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The 162 Regiment RLC team

MAY 23RD 2018

Engaging with reservists on the green

Eight teams teed off at Erewash Valley Golf Club with each containing a mixture of employers and reservists.  The event gave each group an opportunity to speak to current reservists and Service personnel and learn more about the transferable skills that can be adapted for the civilian workplace.  Catherine Suckling, the Ministry of Defence’s Assistant […]

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From left Lt Mick Gibb, Lt Col Terry Hayter, Major Richard Walton, 2Lt Paul Thomas

MAY 23RD 2018

Derbyshire adult volunteer joins charity ride

Second Lieutenant Paul Thomas, the Commander of Ticknall Detachment joined the Army Cadet Force Association (ACFA) Cycle Challenge when it travelled through Derbyshire on 14 May.  The ACFA Cycle Challenge is run in order to raise money for the Matthew Bacon Bursary Fund, which is used to fund an adventurous training course for cadets who […]

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HMS Sherwood has received the Freedom of the City of Nottingham a honour presented by Nottingham City Council

MAY 22ND 2018

HMS Sherwood set to exercise Freedom of the City

The official parade will see 58 reservists from HMS Sherwood be joined on parade by local Sea Cadets, the Band of HM Royal Marines, Portsmouth (Royal Band) and veteran’s who have served with the Royal Navy in years gone by. The veterans taking part all have an association with Nottingham, either having served on board […]

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Employers outide the bunker in Uxbridge

MAY 16TH 2018

Local employers visit Battle of Britain Bunker

The employers based in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland were invited to travel to Uxbridge as part of an employer engagement activity on 14 May. The majority of those attending have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging to support employees from a range of Defence personnel including veterans, reservists, and Cadet Force adult […]

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Jason Kingham during mobilisation

MAY 15TH 2018

“Being a reservist has opened up lots of new opportunities for me”

  Name: Chief Petty Officer Jason Kingham Age: 37 You joined HMS Sherwood back in 2002. What attracted you to the unit? “I was looking to experience something new and I thought I would enjoy having the opportunity to travel whilst doing something I enjoyed.” What have the highlights of your reserve career been to […]

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Reservists from HMS Sherwood with the Sherrif of Notitngham and Lord Mayor of Nottingham after the scroll presentation

MAY 15TH 2018

HMS Sherwood officially granted Freedom of the City of Nottingham

The official scroll presentation happened at Nottingham City Council’s Full Council meeting, although this rare honour will be formally celebrated by parading through Nottingham on 2 June. The Freedom of the City parade will see 58 HMS Sherwood reservists be joined by the Royal Marines Reserve, Sea Cadets, veterans and The Band of HM Royal Marines […]

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Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty and Squadron Leader Ian Marshall after she unveiled the plaque

MAY 11TH 2018

Alvaston cadet centre is officially open

The event, which was held at the training facility on Curzon Lane in Derby, saw cadets showcase a selection of activities including archery, a First Aid demonstration and flight simulator experience. The ceremony, also saw guests tour the new training facility and have a chance to ask any questions they may have about the youth […]

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The Albert Ball VC parade.

MAY 10TH 2018

Weekend roundup: A busy bank holiday weekend in the East Midlands

Taking full advantage of the long weekend were the Air Cadets from South and East Midlands Wing who spent Monday participating in the Albert Ball VC memorial. Albert Ball VC was a pilot in World War One who came from Nottingham, at the time of his death he was the most successful British pilot in […]

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Notts and Derby district Sea Cadets at Richard Walter Parker VC parade

MAY 2ND 2018

Weekend roundup: A packed weekend in the East Midlands

Sea Cadets and Royal Marine Cadets from across the region were in Stapleford for the Walter Parker VC Memorial, this event commemorates the Royal Marine from Stapleford who earned the Victoria Cross 1915 for his bravery at Gallipoli. RAF100 continues to be an important event for Air Cadets across the East Midlands, Derby Cathedral played […]

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126 (City of Derby) Sqn after the Military Tattoo

MAY 2ND 2018

Officially opening a cadet centre in Alvaston

Although cadets from 126 (City of Derby) Squadron moved in to the new building in November last year – to give the youth organisation time to settle in to the new training facility an official opening event was scheduled for May 2018. The centre, that includes modern classrooms, a canteen and radio room will host […]

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