This service ensures that you are kept informed of need to know, time critical events affecting BFG.

The service is only used to send messages which cannot wait to be delivered via traditional communications channels. 

For example: Travel disruptions, such as cancellation of trooper or closure of ferry port or channel tunnel; weather disruptions, such as early school closures or bus transport delays; emerging security issues e.g. late notification demonstrations or localised security incidents.

Messages are location-specific as follows:

  • Bielefeld
  • Gutersloh
  • Paderborn
  • Ayrshire Bks

Sign up is easy; simply text the location you wish to receive messages for – alternatively text ‘all’ to receive all location messages to 00447537416040

There are no fees for receiving messages and sign up costs just one text message charge at provider rates, irrespective of whether you use a UK or German mobile to register.


Comd BFG, Brig Ian Bell said

“I encourage all members of the BFG community to sign up for this new service.  The ability to communicate instantly with our community helps us to minimise inconvenience and frustration whilst delivering prompt safety and security information.”

If you ever think there is an immediate threat to life dial the German Civil Police on 110 (this works from ANY phone in BFG).

Do not hesitate to report anything suspicious, particularly the activity of people and vehicles to the Emergency RMP Hotline on 05254 982 2222 (military 2222).

They really don’t mind if it’s a false alarm – better safe than sorry.