The Army Families Federation (AFF) is the unique two-way communications link between the British Army and its families. We were founded in the UK in 1982 as the Federation of Army Wives Clubs, which later became the Federation of Army Wives (FAW), and evolved Branches in Northern Ireland, Germany and Cyprus.
In May 1996, we were renamed the Army Families Federation, and became a worldwide organisation run from a Central Office in Andover, Hampshire.
AFF is a charitable incorporated organisation and operates under a constitution approved by the Charities Commission. We are funded by a combination of public and non-public funding as well as outside sponsorship raised for one-off events and projects. AFF represents all members of a soldier’s family.
AFF is structured into a number of teams who support different aspects of our activities: Communications, Policy & Research, Business Support and the UK and Overseas team, who provide support to families worldwide.