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Recognition of service to Westfalen Garrison

Colonel David Kelly, Commander Westfalen Garrison, has once again had the privilege of showing the community’s appreciation to the civilian staff who work within Paderborn Station.

Herr Udo Fröhlich receives a Certificate of Appreciation for his 41 years of service to British Forces Germany from Colonel David Kelly, Commander Westfalen GarrisonOn March 31, Col Kelly presented Herr Udo Fröhlich a Certificate of Appreciation on behalf of the former GOC BFG, Maj Gen John Henderson. 

The certificate was awarded to Herr Fröhlich on his last day of work after 41 years of service.

Udo has worked as the station utilities advisor, a post he started in 1999, having already worked with the British Forces in Germany since 1973. 

Udo will now be able to enjoy his retirement. However, before his departure, he thanked his colleagues, past and present, for making his time with the Armed Forces  such an enjoyable and memorable journey.

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School’s out for Wilma

Farewell surprises at William Wordsworth School

Wilma – an inspiration to all pupils and staff at William Wordsworth SchoolIt was a sad day for pupils, staff and Paderborn Station when Wilma Simpson spent her last day as head teacher of William Wordsworth School. After 32 years of service to SCE Schools, Wilma is returning to Scotland on retirement. 

On March 27, Wilma was surprised to arrive at the school to find the staff and pupils were dressed in red, green and tartan, in recognition of Wilma’s heritage.

With the pride of Scotland ringing true, Wilma fought back a few tears as the school set about giving her a farewell that she will never forget.

The day began with a school assembly during which the pupils sang their farewell song and was followed by the showing of a video  in which the pupils answered questions about their head teacher.

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Bake for Heroes cake sale – Bielefeld

Help raise some dough for our heroes and come along to the Bake for Heroes cake sale on Wednesday, April 22, from 10am to 11.30am.

The stand will be outside JB’s, Catterick Barracks in Bielefeld.

If you would like to bake some cakes, contact Community Support on 0521 9254 3208.

Midwives Drop-In in Gütersloh

Bored? Isolated? A new mum? We would like to welcome you to the new Midwives Drop-In venue on Princess Royal Barracks opening on Monday, April 20 and every Monday from 2–4pm.

Come and join us for coffee and a chat, receive baby care advice and lots more.

The venue is located between the former 1 LSR Welfare Office and the fire station – look out for the yellow signs that have been placed throughout camp.