My name is Sarah

The funny side of moving home as an army family

Twitter sensation @mynamessarah3 talks about the all-too-familiar joys of moving My name is Sarah and my husband is a senior Lance Corporal in the British Army. My Darren is posted again so that means movin...

Moving unboxed

You should: Take out a suitable, standalone removal insurance policy covering ‘new for old’. You may pack personal items. Check your policy to see what’s covered. Undo difficult fastenings. Defros...

Surviving the storm

The arrival of an assignment order usually sparks a whirlwind of activity – be it applying for housing and schools or simply researching a new area. There are, however, a range of allowances and expenses in pla...

Master mover’s travel tips

Military wife Lisa has moved 17 times, often with her husband away and with three children in tow. Her grandfather started the family removal business with just a horse and cart. In fact, she was almost born in...

Bella and the hound

Bella Relf and her soldier partner openly admit that they’re one of those couples who unashamedly call their hound their ‘baby’. We caught up with ‘mum’ to find out how they try their best to make every move ea...
Liz's pets: Ludo, Barnaby and Ted on their travels

On the move? No time to paws

The family pet. Arguably our most precious cargo – other than the kids – when we have to move home. So how can you make sure you get your furry, feathery or scaly friends from one location to another safely, se...

Above and beyond

Welfare officers go the proverbial extra mile to keep forces families smiling... Rebasing is hard on families and units alike without the added complexity of a pandemic. Carole Rudd, AFF Manager England, visit...

Step away from the boxes!

Tempted to get a head-start on packing ahead of your move? Cat explains why you should leave it to the experts… Normal removals policy is that the MOD pays for a full pack and unpack service – so you don’t nee...

Forging new friendships

How often has the thought of meeting people when moving to a new area filled you with dread? AFF Regional Manager Central, Sarah Gilbody, went out and about to get some top tips to help you settle in… TRAD...