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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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FEBRUARY 16TH 2018

A focus on: 101 Military Working Dog Squadron
MWD On EX and handler

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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The Scouts and Navy reserves at the end of the evening

FEBRUARY 1ST 2018

Ravenshead Scouts visit HMS Sherwood

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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Brackenhurst Hall

JANUARY 30TH 2018

Blue plaque will honour Brackenhurst building’s role during First World War

A plaque is to be unveiled at Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst Hall, to commemorate the centenary of its use as a First World War auxiliary hospital for wounded servicemen.

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JANUARY 26TH 2018

Loughborough College pledge support to the Armed Forces community

Loughborough College made a pledge today (26 January) to support their current and future employees who are members of the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

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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
The Reservists demonstrated how to safely handle weapons and check that they are empty
Ski briefings for on equipment, weather and timings
Members of HMS Sherwood demonstrated drill manoeuvres to the Scouts
Pizza night
Reservist employees of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue were present for the signing.
Scouts had the opportunity to look at the pieces of an assault rifle and ask reservists any questions they had
The Scouts were welcomed aboard HMS Sherwood by Commander Rob Noble
The Scouts were presented with a ceremonial plaque by HMS Sherwood
The Scouts and Navy reserves at the end of the evening
WO1 Sean Jones talked to the Scouts about his experiences in scouting and the Navy
Lieutenant Colonel John Hanson and Darren Dovey, the Chief Fire Officer sign the Armed Forces Covenant.
Preparing to ski
LtCol John Hanson and Darren Dovey signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
First Ski lessons done! Time for lunch...
Smiles all round on the slopes
A view from the top
Petty Officer Jason Kingham demonstrated how to use a variety of weapons systems.
LNR ACF ski cadet class of 2018
Petty Officer Jason Kingham spoke to the scouts about some of the experiences he has had in the Navy
Adult volunteers taking part in Ski Cadet 2018
LNR on top of the world ready for a full days skiing
Practicing to the right
Cadets enjoy a meal together
Cadets were divided into 5 groups ranging from beginner to advanced
The reservists showed the Scouts how to hold weapons safely
Breakfast stop just outside Munich
The reservists used the evening as an opportunity to refresh thier weapons handling skills
The scouts took a refreshment break in HMS Sherwood's Mess

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