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Military young carers urged to get support

Young carers from military families have launched a campaign in Fife schools to raise awareness and encourage greater numbers of young people with caring responsibilities to get support.   A group of young c...
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Families make memories on short break

A group of service families took to the great outdoors during the first short break of the year organised by SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity. Calvert Trust in the Lake District was the destination for 22 ser...

Our Army Family: A snapshot of army family life

Kirsty, Ben (serving) and their children Annabel (11), Henry (10) and Hugh (18 months) have just settled into their latest posting in Edinburgh… Our very first whirlwind experiences of army family life were ...
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New exhibition: Tales of service children

A new exhibition will tell the stories of service children and their experiences of life in the military community. Running from 2 June to 24 November at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock, the exhi...
Teens sat together

Can your teen help shed light on service life?

Forces Children Scotland is looking for teenagers from serving and veteran families to work together to develop a multi-media campaign to help people better understand what it’s like to be a forces child. Th...

Happy Birthday to the Military Wives Choirs

Army life has its challenges – some families move yearly to a new posting, while for others deployments mean long periods of separation. Many Military Wives Choirs members join a new choir when they are poste...

Army unit moves to Cyprus

Whilst some of 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment arrived in Cyprus last summer in an unusual fashion following a 3,900km epic charity relay from Woolwich across Europe involving running, cycling, swimm...
Callum and his girlfriend, Israel

Before you go: Overseas checklist for army families

If you've been offered a posting overseas, you’ll want to be armed with as much information as possible before you go. So here, AFF’s Overseas Manager, Esther Thomas, helps you to understand new resources, cu...