Forging new friendships

How often has the thought of meeting people when moving to a new area filled you with dread? AFF Regional Manager Central, Sarah Gilbody, went out and about to get some top tips to help you settle in… TRAD...

Special edition

EARLIER in 2014, families based at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottinghamshire took part in a creative project to produce a new graphic anthology, writes Project Co-ordinator, Katy Culbard. Funding from Arts Council ...

Life beyond the wire

As the Army heads for a settled future in the UK, military families are getting more involved in civilian life. A&Y investigates the benefits of creating connections with local communities... DIPPING into ...

Keeping communities together

AFF Germany Director, Diane Weir (pictured below), catches up with three volunteers helping to make sure your community continues as normal despite the future drawdown…   SHONAH Cross has been runnin...

Courting camaraderie

Formed for fun and fitness, Wattisham Blades Netball Club has become a major player in Suffolk's Service and civilian community. Emma Eveleigh, the thriving team's publicity officer, tells Army&You more... ...

The Dabby Project: Borrow a friend for a month!

Melanie Kendrick, co-founder of the Dabby Project, reveals the inspiring initiative for UK Service children… THE time that a parent goes away on deployment can be a difficult one for young children. It’s ...

My Hero Has My Heart

Kelly King tells Army&You about the inspiration behind her new book… READING together is never more important in my household than when my husband is deployed. My children are comforted by our story t...

Musical chairs

Caroline Rawlins, Vice-chair of Trustees for the Military Wives Choirs Foundation, shares her experience of moving house – and choirs… NO SOONER had I settled in to life at Shrivenham that it was time to pla...

Mum’s the word

WHEN asked what Tidworth Mums is, my response used to be “a committee of military wives, who are also parents from the town, with an aim to improve the experience of anyone with children within the area.” Now i...