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JULY 24TH 2017

Here be dragons (and other stories) – Weekend round up 24/7/17

The adventures and activities keep coming for the thousands of youngsters involved across the East Midlands. For many last weekend was a well-earned rest after completing the 100 mile, four day Nijmegen Marches in the Netherlands. Congratulations to all of those who completed the endeavour and made memories that will last with them for the […]

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Ben Ford

JULY 21ST 2017

Ben strikes DofE gold

To achieve his gold, Ben had to act as a volunteer, learn a skill, prove his fitness, take part in a week long residential and plan and undertake an expedition. He said: “I am now fitter thanks to the physical side of the award, more confident thanks to the volunteering side and more skilled thanks to […]

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Sutton Academy CCF on summer camp

JULY 20TH 2017

Sutton cadets experience summer camp

Sutton Community Academy, based on High Pavement, launched a Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in September 2016 to provide another way for students to gain practical skills outside of their academic studies such as the ability to work as a team; solve problems and organise activities independently. Since its launch, Sutton Community Academy’s CCF has gone […]

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Red Arrow pictured during the visit

JULY 19TH 2017

Heanor cadets visit the Red Arrows

The students, all aged between 12-18 years-old, from Heanor Gate Science College’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF) made the special visit as part of their week-long summer camp that is taking place from 17 – 21 July. There was lots of excitement and anticipation amongst the cadets as they were led into an aircraft hangar in which […]

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Hodges team pic

JULY 19TH 2017

Footballers Thomas and Scott have a ball with the Cadets and Reserves

That’s something that keen footballers 18-year-old Air Cadet, Flight Sergeant Thomas Hodges and 46-year-old Reservist Scott Taylor have found, despite there being a 34 year age difference between the two. Thomas, who is 18, is just starting out in senior football and is the captain of the Derby County U19s Development Squad which is part […]

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Gavin Hills of IHM and Peter Raith from Atlantic Online Media ltd

JULY 18TH 2017

Atlantic Online Media Ltd sign the Armed Forces Covenant

East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association had a chance to speak to Peter Raith, Managing Director, Atlantic Online Media Ltd, to find out more about why he wanted to sign the Covenant and why he believes it is so important to support past and present Armed Forces personnel. If someone is unfamiliar with Atlantic […]

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JULY 18TH 2017

Cadet Gun Run at Royal British Legion Open Day proves a success

Nine teams of five cadets from the army, air and sea Cadet Forces took part in the competition at the RBL’s Poppyfields Lane on Saturday 15 July where they transported a 40lb timber replica gun around an obstacle course in the quickest time possible. Young people aged between 14 and 17-years-old came from as far […]

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JULY 17TH 2017

A bumper weekend of activities – weekend round up

Over 40,000 people take on the walk which has been an event since 1909. The distances involved depend on the age of those taking part, but participants walk 30 to 50km per day for four days. Closer to home 209 (West Bridgford) Air Training Corps (ATC) held a spectacular fun day to  thank their cadets […]

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Reservists parade as part of the Ceremonial Divisions event

JULY 12TH 2017

Awarding reserve service in Nottingham

The event, which was held at Foresters House on Swiney Way, Nottingham, saw 40 reservists parade in front of Commodore David Elford, Naval Regional Commander for Eastern England, who inspected those present as part of the Ceremonial Divisions. The High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Colonel David R Sneath TD DL, The Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor […]

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Private Key in Kenya

JULY 12TH 2017

Lincolnshire reservists complete overseas training

Traveling to Kenya, Cyprus, Germany and Austria may sound like a dream for many, but reservists from 160 (Lincoln) Transport Squadron (Sqn), 158 Regiment, have turned this in to a reality. Private Andrew Key, from 160 (Lincoln) Transport Sqn, deployed to Kenya for four weeks to support a regular (full-time) unit in being responsible for […]

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