Reservists from 162 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps were on hand to pass on their knowledge


Weekend round-up – 16 October 2017

The event, organised by reservists from 3 Royal Anglian, saw the cadets from around the east of the country take part in a number of activities and challenges as they showcased their skillsets to each other at the Stanford Training Area in Norfolk. Several East Midlands based reservists were on hand to help the cadets […]

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Hinckley Cadet Centre


Redevelopment works complete in Hinckley

The new building on Brunel Road will be used by both Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force (LNR ACF) and 198 (Hinckley) Squadron (Sqn) RAF Air Cadets. The centre includes modern classrooms, a kitchen, a radio room, overhead projectors, training hall, a new firing range to practice shooting on and storage spaces to house equipment […]

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Weekend Round Up 9/10/17

Saturday saw cadets demonstrating their skills in the National First Aid Competition where the overall winners were Dollar Academy from Scotland. On Sunday the First Aid Trainers Course at Yardley Chase with LNR ACF’s Staff Sergeant Instructor Michelle Grimes among those teaching the potentially life-saving techniques. South and East Midlands Wing of the RAF Air […]

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Loughborough and Melton RAF Air Cadets


Out and about in September – Weekend round-up 25/9/17

1279 (Melton Mowbray) and 2229 (Loughborough) Squadrons got their maps and compasses out for two days of exploring the Leicestershire countryside as part of their Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award. Other members from Melton joined friends from 2502 (Hamilton) Squadron for a day of flying at RAF Cranwell for unforgettable experiences and learning. Nottingham Sea […]

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Nick Foster


Focus On: The new Chairman of East Midlands RFCA’s Lincolnshire County Committee – Nick Foster

He is taking over the role from (Lt Col Rtd) Ron Gatepain who stood down at the committee’s last meeting in March. Each county has a committee. The role of the committee is to communicate the RFCA’s message of supporting Reserve Forces and Cadets as well as engaging with their local communities. The committees include […]

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Cadet 17 and Battle of Britain Sunday – Weekend round-up 18/9/17

Each year cadets from all of the forces come together for the event in a bid to gain bragging rights at Nottingham High School. A full report from the event will be online shortly. On Sunday cadets from across the region were back out in force to commemorate the Battle of Britain. Events were held […]

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Cadet Sergeant James Bland


America trip in memory of Jo Cox proves inspirational for Long Eaton Air Cadet

Cadet Sergeant James Bland, a member of 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron of the RAF Air Cadets, was one of just 20 under 23s selected from thousands of applicants for the first ever Jo Cox Memorial Exchange Programme being organised by the United States Embassy in the United Kingdom. The 17-year-old was chosen as he’s about […]

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Air Cadet flies to Australia for international exchange

Cadet Warrant Officer Morgan Pether, aged 18, of 1082 (Brimington and District) Squadron Air Training Corps was one of 35 cadets from 11 different countries from across the world who participated in the International Air Cadet Exchange’s trip to Australia. Over 17 days in Brisbane, Canberra and Sydney the cadets visited Royal Australian Air Force […]

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Melton Mowbray Air Cadets


Sea Cadets ExCeL – Weekend round up 4/9/17

There were a host of medals won by local athletes including those from Lincoln and Boston Sea Cadet units who were part of the Area Canoe Polo team that picked up a gold medal. Northampton Sea Cadets were also on hand in their home town to help out with the Merchant Navy Day celebrations on […]

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Enjoying the good weather during summer camp

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Weekend round-up Bank Holiday bonanza – 29/8/17

Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) were the last of the ACFs on camp and they returned from Longmoor Military Camp in Hampshire. Highlights included night exercises, raft races around the lake, making use of Longmoor’s Urban Training base and paintballing. The Music Cadre also had the opportunity to visit The Royal Navy’s latest aircraft carrier […]

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