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Admin Transport Service launch

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The new Admin Transport Service (ATS) starts in BFG from September 1. Full details in this week's Sixth Sense - out on Thursday, August 28.

Major leaves his mark

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Legacy - ony Clunn MBE with a Roman coin he found at Kalkriese. Inset: A Cavalry mask also found at Kalkriese – its image was used on the front cover of his book, In Quest of the Lost LegionsTributes have been paid to Tony Clunn, the former British Army major credited with discovering the Varus battlefield at Kalkriese in northern Germany, who has died at the age of 68.

Tony was an amateur archaeologist and metal detectorist when he unearthed a handful of Roman coins in 1987 some 20km north of Osnabrück, turning
German national history on its head.

At the time serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a lieutenant, he also uncovered three Roman slingshots near Kalkriese – the first indisputable evidence of military activity in the region.

Since then thousands of priceless artifacts have been found at the site where Varus’s legions were lost, which now boasts a state-of-the-art museum run by German National Heritage.

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A walk on the wild side

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Cyclists taking their journey of discovery through the 12,000-hectare siteFor the first time, the British Army invited local people to visit the Senne Training Area – and more than 5,000 hikers and bikers took advantage of the offer.

Where there’s normally live-firing in a place closed to the public, on Sunday, August 10, there was an air of tranquility.

The Senne Information Day saw people of all ages take the opportunity to visit after the entire 12,000-hectare area had been thoroughly searched beforehand for ammunition and duds.

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Long service recognised

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Annie Tomlinson (left) and Kim Weaver (right) receiving jubilee certificates in recognition of long service, presented by Col Andy Bellingall, Deputy Chief of Staff, HQ BFGKim Weaver and Annie Tomlinson, inspectors with British Forces Early Years Service, received jubilee certificates in recognition of their long service to HM Forces.

Col Andy Bellingall, Deputy Chief of Staff, HQ BFG presented the certificates outside the headquarters in Bielefeld on August 1.

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