It’s good to talk

Service life can place unique pressures and challenges on even the strongest relationships. Whatever happens, it’s good to talk... In the first flush of love, nothing will stop you from being with ‘the one’, h...

Start-up success

THROUGH the pages of Army&You, we consistently showcase military spouses and partners who are running their own businesses whilst living army life. As AFF prepares to launch Forces Families Jobs (see pag...

Joining forces for jobs

SPOT a vacancy, fire off your application, job done. If only finding work was that simple, writes Jill Misson. When you’re part of an army family it can feel like the cards are stacked against you. Will they as...

Flying high… and solo

Travelling alone between boarding school and home can be a daunting prospect for your children – and you – especially if it’s abroad. But as AFF’s Regional Manager Overseas Esther Thomas discovered, many famili...

The people’s pavilion

DISHFORTH Yorkshire is an isolated camp with few facilities for families to go to after working hours – making downtime difficult especially when serving personnel are away. Fay and serving husband Chris used ...

Better births

EVERY woman should feel supported and have their voice heard about the maternity care they’re receiving, especially pregnant military spouses and partners who might be new to an area, have their soldier away, o...

Sharing the load

WITH attitudes to modern family life changing, Shared Parental Leave (ShPL) is becoming more popular among new parents. Although take up is still considerably low, progressive employers are increasingly giving ...

Light at the end of the tunnel

A FEW years ago, I knew a soldier who was strong, confident and independent, writes Maj Clair Robinson-Kirk. She had a good job, was recently promoted, happily married and planned to have a family. After the i...

Dare to dream

The Forces Wives Challenge (FWC) seeks to unite wives and partners of Armed Forces personnel through adventure and challenge, combating the loneliness that can be so prevalent in our community. Army&You spo...

Gold standard

DOUBLE Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes DBE served with the British Army for nearly ten years before becoming an elite athlete. We caught up with Kelly to talk about her military life and the importance of go...