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...

Safety net

We probably didn’t realise how much we relied on the internet until we found ourselves in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s social media, banking, home schooling, catching up with the news ...

Play your part on Armed Forces Day

Educational Charity Never Such Innocence (NSI) is inviting children of currently serving soldiers and veterans to utilise the creative arts to have their voices heard... 6-18-year-olds are invited to share the...

Dedicated to their duties

2020 is the ‘Year of the Nurse’ and never has it been more apparent how crucial healthcare professionals are to all of us. If you’re an army spouse facing frequent moves and long periods apart from your soldier...

Swift exit

As army families, we’re all used to upheaval, but when families in Kenya and Nepal were given ultra-short notice to move back to the UK during the COVID-19 crisis, it was a worrying time. AFF was on hand to hel...

Captain Marvel

We couldn’t let this edition of Army&You pass without acknowledging inspirational war veteran Captain Tom Moore, who was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Army Foundation College, Harrogate, on his 100th bi...

How are you?

A word from AFF Chief Exec, Sara Baade... When I first came to the UK about 20 years ago, I thought it was the kindest country in the world because everyone kept asking me how I was. Little did I understand at...