School report: Attenborough

Name of school: Attenborough School Location: Sennelager, Germany Number of pupils: 61 – with more coming in 2021 School motto: ‘We care’ How do you help service children settle in? We care about a...

Setting sail for Sennelager?

In September last year, Sennelager held its first community fair under the new British Army (Germany) flag. The event was designed by our AFF Germany co-ordinator, Lindsay McCran to highlight services and facil...

Foe to friend

The National Army Museum has a fascinating new exhibition starting in September, which will be of interest to anyone who has served or lived in Germany… Foe to Friend: the British Army in Germany Since 1945 ru...

The BFG remainers

AS the bulk of families leave Germany for pastures new, AFF’s former regional manager Germany, Carole Rudd, tells us what life will look like for those staying behind... “Here at AFF we’ve been incredibl...

Leaving a legacy

BY THE time the last major units leave Bielefeld, Gutersloh and Paderborn in 2019, British Forces will have been stationed in Germany for nearly 75 years. To mark this lengthy period of overseas deployment, HQ ...

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 ...