DIO is running a campaign in the UK during October to raise awareness of the additional costs of UK energy usage between the peak hours of 1600-1900. As part of that, DIO Germany is encouraging staff on Red Tuesdays (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th October) to turn off all non-essential and un-required electrical equipment during the 1600-1900 CET. In addition to raising awareness of the UK charging system to prepare our people for when they return to the UK, reducing unnecessary consumption will reduce BFG’s electricity bill and Carbon Dioxide emissions.
Resettlement Centre Move
Resettlement Centre Germany has moved from Herford to Normandy Barracks Sennelager, Bldg 85 (Next to AWS)
Open for all Service Leavers who are registered with CTP.
BFBS Germany Big Salute
The BFBS Germany Big Salute charity auction will be held on Friday 13th November.
Are you able to donate a ‘money can’t buy item’?
We are currently looking for some great items to be donated, example items from last year included 'Command a Warrior', 'Live like a General', '4 Scots Boxing Night' etc
These 'money can't buy' type items go down so well with the audience and help raise money for BLESMA, Combat Stress, Blind Veterans UK, FAB and Veterans Aid (full details at www.bigsalute.com)
AFF Germany Roadshows
AFF tackles families’ concerns
The Army Families Federation (AFF) is inviting Army families in BFG to come along to their Germany roadshows this October:
- 21 October, 10am to 12 noon, Mansergh Hall, Mansergh Barracks, Gutersloh
- 22 October, 10am to 12 noon, Tigers Den, Barker Barracks, Paderborn
Increase in Kindergeld
- All members of BFG who are receiving or have applied for German Kindergeld should be aware of the increases to the rates of payment that have recently been announced.
- The first increase of 4 Euros per child per month will be paid from 1 September but will be backdated to 1 Jan 2015. Back payments for the period 1 Jan to 31 August will be paid as a lump sum in October. The second increase of 2 Euros per month will be made effective and paid from 1 Jan 2016.