So you're a military wife. Or maybe a girlfriend. These days, they're calling your sort WAGs. And the lot of you band together for just about everything. Who else but another WAG (except maybe the children) could possibly know what it's like to have your loved one overseas fighting wars nobody wants to be in anymore?
So what do you do? Oh, there are support groups and community meetings. Holiday get-togethers and birthday celebrations. But what do you do to show your friends and family you care and help them get through what they're doing?
A group of army WAGs decided their best course of action was a calendar to raise money. But not just any calendar! A 1950s pinup calender!
For the third year, more than 300 women who are related to soldiers in some way volunteered to be involved. It was finally narrowed down to 15 beautiful women by project managers Andy Simon of Darkslide Photography and Lucy Jerwood. And in true pinup form, they're dressed in everything from a sensuous pink Playboy Bunny outfit to the Union Jack. Lucy even sold her car to help pay for printing costs this year.
But what do the HABS (husbands and boyfriends - yeah, we just made that up.) have to say about it?
“Phil doesn’t mind me using our cash from the car to get the calendar out on sale,” says Lucy Jerwood. “We had hoped a big business might sponsor us, but with the way the economy is at the moment that’s not happened and someone’s got to come up with some money. What better cause could there be?”
What better cause indeed? You go girls! Way to stand by your men.