Enter our awesome summer giveaways! Take a look at what you can win courtesy of Army&You!

We have sourced some fabulous prizes for this summer’s Army&You. If you’re a British army family, regular or reserve, just open the form, choose as many giveaways as you would like to enter, complete your details and submit!

One entry per household per giveaway. 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.

Wonder of waterways

Experience the joys of a break spent exploring Britain’s beautiful canals with Anglo Welsh, the narrowboat holiday company.

From peaceful rural retreats to vibrant waterside city centres, Anglo Welsh offers the choice of hundreds of destinations from 10 bases across England and Wales.

Moor up in the centre of exciting towns and cities like Stratford-upon-Avon, Chester or Oxford. Or visit iconic sites like the UNESCO World Heritage Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in North Wales or the Anderton Boat Lift in Cheshire.

You don’t need to be an expert, tuition is provided as part of the package and Anglo Welsh’s holidays are child and pet-friendly too.

Service personnel can claim up to 15 per cent off, visit anglowelsh.co.uk or call 0117 304 1122 to book.

You could win a short break aboard a Weir Class narrowboat for up to four people, worth up to £1,140– enter now for your chance to win! The closing date is 16 August 2024.


Prize is open to serving regular or reserve families only. Short breaks can be weekend (3 nights) or midweek (4 nights). The Weir Class narrowboat can be booked from Anglo Welsh’s Trevor, Great Haywood, Bunbury, Oxford, Wootton Wawen or Whixall bases only, and must be from price band B. The holiday can be taken any time in 2024, subject to availability. For more information see anglowelsh.co.uk. No other discounts or offers can run in conjunction. A winner wishing to book a bigger or more luxurious boat can top up at their own expense. Up to one pet, fuel and a compulsory £50 non-refundable damage waiver are included, but no other expenses are included.

Antler art

Army spouse and self-taught artist Jen Mackenzie began making striking antler wall art during a posting to Inverness in 2010.

Now in their own home, Jen’s Highland business Antler Art, is run from the garden workshop.  She describes her work as “a jumble of decoupage, sculpture, painting, and a hefty dollop of flair!”.

Previous collections include Liberty of London fabric designs and House of Hackney wallpaper.

Find out more at antlerart.co.uk. A&Y readers can claim a 15 per cent discount (enter FORCES15 at the checkout or quote if ordering a bespoke piece.

One reader will win a £125 gift voucher. The closing date for entries is 16 August 2024.


Leadership insight

War and Peace: The Life and Times of General Sir Richard Barrons offers a glimpse into the life of a four-star general whose service spanned nearly four decades, covering major global conflicts and the evolving nature of warfare.

Barrons reflects on experiences from Germany, the Cold War era, the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, Northern Ireland, and pivotal roles within the Ministry of Defence.

Through his vivid recounting, Barrons reveals the profound challenges and ethical dilemmas faced by those in command, offering a nuanced perspective on the responsibilities and burdens of leadership.

It’s a must-read for those interested in military history, leadership, and the ever-changing landscape of global security.

Five readers can each win a copy worth £25. The closing date for entries is 16 August 2024.

All things pretty

Having juggled the challenges of numerous house moves and an assortment of jobs, military spouse Pip Sharp decided to set up her own business, Boxes and Bows with EzBez.

Pip said: “My daughter and I started making hair bows as a hobby. We asked friends what they thought about us selling them – they were very encouraging, so we set up a Facebook group and sold our bespoke hair bows at the request of our customers. Follow us on social media – @boxesandbowswithezbez”

One reader will win a strawberry duo – soap and shower gel, and a paint splatter print medium hair bow.

The closing date for entries is 16 August 2024.

Magic and monsters

In this edition’s book club with Reading Force, Eloise, Imogen, Harper, Ida and Harper give us their thoughts on The Magic of Me. It’s a tale of a funny monsters and our young readers gave it a big thumbs up. Have you read it? What did you think? Tell us @armyandyou #bookclub

Click here and you could win a copy of The Magic of Me, plus a Reading Force scrapbook. The closing date for entries is 16 August 2024.

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