How to sell your service experience

Writing a CV at any stage of your career is sometimes a daunting task, but for those who are starting out with little or no work experience, it can seem like a major challenge. So how can young people from mili...

Growing pains

Navigating childhood is challenging and coping with military life can be an additional complication for service children and young people. This, together with the ordeals of COVID-19, has led to some youngsters...

A class apart

Not everyone understands army family life and it’s not easy to explain to your civilian friends what it’s really like. In school, you might be feeling a bit low because one of your parents is away on exercise, ...

Coming of age

Growing up in an army family is ever-changing, challenging and often difficult to navigate, but it’s also character-building and can help develop a unique set of skills. So what is military life like for teenag...

Story challenge for children

Charity Little Troopers has launched a national story writing competition for military children on the theme of ‘my military life’. Children aged eight to 14 are being asked to write a story that relates to th...

Minds matter

Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s charity, Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET), is calling on service young people to get in touch. RCET has received funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to wo...

Young eagles fly through lockdown

Before the pandemic took hold, children from Middle Wallop station and surrounding villages were regularly attending Friday nights at the Army Flying Museum and learning about the history of aviation through fu...

Revealing resource

Charity Little Troopers has launched a new downloadable resource to help your children make sense of their emotions during challenging life events such as deployments, moving home or starting a new school. The...

Calling all book worms…

Last year’s online Summer Reading Quest – which was devised to bring 8- to 17-year-olds together through fun challenges linked to books, poetry and comics – proved a huge success. The initiative was set up by S...

Mission possible

Bereaved forces children can take part in top-secret missions at home, in the garden or in the park, thanks to a partnership between charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers and education provider Commando Joe’s. The ...