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Friday, 29 January 2016
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Hello, and a very Happy New Year to you from everyone at British Forces Germany’s Vehicle Licensing Office (VLO).
As OC VLO, I am often asked questions on vehicle insurance and more recently, the Aral Fuel Card. I thought it might be worth addressing some of these questions publically and in doing so, perhaps dispel a few rumours. I’m also going to offer some advice that just may help you out of a jam in the future. First up…
Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Thursday, 14 January 2016
You may be aware from the media of recent alleged attacks, sexual assaults and thefts made on women by men of predominantly North African or Middle Eastern appearance in
other major cities in Germany
on New Year’s Eve. These attacks are of course being taken very seriously
by the German authorities who are thoroughly investigating the incidents as
well as reviewing their policing operations and manning levels.
Members of our community are understandably concerned by this turn of events not least as similar attacks, albeit on a much smaller scale, have been reported by the German media as having taken place in
Bielefeld and Paderborn.
It is important to stress that there is no information or intelligence to suggest that our community is at a higher risk than the local German community. The biggest risk to our people is that they get caught up in such an incident by chance. We recommend that all members of our community act vigilantly, review their personal security and actively avoid likely trouble spots.
HQ BFG continues to liaise with the German authorities and are monitoring events. We will provide further updates as necessary, including any information we have on areas to avoid.