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Nottinghamshire ACF’s Toy Appeal

The collection was organised by Regimental Sergeant Major Instructor Sean Holmes an adult volunteer at Nottinghamshire ACF, when asked why he wanted to help in this way, he said: “I think it’s just second nature, we all joined up to help young people, so there is already an element of wanting to give and help. […]

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Glossop Detachment reciving the cheque


Glossop cadets given expedition funding

The funding comes from the Councillor’s community fund and will go towards new equipment to help the cadets complete the expedition element of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Taking part in adventurous expeditions is a key part of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Memebers of the Army Cadet Force are encouraged […]

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The Reserves who took part in the exercise


Year in Review: Warriors Craft

The exercise aimed to introduce the reservists to fighting with armoured vehicles.  They took part in vehicle maintenance, patrols and attacks. The exercise culminated in a final attack where the reservists undertook a light infantry role in order to support the armoured attack on an urban area. Lance Corporal James Noble, who is currently a […]

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Lance Corporal Sallyann Foster and Private Chantelle Bartlett


Year in Review: Field Hospital Annual Exercise

The hospital used casualty actors in order to simulate mass casualty situations, provide military specific training for the reserves before ending the task by packing the hospital away as they would at the end of an operation. Private Chantelle Bartlett who works as a Biomedical Scientist in her civilian career, explained: “The chance to do […]

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Year in Review: Saif Sareea III

For many of the reservists this was their first experience of taking part in an armoured exercise and for some it was their first international deployment. The exercise was split into two phases, the first let the reserves learn about the complexities involved in armoured and desert fighting, the second phase sought to test the […]

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Cadets during the Remembrance Parade in Brackley earlier this year


All we want for Christmas are volunteers

Training Ship Tidespring based in Brackley opened in 2015 and has since become one of the town’s most popular youth organisations but are struggling to find volunteers to help run the unit. When asked how he would feel if the unit closed, Leading Junior Cadet Robert Knight, aged 11, said: “I’d be really sad, it […]

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Cadet welcomes HRH Princess Anne to Lincolnshire

The Princess Royal’s engagements included the unveiling of Market Rasen’s £700,000 restoration scheme, which has seen the local railway station’s dilapidated buildings turned into a heritage and community centre.  It was an experience that Josh will certainly cherish. He said: “My day started off by arriving at the Linkage College, near Boultham Park. At first […]

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Knife fighting!


The Lombardia

In a similar style to Cambrian Patrol the reservists were put through their paces in 20 different challenges whilst completing a 28 mile trek, competing against 38 different teams from nine NATO nations. Some of the challenges required the reserves to work with soldiers from other NATO nations including a night time raid with minimal […]

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Enjoying some down time on camp


Basic training weekend for Lincolnshire’s Army cadets

Instructed by Lincolnshire’s own Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, the aim of the weekend was to introduce the new cadets to communal living and undertake activities such as looking after their kit and equipment, barrack room layout, drill, turn out, military knowledge, teamwork activities, first aid, navigation and physical activity. At the end of the weekend […]

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The Gathering around Plaque


Green plaque honour for Melton’s Drill Hall

On Thursday, 29 November, the plaque was installed at the Drill Hall, Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray. Representatives from the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) will join other dignitaries for the unveiling of the plaque. Built in 1914, the Drill Hall was the headquarters for the ‘A’ Squadron of the Leicestershire Yeomanry, who bravely fought […]

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