More than just a charity

Established 16 years ago, the Forces Children’s Trust (FCT) was the first British charity to specifically help children whose parent had died or sustained life-changing injuries whilst serving as a member of th...

Requiem release for Remembrance

A world-premiere recording, intended as an epitaph to those served in the First World War, will released in time for Remembrance Day, with all the proceeds being donated to service charities. Cenotaph Requiem ...

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...