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SHAPE celebrates army of volunteers

The Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe has paid tribute to volunteers whose efforts help to underpin a thriving British community at SHAPE. “The inclusive atmosphere we have here at SHAPE enables a strong...

Juggling childcare and work during school holidays

Juggling childcare and working can be especially tricky during the school holidays and many families ask AFF for signposting to holiday activities in their area. Unfortunately, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all...

Therapy programme for military children

Little Troopers runs a free tri-service therapy programme offering military-specific support for school-aged children in England from reception to age 18. Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the p...

Staying in touch with the wider military family

How best to maintain contact and manage life’s hurdles between the generations, especially with elderly relatives, is an ongoing challenge for some of you who are posted overseas. The good news is there are s...

School support during separation

Families approach AFF regularly to ask for support for their child when the serving parent goes away. The absence of a parent can cause many different feelings and emotions for children, with many parents tel...

Separated by service

What support is available to those separated by deployment and training? And how can those at home, help themselves? Jill Misson reports… With the focus on readiness, many personnel are away training and for...

Time apart – a reservist’s view…

Chris Graham was a regular for over 20 years and has been a reservist since 2019, so separation is something he’s used to. But his latest deployment to Kenya was his first spell away from his new partner, Cha...

Moving to Scotland when leaving the army

If you’re heading north of the border when your time comes to leave the army, it’s good to know that there’s work going on to help ensure that your final move goes smoothly. Susie Hamilton is the Scottish Ve...