Singer tunes in to choirs

Mezzo-soprano Laura Wright has joined the Military Wives Choirs as their first female ambassador. Laura won the 2005 BBC Young Chorister of the Year aged just 15. Since then, she has gone on to write and recor...

Cross at constant rule changing

A blog from Army&You’s autumn edition by Nathaniel My dad is in the army, and for the past four years I have been a boarder at my school while we have lived overseas. Over the last year I’ve felt unsure...

Fitness fuel

Exercise is great for getting that happy hit to lift your mood. Culinary queen AJ Sharp investigates the best foods to eat post-workout… Some of my favourite patch moments involve all the other halves getting ...

How to sell your service experience

Writing a CV at any stage of your career is sometimes a daunting task, but for those who are starting out with little or no work experience, it can seem like a major challenge. So how can young people from mili...

Growing pains

Navigating childhood is challenging and coping with military life can be an additional complication for service children and young people. This, together with the ordeals of COVID-19, has led to some youngsters...

Join the SQUAD

Check out SQUAD, the fab new podcast for military teenagers, exploring the experiences of older service children and the unique challenges they face. SQUAD has been launched by military children’s charity Litt...

Championing your cause

The new UK armed forces families’ strategy is due to be published soon by the Ministry of Defence. It’s been several years since the MOD last looked at service families’ issues in any detail, and we’re really p...

Opportunities or obstacles?

One positive of COVID-19 is that more people have been able to work from home, which is a real bonus for mobile army families. Whilst this means that there’s a greater chance of keeping hold of your job when po...

A class apart

Not everyone understands army family life and it’s not easy to explain to your civilian friends what it’s really like. In school, you might be feeling a bit low because one of your parents is away on exercise, ...

Coming of age

Growing up in an army family is ever-changing, challenging and often difficult to navigate, but it’s also character-building and can help develop a unique set of skills. So what is military life like for teenag...