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B-GR receiving a Silver Award

NOVEMBER 10TH 2017

Silver recognition for local employers

Organisations from Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire all received a Silver Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award after demonstrating their support for the Armed Forces Community. The awards event was held at Burleigh Court in Loughborough where the businesses from around the region were presented with a certificate by Colonel Tom Redgate, The Deputy Commander (Reserves) […]

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W01 David Ferguson, Dr Paula Holt, Regional Employer Engagement Director John Wilson, Mark O’Dwyer, Professor Kathryn Mitchell and Lt Col Duncan Jenkins

NOVEMBER 9TH 2017

University of Derby signs Armed Forces Covenant

The University of Derby has signed the Covenant pledging to support members of the Armed Forces community. Tying in with Armistice Day, a public signing event was held at the University’s Kedleston Road Campus on Wednesday 8 November, when the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kathryn Mitchell, and Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Jenkins from the Army Reserve’s 162 […]

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Cadets pictured during the STEM event

NOVEMBER 9TH 2017

Lincolnshire cadets attend STEM Camp

The Science in Action event took place over six days at Westdown Camp, Salisbury Plain, and was an ideal opportunity for both Cadet Force adult volunteers and cadets with an interest in STEM to learn how technology can be used in a military context. In total, 160 cadets from the UK’s Combined Cadet Force’s and ACFs attended the event, doubling the numbers […]

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Air Cadets from 121 (Boston) Squadron collecting for the Poppy Appeal

NOVEMBER 7TH 2017

Weekend round up – 6/11/17

Members of 203 (Loughborough) and 160 (Lincoln) Squadrons were in Peterborough at the weekend, helping their colleagues from 158 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps to ride the equivalent distance to Cairo for charity without leaving the city. The Army Reserves helped the continuous effort complete a combined 2,200 miles in 30 hours on four exercise bikes […]

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Cadets in the main hall at the new centre

NOVEMBER 7TH 2017

Derby Air Cadets land new home

126 (City of Derby) Squadron of the RAF Air Cadets has officially taken control of its new centre on Curzon Lane in Alvaston the main building of which has been completely re-built. The state of the art structure includes improved classrooms with modern facilities, a large new drill hall and a radio room for the […]

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NOVEMBER 6TH 2017

Swadlincote Squadron granted the Freedom of South Derbyshire

The 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron, RAF Air Cadets, received the highest honour the District Council can bestow  on Thursday 2 November, when they were awarded the Freedom of South Derbyshire.  This means the cadets have freedom of entry into the District on ‘all ceremonial occasions with colours flying and bands playing’. The title of Honorary Freeman is […]

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Joleigh Rushton

NOVEMBER 3RD 2017

Joleigh’s career set for take-off thanks to Army Cadets

The 17-year-old who is part of Derbyshire Army Cadet Force’s (ACF) Clay Cross Detachment, is in the process of becoming an air stewardess and thanks to her training she’s already ahead of others and been offered a job with a renowned travel company. Joleigh said: “My career links in with Army Cadets as I’m using […]

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Students visited a First Aid stand

NOVEMBER 3RD 2017

Visitors learn more about the Army Reserve in Lincoln

The event, held at Sobraon Barracks, saw National Citizen Service pupils tour seven different Army-themed stands to study mine detector equipment; communications equipment such as radio sets used on operations, and kit used by both regular and reserve soldiers. Attendees also got to see a demonstration of cooking in the field and a casualty scenario […]

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Army Reserve Centre on Ulverscroft Road Light Up Your Building initiative

NOVEMBER 2ND 2017

Army Reserve Centre lit up red ahead of Remembrance Sunday

The centre, which is home to 2 Company, 3 Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, along with cadets and adult volunteers from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force, is being illumined in red as part of the City and County’s commemoration of the centenary of the First World War. Public and private sector organisations are […]

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158 RLC at LCFC

NOVEMBER 1ST 2017

Weekend round-up 30/10/17

Both Royal Naval Reserve unit HMS Sherwood and members of 158 Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) were at the King Power Stadium to help Leicester City FC with their annual Remembrance fixture on Sunday. Ahead of Leicester’s 2-0 English Premier League victory over Everton the reservists were out in force collecting for the Poppy Appeal and […]

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