Media 2023-10-25T13:16:28+00:00

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Army & You magazine, page 50, Autumn 2023

Dealing with deployment, by Alison Baverstock

The Bookseller, July 2023

Reading Force to extend, by Katie Allen

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When Home Keeps Moving, September 2023

Fantastic charities and where to find them… by Stacey Heartford

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Royal Navy Forum, May 2023

My Forces Life Art Competition 2023 – Reading Force

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Cobseo, March 2023

Reading Force publish ‘My Forces Life’ Writing Competition Anthology

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SCiP Alliance, July 2022

Connected Forces book club, in partnership with Reading Force

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RAF Families Federation, July 2022

Connected Forces online book club

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Cobseo, March 2022

Reading Force World Book Day fun for military families!

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Helensburgh Advertiser, February 2022

Reading Force charity launches My Forces Life competition

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Cobseo, July 2021

Reading Force charity celebrates ten years of military families reading together

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Never Such Innocence, March 2021

In the Spotlight – Reading Force

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RAF Families Federation, July 2020

Reading Force family to share their story on SKY TV this weekend!

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Royal Navy, November 2019

Reading Force is launched at Drumfork Community Centre

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Third Force News, November 2019

Author hosts charity event, by Gareth Jones

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Points of Light, August 2019

Reading Force – Points of Light Award

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Forces Net, March 2019

World Book Day: The Charity Keeping Military Families United Through Reading

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Cobseo – 6th September 2018

New Chapter for Military Charity Reading Force as Annington Increases Funding

TES – 2nd August 2018

‘Never assume resilience in Forces children’

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Homeport magazine – 20th April 2018

‘Connecting families over the waves with books and scrapbooks’ in Homeport, page 56 and 57, Spring 2018

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Forces Network News – 14th March 2018

‘How storytelling is helping children of military families’

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Cobseo – 22nd February 2018

‘Reading Force launches partnership with RAF Benevolent Fund at RAF High Wycombe’

The Royal British Legion – 16th November 2017

‘The Soldiers’ Charity awards Reading Force with a £25,000 grant’

The Royal British Legion – 16th August 2017

‘Legion grant helps families connect through shared reading’

Cobseo – 16th August 2017

‘New Reading Force brochure Welfare organisations’

Army & You Magazine, 2015

Reading Force on the Road

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Aggie Weston – 7th July 2016

‘Storybook Waves – Another 1,000 Reading Force books!’

The Independent, March 2011

The Blagger’s Guide To…Reading Force: How books can bring families closer together

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The Evening Standard – 16 January 2015

‘Book club that keeps soldiers and families at home on the same page’

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‘Fly away with a book’

Envoy Magazine – RAF Families Federation’

Spring 2014 issue

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‘Reading Force rewards’

Navy News – Royal Navy

March 2013 issue

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‘Reading Force!’

First News

5th November 2012

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‘Plan to bridge separation of service families with joint reading scheme’

The Guardian

18th January 2011

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BFG News Germany – 19th October 2017

Reading Forces amazes pupils

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‘Creating families of bookworms’

Aldershot News and Mail

Thursday 30th October 2014

‘Force for good’

Army & You magazine – Army Families Federation

Spring 2014 issue

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‘Reading initiative boosted by visit of football writer’

The Northern Echo

Tuesday 28th January 2014

‘Reading Force launch at Halton’

RAF Halton website

Monday 23rd September 2013

‘Mini books in to visit Windsor School’

Royal Borough Observer

Friday 15th March 2013

‘Books keep RAF Carterton family close despite separation’

The Oxford Mail

Saturday 24th November 2012

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‘Miles apart – but families united by love of reading’

The Portsmouth News

Thursday 24th May 2012

‘Books bring service families together’

Oxford Mail, Witney

Friday 11th May 2012

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‘Force for good’

Bookseller blog  2nd September 2013

Reading Force the shared reading initiative for Service families, has received a £5,000 award from reading charity the Siobhan Dowd Trust. The award is to buy books for Forces families who are taking part in the scheme in 2013-14.

‘Reading Force extend’

The Bookseller  23rd July 2013

Reading Force has been awarded £230,000 to extend its reading programme to every service family in the UK during 2013-15.

‘They’re all at sea, but a book brings them together’

TES Connect

Friday 11th May 2012


British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS): 27/10/14 interview with Alison Baverstock and Wendy Searle, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity ‘Reading brings service families together’

Radio Berkshire: 10/07/2013 interview with Alison Baverstock

BBC South News: 23/5/12 feature on Reading Force launch on HMS Warrior

Radio Berkshire: 23/5/12 interview with family who had participated in Reading Force

Heart FM, Berkshire: 24/5/12 interview with Alison Baverstock

British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS): 10/9/11 interview with Alison Baverstock ‘Reading Force wraps up in Aldershot’