Flying the flag

Almost a year since its creation, the Marama Alliance UK (MAUK) is going from strength-to-strength, empowering women in the Fijian community across the UK, and it’s particularly supportive of those connected to...

War, peace and the arts

Serving soldiers and veterans of recent conflicts who are involved in the arts are bringing their experiences of peace, war, discrimination, healing and military life to Army@TheVirtualFringe. A US marine turn...

Burning ambition

Army spouse Sophie Hodgson had always wanted to help people but could never put her finger on precisely how. That changed when she turned up the heat on her interest to join the fire service. “I first applied ...

The grass can be greener

Budding environmentalist and army spouse Amanda Mason has earned the nickname ‘Greenpeace’ for her efforts to clean up Kinloss. We caught up with her to find out more about her embrace of Mother Earth... My hu...

The value of volunteering

For our young people, making a positive difference in their community can boost confidence, expand social circles, enhance life skills and future employability, and – importantly – also bridge the gap between s...

Community creativity

During the height of lockdown, BFBS invited the armed forces community around the world to get creative in photography, arts & crafts, videography and written word/audio, in its Forces Voices competition. ...

Self-care Sundays

Self-care Sunday Series is an initiative from Amy Peak, Kelly Wales and Pollyanna Kane, who were running retreats for military spouses via reviveandrenew.co.uk, but as they could no longer do these in the curre...

Forces Scrub Hub

The Forces Scrub Hub was started by army spouse Kelly Pollard, team leader at the Sandhurst Military Coworking Hub; an initiative set-up to support military spouses working from home. With many members of the ...

Grants up for grabs

THE Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced the latest batch of awards under its local grants programme. A total of more than £500,000, comprising grants of up to £20,000, has been allocated to projec...

Heart of the community

Community Support Development Workers (CSDWs) are the people on the ground delivering activities and events to garrisons and camps across the UK. Do you know yours? Army&You caught up with Caroline Cossens,...