Fostering from afar

Phil and Ange Dakin have lived and worked in Episkopi Station for 12 years. They’ve been registered as a foster family for the last three, providing emergency and respite fostering to the British Forces Cyprus ...

A postcard from Cyprus

The Mediterranean, meze and mountains. Partners Daniel Knott and Major Michael Brigham share a tour of their army life on the island of Cyprus... How long have you been an army family? 15 years. Time in Cypr...

Happy tails from Cyprus

AFF is constantly receiving questions from army families about financial support and assistance with transporting pets to and from overseas assignments but under current policy pets are a personal choice and it...

Business as usual for Cyprus families

Back in July, a new contract for social work and welfare services for the forces community in Cyprus was introduced. Here, Claire Thomas, business support manager from the British Forces Social Work Service (BF...

Akrotiri Volunteer Army

More than 60 partners and personnel from RAF Akrotiri have been providing vital support to military sections across the Station during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team from the community have been assisting in ...

Island enterprise

With limited work opportunities in Cyprus, some spouses and partners make the most of their time in the sun by using their passions to earn a second income. Carolyn Aggar, AFF’s WSBA Co-ordinator, met with Army...

A HIVE of information

AFTER 12 years working in the banking sector, Army spouse Sarah Quinn (pictured above) moved to Cyprus last year and became the information support officer at Dhekelia HIVE – a good place to start if you’re loo...

Long-term vision

IF you live in Cyprus, you may have heard about Androcles and Apollo and wondered what they are. Project Androcles is looking at the long-term plans for British Forces Cyprus, including what tasks British For...

Jewels on the move

Army wife Fiona Dowling believes you can make jewellery anywhere as long as you have the tools and materials. In fact, she started her business, Jewellery Moves, in Cyprus by running workshops on the beach. She...

Health and wellbeing in Cyprus

ONE of England’s most famous rugby stars has been busy promoting healthy eating, exercise and personal cleanliness to Service personnel and families living in Cyprus. Rugby World Cup winner Matt Dawson atte...