Dukies welcome visitors from Germany

STUDENTS from the Duke of York’s Royal Military School (DOYRMS) in Dover welcomed a group of pupils from King’s School in Gütersloh, Germany, to share a packed schedule of sports, music and activities. King'...

Germany: life as we know it

It’s been confirmed that unit moves from British Forces Germany (BFG) will be put back to 2019. With this in mind, AFF’s Germany team has been speaking to families for their views on life during the drawdown… ...

A postcard from… Paderborn

Victoria, Tom and Digby tell us about their Army life in Paderborn, Germany... How long have you been an Army family? Six years. Time in Germany: Three-and-a-half years. What's your quarter like? The...

Film finale

THREE SSVC Forces cinemas that brought a ‘bit of home’ to Germany have had to close this year due to the rebasing of troops and their families. The Globe in Herford held its last screening in July, The Jerbo...

Families on the move

REBASING is now firmly underway, with the Army Basing Programme busy bringing Army families back from Germany and around 100 units moving or restructuring. This year, 14 units are moving from Germany to the ...

Olympians visit Forces children in Germany

HUNDREDS of school children in Hohne and Fallingbostel have met two British Olympians thanks to CSE Events & Entertainment. Gymnast Beth Tweddle, who won bronze at London 2012, and Philip Hindes, a gold ...

AFF’s top rebasing tips

Is your family returning to the UK from Germany? Check out our top tips to ensure you have a smooth move... 1. You are entitled to 67.92 cubic meters to be moved at public expense. You are responsible for ar...

Auf wiedersehen, pets

You are leaving! Posted, rebased, moving, uprooting; whatever way you describe it, your time in Germany is over. You may be dancing a jig or you may be passing the tissues, but do have a quick read of this; it ...

How to choose a school remotely

If you’re moving back to the UK and looking to secure a school place for your child, there’s lots of research you can do in advance. Lucy Scott, AFF Education & Childcare Specialist, looks at where to start...