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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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WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE EAST MIDLANDS?

FEBRUARY 21ST 2018

Adult volunteers play charity football match
Adult volunteers team photo

A team of Adult Volunteers from Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) competed in a charity football match last night (20 February) that was held in Nottingham.

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Amanda Wildgust and Christine Ongoma

FEBRUARY 20TH 2018

Derbyshire NHS Trust appoint Reserves Champion

A Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner who works for a NHS Trust in Derbyshire has been appointed Reserves Champion in her place of work thanks to her part-time military career.

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MWD On EX and handler

FEBRUARY 16TH 2018

A focus on: 101 Military Working Dog Squadron

101 Military Working Dog Squadron (MWD Sqn) is a reserve component of 1st Military Working Dog Regiment, Royal Army Veterinary Corps, and provides an exciting opportunity for reservists to train to be a dog handler or develop their veterinary skills in a military environment.

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Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Armed Forces Covenant Signing 1 Feb  (4)

FEBRUARY 5TH 2018

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service signs the Armed Forces Covenant

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has pledged support to the Armed Forces by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

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FEBRUARY 1ST 2018

Ravenshead Scouts visit HMS Sherwood
The Scouts and Navy reserves at the end of the evening

A Scout group from Ravenshead had the opportunity to learn about being a Royal Naval Reservist on Tuesday night (30 Jan) after they visited a military training event in Nottingham.

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LtCol John Hanson and Darren Dovey signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
First Ski lessons done! Time for lunch...
Preparing to ski
Smiles all round on the slopes
The Scouts and Navy reserves at the end of the evening
Cadets were divided into 5 groups ranging from beginner to advanced
The Scouts were presented with a ceremonial plaque by HMS Sherwood
The Reservists demonstrated how to safely handle weapons and check that they are empty
Ready for a full days skiing
One of the Scouts grandfathers showed his fathers medals to the reserves and talked about his time in the Army
Ready for a day on the slopes
Reservist employees of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue were present for the signing.
Cadets enjoy a meal together
Petty Officer Jason Kingham demonstrated how to use a variety of weapons systems.
Pizza night
Members of HMS Sherwood demonstrated drill manoeuvres to the Scouts
Signing the covenant.
The Reservists demonstrated how to safely handle weapons and check that they are empty
Lieutenant Colonel John Hanson and Darren Dovey, the Chief Fire Officer sign the Armed Forces Covenant.
LNR ACF take part in Ski Cadet 2018
The Scouts were welcomed aboard HMS Sherwood by Commander Rob Noble
LNR ACF ski cadet class of 2018
Practicing to the right
The reservists showed the Scouts how to hold weapons safely
Scouts had the opportunity to look at the pieces of an assault rifle and ask reservists any questions they had
LNR on top of the world ready for a full days skiing
Members of the Armed Forces were shown around the Fire Service's headquarters.
A view from the top
Ski briefings for on equipment, weather and timings
Petty Officer Jason Kingham spoke to the scouts about some of the experiences he has had in the Navy

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