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Muscle man looking for sponsor

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Callum at a bodybuilding event in ColchesterA well-toned lance corporal from Bergen-Hohne has muscled his way to the top in international bodybuilding contests.

Callum Green, 24, has made huge sacrifices to achieve the body of an Adonis, including declining to go out partying with his comrades.

The support troop crewman within the 9th/12th Royal Lancers has competed in the Hercules Olympia in Colchester, coming first in men’s classic bodybuilding category and qualifying to compete in Athens on June 14 where he will be represent England.

But Callum desperately needs sponsorship to be able to travel to Greece, and he is hoping readers will be able to help him.

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Painting the town tartan

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Kilts are us – Sebastian, left, and William McLeary, organisers of the Rock the Kilt music festivalYou don’t have to wear a kilt to rock out – but if you do sport one at Bünde’s first open air festival, you’ll be in good company.

Scotsman and former British soldier William McLeary and his son Sebastian are the duo behind Rock the Kilt, a four-day event with an impressive line up of musical acts.

It’s not exactly Glastonbury, but the Bünde festival taking place from April 30 to May 3 in the town centre promises a merry time for everyone – and on a paved surface.

The featured bands include Dire Strats, Europe’s best Dire Straits cover band; Big Balls, a salute to AC/DC’s Bon Scott; folk rockers The Keltics; singer and ex-Army man Chris Blevins; rock pipe band Celtica; and Boss Time, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band.

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Prescription for change

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Prescription charges will be introduced across British Forces Germany on May 5, bringing BFG into line with existing MoD policy.

All charges and exemptions will be in accordance with NHS (England) guidelines. Prescription charges will also be introduced across the European Joint Support Unit community in due course.

This aspect will be introduced in manageable phases, the first of which will be in respect of the communities based in Ramstein, Brunssum, SHAPE and Brussels. Current planning indicates that this will not be before June 1, 2014.

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Padre walks the line

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Padre Andy Oliver,  26 Regt RA, Gütersloh, decided to walk the length of the UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus for charities on both sides of the lineA BFG padre walked the 180km-long UN Buffer Zone during his tour of Cyprus, raising cash for charities on both sides of the divided island.

Capt Andy Oliver, who served for six months on peacekeeping mission Operation Tosca with 28 Engineer Regiment from Hameln, was accompanied on his trek of the ‘Green Line’ by nine willing volunteers.

Dubbed the Padre and his Pacemakers, the team completed the gruelling challenge in four days, from February 1-4, during which they faced scorching temperatures and raised more than £1,300 for two worthy local causes.

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