Group Captain Mark Richardson

Healthcare change for Cyprus

From 1 April, secondary healthcare in Cyprus is switching to the American Medical Centre (AMC) in Nicosia instead of the Ygia Polyclinic in Limassol. Whilst some families may be concerned about the extra trave...

A postcard from the Falkland Islands

The Ringjalis – Gita, Dal (serving) and children Cruz (7) and Crisha (5) How long have you been an army family? Almost 22 years. Time in Falkland Islands? Nine months. How many other military families live...

Sun sets on Cyprus stay

Following 17 years serving overseas in Germany and recently Cyprus, 1st Battalion, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1 PWRR) has returned to the UK and is now resident in Royal Artillery Barracks Woolwich...

Sunflower stories

The sunflower competition featured on page 32 of the winter edition of Army&You, stirred up some friendly but fierce rivalry across 14 locations in the European Joint Support Unit, bringing whole communitie...

The tall and short of it

To bring communities together and connect people when COVID restrictions were in force, the SHAPE team of Community Liaison Officers (CLOs) came up with a fun initiative to see who could grow the tallest sunflo...

Painting pride

Artwork created by children from Hornbill School in Brunei has been on display at The National Gallery’s recent Take One Picture exhibition in London. Every year the gallery selects an artwork to give focus to...

A postcard from Münster

Laura, Ashley, Elliot (8) and Sophie (6) on life in Germany How long have you been an army family? Nine years. Time in Münster? Two years at HQ 1 (German/Netherlands) Corps – we live in Nordwalde about 20km...

Claim back car costs

As part of the changes to the Local Overseas Allowance, a new allowance called the Overseas Private Vehicle Provision (OPVP) was introduced. So, what is the OPVP and how can it help you? OPVP helps with the co...

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...