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At the finish line

MAY 22ND 2017

Canoeing 125 miles non-stop with the East Midlands University Officer Training Corps

Two paddlers take on the challenge itself, but they’re not allowed to stop at any time. That means a whole team is needed to get them through the roughly 24 hours it takes to navigate the Kennet and Avon Canal and River Thames before passing the Westminster Bridge finishing line. For members of the East […]

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Pictured alongside Cadet Flight Sergeant William Procter are (left) Flight Lieutenant Catherine Barton and (right) Lieutenant Colonel Ray Ogg of The King’s School Grantham Combined Cadet Force. (2)

MAY 22ND 2017

King’s School pupil set for new heights thanks to pilot’s scholarship

The King’s School Grantham Combined Cadet Force (CCF) member, Cadet Flight Sergeant William Proctor, is one of only nine cadets in the United Kingdom to be accepted to the first ever Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Knight Flying Scholarship and the only one selected from a school based unit. Out of applicants from across the […]

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The combined Band of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire Army Cadet Force in action at the International Tattoo

MAY 19TH 2017

“It really shows that music is a universal language.”

“I have really enjoyed playing music with bands from all over Europe. It really shows that music is a universal language.” That’s how Cadet Sergeant Charlotte Towers describes being a part of the combined Band of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) that plated the prestigious 2017 VE Day International Tattoo in Belgium over […]

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Lance Corporal Kevin Smith

MAY 19TH 2017

“Teaching others is really satisfying”

Lance Corporal Kevin Smith, aged 33, serves with 160 (Lincoln) Transport Squadron (160 Tpt Sqn) and recently spent a week in Capel Curig in Wales teaching military personnel of various sporting abilities to ride a mountain bike as part of Exercise Log Ride 2017. Working as a Company Director at a packaging company in his […]

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Lou in action at the Womans Head of the River Race. She's seated at six wearing a headband and sunglasses

MAY 18TH 2017

“I’m proud of my rowing achievements to date”

Senior Aircraft Woman Lou Elkington, aged 54, lives with her family on a farm in Lincolnshire and decided to join the RAF’s Intelligence Reserves after speaking to a friend at a family party around seven years ago. Lou explained: “My friend had previously served as a regular in the RAF, but is now working as […]

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MAY 17TH 2017

Lottie takes to the skies and screens

The 16-year-old member of 141 (Boston) Squadron of the Air Training Corps (ATC) recently hit the TV screens as her journey to her first flight was recorded for the CBBC programme ‘My Life’. It broadcast recently and received a great reception right across the country. Lottie said: “When they first asked the whole unit if […]

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A number of reservists who took part in Trailwalker 2017.

MAY 16TH 2017

Reservists take on an endurance challenge

Each serving with the Army Reserve’s 350 Field Squadron (EOD), 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD), the group led by Warrant Officer Class Two Nathan Toms will be aiming to raise as much money as they can for both The Gurkhas Welfare Trust and Oxfam. The event, that is taking place from 28 to 30 July, will […]

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The combined Band of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire Army Cadet Force  in Belgium

MAY 16TH 2017

Musical cadets star in Belgian VE Day celebrations

The combined Band of Lincolnshire and Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) took up the invitation to play at the 2017 VE Day International Tattoo in Roeselare, Belgium over the weekend of 5 – 7 May. The band played in front of hundreds of people in the main square and surrounding streets of the city alongside […]

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Wellingborough Cadet hits the right note for gold   Cadet Alexis Spillan...

MAY 9TH 2017

Wellingborough Cadet hits the right note for gold

Cadet Alexis Spillane (14) was selected to join the organisation’s national choir following a series of auditions which saw her competing against fellow Air Cadets from around the country. Members of the 30-strong choir were the first cadets to be awarded the new gold music badge and it comes ahead of some high profile performances […]

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MAY 8TH 2017

Nottingham Hero Remembered on 100th Anniversary

Every year the 7 May is marked by a parade and service around the memorial to Captain Albert Ball, the Nottingham born flying ace who was killed in action at 8pm on that date. This year Royal Air Force Air Cadets, veterans and civic dignitaries including Captain Ball’s relations were among those who witnessed the particularly […]

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