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EAST MIDLANDS RFCA


East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) supports both Reserve Forces and Cadet organisations throughout the region. The RFCA also facilitates the management of both the Reserve and Cadet estate.

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JANUARY 17TH 2018

Naval reservists practice survival techniques
Petty Officer Jason Kingham Petty Officer Jake Jacobs Warrant Officer 1 Sean Jones   Col Jeff Moulton

Reservists from HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands’ only Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) unit, embraced the outdoors last night the 16 January to practice their military survival skills such as navigation, making shelters and preparing food in woodland.

 

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Mercury Electronic Warfare Ltd Silver Award Presentation

JANUARY 16TH 2018

Sleaford business is presented with award for supporting Defence personnel

Mercury Electronic Warfare Ltd based in Sleaford have been presented with a Silver Award for supporting Armed Forces personnel in the workplace.

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The Covenant signatories

JANUARY 11TH 2018

Northamptonshire businesses sign Armed Forces Covenant

Six local businesses have signed the Armed Forces Covenant at a joint ceremony held on Wednesday 10 January at Deanshanger Parish Council.

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A closer group shot

JANUARY 9TH 2018

Derby cadets presented with Gold Awards

The Mayor of Derby, Cllr John Whitby, accompanied by the Mayoress of Derby, Mrs Juliette Whitby presented 26 members of Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award in a special ceremony that was held on Saturday 6 January.

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DECEMBER 20TH 2017

Army and Navy reservists host joint carol service and awards ceremony
All of the HMS Sherwood Award Winners

Members of both the Army Reserve and Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) came together to host a Christmas Carol Concert and Awards Ceremony in Nottingham last night.

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Sheron Cummins, Director of Advance Logistic Support, signing the Covenant under the watchful eye of John Hanson, Commanding Officer 103 Battalion REME
John Wilson, Regional Employer Engaement Director, welcoming everyone to the signing
Hykeham cadets are all smiles after a succesful flight
Jim Wright signing the Armed Forces Covenant
All smiles after landing
Recieving instruction before going out in the plane
Enjoying the day of gliding
Preparing to take off
Preparing to take off
Preapring to take off
Robert Blomfield catching up with Jim Wright after the ceremony
Being given a safety briefing before taking off
A selfie in the air
Enjoying thier time in the air
Practicing before going up in a real glider
All of the signatories along with John Wilson and Deirdre Newman
The band in full uniform
Lieutenant Colonel John Hanson, Commanding Officer 103 Battalion REME and Roger Ward, Director of Maple (SHEQ) Management Services Ltd before signing the Covenant
The posthorn gallop
The band performed part of the show in Christmas outfits
All kitted out and ready to fly
The Covenant signatories
Lieutenant Colonel John Hanson signing the Covenant with Luke Costello, Director of LC Hedging and Grass Maintenance
Drummers of the ACF band put on a special performance at the front
A member of West Bridgford Squadron throurghly enjoying his time in the air
The view from the glider
Luke Costello with his partner after the ceremony
Robert Blomfield, East Midlands RFCA Northamptonshire County Chairman with Lieutenant Colonel John Hanson
Socialising aftert the ceremony
The Grand Finale

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