AFF Roadshows give you the opportunity to put your questions about Army life to those that can provide the answers. Last year, we headed to Paderborn in Germany, to hear questions from a packed audience. Regional Manager Germany Katy Brookfield details AFF’s ongoing work…


WITH rebasing looming, many questions from families related to these moves, with the admissions process for schooling in the UK high on the agenda. Some of you have been in BFG for many years and are unfamiliar with the procedures.

AFF is here to help and there’s a wealth of information on the Education and Childcare pages at aff.org.uk

We have co-ordinators covering all areas of the UK if you need local knowledge. The Children’s Education Advisory Service (DCYP-CEAS-Enquiries@mod.uk) can also provide support.

With BFG closing, families asked whether it was necessary for high move-out standards as no one else would be moving in.

Discussions are ongoing between HQ BFG and DIO to agree a single standard. AFF will encourage the chain of command to give clear direction about your responsibilities and options. There will certainly be a minimum requirement so don’t expect to just walk away!

A small number of you living in properties owned by private landlords expressed your concern at the way landlords can turn up unannounced with prospective buyers.

The BFG housing team advised that this is completely unacceptable. Since the Roadshow, the policy has been re-clarified. Landlords must give at least 48 hours’ notice; no more than two people can view at any one time; and the viewing can last no more than 15 minutes. The housing estate manager must be in attendance and will ensure policy is adhered to. AFF is ideally positioned to monitor this as we attend the station housing meetings.

Take a look at the full Q&A from the event on the AFF website and if you have any worries about rebasing or life in BFG, contact a member of our team:

Regional Manager (rmgermany@aff.org.uk); Paderborn Co-ordinator (paderborn@aff.org.uk); Gütersloh Co-ordinator (gutersloh@aff.org.uk)

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