Daisy McDee’s dad is a Royal Engineer – a soldier in the British Army.
Daisy’s showing her new friend, Cara, around the base and talks about what its like to live there and some of the other places she’s lived.
Daisy has been showing her new friend around the base where I live along with other military families.
In bases, there are lots of places to live.
There are blocks of flats, rows of houses and married quarters – for families. The bigger houses are usually ones for the officers!
There’s also a mess. The mess is the name for a place where soldiers can hang out and eat – a bit like your canteen at school!
The army pays for a lot of things on base and that means there’s more money for other stuff if soldiers live there.
Soldiers live on bases because if a job means they have to work in a different part of the country, they can up-and-move without too much trouble.
Secret Life of Daisy McDee, in association with the Royal British Legion
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