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Sun sets on Cyprus stay

Following 17 years serving overseas in Germany and recently Cyprus, 1st Battalion, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1 PWRR) has returned to the UK and is now resident in Royal Artillery Barracks Woolwich...

Sunflower stories

The sunflower competition featured on page 32 of the winter edition of Army&You, stirred up some friendly but fierce rivalry across 14 locations in the European Joint Support Unit, bringing whole communitie...

The tall and short of it

To bring communities together and connect people when COVID restrictions were in force, the SHAPE team of Community Liaison Officers (CLOs) came up with a fun initiative to see who could grow the tallest sunflo...

A postcard from Münster

Laura, Ashley, Elliot (8) and Sophie (6) on life in Germany How long have you been an army family? Nine years. Time in Münster? Two years at HQ 1 (German/Netherlands) Corps – we live in Nordwalde about 20km...

Claim back car costs

As part of the changes to the Local Overseas Allowance, a new allowance called the Overseas Private Vehicle Provision (OPVP) was introduced. So, what is the OPVP and how can it help you? OPVP helps with the co...

Opportunities or obstacles?

One positive of COVID-19 is that more people have been able to work from home, which is a real bonus for mobile army families. Whilst this means that there’s a greater chance of keeping hold of your job when po...

Digital dossier

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, launched the eRedbook for families in Cyprus in 2019 and continues to encourage all expectant parents and those with children under five to download, register and use it as thei...

A postcard from Kuwait

Karen, Charles, Amelia (10) and Oliver (8) on getting to grips with life in the Gulf How long have you been an army family? We’ve been together since before Charles joined the army in the late ‘90s. Time in ...

A postcard from Norway

Zoë, soldier Andrew and Rory, who is four, on forces life by the fjords. How long have you been an army family? Andrew has been serving since 2005. I met him in December 2015 and by September 2016 we were mar...