Monday, 31 July 2017

Customer Notice - Thrift Shop Closure

Sennelager Library Summer Opening Times

Seilbahn Koblenz

Hover over the Rhine in the Cable Car and discover the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress. Experience the unique views over a city with a tradition stretching back over 2000 years where the Rhine and Moselle rivers meet. Enjoy the spectacular Cable Car journey and take a stroll through the beautiful fortress grounds to discover the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress with its wonderful exhibitions and events.

Click​ here​ for further information.

Drayton Manor Theme Park UK

Heading Back to the UK over the Summer and fancy something different then why not visit Drayton Manor Theme Park​.

Drayton Manor Park is proud to support our British Armed Forces so throughout our 2017 season we are offering free entry to all those serving and ex serving personnel of the British Armed Forces.

Our main 2017 season runs from Thursday 30th March - Friday 27th October* and any serving or ex serving member of the British Armed Forces will receive​ free entry to Drayton Manor Park.

*Not available on park buy out days​, please check the website before travelling for opening times and dates.

For more information please click here

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Why not visit Kassel?

Home to the international art exhibition Documenta, a UNESCO World Heritage Sight (Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe, the domain of the Brothers Grimm and the main city on the German Fairy Tail Route, and not least a modern, lively metropolis which has a lot to offer its inhabitants and guests.​

A truly wonderful day out for all the family.​​

For further Tourist information click here​ or to view the Brochure ​for Wilhelmshöhe​ click here​

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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Friday, 28 July 2017

Romantic Germany - Rhineland Palatinate

For more information please visit the website​

Potts Park Minden

Potts Park is a family friendly park, with adventures for the whole family.

Ideal for children aged 3 to 11, height restrictions apply on some rides.​​

For more information please Click here or to view the brochure click here

Merlin Entertainments Summer Sale - Germany Starts 7th August 2017

Merlin Resort Annual Pass Summer Sale starts on the 7th August, click here to view the website.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Historic Highlights of Germany

Historic Highlights of Germany provides information on seventeen of the best alternative cities for short breaks and helps travellers to get to these wonderful destinations off the beaten track; Aachen, Augsburg, Bonn, Erfurt, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Koblenz, Lübeck, Mainz, Münster, Osnabrück, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Trier, Wiesbaden and Würzburg​

For further information please click here​

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

MOD Launches Defence People Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

​​Tobias Ellwood, Minister for Defence People and Veterans, has today launched an innovative strategy to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the Armed Forces, their families, veterans, and Defence Civilians.

For further information please click here

Detmold Open Air Museum

Visit the largest open-air museum in Germany, just 30 mins from Paderborn. Discover over 100 historic buildings and a diverse cultural landscape on more than 90 hectares. With restaurants and cafes, children's play areas and a number of exhibitions, it will keep the whole family occupied. The site is wheelchair accessible.  
Click Here for more information

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Take A Breather with Big White Wall July Media Campaign

July's Social Media Campaign for Big White Wall is 'Take A Breather'. Having some downtime for yourself, refreshing your head space and letting things not get on top of you are all part of this month's campaign. 

Lots of information and support can be found on their website using the link here

Tesco now deliver to BFPO

Poster provided by Tesco

AWS Youth Club Sessions Registration Dates

For more information or any questions you may have, please contact AWS on the number shown above.

Sunday, 23 July 2017

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German Fairy Tale Route

Why not visit the German Fairy Tale Route this Summer - download the booklet and start your adventure.

Click here

Travel Vaccinations

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Friday, 21 July 2017

Lifetime ISA

Click here for more information

Civvy Street Magazine - July 2017

To read the magazine online please click here

British Forces Post Office Services Guide

How to use the British Forces Postal Services around the World.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Quest, Incorporating Courses 4 Forces - July Edition

​To view the latest edition online please click here​, or call in to the HIVE and pick up a magazine.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

CivvyStreet - Royal British Legion's Employability Programme for the Service Community in Civilian Life

Take A Breather with Big White Wall July Media Campaign

July's Social Media Campaign for Big White Wall is 'Take A Breather'. Having some downtime for yourself, refreshing your head space and letting things not get on top of you are all part of this month's campaign. 

