A fitting tribute to British heroes

A poppy mural made from thousands of thank you notes will be installed at MOD Lyneham, the base where soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan were repatriated to. The BBC’s Local Radio stations are asking...

Railcard for veterans making life better

Double Olympic gold medalist and armed forces veteran, Honorary Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes, has teamed up with Sophie Faldo, former army officer and winner of the Great British Bake Off, to support the launch of...

Your country needs to thank you!

The Not Forgotten, a British armed forces charity for serving and ex-service men and women has launched the ‘Forgot You Not’ campaign to find and thank the country’s WWII veterans. There’s currently no definit...

Staying put for your studies

Cat goes through the retention rules if you need to stay put for study or training… One of my first successes on joining AFF nine years ago (is it really that long?!) was to push for a change in policy to allo...

Discover your enterprise

In March, X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) adapted all face-to-face training and networking sessions to become virtual events in anticipation of the COVID-19 lockdown. “We had been planning a more blended approach ...

Get involved in the Paperchains project

When the history books are written about the events of 2020 and particularly the UK lockdown, there will be voices missing. We know we will hear from the politicians, the sport stars and the celebrities, we may...

No child left behind

Mike Hamilton OBE spent nine years in the army, serving in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s had a multitude of roles from bomb disposal, physical training instructor, training and mentoring, to deli...

Community creativity

During the height of lockdown, BFBS invited the armed forces community around the world to get creative in photography, arts & crafts, videography and written word/audio, in its Forces Voices competition. ...

The love of letters

Forces charity, Little Troopers, has launched a new initiative to support military children as they move home to a new posting. Little Troopers Letters is a free pack that encourages children to exchange lette...

Self-care Sundays

Self-care Sunday Series is an initiative from Amy Peak, Kelly Wales and Pollyanna Kane, who were running retreats for military spouses via reviveandrenew.co.uk, but as they could no longer do these in the curre...