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AFF Board of Trustees Announce New Chief Executive: The Board of Trustees of the Army Families Federation is delighted to announce that Sara Baade will take over from Catherine Spencer as Chief Executive from early November.
Sara has a strong background in management and strategic policy, specialising in vocational skills growth and development. She has for the last 5 years worked as a senior civil servant for the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) working across a range of policy areas with a focus on apprenticeship growth. Prior to this she held a Director position at UK Skills, a charity which promotes vocational skills. She also has substantial experience in investment banking following 5 years at Goldman and Sachs investment banking division.
Sara has 5 year old twins and lives in London. Her late husband was Matthew Wall who served with the 9/12th Royal Lancers.


Families' Concerns Report Jan-Jun 2015: This is the report from the Army Families Federation which highlights the issues that Army families have brought to the attention of AFF. Statistics are gathered from Army families worldwide and thus provide an accurate reflection of matters affecting the global British Army community. Download the Families' Concerns Report Jan-Jun 2015

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22. 10. With less than six months until the Combined Accommodation Assessment System (CAAS) replaces Four Tier Grading (4TG) for SFA charges, have a look at what you can expect in the coming months.
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14. 10. AFF is delighted they are responding to the needs of a modern family.
New opt-out organ donation in Wales
12. 09. The time has come to decide whether or not you are happy to become an organ donor.
Improved mobile phone measures announced for Forces families overseas
06. 10. Find out about the improved mobile phone deal for Forces families overseas … AFF worked hard on this issue but there is more to be done.
AFF Annual Report 2014/15
24. 09. We represent Army families in more than 70 countries. Find out how, with your help, we do it.
Making a stage 2 housing complaint
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