Lots of information and support can be found on their website using the link here

BFPO Notice re Samsung Galaxy and Hoverboards

BFPO has received the following advice from Parcelforce regarding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and Hoverboards:

Samsung Galaxy Note 7:
Following reports of the product recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the airline industry has issued advice to airlines addressing concerns around the faulty device batteries creating fire hazards on board aircraft. As a result, we are unable to accept these devices on any of our UK or international services until further notice. BFPO customers are advised that any received at BFPO London for transportation by air cargo will be returned to sender.

Parcelforce Worldwide and BFPO are no longer able to carry self-balancing scooters (also known as Hoverboards). This is due to the Hoverboards being powered primarily by lithium batteries and the difficulty in ascertaining the Watt hour rating and whether they are safely deactivated for transport. BFPO customers are advised that any received at BFPO London for transportation by any route surface or air will be returned to sender.

For further information please visit​ the BFPO services website on DirectGov

Lyme Disease - Protect Yourself

Information provided by SSAFA Health promotions.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Soldier Magazine - July Edition

To read the magazine on-line please click here

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Cycling on the German Wine Route Cycle Trail, Rhineland

The German Wine Route Cycle Trail runs parallel to the German Wine Route, taking in historical towns, vineyards and castles. Travelling through the Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany's second largest wine-growing area by bike is the ideal way to experience this area. The famous wine town of Deidesheim offers Riesling and pinot noir accompanied by the new contemporary cuisine that is taking the town's gourmet restaurants by storm. From here the route leads south towards the French border, through a landscape reminiscent of Tuscany with its gentle vine-clad hills and pretty villages. Neustadt with its magnificent historical centre, winding lanes and numerous taverns makes for an ideal place to stop off for a while. 
For further information please Click Here

Combat Stress 24 Hour Helpline for Armed Forces, Veterans & Families

Saturday, 15 July 2017

What Next? Forces Resettlement Guide

To read the latest edition online please click here​

German Banks - Requests for Account Holder Information

Members of the BFG community may have been contacted by their German bank, asking for information about the account holders. Further information or advice should be sought directly from your branch.

The background to the requests for information is that there are international agreements to check whether customers may be subject to taxation in other participating countries. These came into force on 1 January 2016 and on 1 July 2014. Further information is available on the UK Government website:

For further information please visit BFGnet website​

This information is provided by

Friday, 14 July 2017

Germany's Wine Growing Regions

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Germany is world-famous for its beers but Germany also has 13 successful wine-growing regions. German wine differs from wines of other countries — it's light, lively and fruity, thanks to Germany's unique climatic and geological conditions. So why not explore charming countryside and some of Germany's top wines.

For further information click here

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Going back to the UK this Summer?

If you are going back to the UK this summer, remember the new speeding fines that came into effect in April 2017. For all the information please use the following link Here

Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Customer Notice - HIVE Closure

Please note the Sennelager HIVE will be closed for staff training on Wednesday 12th July.  Please call or visit the Barker HIVE for assistance.

Monday, 10 July 2017

FAB Camps - Families' Activity Breaks

Families' Activity Breaks (FAB) is a non-public funded, tri-Service charitable initiative, providing fun and challenging activity camps around the UK for bereaved Military families.

If your child is aged up to 19 years old and has suffered the loss of a loved one who was serving in the Armed Forces, then you may be eligible for a FAB camp. The holidays offer an adventure for all the family and a welcome break to meet and socialise with others who have experienced a similar loss. A loved one can mean a parent, a step-parent, or a child's legal guardian, carer or sibling.

For more information please Click Here

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Defence Discounts. On the go...

Click here for more information

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Hiking in the Rhine and Moselle Valley

The "Traumpfade" hiking trails are a great way to explore the Rhine-Moselle-Eifel area by foot, breathtaking views of the Rhine and Moselle Valley guaranteed. Click here...

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Level 3 Award in Education and Training run by The Royal Artillery Centre for Personal Development

They are running the online pre-course work and portfolio now with the follow-on assessments and support training planned for the 21 & 22 of November at Mansergh Barracks. People who are interested in this qualification can phone Shaun Thompson on 05241 84 2241 or the number above to pay a deposit of £50 and set up a direct debit so they can spread the payments over a few months, so no need to pay all in one go.