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Pupils passion for politics

Ellie, Adam, Kelsey and Charlie along with all of their campaignersThe general election and its subsequent result proved to be a very interesting time for communities in the UK.

During this time, pupils at King’s School in Gütersloh followed the election and thought it would be fitting to take part in something similar in the school, as politics affects Forces families, too, and it’s easy to forget that being so removed from the UK.

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Blazing glory

An outstanding achievement (left to right) – Watchkeeper/Firefighter (Retd) Hans-Lorenz Husemann, Firefighter Sven Mönikes, Watchkeeper/Firefighter Thomas Marx, Watch Manager Hans-Josef Kammerer,  Watch Manager Dieter Leifeld, DFRMO Chief Fire Officer Phil Salt, Station Manager Ralf Husemann, Firefighter Rolf Güthoff, Watchkeeper/ Firefighter Karl-Heinz Wolter,  Firefighter (Retd) Ferdi Niggemann, Firefighter (Retd) Karl-Franz MenneMembers the Defence Fire Risk Management Organisation (DFRMO), were personally thanked for their service and dedication to the Forces by Chief Fire Officer, Phil Salt, during his visit to BFG. 

On June 11, having already visited fire stations in Hohne, Fallingbostel, Elmpt and Gütersloh, the CFRMO Chief Fire Officer came to Sennelager to visit staff working for the Defence Fire & Rescue Service and the military personnel from their units.

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Spanning friendship

Felgenfest - Germans and British rigged for success - M3 amphibious bridging vehicles cross the WeserBRITISH and German military engineers are experts in building bridges between the two nations – and that is meant quite literally.

This is demonstrated every year at the Felgenfest, where the highlight is a joint exercise in bridging the River Weser near Hameln so that the public can cross by bicycle or on inline skates, or can simply stroll between the banks.

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