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Corporal trolls out children's book

Soldier Cpl Peter Wylie has had his second children’s book published which is now for sale in a variety of bookshopsIn the modern age, trolls can be found sowing discord on the Internet, but for soldier and children’s author Peter Wylie, they are tiny creatures who live for adventure and fear us humans.

Elgin The Little Troll has just been released on Amazon after the Corporal was spurred on by the success of his first book, Chem Cloud, which teaches children about the environment.

Peter, who has served with the Army for 19 years and lives in Gütersloh, took three months to write his latest book.  

He said: “My publisher loved this book and decided to publish it too, although it has taken a year to have it ready.”

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A summer to remember

A fun packed summer for Bielefeld children at Camp AdventureBielefeld children gathered with excitement last Friday to show parents and families what they had been up to at Camp Adventure, during the end of week assembly, Camping Presents.

The children excitedly said “everything” when asked what they liked best about the week and loved showcasing their week’s work to their family.

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Summit to check out

Peak retreat: Howie and Fran Mills with their pet dog at their alpine guest house – the Schöne Aussicht  in Neustift, AustriaEx-loggie Howie Mills found his Shangri-La in the Austrian Alps, where he and his wife run a guest house that has become an adventure holiday retreat for folks from across the British military.

The former Lance Corporal and physical training instructor fell in love with local woman Franziska on a visit to Tirol 12 years ago and decided to stay.

Howie and Franziska, who have three children, run a guest house called Schöne Aussicht (Beautiful View) in the Stubai valley, just south of Innsbruck.

But the sporty couple are more than just hosts – they offer a smorgasbord of sporting activities for guests to enjoy – for both individuals and families. 

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Years of dedication

From left: Air Commodore Tolfts, Jane (Barbara) Kaczmarek, Richard Barley, DIO Assurance and Jack Lawlor Deputy Head SD (Europe)The recent visit of DIO’s Head of SD Accommodation, Air Commodore Ian Tolfts to Bielefeld presented the opportunity to mark the occasion of Jane (Barbara) Kaczmarek’s 40 years of service with the MoD.

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