Mansfield Royal Marines Cadets

MARCH 28TH 2017

Help sought for Mansfield Royal Marines Cadets

RMCs meet as part of the Mansfield Sea Cadets based in Quarry Lane on Tuesday and Thursday nights. They’re provided with a host of opportunities and experiences including water-based activities, military themed training such as field craft, annual camps and official events and ceremonies. But the unit would like more adults to help the youngsters […]

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MARCH 27TH 2017

Volunteer makes waves across the Atlantic

Petty Officer Alistair Mansfield was part of a crew that sailed over 5,000 nautical miles from La Rochelle in France to Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The 18-year-old is taking a gap year between leaving school and going to University to study International Relations and registered to find work on yachts as well as working as […]

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MARCH 24TH 2017

Salute to the Mothers

All around the region are Mum’s making a difference to their communities and the skills and experiences honed as reservists or adult volunteers are also aiding their parenting. They’re heroes in their spare time, as well as at home and at work. Adult Under Officer Kate Knight is a volunteer with Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland […]

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TMS staff with their Bronze award

MARCH 24TH 2017

Grantham business reaches out to Armed Forces Community

TMS Support Solutions Ltd, based in Grantham, produce technical manuals for vehicle, aircraft and electronic equipment manufacturers as well as providing technical support in areas such as safety procedures. The company has seen first-hand the variety of transferable skills that individuals trained by the military can bring into the workplace including leadership, management and problem […]

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MARCH 21ST 2017

Defence College signs the Armed Forces Covenant

The college, based on Forest Road in Woodhouse near Loughborough, pledged their support at an event on Tuesday 7 March in which they showed both their commitment and flexibility to employing members of the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. Welbeck, who currently employs two reservists, has now joined a number of […]

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Sharon Wyatt with her parents at the Soldiering on Awards

MARCH 20TH 2017

Cycling 240 miles for charity

Flight Sergeant Sharon Wyatt, aged 45, is based at Headquarters Intelligence Reserves at RAF Waddington and has dedicated most of her adult life to being a part of the military. Originally serving full-time in the RAF for 24 years, Sharon later joined the RAF Reserve in 2012 as she wanted to spend more time at […]

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Cadets at the Rebadging ceremony

MARCH 17TH 2017

Army Cadets take part in historic rebadging ceremony

Newark, Blidworth and Arnold detachments, which are part of Nottinghamshire ACF, were officially affiliated with The Royal Lancers at the ceremony in Blidworth’s Church Hall base last month. The three detachments had previously been linked with The Queen’s Royal Lancers, but that was amalgamated with the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales) in 2015 to […]

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MARCH 17TH 2017

HMS Sherwood show off their sporting talent

A team of four from the unit attended the Royal Navy Alpine Championships in Tignes, France in January including Petty Officer Cathy Gibbons from Beeston who travelled having never snow-boarded before. After just one week’s lessons however she went on to pick up a medal from the competition, a bronze in the Beginner’s Snowboard race. […]

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Jake Greatorex on Exercise Curry Trail

MARCH 17TH 2017

Jake learns about the jungle on Exercise Curry Trail 2017

Marine Jake Greatorex, aged 28, recently returned from Exercise Curry Trail, a seven-week intense jungle training package in the humid rainforests of the Central American country with Delta Company, 40 Commando of the Royal Marines. Jake, a building surveyor from Nottingham, jumped at the opportunity to learn new skills and improve others in an environment […]

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From left are Maj Charles Dickens of 2 Med Reg, John Wilson of MoD Employer Engagement, L L of Lincs Toby Dennis, Tim Couchman of ULHT and Dean Fathers, Chair of ULHT

MARCH 16TH 2017

Trust becomes latest to sign Armed Forces Covenant in Lincolnshire

Its Chair, Dean Fathers, signed the Armed Forces Covenant alongside Major Charles Dickens of 2 Medical Regiment, Royal Army Medical Corps at an event at Grantham and District Hospital on Wednesday, 15 March. Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Lincolnshire, Mr Toby Dennis, was among those to attend the signing. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise […]

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