Derbyshire County Council signs the Armed Forces Covenant

MARCH 8TH 2019

Support pledge from Derbyshire’s leaders for armed forces community

  Derbyshire County Council hosted a signing event today (Thursday 7th March) at their County Hall headquarters in Matlock to sign a new covenant.Chairman of the council Councillor George Wharmby was joined by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, as well as leaders and representatives from Derbyshire’s borough, district and city councils, local Mayors, charities and […]

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Dawn Lucas-Lickess poses in her uniform in front of a lorry

MARCH 6TH 2019

Leicestershire woman celebrates 18 years as a Royal Air Force Reserve

A Leicestershire woman has revealed what life is like as a female Reservist as she celebrates her 18th year in the RAF Reserve and encourages other women to follow in her footsteps. Senior Aircraftman Dawn Lucas-Lickess, aged 59, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire, serves as a motor transport driver in the RAF as part of […]

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The RAF Section at King's

MARCH 1ST 2019

My life as an Air Cadet

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) which is made up of Navy, Army or RAF sections has a significant impact within a school but what kind of effect does it have on a pupil and how do the experiences they have in the CCF help them get a head-start in life? Cadet Flight Sergeant Aaron Trevor […]

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With shipmates during HMS Sherwood Carol Concert


Retiring after more than two decades in the Royal Naval Reserve

Leading Hand Lorraine Richardson has balanced her role in HMS Sherwood with her career as an Avionics Technician for the last 22 years. She initially joined in 1997 and since then has been on international deployments, spent months at sea and has taken part in high profile ceremonial duties. Lorraine explained: “I have had so […]

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Jack giving a Fieldcraft lesson to younger cadets


My Combined Cadet Force Experience

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) has a significant impact within a school but what kind of effect does it have on a pupil and how do the experiences they have in the CCF help them get a head-start in life? Cadet Sergeant Jack Taylor is an Army section cadet at The King’s School in Grantham, […]

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VIP visit to Lincolnshire Reserves

The Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Marc Jones, and the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire, Bill Skelly, visited 4 (Lincolnshire) Company, 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment. This gave them an opportunity to get a better understanding of what the Reserves do and how working together can benefit both organisations. The Chief Constable inspected the soldiers […]

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Vets taught the dog handlers how to care for their canine partners


Army dog handlers sharpen their skills

The trio, all reservists with 101 Military Working Dog Squadron, were taking part in a weekend training exercise at their base in St George’s Barracks, North Luffenham. The dogs receiving first aid were life-like manikins that provided realistic training to learn first aid techniques whilst practicing them safely.  The full-size manikin dogs feature working lungs, […]

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Melton Borough Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council


Together Everyone Achieves More – The Covenant Partnership in Charnwood, Melton and Rushcliffe

Victoria Coomber is the Armed Forces Covenant Officer for the partnership of Charnwood, Melton and Rushcliffe Borough Councils. She has now been doing this role for almost two years and has discovered first-hand how the Armed Forces Covenant can make a real difference to communities. She is now sharing that beyond the Councils and the […]

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The students and reservists in front of Army HGVs


Students get a taste of military life

The students who are all studying Public Services took part in a visit to 160 (Lincoln) Transport Squadron, 158 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps who are based at Sobraon Barracks in Lincoln. Whilst at the barracks, the students were shown the equipment used by the military including the vehicles and weapons; taught how to communicate on […]

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The instructors at Frimley


Adult Volunteer Excels at Leadership

Lieutenant Georgia Allen, aged 27, works as a Marketing Assistant but has been an Adult Volunteer in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland ACF (LNR ACF) for the last five years. She completed the ILM qualification whilst taking part in the King George VI leadership course at Frimley Park Cadet Training Centre. Georgia explained: “I wanted to […]

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