Monday, 7 December 2015

Transport Support Unit Road Safety Bulletin

Winter Driving - Emergency Kit

Winter Driving

Military sport kit discounts

Peter Hobday International Sports shop in Elsen (Gesselner Str. 1, 33106 Paderborn) offers up to 40% discount on all sportswear and equipment for military personnel and their families.  Peter’s main suppliers are Adidas and Erima.  To qualify for a discount simply supply your military ID card at the time of purchase.  Please note One-Stop forms are not accepted.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

MOD Confirms Rebasing Timetable for Germany

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that the final Field Army units will return from Germany in 2019. Those units, including those from 20 Armoured Infantry Brigade, principally based around Paderborn and Sennelager in Germany, will return to their new home on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, in the final phase of the Army Basing Programme.
The announcement also confirmed unit moves planned for 2016 and 2017 will go ahead.  That includes the closure and release of Princess Royal Barracks, Gütersloh; Alanbrooke Barracks, Paderborn; Tower Barracks, Dülmen; and Kiel Training Centre. 

Monday, 9 November 2015

Road Safety for Cyclists & Pedestrians

Why being seen matters
Many accidents happen to cyclists and pedestrians because vehicle drivers cannot see them until it is too late to stop. This problem is worse at night and in poor weather conditions. Make sure you wear the right clothing so you can be seen.

Monday, 2 November 2015

DVSA UK Theory Test

DVSA UK Theory Test is now available at the Sennelager Driver Training Centre. Open to Dependants/UKBCs/Soldiers. 

Car Theory test €23
Motorcycle Theory test €23
LGV & Bus Multiple choice €26
LGV & Bus Hazard conception €11

Contact: Mr Pat Kiely 05254 982 2864

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Monday, 19 October 2015

Recruit for Spouses

For a helping hand with your CV and career advice Click here

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Tax-Free Rules for Transferring Residence in Germany

If you are leaving BFG and not returning to the UK you are required to complete a BFG F38Ü (BFG export certificate) for each of your vehicles. If you are staying in Germany you are entitled to transfer you tax free vehicle (and motorcycle if you have one) onto the local economy without any tax liability provided you adhere to two restrictions (that are applicable to all NATO sending states in Germany).

Firstly: you must have owned your tax free vehicle and had it BFG registered for at least six months prior to discharge. If your vehicle is less than 6 months old you will be liable to pay the full import duty (19% as at 1 Oct 14 on the amount you paid for it).

Secondly: you must retain the vehicle in your possession for at least 12 months after your discharge date. During this time you are not permitted to loan or hire the vehicle out to a third party.

Provided you apply for your BFG export certificate (BFG F38Ü) and stick to the two rules detailed above you will not be charged any import duty and you may also sell your vehicle after the 12 months have past as if it were a normal tax paid vehicle. The BFG F38Ü is available in your LVLO, BFG office or for download at:

Monday, 12 October 2015

Monday, 5 October 2015

Cold Mornings & Dark Nights

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Driving in Severe Weather

For  Information on how to Stay Safe Driving in Severe Weather Click here

Deliberate Self Harm

Information for Young People - What is self-harm?

Self-harm can take many forms; cutting, burning, bruising, pulling hair or picking skin as well as taking an overdose of medication or other substances including alcohol. It is a coping behaviour, rather than an illness or disorder although it is more common in young people with depression or anxiety. Some people self-harm for a long time before seeking help. Typically it is a private behaviour, not a “cry for help”.

For more information please click here

Advice on the safe use of social media

Click here for useful information Advice on Social Media