Thursday, 29 December 2016

Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds

Hidden Wounds service provides free and confidential support to Ex-Service Personnel, their families and the families of those still serving,

who are living with anxiety, depression, stress, anger or who wish to change their drinking habits.

Click here for further information

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Make Sure You Have Your Winter Sports Insurance Cover

Despite the lack of snow here in BFG it is the time of year where many of us eagerly scan our weather apps for snow conditions as our winter holiday approaches.  Whilst travelling outside of Germany on a private journey BFG Health Service is not responsible for your medical care.  So, as you plan your break and compare resorts, flights etc you should not neglect the most import factor. . . Your winter sports Insurance cover.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Friday, 16 December 2016

Thursday, 15 December 2016

What to keep in your Medicine Cabinet

Monday, 12 December 2016

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Domestic Abuse in the Armed Forces Community

Information and guidance for those affected by or dealing with cases of domestic abuse in the armed forces community.

This site is for members of the armed forces community who are male or female victims, perpetrators looking to change their behaviour, military or civilian practitioners, chain of command or concerned family and friends.

A concerned family or friend? Who can help?

For More Information please Click Here

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Sunday, 4 December 2016


BFBS offers three main radio services: BFBS Radio for upbeat music-based programming and news, BFBS Radio 2 for music, sport and speech including the best of the BBC, and BFBS Gurkha Radio for Nepali language programmes

BFBS Radio can be heard across the UK on DAB radio, overseas on FM, and online. You can also find us on Sky and Freesat.BFBS Radio 2 can be heard overseas on FM, and online.BFBS Gurkha Radio can be heard across the UK on AM, overseas on FM, and online.Apple StoreAndroid Store

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Defence Discount Service

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Monty's cafe

Monty's Cafe in the Amenities Centre, Block 8, Catterick Barracks

Freshly made panini's, sandwiches, wraps, cakes, flapjacks, soups, jacket potato's, quiche, lasagne and daily hot specials 

Food Also made to order. 

 Monday to Thursday 08.30 - 14.00hrs
Friday 08.30-13.00hrs 

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

SERFCA Website - Jobs for Reservists and Veterans

The purpose of the SERFCA website is to put reservists, who are seeking employment together with employers who have vacancies to fill and who are 'reservist friendly'.
Ex military personnel or veterans may also apply for jobs on this site.

For further information CLICK HERE

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Winter Driving Guide for BFG

For the BFG Winter Driving Guide please 
Click Here

Monday, 7 November 2016

Tesco delivers to British Forces Post Office (BFPO) Addresses

If you’ve got family serving in the armed forces overseas, you’ll want an easy and reliable way to send them gifts. 
With effect from 17th October, Tesco direct is partnering with the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) to help you do just that.
When you order gifts from Tesco direct, you can arrange for them to be sent to a BFPO address overseas for exactly the same cost as for a standard home delivery within the UK.
We’ll deliver your items to BFPO HQ. From there, they’ll be sent to the chosen BFPO address overseas for no extra cost.
To find out how to place, track and manage your BFPO orders, visit the Tesco direct BFPO page.
So, remember to make Tesco direct your first port of call when you’re looking for gifts to send your loved ones overseas this Christmas and Armistice Day.
Click HERE for more information

Sunday, 6 November 2016

AWS Notice

There are a number of groups within the community which have not registered with AWS in compliance with SI BF(G) 3321 & SO BF(G) 3352. The Army Welfare Services has the responsibility for the annual registering, monitoring and supporting the activities of all community groups.
Please follow the link below for further information.

Return of IACS Pass upon leaving BFG or pass expires.

All BFG personnel and their families are reminded that if they hold an IACS pass for access to American facilities in Europe, when the holder is about to leave BFG, or when the pass has expired, these passes must be returned to G1 Provost Branch, HQBFG, BFPO 140 (situated in Room 1.035, Block 5, Catterick Barracks, Bielefeld).

If we do not comply with the US Army in Europe regulations on this matter, the privilege may be withdrawn. Contact for further details, or any enquiries.​

Monday, 31 October 2016

Bielefeld Post Office opening times

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Mon, Tue, Thu -  08:30 – 11:45 & 12:30 – 15:15
Wed - 08:30 - 11:45 & 12:30 15:00
Fri  08:30 –12:00 & 12:30 –14:00  

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Defence Discounts

With Christmas coming up don't forget about the Discounts services available to you.
Follow click here for more information about Defence Discount Services.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Monday, 24 October 2016

Sparrenburg Castle

High above the town on the Sparrenberg hill sits imposing Sparrenburg Castle. Its mighty fortifications are located right next to one of the most beautiful ridge walks in Germany, the 156km Hermannsweg.
Constructed in the mid 13th century by the Counts of Ravensberg, the castle was administrative centre and residence of the county sovereign, and protected the town and trade routes through the Bielefeld pass. It was rebuilt many times. Sparrenburg Castle gained its present outline in the middle of the 16th century. A vast 300m system of underground passages can be explored from April to October, and visitors can enjoy panoramic views over the town Panorama and surrounding countryside. 

