Poetry

The son of a soldier

To commemorate April’s Month of the Military Child, we are sharing a poignant poem written by year 11 pupil, Jese Raratabu, from Wavell School, who wr...

The Paperchains Project

The idea for Paperchains came from author A.G. Smith, whose ground-breaking work in prisons has been highlighted by Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire and...

Writing from the heart

Army veteran and Never Such Innocence (NSI) Poet in Residence Clive Sanders writes poems on a daily basis and when he posts them on his Facebook page,...

A package arrives

Hywel Griffiths was working as an operational dog handler with Gwent Police, when he was told by a neurologist that he was suffering with Parkinson’s ...

Tears

A wonderful poem by army veteran and poet, Clive Sanders She looked at herself in the mirror, As she carefully came down the stairs, For her hu...

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...

Captain Marvel

We couldn’t let this edition of Army&You pass without acknowledging inspirational war veteran Captain Tom Moore, who was appointed Honorary Colone...

Deploy-vent 274 days

Kylie McCaffrey wrote a poem whilst her husband was away on a nine-month operational tour. She found putting pen to paper a cathartic release while sh...

Dependants

SHARON Green is currently serving, although about to leave, and is also a military spouse. Sharon and her husband rely on a lot of people for support,...

‘Twas the night before moving

LOTS of military families will be able to relate to army spouse Gillian Low’s poem summing up her experience in moving house... ‘Twas the nig...