Experienced, evolving and eager for your evidence

A word from the new AFF Chief Executive, Collette Musgrave... Firstly, a big hello to all army families reading Army&You. I’m very honoured to have recently been appointed as the new chief executive of th...

Staying put for your studies

Cat goes through the retention rules if you need to stay put for study or training… One of my first successes on joining AFF nine years ago (is it really that long?!) was to push for a change in policy to allo...

A new term

Most of us are used to a flurry of cheerful posts on social media documenting first days, new uniforms and nervous smiles at the beginning of the new school year. This time, however, is likely to feel very dif...

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...

How are you?

A word from AFF Chief Exec, Sara Baade... When I first came to the UK about 20 years ago, I thought it was the kindest country in the world because everyone kept asking me how I was. Little did I understand at...

It’s good to talk

AFF would like to know how best to communicate with those it supports – and you can have your say via our latest online survey of Army families. Until the 8 March, you have the chance to give your views on h...

London calling

How do you feel when your soldier’s assignment order comes through for central London? Excited to be in the big city, or daunted by Army life in a busy location? We chatted with AFF’s London Co-ordinator, Becky...

AFF welcomes support for Welsh pupils

THE Army Families Federation (AFF) is delighted to hear that a new £200,000 fund to support Service families in Wales has been announced by the Welsh Government. In 2017, the charity sent a detailed brief on...

AFF on the road

AFF Roadshows give you the opportunity to put your questions about Army life to those that can provide the answers. Last year, we headed to Paderborn in Germany, to hear questions from a packed audience. Region...

AFF on the road

AFF’s Germany Roadshow in Montgomery’s Bar, Paderborn, was one of our most successful ever, with a high turnout of families taking the chance to speak directly to the chain of command and experts from all walks...