AFF’s top rebasing tips

Is your family returning to the UK from Germany? Check out our top tips to ensure you have a smooth move... 1. You are entitled to 67.92 cubic meters to be moved at public expense. You are responsible for ar...

Why should we accept poor standards?

WE MOVED into our quarter in December 2014 and noted a number of problems, including mould in the kitchen and rubbish dumped in the communal areas. The housing officer also told us about a blown double glazing...

AFF Big Debate: Your Say

Army&You chatted to some of the delegates at AFF's Big Debate to find out more about their burning issues about life in and around the Army..   Jill Abram The top issues are definitely hou...

Postbag: On the fence

HOW many organisations does it take to replace a fence panel? Apparently more than the two currently involved – MHS and DIO! Various fence panels came down in my garden over the winter storms. They remain stre...

Keep it clean

AFF has received enquiries from many of you concerned about fly-tipping in your area. AFF’s Housing Specialist Cat Calder reminds us all about the importance of keeping our housing areas free from litter… FLY-...

How to deal with nuisance neighbours

When you live next door to someone who makes so much noise it constantly disturbs you, it’s no fun. Whether it’s a barking dog, loud television or parties going on into the small hours, it can truly impact on y...

Good copse

Play Parks and Community Projects Manager Rosie Brown explains what MODern Housing Solutions (MHS)  has been working on outside its usual maintenance tasks…    MANY of you reading this will think of ...

Pay rise to purchase

I WELCOME the recent announcement to make home purchase easier for Army families but wonder if this will be matched by a significant rise in pay.  If the rates for Service housing are taken into account when...

Positive move

I’D LIKE to put something positive across about the sometimes negative subject of moving when posted. I have just completed a move with my partner, my first away from my home county of Yorkshire. I had heard...

Recruit the soldier, retain the family

We are beginning to see long overdue improvements in the delivery of housing, healthcare and education for Forces families, writes AFF Chief Executive Catherine Spencer. There’s a long way to go but the Arme...