Around the World

Preparing for Brexit

Are you prepared for the changes within Europe after 1 January 2021? Esther Thomas, AFF’s manager overseas, has seen a recent increase in enquiries from army families about the impending end of the UK transitio...

Shaping the community

For families living in the European Joint Support Unit (EJSU) areas, local support is offered by Community Liaison Officer (CLO) roles. Army&You caught up with Felicity Barton, CLO for SHAPE – Supreme Headq...

Happy tails from Cyprus

AFF is constantly receiving questions from army families about financial support and assistance with transporting pets to and from overseas assignments but under current policy pets are a personal choice and it...

Creating highlights

One thing army life encourages is a sense of adventure and exploration and a posting to Kenya certainly offers lots of opportunities. With the notion that she may never return, Dawn Fitzsimmons, AFF’s Kenya co-...

A postcard from Naples

The Richardson family – Scottie, Kelly, Harrie (14) and three-year-old Border Collie Zac – nail down the pros and cons of army life in Naples, Italy…  How long have you been an army family? 20 years. Tim...

A new place to play in Germany

Attenborough Nursery is the new setting in Sennelager camp for children up to three years old. Although the nursery, like so many facilities, has recently had to shut its doors due to the government’s COVI...

Swift exit

As army families, we’re all used to upheaval, but when families in Kenya and Nepal were given ultra-short notice to move back to the UK during the COVID-19 crisis, it was a worrying time. AFF was on hand to hel...

Akrotiri Volunteer Army

More than 60 partners and personnel from RAF Akrotiri have been providing vital support to military sections across the Station during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team from the community have been assisting in ...

Settling overseas

A POSTING abroad can sometimes turn out to be a life-changing experience. Here at AFF, we hear from many families who have fallen in love with their overseas surroundings and have set the wheels in motion to se...

A Postcard From… Nigeria

SARAH, serving husband Jeremy and children Lottie (17), Henry (16), Honor (13)  and Felicity (3) tell us about their Army family life in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja… How long have you been an Army family? Sc...