Opportunities or obstacles?

One positive of COVID-19 is that more people have been able to work from home, which is a real bonus for mobile army families. Whilst this means that there’s a greater chance of keeping hold of your job when po...

Digital dossier

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, launched the eRedbook for families in Cyprus in 2019 and continues to encourage all expectant parents and those with children under five to download, register and use it as thei...

A postcard from Kuwait

Karen, Charles, Amelia (10) and Oliver (8) on getting to grips with life in the Gulf How long have you been an army family? We’ve been together since before Charles joined the army in the late ‘90s. Time in ...

Rate revamp

Are you living or posted overseas this summer? If so, make sure you’re aware of the changes to the way Local Overseas Allowance (LOA) is being calculated, which are coming into effect from 1 July. LOA is an al...

A postcard from Norway

Zoë, soldier Andrew and Rory, who is four, on forces life by the fjords. How long have you been an army family? Andrew has been serving since 2005. I met him in December 2015 and by September 2016 we were mar...

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...

A POSTCARD FROM…

The Hurst family, Naomi, David (serving) and two-year-old Dorothy share a slice of their army life in South Asia… How long have you been an army family? Nearly six years. Time in India? One year at the Defe...

Setting sail for Sennelager?

In September last year, Sennelager held its first community fair under the new British Army (Germany) flag. The event was designed by our AFF Germany co-ordinator, Lindsay McCran to highlight services and facil...

Preparing for Brexit

Are you prepared for the changes within Europe after 1 January 2021? Esther Thomas, AFF’s manager overseas, has seen a recent increase in enquiries from army families about the impending end of the UK transitio...

Shaping the community

For families living in the European Joint Support Unit (EJSU) areas, local support is offered by Community Liaison Officer (CLO) roles. Army&You caught up with Felicity Barton, CLO for SHAPE – Supreme Headq...