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Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker MBE and Dr Peter Miller signing the Armed Forces Covenant

JUNE 23RD 2017

Leicestershire Trust sign Armed Forces Covenant

An event took place at the Trust’s Glenfield Hospital to mark the organisation declaring its support for the Armed Forces community. The Trust currently employs three reservists as well as a number of military service leavers and hold a Bronze Award in the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme. Dr Peter Miller, Chief Executive, from […]

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Cadets holding the Armed Forces Day flag

JUNE 22ND 2017

What will you be doing this weekend for Armed Forces Day?

The day itself is on Saturday (24 June) but events are happening all around the weekend to ensure as many people as possible can show their support. The cities of Leicester, Derby, Lincoln and Northampton all have their own events. On Saturday, following a service at Leicester Cathedral, a parade will leave from Jubilee Square at 11.4oam […]

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JUNE 22ND 2017

Lecturer wears his uniform to work for Reserves Day

In his day job Rob lectures at the Royal Air Force (RAF) College at Cranwell where the RAF’s new officers and crew are trained. He’s also a member of the Army Reserve and the Officer Commanding of C (Kohima) Company, 4th Battalion, The Mercian Regiment. To mark Reserves Day on Wednesday, 21 June he was […]

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Petty Officer Andrew Maltby and Able Seaman Gary Slater

JUNE 21ST 2017

A focus on Reserves Day 2017

HMS Sherwood  and Royal Air Force (RAF) Reserves were among those at Nottinghamshire County Council with recruitment stalls for Reserves Day. The reservists spoke to staff and explained how they fit their day jobs around their reserve career at the event at County Hall in West Bridgford. Warrant Officer Class 1 Sean Jones, from HMS […]

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Reservist Lloyd Watts teaching students at Nottingham College

JUNE 21ST 2017

Nottingham College reservist wears uniform to work

The 30-year-old who lives just outside Derby teaches Maths and English at Nottingham College’s Clarendon Campus during the day. But he’s also an Army reservist based in Bulwell with C (Kohima) Company, 4th Battalion, The Mercian Regiment. To celebrate Reserves Day Lloyd wore his uniform to his day job sparking a host of questions and […]

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Bridgeway Consulting's Dominic Whitehead at Rail Live event

JUNE 21ST 2017

Consulting organisation supports the Armed Forces

Bridgeway Consulting’s head office is on Riverside Way in Nottingham but the organisation also has five other locations around the country each providing consultancy and contracting services in a variety of industries from civil engineering to asset management. Currently employing four reservists and a number of ex-service personnel, the company wanted to mark Reserves Day […]

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Colonel Stuart Williams, Deputy Commander of 7 Brigade, and Chief Constable Simon Edens shake hands over the Armed Forces Covenant

JUNE 21ST 2017

Northamptonshire Police signs up to the Armed Forces Covenant

On 20 June, Ministry of Defence representatives Colonel Stuart Williams, Deputy Commander of 7 Brigade, and Catherine Suckling, Assistant Regional Employer Engagement Director for the East Midlands, attended the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant at Force Headquarters, Wootton Hall. The covenant states that Armed Forces personnel, veterans or their families will not be disadvantaged […]

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Dinner at the RAF Club

JUNE 20TH 2017

East Midlands employers visit Trooping the Colour

As a thank you for their support of the Armed Forces community in the region, the 19 employers were invited to attend the historic Trooping the Colour event at Horse Guards Parade. Since the 17th century, regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies have paraded in the ceremony which has also marked the reigning monarch’s […]

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Armed Forces Day Flag LTH 001

JUNE 19TH 2017

With five days to go the UK raises the flag for Armed Forces Day

From Weymouth to Stirling, events have already begun to take place and today the Armed Forces Day flag was raised across the UK. In Liverpool, where the national event will take place, Britain’s Got Talent winner LCpl Richard ‘Magic’ Jones helped officially launch Liverpool’s national celebrations at a flag raising event at Liverpool Town Hall. […]

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Sea Cadets at Thrapston

JUNE 19TH 2017

A sample of what you’ve been up to over the weekend

Armed Forces Day itself is next Saturday (June 24) but last weekend saw some towns host their celebrations including Rushden, Swadlincote, Retford, and Wisbech. Representatives from 158 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps were among those at Retford’s Armed Forces Day on Kings Park on Saturday. Army and Air Cadets were also there on the day which […]

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