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.
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.
The society was established after The Falklands War in 1982, with the aim of encouraging all ranks in the Army to maintain and develop their artistic ability.
One of its key aims was art as therapy. The society aims to encourage and support artists and craftspeople whether serving, retired or dependant.