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Travelling solo with children

When travelling abroad with children, different countries and airline companies have their own rules, so it’s worth doing some research before you go... Border Force Officers have a duty to safeguard the wel...

1 RIFLES head to the Med

AFF’s overseas team regularly supports unit moves between the UK and Cyprus. This summer’s rotation will see 1 RIFLES move to Dhekelia to take over the role of Regional Standby Battalion. This move is quite ...

An army family postcard from Latvia

Kylie, Paul (serving), William (10) and Orla (6) How long have you been an army family? Paul and I met in 2008 and we got married at Larkhill’s Garrison Church in 2011. Time in Latvia? We are coming to th...

Postcard from a posting to the Czech Republic

Kevin (serving), Cath, Lowri (15) and Oscar (2) on life in Brno How long have you been an army family? Six years, Kevin has been serving for 13. Time in Czech Republic? One year. How many other military ...

Overseas postings: Getting you there

Anyone who has experienced an overseas posting will recall how much admin there is to complete before you go. Fortunately, the Families Section is on hand to help smooth the process. AFF’s Manager Overseas, ...

Life on Loan Service

Taking up a Loan Service (LS) posting can be exciting and challenging all at once. The most important thing is to be totally clued up on the location you’re going to, but that isn’t always easy… AFF’s Manage...

Super support from SSAFA

Having children or becoming a parent overseas can be tough going when you’re away from your extended family and friends. English-speaking parent groups can be limited, and it can also be daunting receiving he...

A postcard from a forces family in Lisbon

Stuart, Kim, Lucas (13), Ellie (11) and Finn (11) How long have you been an army family? We have been together since early 2005, we met in the Netherlands and married there in 2007. Time in Lisbon? We a...

Help for overseas postings in times of need

There are times in your life when it can be difficult to cope, but when you’re on an overseas posting with no family or other military friends close by, it can be even harder. Whatever your issue, it often h...