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Junior managers learn about Army Leadership

Exercise Future Leader had 40 junior managers from organisations across the East Midlands take part in leadership theory training before trying to apply what they had learnt in a series of unique challenges. Leadership theory lessons were based around the Army’s Leadership Code and delivered by Officers from 162 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps at Chetwynd […]

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First fieldcraft experience for CCF recruits

Exercise First Bite saw 120 newly recruited Cadets attend their first field-based training exercise. The two-day event organised by Brooke Weston Trust CCF, provided introductory training for the cadets in fieldcraft, camouflage and concealment, basic patrol skills, navigation (using map and compass), first aid, cadet air rifle, a night patrol plus a light and noise […]

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West Bridgford Air Cadets win National Trophy

The evening started with the cadets from 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron being inspected by Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty in the grounds of the Squadron’s neighbour, Instinct Laboratory, who also generously opened their doors to allow the guests to witness the squadron’s Ensemble in their final rehearsal before an upcoming competition. Further demonstrations took place at […]

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Cadets are blown away by Air Ambulance visit

The Cadets were given a tour of the team’s home base, plus their aircraft, and got to learn more about this local charity, including its formidable financial challenges. Cadet Connor Woodward said: “It was phenomenal to see so much equipment and then to be told that it was financed by charity and fundraising events. It […]

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Learning about Army leadership

Exercise Executive Leader was held at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottingham last week (25th September), almost 50 participants were introduced to the core elements of the Army Leadership Code before taking part in a selection of challenges that put their newly acquired skills to the test. Lieutenant Colonel Matt Ketterer, Commanding Officer at East Midlands Universities […]

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Cadet goes the extra mile to help remember his town’s fallen soldiers

Cadet Lance Corporal Joseph Hughes thought that his detachment could honour those who had made the ultimate sacrifice by helping to clean their graves and then hold a short memorial service at the end of the day.  Joseph said: “We all felt that every Commonwealth war grave deserves to be respected – even in our […]

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AUGUST 27TH 2019

Silver Awards for supporting the Armed Forces community in the workplace

Among the organisations that have been awarded there are four councils, three charities and the rest are private businesses across a number of sectors. Lincolnshire County Council were one of the Councils that have earned a Silver Award this year. Councillor Mrs Sue Woolley, Executive Member NHS Liaison & Community Engagement, Lincolnshire County Council, said […]

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AUGUST 22ND 2019

East Midlands employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces

Charnwood Borough Council, Derbyshire Community Health Service NHS Foundation Trust, Inzpire Ltd, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and Rushcliffe Borough Council are the organisations that have been recognised by the Ministry of Defence. Geoff Parker, chief executive at Charnwood Borough Council said: “Charnwood Borough Council is delighted to receive this Gold Defence Employer Recognition Award.  Charnwood’s […]

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Representatives from Trent Education Centre and Westminster Centre for Research and Strategy sign the Armed Forces Covenant

AUGUST 16TH 2019

Two Nottingham Muslim-owned businesses pledge their support for the Armed Forces

Trent Education Centre and Westminster Centre for Research and Strategy Ltd put pen to paper to recognise formally the important role which the Armed Forces play in the UK and abroad whilst pledging to support their work. Mohammad Touseef, Director of HR and Employee Relations for Trent Education Centre, said: “We feel proud to sign […]

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Leicester, South Leicester and Market Harborough Sea Cadets kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding on the Grand Union Canal with District Padre Pascal


Leicester Sea Cadets offering more and more to the young people of Leicester

Over the last few months Leicester Sea Cadets has successfully run a new national youth project through Youth United Foundation (YUF) by opening its doors to nine years olds for the first time ever.  This means that an extra 30 local children have been able to take advantage of adventures and activities outdoors.  The group also […]

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