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...

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...

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...
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...

The big move

Rebasing – the removal of British troops from Germany and a series of internal unit moves and re-roles within the UK – is one of the most complex restructures the Army has ever faced. Kate Viggers finds out how...