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British Forces in Germany

The British Forces in Germany (BFG) Legacy Project is beginning and you can be a part of it by sharing your experiences for a new book.

By the time the last units in 20 Armoured Brigade leave Sennelager in 2019, British Forces will have been stationed in Germany for nearly 75 years. To mark this lengthy period of overseas deployment, HQ BFG is producing a high quality glossy coffee table book: ‘British Forces in Germany ‘ The Lived Experience.’

Hundreds of thousands of British Servicemen and women have spent at least some of their active service in Germany, be that as a part of BAOR, UKSC(G) or BFG. In addition are the tens of thousands of civil servants and support staff that have underpinned the community.

We are now looking for civilian stories of British / German relationships formed during this period and where possible photographs or images of items connected to these happenings.

It may have to do with a local German / British Society, or Sporting Club, it may be to do with exercises (Manöver) on the Hannovarian Plain, or it may just be a pleasant social meeting; after all a great number of marriages occurred between British Troops and the local population.

Please send you stories in the first instance to the Legacy Project Officer at the following email address: bfg-hq-legacyproject-ogpmailbox@mod.uk or by post to Legacy and Projects Officer, HQ BFG, Catterick Kaserne, Detmolder Str 440, 33605 Bielefeld.

For more information see the Legacy Leaflet or visit www.BFGnet.de or Facebook: @BFGnet

The Royal Logistic Corps

Royal Logistic Corps Tartan from The Ministry of Tartan

The RLC Tartan is officially registered and has been approved by The RLC. It incorporates the RLC stable belt colours of dark blue, scarlet, gold and black. RLC tartan scarves and other items are available to order online from the Ministry of Tartan website.

All items are beautifully wrapped, making them ideal gifts that can be sent to your friends, relatives or loved ones, on your behalf, anywhere in the world. Click here for more information and to visit the Ministry of Tartan website: https://theministryoftartan.co.uk/product-category/royal_logistic_corps_tartan_range/
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On Wednesday 14 October, The RLC Individual and Team Orienteering Championships took place on Mytchett Training Area. 115 competitors from 27 units took on a score event in which individuals had one hour to reach as many of the 24 checkpoints as possible. The four team members who score the highest points count towards the team result, where teams tie on points, the team with the fastest time to score those points wins.

Congratulations to all who were involved and well done to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood who were the champion male team, 162 Regiment RLC who were the champion female team and Army Drivers Northern Ireland (152 Regiment RLC) the champion Reserve team.

Lieutenant Huw Stradling was the overall winner, closely followed by Major Richard Barrett in second and Captain Terry Furlong took third place. Major Sophie Spenser-Small was the female winner with Lieutenant Colonel S Braine and Colonel Lucy Giles hot on her heels.

For more information about getting involved in orienteering, contact your respective sports officer or visit baoc.info
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THE RBL POPPY APPEAL NEEDS YOU!

Your support for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is more crucial than ever this year. They need you to help raise the money that will support our soldiers, sailors, airmen and their family now and in later life. Get on social media, message your family and tell your friends. We all need to shake a virtual bucket because this year, every poppy counts.

Text POPPY2, POPPY5 or POPPY10 to 70545
Donate online at www.rbl.org.uk/donate
Or find out what you can do to support the Poppy Appeal at www.rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal
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