We have sourced some perfect prizes for this spring’s Army&You. If you’re a British army family, regular or reserve, click here to open the entry form. Choose as many giveaways as you would like to enter on the one form, complete your details and submit!

One entry per household per giveaway. Closing date for entries is 18 April 2021 unless stated otherwise. Your details will not be used for marketing purposes. Winners’ names will be published here. These prizes are open to anyone with a soldier in their life – please read our full terms and conditions.

Lap of lakeside luxury

If you’re looking for breath-taking scenery and a relaxing setting, look no further than this stunning hotel in the heart of the Lake District. It sits on the north shore of Derwentwater and is the perfect base to explore the surrounding walking trails, see nearby Keswick or just kick back and relax.

One lucky reader can win a two-night B&B stay for two at the Derwentwater Hotel, plus dinner on the first night – a break worth around £300. Click here to enter.


This prize is open to serving regular or reserve families only. One winner will receive a two-night break for two with breakfast included and dinner on the first night. Stay to be taken by 31 December 2021, excluding Bank Holidays. Go to https://bespokehotels.com/derwentwater-hotel for information about disabled access, parking and dietary requirements. Travel to the venue is not included. The prize is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash.

Share your life stories

Imagine having a record of your family’s history for future generations to treasure.

Life Story Share does just that. It’s an online service which provides an opportunity to capture your family’s untold stories by answering thoughtfully chosen questions designed to bring memories to the surface.

Two readers will win a Life Story Share package worth £49 each, which includes eight sets of questions sent via email to answer, an individually-designed front cover and a luxury folder to keep your story in. For more, see lifestoryshare.com. To enter, click here.

Creature comfort

If you’re looking for a way to give your children the courage they need to adapt to new situations, Moving: Teddy’s Journey by military wife Zara Johnston and illustrated by Dana Neuman, could be the perfect bedtime story book. Saying goodbye is never easy for military children, but giving them a character they can relate to, in an uplifting and inspiring way, can help them to adapt to new challenges a little better.

Two winners will receive a signed copy of the book, A3 Teddy poster and a Teddy’s Journey Badge. Enter here.

Fit and fabulous

Are you looking to improve your fitness levels? Emma Jones Fitness – emmajonesfitness.com – runs virtual classes designed to get you feeling stronger and closer to your goals. Classes are fun and energetic and military spouse Emma trains alongside you, demonstrating variations and helping you get the most out of every move. She is a fully qualified instructor, so no matter what your fitness level, you’ll be in good hands!

Three lucky readers can win a one-month membership worth £25, which includes unlimited classes, plus the option to join the Facebook group and use the catch-up library. To enter, click here.


Feeding my army

Beca Lyne-Pirkis is best known for being a contestant on The Great British Bake Off. As a military wife too, she’s brought her links with military life to her latest book. Feeding My Army showcases delicious food designed to keep us all going. From wartime hardship meals to fayre fit for a prime minister, recipes are inspired by her family’s experience of more than a hundred years of army life. We caught up with Beca in the spring edition of A&Y, turn to pages 58-59 to read more.

Army&You is giving away three copies of Feeding My Army. Simply click here to enter.



Banish the beige

Still sporting boring flooring? Shut the front door! Red Candy is a one-stop shop for fun decor and quirky gifting, ideal for those who don’t take life too seriously. If you aren’t the type to settle for a beige life, why settle for a beige doormat? These a-door-able mats are just the thing to add a massive smile to your entranceway and make you feel at home… while politely suggesting your guests get their shoes off! See redcandy.co.uk

Five lucky readers will win a doormat of their choice from Red Candy’s bright and cheerful range. Enter here to be in with a chance of winning.

Happy feet

When blisters strike, and stopping isn’t an option, you need decent kit and specialist advice.

Blisterhelp provides top-quality blister prevention, treatment and footcare products from qualified professionals – they even provide advice for the armed forces to help with the unique struggles that soldiers’ feet have to cope with. They are experts at keeping you on the move and your feet blister and pain-free.

One lucky reader could win two large blister kits, a pair of ArmaSkin liner socks, a pair of Darn Tough socks and a one-hour call with a qualified podiatrist worth a whopping £674. Enter here.

A very fishy tale

In this edition’s Army&You and Reading Force Book Club, our forces youngsters – Florence, Joseph and Mia-Lily share their views on Brendan Kearney’s Fish: A tale about ridding the ocean of plastic pollution. You can see their reviews on page 68 of the spring edition.

To win a copy, plus a Reading Force scrapbook, enter here.


Minimise stress

Army wife, therapist, coach and author Cat Williams has launched a new online course to help anyone who is feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed. Its ten short modules teach you, via videos and exercises, how to remain calm and empowered so that you have all the strategies and knowledge you need to cope with anything!

Readers can access Cat’s free Ultimate Confidence self-hypnosis download and free Getting Back on Track webinar via helpingreachpotential.co.uk

One lucky reader will win life-long access to the Minimising Stress & Maximising Resilience course worth £97. Click here to enter.


Light fantastic

These pretty, handcrafted, decorative light-up bottles and a wide range of glassware can be personalised with any cap badge and will make a thoughtful gift for a serving soldier or veteran.

Ideal as memorable gifts for the home, or stylish table decorations for armed forces functions, there are a variety of bottle styles or glassware sets, including decanters, to choose from at thecraftyblackdog.co.uk

Two lucky winners will each win a £40 gift voucher to spend on any item in TheCraftyBlackDog online shop, including free personalisation. To enter, click here.

By land and sea

Former NAAFI employee Sue Lowe has released a great new book to mark the organisation’s centenary – NAAFI By Land & Sea – which charts its history from the 1890s to the present day. Only 500 copies have been printed – available via facebook.com/NAAFIByLandSea.

To mark the launch, Sue is giving away two fabulous commemorative NAAFI mugs – perfect for a brew – to A&Y readers. To enter, click here.

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