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Calling all dancers! West End star brings dance show to BFG. Book your place in the  masterclass now!Jennifer Ellison will be bringing her Dance Mums UK Tour to BFG as she visits Paderborn on October 27, from 12pm.

The famous television personality will be teaching a masterclass of modern jazz and lyrical dance next week, followed by a demonstration of choreography from the television show and a question, answer and photo session. The session will be aimed at all children over the age of three.

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Firm base check

Maj Gen Richard Stanford, left, with Paderborn Station Commander Lt Col John Mateer, centre and Commander Westfalen Garrison Col John Connelly, at the revamped Montgomery’s in PaderbornThe revamped all ranks bar Montgomery’s (formerly Monty’s Bar) at Barker Barracks in Paderborn was officially opened by Maj Gen Richard Stanford, GOC Regional Command, during a three-day tour of BFG. 

Alongside the Paderborn Station Commander, Lt Col John Mateer, and the Commander Westfalen Garrison, Col John Connelly, the General marked the opening of the venue with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque in front of a host of special guests.

The visit, which took place from October 3-5, saw Maj Gen Stanford, who is based in Aldershot in the UK, view some of the firm base projects that have recently been completed across Westfalen Garrison.

He looked at a number of facilities in Barker Barracks, including the Welfare Centre, which is currently undergoing renovations, and the recently revamped gym. 

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The games people play

Stadtmuseum Gütersloh director Rolf Westheider, left, holding a model aircraft carrier with exhibition curator and miltary paraphernalia collector Frank Föste from BielefeldA Bielefeld man with an in-depth understanding of military paraphernalia is planning his next exhibition – titled War Games Throughout the Ages.

Anglophile Frank Föste is the curator of the exhibition, which opens today, October 13, at the Stadtmuseum in Gütersloh and runs until December 4; later the exhibition will be on display in other museums.

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Masters of the kitchen

Army chefs have all the right ingredients to be master chefsChefs from 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade have spent the last week toiling in the kitchens in Sennelager with the sole aim of perfecting their signature dish for Exercise Joint Caterer to be held later this month in Shrivenham.

For the 11-strong team this has meant long hours cooking and refining their chosen dishes to ensure maximum marks are achieved for flavour, presentation, kitchen skills and techniques.

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