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  • The race of truth

    All the competitors who took part in the 2nd BFG Cycle RaceThe summer weather certainly arrived early in Princess Royal Barracks for the latest BFG road cycle race. 

    With a very hot 30°C heat and with a fierce wind, 20 cyclists braved the conditions for the race and went for it. 

    The race involved five laps of the airfield amounting to 34km. It is a well-known destination for the BFG cyclists and has been used many times over the years; however, this was last race before the camp is closed under rebasing, and handed over to the German authorities. 

  • Danish Allies learn the ropes

    Lt Col Steen Wegener, CO 1 Guards Hussars (left), inspects the Javelin standAhead of a major NATO exercise later this year 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1 PWRR) recently hosted representatives from the Danish 1st Guards Hussars at Barker Barracks, Paderborn.  

    The UK will take on the role of lead nation of the NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force (VJTF) in 2017, with the two units providing the armoured infantry support to the multi-national brigade. 

    The recent visit provided an ideal opportunity to develop relationships and for the Danish contingent to gain a better understanding of 1PWRR capability.

  • Braced for BATUS

    Clearing UDTA during exercise Noddy’s Run Earlier this month soldiers from 35 Engineer Regiment (35 Engr Regt) were on an exercise that saw them undertake their final preparatory training ahead of their  deployment to BATUS this summer.  

    During Exercise Noddy’s Run the engineers were tested in their armoured engineering role and also with an opportunity to hone their infantry skills conducting a dawn assault on an Urban Dry Training Area. 

  • Help your community

    Volunteers' Week, The Big Celebration. June 1-12Events are being planned across the country to mark Volunteers’ Week 2016, taking place on June 1-12. 

    The annual campaign, which was established in 1984, recognises the contribution volunteers make to many communities every day. 

    More than 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and this contributes an estimated £23.9bn to the UK economy. Behind these big numbers is a big contribution.

  • A shot above the rest

    6 Regiment RLC sent its shooting team back to the UK to compete in both the Force Troops Command Operational Shooting Competition (FTC OSC) and the 102 Logistic Brigade Shooting Competition. 

    6 Regiment RLC’s shooting teamAfter a few last minute changes to the team the final nine had a few weeks training at Sennelager before heading to the UK to represent 6 Regiment.

  • Rugby for a reason

    With a number of former professional players in their team and coached by a television and Hollywood actor the Rugby for Heroes team recently arrived in Germany with high hopes of securing a victory over the British Army Germany rugby team. 

    BA(G) players try to tackle a Rugby for Heroes playerHowever, before they took on the Army team there was the small matter of running a number of rugby master classes for children from Westfalen Garrison schools and rugby clubs, something that both the children and players enjoyed immensely.  

    The players were probably less thankful having been kept running around for a lot longer than expected due to the children’s enthusiasm and boundless energy. 

  • Worship with us

    Fellowship/training day at Church House LübbeckeA group of English speaking residents in Germany, mostly former soldiers or their dependants, are making plans to create a focus for worship in English.  

    The group have been working with the Church of England Diocese in Europe as part of a project to plan ahead for a time in Germany when British Forces have left.

  • Triumphant Engineers

    After 34 matches played, 35 Engineer Regiment were crowned the winners of the BA(G) Six-a-side competition in Gütersloh.

    35 Engineer Regiment charge to victory in the BA(G) Six-a-side competition
    The weather was once again on the footballers’ side as the sun beamed down on them, making it a great day to get on the pitch and represent their regiment.

  • Get your wristband for SSAFA Summer Fete now!

    wristbands SSAFASSAFA Summer Fete wristbands are proving very popular but did you know that these stylish bands not only give you entry to the event (both during the day and for the evening music and fireworks), but also offer you the chance to win some amazing prizes on the day.

    The event takes place on June 4 in Normandy barracks, Sennelager, with more details available at

    To say a big ‘thank you’ to its supporters, SSAFA are giving away a mountain bike, ipad, Go-pro, Pandora jewellery and much more.

    All you have to do is be there on the day and listen out for your wristband number being called.

    Note: Wristbands are available at One Stop Shops and all welfare offices but numbers are limited – get yours today!

  • Tar for the ride

    For the thrill of the sport – For the rest of 2016, the 6 Regt RLC Rally Team look to defend their title and have the car with the full upgrade complete by 2017BFG-based 6 Regiment RLC rally team have been crowned Army Rally Champions, securing their win just over halfway through the season.

    This title win has topped off an outstanding year for the team that included numerous podium finishes at national asphalt rallies.

    In the all-new Conningham Cup, where the Army took the overall win from the RAF over 100 stage miles in the day and night at the Rockingham Stages, the 6 Regt RLC team also came in as first Armed Forces crew.

    Winning the championship title has opened a lot of doors for the team and has secured some sponsorship deals with local companies.