The RHF Veterans’ Battlefield Tour part 4

11 July 2017, Comments 0

Bugle and friends attended the church service at Headquarters British Forces Germany (HQ BFG) in Bielefeld on Sunday followed by a wreath laying ceremony and group photo opportunity.
British Forces Germany (BFG), is the name for British Armed Forces service personnel and civilians based in Germany. It was first established following the Second World War as the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR).
Although much smaller than BAOR, it is still the largest concentration of British armed forces permanently stationed outside the United Kingdom. With the end of the Cold War and the Options for Change defence review in the early 1990s, BFG has been considerably reduced. Since the 1990s, the British presence has centred on the 1st Armoured Division, and supporting elements. With restructuring under the Army 2020 change programme and with units rebasing, the majority of the remaining British service personnel in Germany are part of 20th Armoured Infantry Brigade.

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