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Panto for BFG in early December

Lords of the ring

Best Boxer, Cfn Whitelock, received a standing ovation on beating the Most Gallant boxer, LCpl JamesLast week in front of a large vocal crowd the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers held a nine bout boxing contest in Barker Barracks, Paderborn hosted by 3 Armoured Close Support Battalion REME.

With the spectators cheering the boxers throughout, the evening began with a Light Heavyweight contest between Cfn Ben Carter, 6 Regiment RLC (Light Aid Detachment) and  Pte Jarvis Jones of 3 Armoured Close Support Battalion REME (3 Armd CS Bn). 

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A helping hand

Chris Wyatt at the Refugee Reception Centre in PaderbornCHRIS Wyatt has been volunteering in the overseas division of St John Ambulance in Germany.

Like other British volunteers, he worked alongside Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe all summer in a refugee reception centre in Paderborn, volunteering for more than 200 hours.

His place of work was at the Paderborn Eisbahn (skating rink), where the JUH regional branche of Ostwestfalen provides accommodation facilities
to refugees. His expat parents also live in the city.

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BFG raises £2.5k for Save the Children

Success – event organiser Samantha Starling, who raised thousands of pounds for the Save the Children charityThe British Forces Germany (BFG) community came together recently to raise funds for Save the Children. 

There were three components to the Save the Children fund-raising effort which combined, raised a staggering £2,500.

A children’s art competition, choral performances by the Blankenhagen School Choir and the Military Wives Choir (Gütersloh), and a charity art auction made up the charity event.

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