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Broughton Astley Sea Cadets Enrolment Night and signing of the Armed Forces Covenant

SEPTEMBER 26TH 2017

New Sea Cadet unit hailed a huge success as host school signs Armed Forces Covenant

Thomas Estley Community College, on Station Road, signed the Armed Forces Covenant last night (Monday 25 September) on the first Enrolment Night for the Broughton Astley Sea Cadet unit. It was launched at the school three months ago following conversations about creating more activities for young people in the village. Already over 100 10 to […]

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Loughborough and Melton RAF Air Cadets

SEPTEMBER 26TH 2017

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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Madison Martinez

SEPTEMBER 25TH 2017

Cadet uses First Aid skills on way to college

Cadet Sergeant Madison Martinez, aged 16, is studying computer science, biology and history at The Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology (NUAST) and was travelling to her lessons when the tram she was travelling on came to a standstill on Thursday 7 September at 8.15am. Madison explained that as soon as someone on the […]

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Brell Ewart and John Wilson

SEPTEMBER 25TH 2017

Ashbourne business raises funds for military rehabilitation centre

Whitehouse Construction, have been supporting the Armed Forces Community for a number of years so decided to raise funding at their recent 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner encouraging all of their guests to make a donation to the cause. Situated on Blenheim Road, Ashbourne, the company received a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award in 2016, as […]

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Cadet Sergeant Elizabeth Train Brown fire breathing.

SEPTEMBER 22ND 2017

New Lord-Lieutenant Cadet toasts her cadet and circus background

Cadet Sergeant Elizabeth Train-Brown, aged 17, is a member of Lincolnshire ACF’s Abbey Detachment and comes from a family steeped in circus history. As a result Elizabeth is already well practised in plate juggling, rope spinning and using flaming ‘poi’ balls. When it came to learning a new skill as a requirement for passing her […]

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Teams worked together to solve problems

SEPTEMBER 21ST 2017

Employers complete Army leadership training exercise

Exercise Executive Leader took place at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottingham on 20 September and included presentations and syndicate discussions on the theory of leadership, followed by some practical problem solving activities outdoors.   The morning programme focused around leadership theory. Delegates heard about the Army’s clear and well defined leadership code which is underpinned by […]

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Nick Foster

SEPTEMBER 21ST 2017

Focus On: The new Chairman of Lincolnshire RFCA – 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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Sara Homer and Col John Wilson with Brackmills guests   Sep 2017

SEPTEMBER 21ST 2017

Brackmills businesses pledge support for the Armed Forces

Sara Homer, Executive Chair of the Brackmills Business Improvement District (BID), was greeted by Colonel John Wilson, the Ministry of Defence’s Regional Employer Engagement Director. Sara signed the Covenant on behalf of the estate, a pledge of commitment and support from Brackmills to the armed forces community. Sara Homer explained: “Signing the Covenant has enabled […]

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Maria Kontogianni Madison Martinez  Sally Andrews

SEPTEMBER 20TH 2017

University lecturers embrace volunteering

Adult volunteers Second Lieutenant Dr Maria Kontogianni, a Principal Lecturer in Psychology, Potential Instructor Dr Sally Andrews, a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, and Sergeant Courtney Edwards, a final year Psychology student are all members of Nottingham Army Cadet Force’s (ACF) Nottingham Academy detachment in Sneinton and all decided to use their spare time to make […]

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SEPTEMBER 20TH 2017

French Consul present medal to war veteran

Since June 2014, more than 5,000 medals have been awarded and earlier this month (9 September) Mr Walter Cooper, a 96 year old D Day veteran and Toton resident, was presented the Légion d’honneur by Jean-Claude Lafontaine, the East Midlands based Honorary Consul of France. The event that took place at the Methodist Church, on […]

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