AFF welcomes new staff

Paddy Bleakley MBE has joined AFF as Operations & Engagement Director. Paddy served as a Lt Col in the Royal Artillery and has a wide-ranging background from 30 years of service. His main role in recent years was as a Brigade Deputy Chief of Staff.   

Amanda Yorke has joined the Devolved team as the new Regional Lead Scotland. Amanda has moved around for the last 17 years as an Army wife, working and volunteering in a variety of sectors in the UK, Germany and Canada.

Jennifer Ansell is the new Regional Lead South. Jen has served in various roles across the Army. She has also worked in the charity sector supporting current serving personnel, veterans, reservists and their families. 

Alice Hicks is the new Social Media Assistant. Alice is an Army wife who has previously worked in the military charity sector and as a teacher.


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