Tower and Visitor Information Center
Opening times
April - October: daily 10.00am - 6.00pm
November - March: Sat, Sun + public holidays 11.00am - 6.00pm
(closed 24 December to 1 January)

Charges (Ascent of the Tower)
adults: 1.50 € 
senior citizens, children, students: 1.00 € 

Guided Tours: Visit to the casemates (underground passages)
April - October: daily at 12.00am and 2.30pm, additionally Sun + public holidays at 4.00pm
Guided tours for groups by appointment 

adults: 3.50 € 
senior citizens, children, students: 2.50 € 

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Moneyforce Needs You


Would you like to play a part in shaping the future direction of MoneyForce?

Think you can help us with the design of new digital tools and apps?

Or even if you're not a fan, but think you know what's missing from MoneyForce, we want to hear from you!

We're aiming to set up a small group of 6-8 MoneyForce 'Super users' to meet up twice a year to discuss MoneyForce and for you to feed back to us the views of your friends and colleagues.
Click HERE for more information

Reporting incidents to the RMP

Reporting Incidents to the RMP: Advice and Information

Routine Calls

 For a non-emergency call, you should call the RMP Station (Military - 94879 - 2223; or Civilian: 05254 982 2223). 

They will record the details, and if needed, they will liaise with the German Civil Police (GCP) on your behalf. 

You can also contact the RMP in BFG via email or social media: 

From DII: 1RMP-110 ProCoy-Group Mailbox (MULTIUSER) 

From Personal Email: 1RMP-110 

Emergencies Due to the distance between many SFA in BFG and the one remaining Military Police Station in Sennelager, the response time for an RMP patrol can be too long in the case of an emergency. Therefore, unless you live in the Sennelager / Paderborn area, emergency calls should always be made to the GCP (emergency telephone number - 110). If you are unable to make contact with the GCP due to language problems, then a call should be made to the RMP emergency number (05254 982 2222), when the duty interpreter will contact GCP on the your behalf.

 A follow up call should also be made to the RMP to make sure that a record is kept by them of all incidents. REPORTING SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY You should ALWAYS report anything suspicious to the police; no matter how trivial it may seem. It’s much better to report something that turns out to be harmless, than to not bother to report something that turns out to be important. 

Crime Prevention advice is available on any matter from the RMP station. Please call the routine number.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Winter Driving Guide for BFG

Information on the BFG Winter Driving Guide Click Here

Saturday, 15 October 2016


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What you can do to improve it

We all want to feel that our homes and property are safe from intruders. There are many things we can do ourselves to help to protect them. Here are a few of the simple, self-help measures we can all take to improve the security of our homes and property. They are all either free or low-cost.
For more information please click here

Friday, 14 October 2016


12 months ago the MOD ICE App was launched. The app, which has been developed by the Ministry of Defence's Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC), has now been downloaded over 25,000 times by British service personnel and their families since the launch in October 2015.

The question is: Have you downloaded yours? If not then found out how here.MOD ICE App

Friday, 7 October 2016

PRI Shop Bielefeld

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The PRI Shop is now open Mon - Fri 09:00 - 14:00hrs

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Pcdl Coordinator Westfalen-Garrison

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* Want to learn a foreign language in the Army?
* Or do you already speak another language and would like your skill assessed?
You could be eligible for a financial award.
For more information, please contact 41 AEC Language Coordinator on Sennelager mil 4016 or civ 05254 982 4016.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Monday, 26 September 2016

Photography classes in Bielefeld

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Are you interested in photography (classes, courses)?
Courses for beginners, portrait and master classes like light painting etc.  To be held in the Bielefeld Community room  For further information contact:

Friday, 23 September 2016

Save 10% with a Berlin Pass from Forcesdiscount

Save 7.5% discount at Center Parcs Europe

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Keeping Children Safe online - Parent Guides

The challenge of keeping our children safe on the internet is ever evolving as new technology, apps and games are developed. Click here to view a collection of short, clearly written guidebooks that demystify apps, services and platforms popular with kids and teens. 

Thursday, 15 September 2016

The EU Referendum and what it means for BFG

Commander British Forces Germany writes to all British Service and Civilian Personnel in Germany on the outcome of the EU referendum.
Click here to read...

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Go Outdoors extra discount

Bielefeld Gymnasium - DEPs/UKBCs/LECs are to have personal liability and personal accident insurance

Since 2011 to use ANY MOD Gym, DEPs/UKBCs/LECs are to have personal liability and personal accident insurance, this is due to a costly amount of claims against the MOD. 
The MOD will no longer accept responsibility for any injuries.
If any DEP/UKBC/LEC wants to use an MOD gym and take part in activities then it is at own risk, if they get injured, then they claim from their own insurance and not the MOD. All members have, since the refurbishment in 2014, signed to say they have the correct insurance and signed the risk assessment before using the gym.
The difference at Bl gym is the station has paid for the personal liability for Bl stationed DEPs and UKBCs only, so all you are required to pay for is personal accident insurance. Anyone that hasnt got it, needs to get it to use the gym and take part in any activities to adhere to the MODs policy. It can be purchased cheaply at the ergo insurance office in block 8. Most home insurance offers personal accident insurance in their policies, a phone call to check it covers them in the gym is sometimes required if not stated in the policy. Any new members to the gym since 2016 have to provide a copy of accident insurance. Anyone that hasnt signed the risk assessment should do it asap to adhere to the MODs policy and avoid any disapointment. Anyone that still doesn't understand should speak with Ricky in the Gym on ext 3249 where he will explain what is required.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Running a Business from home or selling of products

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Running a Business from home or selling products, requires you to be registered. For more information pop into Community Support Office.  Information is also available in the HIVE.