ID cards for British ex-forces personnel

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Have a question to all ex service people. Has any one heard that ex service personel in germany will be getting a form of id card so that they can gain acess to the camps in germany, so that they ca interact with serving members of the forces.And they would also have acess to coffee shops and the like in the camps ( would that then also mean NAFFI ) if any one has more info on this topic would much appreciate an answer, oh yea and a happy Easter to all.

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Firstly, Which countries "Services" are you speaking of? US, UK, CA, German...

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Well, no respectable American would call a base a camp. That just sounds so colonial. :P

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Yes, the Armed Forces Minister has finally decided to acknowledge that there are veterans, and offer a very limited access pass to certain military camps in Germany. You need to check out bfgnet.de and go through the veterans links, sign up as a member and then you'll get a mail with details, contact numbers for a security check and a copy of the BFG Form 28.

 

Limited access means you can go to most area within the camps and eat consumables (their term) on camp, but not shop for items in the NAAFI (and, presumably, the YWCA / YMCA, Red Shield shops).

 

Adam.

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My husband, a retired British Army guy, just got his ID card today!

http://www.bfgnet.de/

http://sixthsense.bfgnet.de/

 

(from an email of mine) I hope the following is of assistance to you: ( I just cut and pasted the email)

bfgnet Veterans Support Initiative,

 

In regards to camaraderie, one avenue too meet up with fellow Veterans is through the Royal British Legion. For further details on how to join, please go to http://www.bfgnet.de/Command/legion.htm

 

In regards to business opportunities, you may find the following of some help:

 

Career Transition Partnership (CTP) Extends It’s Role Towards Veterans

 

CTP as part of the Regular Forces Employment Association (RFEA) has been helping Service leavers to find suitable employment in their regions for many years.

 

In October a new, part-time member of staff was employed to specifically help those veterans who left the Forces more than 2 years ago. Anne Schedding has been working for the RFEA for over 2 years and knows the ins and outs of resettlement already. She is a German speaker and will be concentrating on generating and maintaining new employer contacts in Germany; Anne will also be involved in anything and everything that has to do with Service Leavers settling in Germany.

 

Several events to help prospective veterans are already planned for 2009: 02 March 2009 will see the next Germany Information Day with German CV writing workshops following on 16 March, 27 July and 30 November 2009.

 

Anne and her colleague Andrea Uemann, Regional and Employment Training Manager for CTP, said: “If you are planning to settle and work in Germany or if you have already settled here please get in touch with us at CTP, Hammersmith Barracks in Herford whenever you need help or support. We would also be very glad to hear from you if you would like to provide us with employer network contacts or any kind of information (articles, websites…anything) that you found important or helpful when settling over here. We will gratefully pass it on to other Service Leavers!”

 

Please contact Andrea and Anne on 05221 9953675 or Mil 82 3675 or e-mail auemann@ctp.org.uk or rfeaherford@ctp.org.uk

 

Thank you for contacting the bfgnet Veterans page. We hope that this e-mail answers your query. Please keep referring to the web page http://www.bfgnet.de/BFGVets.html for the latest updates and links to other agencies.

 

Veterans’ Support Initiative

 

HQ UKSC(G)

 

PS. Did you know that Veterans now qualify for forces discounts? For further information, go to: http://www.forcesdiscounts-mod.co.uk/

 

I hope this helps, or is at the very least, a good jumping off point! Good Luck!

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