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FREE theatre play comes to BFG

Book your free seat nowPublic performances of Do We Do the Right Thing? will take place in the Mansergh Hall, Mansergh Barracks (Verler Strasse 127, 33334 Gütersloh) on:

Monday, March 16: 1pm - 2.30pm

Tuesday, March 17: 1pm - 2.30pm and 7.30pm - 9pm

Wednesday, March 18: 12.45pm -  2.15pm and 7pm - 8.30pm

Thursday, March 19: 2pm - 3.30pm and 7.30pm - 9pm

All performances will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A discussion. Admission is FREE, but seats must be reserved in advance via the ticket booking website: https://eventbrite.co.uk/event/15751589428/ 

All visitors will require personal ID. People who do not have a BFG car pass will be required to book in at the guardroom. Please allow sufficient time to do so before the start of the performance. Follow signs to Mansergh Hall and park in the allocated parking area.

At home on the ranges

The Highlanders (4 SCOTS) with their Heavy Machine Guns. The Battalion is re-roling to provide a Protected Mobiity role to the Brigade and has also been firing from Mastiff, Husky and Jackals - familiar to most troops as vehicles procured specifically for Afghanistan and now being brought into core British Army equipmentTroops serving with 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade have been making the most of the extensive facilities at Bergen Hohne during a 3-week package at the NATO range complex.

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Weapons for mass destruction

Pepper and CS sprays are illegal in the UK and can be handed in during March's weapons amnesty in BFGA month-long weapons amnesty will take effect across BFG starting on March 1.

The Royal Military Police have announced a BFG-wide reprieve from prosecution
for the surrender of illegal weapons during the amnesty period, which runs from March 1 to 31.

The crime prevention (CP) initiative is being led by 110 Provost Company, with drop-off points at local police stations in Sennelager, Hohne, Gütersloh and Herford for all theatre-based personnel who are subject to the Service Discipline Acts.

Previous weapons amnesties have been successful, with dozens of weapons being handed in which were then safely destroyed.

Lt Jodie Thomas, Ops Oficer, 110 Pro Coy 1 RMP, said: “With the ongoing drawdown of BFG this planned event is designed to highlight the potential repercussions of possessing offensive weapons, whether knowingly or otherwise.”

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Think! Am I fit to drive?

It is illegal to drive if your driving is impaired by legal or illegal drugsNew drug drive legislation comes into force on March 2 in England and Wales. So long as you are following the advice of a healthcare professional and your driving is not impaired, you can continue to drive as usual and are not at risk of arrest.

In the dawn of new drug drive legislation, THINK! is encouraging people who take medicines and are not sure if they are safe to drive to check with their pharmacist or doctor.


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