Storybook Soldiers provides a link between parents who are deployed and their children. Soldiers are recorded reading a bedtime story for their children. Music and sound effects are added by trained volunteer editors. The CD is sent to the child who can listen to it, not just at bedtime but on car journeys and at other times of the day.
Storybook Soldiers was set up at the beginning of 2007 in Tidworth. The scheme is now available across the Army and has been copied by the Royal Navy and the RAF.