We feel the a...

Tunnel transformation

WHEN Lolly Stewart-Thomas’s young son asked what the obscene graffiti scrawled over the local underpass meant, she decided it was time to do something...

The power of creation

From modifying ammo bags to making wedding dresses, Lt Col Neil Stace is about as handy as you can get with a needle and thread. The ‘Sewing Soldier’ ...