The gift of time

Here is the second part of our volunteering story from the summer edition of Army&You. We spoke to Liz and Nicola to find out where they've been making a difference in their overseas communities… Liz volun...

The gift of time

Volunteering can mean many things to many people. We caught up with some of you to find out where in the world you’ve been making a difference… Lindsay Lindsay has had several volunteer roles including: Fe...

Creating highlights

One thing army life encourages is a sense of adventure and exploration and a posting to Kenya certainly offers lots of opportunities. With the notion that she may never return, Dawn Fitzsimmons, AFF’s Kenya co-...

A postcard from Naples

The Richardson family – Scottie, Kelly, Harrie (14) and three-year-old Border Collie Zac – nail down the pros and cons of army life in Naples, Italy…  How long have you been an army family? 20 years. Tim...

A new place to play in Germany

Attenborough Nursery is the new setting in Sennelager camp for children up to three years old. Although the nursery, like so many facilities, has recently had to shut its doors due to the government’s COVI...

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...

Meeting needs overseas

Before you take up an overseas posting, you must get educational clearance for your children to ensure they can be supported in your new location. It’s normally straightforward, but if your child has any additi...

Digital docs

EVERYTHING is going digital these days to make our lives easier – and healthcare is no exception. The introduction of the eRedbook to record your child’s progress is certainly benefiting service families overse...

Flying high… and solo

Travelling alone between boarding school and home can be a daunting prospect for your children – and you – especially if it’s abroad. But as AFF’s Regional Manager Overseas Esther Thomas discovered, many famili...

A postcard from… Ascension Island

Fish (aka Alex) Kelly, Harry (11) and Layla (8) tell us about their army family life on the remote Ascension Island in the South Atlantic Ocean… How long have you been an army family? 15 years. Time in A...