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Domestic abusers appear in court

Two British Army junior NCOs have each been handed a suspended sentence of military detention by courts martial in Germany after they admitted committing domestic violence.

In both cases, the defendants had volunteered to take part in a social services programme designed to help perpetrators of domestic abuse in the Army, which was looked upon favourably by the sentencing boards.

LCpl Jone Biu was labelled a “cruel bully” after a court in Sennelager heard how he attacked his pregnant wife in their flat in Bergen on three occasions between February and March after returning from Operation Herrick.

Prosecutor Maj Jennifer Maddocks said the physical abuse included punches, choking, kicking, slapping, pulling hair and putting two fingers up her nose. One assault in the SFA was in front of their two-year-old daughter.

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LECs in pole position

Civilian firefighter undertake further training in PadderbornNine civilian firefighters working for the Labour Support Unit (LSU) in Paderborn have passed their first exam on the way to becoming fully qualified in their chosen field in preparation for the British Army’s departure.

The Army is giving locally employed civilians (LECs) time to continue their education while at work, getting them professionally fit for the inevitable day when the remaining barracks will be closed and new employment must be sought. 

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Core Assets in BFG

Sally Melbourne, the CEO of Core Assets in conversation with Maj Gen John Henderson, GOC BFGThe contract to provide social work services to the British Forces Germany and to the European Joint Support Group communities has recently been awarded to Core Assets.

A large international children’s services provider, Core Assets has wide-ranging experience across the delivery of safe and outcomes-focused services for children and families, particularly in the UK.  The new contract commenced on November 1. 

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