Confidence-boosting challenge

Last year’s Annington Challenge proved to be a high point of the summer for a group of lucky service children, including 11 army youngsters. The challenge – Annington’s project for military youngsters run with...

Our experts

Our team provides families with trusted, expert knowledge and here we find out about their key pieces of work over the last few months. Anna Hutchinson – Education & Childcare The MOD and local authoritie...

News in brief

GO FOR GOLD SSCE Cymru has launched Armed Forces Friendly Schools Cymru to recognise schools in Wales for their commitment to supporting service children and engaging with the armed forces community by achievi...

Colour among COVID’s cloud

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has awarded a further 64 grants to projects that help postpandemic recovery in military communities. One such scheme that’s been a massive success is Artistic Tots, led by ...

Adapting to meet your needs

As an essential wheelchair user living in a quarter, AFF’s Health Specialist Karen Ross is well placed to help ensure that you’re supported when applying for additional needs and disability adaptations (ANDA) t...

Patch parties

Sometimes the best nights are the impromptu ones, where everyone brings their own food and nips across the road in their slippers to share supper in one quarter. With Christmas around the corner, culinary queen...

Sunflower stories

The sunflower competition featured on page 32 of the winter edition of Army&You, stirred up some friendly but fierce rivalry across 14 locations in the European Joint Support Unit, bringing whole communitie...

The tall and short of it

To bring communities together and connect people when COVID restrictions were in force, the SHAPE team of Community Liaison Officers (CLOs) came up with a fun initiative to see who could grow the tallest sunflo...

Forces biz finder

Where can you find professional businesses that are run by military families, all in one place? findamilspo.co.uk is the new business search website from Milspo, and it’s now live! Milspo, founded in 2018, is ...

A home of your own

Moving into your own property is a major milestone if you’re an army family. Getting the keys to your own place is exciting – and not just because you can paint the walls a colour of your choice! Jill Misson re...