East Midlands employers at the Battle of Britain Bunker

MAY 21ST 2019

East Midlands’ employers recognised for their support to the Armed Forces

Those in attendance have signed the Armed Forces Covenant which is a pledge to treat those who serve or who have served, and their families, with fairness and respect. John Wilson, the Ministry of Defence’s Regional Employer Engagement Director for the East Midlands, said: “I am delighted that so many employers were able to join […]

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Derbyshire Cadets Buckingham Palace

MAY 20TH 2019

Derbyshire Cadets collect Gold Awards

22 Cadets attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace where they were presented with their awards by HRH Prince Edward. Cadet Corporal Hewitt from Clay Cross detachment was one of the lucky cadets who collected his award. He attended the presentation with his Mum, who said: “We had a great day at the Palace for […]

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Amber collecting her first cap before the Navy game

MAY 16TH 2019

Loughborough student becomes RAF Rugby Star

Leading Aircraftman Amber Guest, aged 25, currently studies for a PhD in Lifestyle and Health but in her spare time she serves as an RAF Reservist and had the opportunity to represent the service against the Army where they won 23-14 to claim their first ever championship win. Amber explained: “I’ve played rugby since I […]

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Edinburgh Pose ACF

MAY 7TH 2019

Derbyshire Cadet takes part in major musical performance

Lance Corporal Corey Kohut of Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) had the honour of performing with the Band and Corps of Drums of Gwent and Powys ACF to perform at the ACF Association Scotland Beating Retreat at Edinburgh Castle. He met up with the Welsh Cadets on Friday night at Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, and spent […]

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Daria and the pilot during her Air Experience Flight 2

MAY 2ND 2019

Daria is flying high in the Cadets

Cadet Daria Murariu, aged 15, is a student at the Magnus Academy in Newark and also goes to the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) based there, she joined the Cadets five months ago, has already had her first air experience flight and believes she is learning a lot from the Cadets. Daria explained: “I have gained […]

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APRIL 26TH 2019

Graduating with pride

Aircraftman Mick Quainton from Lincolnshire completed his basic training last year and jumped at the opportunity to take part in a graduation ceremony in front of his friends and family at RAF Halton in January. Mick explained: “I felt immense pride and I was very thankful to be allowed to take part in the Regulars’ […]

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7 Bde Ski Group

APRIL 15TH 2019

Skiing Success for East Midlands Cadets

Over five days the Cadets and Adult Volunteers improved their skiing technique in a competitive yet fun team environment. Colonel Ian Sackree, Colonel Cadets for the East Midlands said: “Everyone achieved a great deal. The cadets developed a new skill, built personal confidence and formed a real team bond. “I was incredibly impressed by the […]

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Cpl Dodsley and Cpl Clark

APRIL 15TH 2019

Nottinghamshire Reservists lift their way to the National Championships

Corporal Robert Clark and Corporal Craig Dodsley both serve in 4 Mercian and entered the Army Powerlifting Championships in March and despite a lack of competition experience both will now go on to compete at the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association National Championships in May. Cpl Craig Dodsley said: “We didn’t know what to expect […]

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20190403 National Arboretum

APRIL 15TH 2019

Lincoln Reservists pushed out of their comfort zone during professional development weekend

Reservists from 160 Transport Squadron, 158 Regiment RLC, spent the weekend developing professional skills by taking part in a conflict study and then taking on several challenges that were designed to take them out of their comfort zone and make them work together as a team. Maj Jim Hicks MBE said: “Weekends like this are […]

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The students taking part in a command task

APRIL 8TH 2019

Boston students enjoy lesson in Army life

Fifty students attended the action-packed day organised by the Army Training Regiment (Grantham) at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham. The young people who were all aged between 13 and 16 years completed a series of tasks that tested their teamwork, discipline, leadership and team spirit to the limit – all key attributes for a […]

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