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...

Car trouble

In 2019, 2.4 million car buyers opted to get mobile using a finance agreement such as a personal contract purchase, personal contract hire or hire purchase. Doing so can be a great way to pay for your next set ...

It’s never too late to learn

Training is part of your soldier’s career from their very first day of service until their last. So is it time for you to take a leaf out of that book? Whatever your age, learning new skills can serve as a maj...

Major movements

It’s safe to say that the north of England’s military community is one that’s used to change, but this year and next will be a busy one for families moving in or out of the area as Op Faran – the name given to ...

Curbing coronavirus career concerns

Maintaining spousal employment is important to AFF, no matter where you’re posted. In Germany, AFF’s co-ordinator Lindsay McCran is delighted to report on some positive support employees have received during th...