A package arrives

Hywel Griffiths was working as an operational dog handler with Gwent Police, when he was told by a neurologist that he was suffering with Parkinson’s disease. He has since been raising awareness of Parkinson’s ...

Tears

A wonderful poem by army veteran and poet, Clive Sanders She looked at herself in the mirror, As she carefully came down the stairs, For her husband would soon be coming home, The answer to all of her...

Military wife in lockdown

Thank you to army spouse Katy McGarry, who has shared her poem, Military Wife in Lockdown, with us. Katy wrote the poem to show how military wives are made for lockdown. She hopes it will empower other military...

Community creativity

During the height of lockdown, BFBS invited the armed forces community around the world to get creative in photography, arts & crafts, videography and written word/audio, in its Forces Voices competition. ...

Captain Marvel

We couldn’t let this edition of Army&You pass without acknowledging inspirational war veteran Captain Tom Moore, who was appointed Honorary Colonel of the Army Foundation College, Harrogate, on his 100th bi...

Dependants

SHARON Green is currently serving, although about to leave, and is also a military spouse. Sharon and her husband rely on a lot of people for support, so she wrote this poem as a thank you. Dependants ...

You can tell a soldier

You can tell a soldier by Clive Sanders You can tell a soldier by the clothes that he will wear, By the way he stands, his sharp commands, And the shortness of his hair. He will physically look fit...

The medals on your chest

The medals on your chest by Clive Sanders   The Remembrance Day parade had passed through the Somerset town, The old man had dressed smartly, but the rain had hammered down. When a mother with...

What They Really Were

GOT a poem you would like to share with Army&You’s readers? Send it, preferably along with a photograph, to deped@aff.org.uk and we’ll feature it in Well-versed. 81-year-old Royal Engineer veteran Alan F. R...

Reggie, Kevin, Charlie and Ron

GOT a poem you would like to share with Army&You’s readers? Send it, preferably along with a photograph, to deped@aff.org.uk and we’ll feature it in Well-versed. Veteran and poet Clive Sanders' book, Milita...