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Shane Parker at Derbyshire ACF's recent summer camp

AUGUST 15TH 2017

Teaching Assistant encourages others to volunteer in Derby

Second Lieutenant Shane Parker, volunteers with Derbyshire ACF’s Phoenix Street Detachment in Derby, and has been a part of the youth organisation for 13 years. Originally joining the ACF aged 12, he enjoys the many opportunities for personal development and believes that his volunteering experience helped him to get his job as a Special Educational […]

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A Company cadets

AUGUST 15TH 2017

All around the country (and world) – weekend round up 14/8/17

There’s plenty more pictures and videos from all the camps to be uploaded to the ones already on www.eastmidlandsrfca.co.uk over the next few days. A number of Junior Sea Cadets from the area have gone to the Junior Sea Cadets National Camp that’s taking place in Yorkshire. It got underway on Sunday with over 300 […]

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Ian Powell paddle boarding at Derbyshire ACF's summer camp

AUGUST 14TH 2017

ACF volunteer gains qualification to teach water sports

Sergeant Major Instructor Ian Powell, an adult volunteer with Derbyshire ACF’s Heanor Detachment, has just passed his UKCC level 1 Coaching Course in Paddle Sport to be allowed to both teach and assess  cadets and adult volunteers on the water. He is also now working towards achieving a qualification to teach stand up paddle-boarding. Explaining […]

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Paul Devlin

AUGUST 14TH 2017

NHS Trust awarded for supporting Defence

The county’s specialist mental health and learning disabilities NHS Trust join Buildbase in Lincoln, Forces Cars Direct Ltd, Mercury Electronic Warefare Ltd in Sleaford and TMS Support Solutions Ltd in Grantham in receiving a Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Award for recognising the valuable skills those with military experience bring into the civilian workplace. […]

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Richard Fuller, Managing Director at County Battery

AUGUST 14TH 2017

Five Nottinghamshire organisations achieve Silver Awards in Nottinghamshire

County Battery Services Ltd in Kirkby in Ashfield, Bradburys Global Risk in Nottingham, Gleeds UK in Nottingham, Newark and Sherwood District Council and Traffic Labour Supplies in Retford have each been awarded a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award for the commitment they have demonstrated in supporting Defence and inspiring others to do the […]

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Armed Forces Covenant signing at Travis Perkins PLC

AUGUST 14TH 2017

Achieving Silver Awards in Northamptonshire

Travis Perkins PLC, Metcalf Commercial Decorators Ltd and Goodwill Solutions CIC between them employ a number of reservists and service leavers, and each value the skills and experiences those with military training can bring back into the workplace. In order to achieve a Silver Award, employers must have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, employ at […]

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Cadet Lance Corporal Jack Dawson

AUGUST 14TH 2017

Cadet: “Being in the ACF is something extra to put on my CV”

Cadet Lance Corporal Jack Dawson, aged 14, is a member of Lincolnshire ACF and parades weekly at Abbey Detachment in Lincoln. After previously trying other youth groups and losing interest, Jack decided to join the ACF for two reasons: one of his good friends from school was already a member, and he has always had […]

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Adult volunteer at organisation's Armed Forces Covenant signing

AUGUST 8TH 2017

Travis Perkins wins prestigious award

The accolade, which is awarded to companies that are making a demonstrable effort to support, recruit and develop Armed Forces personnel, was bestowed to Travis Perkins for their commitment to supporting the Armed Forces. Travis Perkins have actively recruited 200 service leavers since 2015 in roles spanning branch management, IT and supply chain and logistics. […]

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West Bridgford Air Cadets providing first aid training

AUGUST 8TH 2017

West Bridgford Air Cadets pass on life-saving skills to the community

The members of 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron of the Air Training Corps (ATC) learn First Aid as part of the Air Cadet syllabus. Cadets and adult volunteers decided to pass on this knowledge to the community by holding the Heartstart event at their Wilford Lane Headquarters recently. The event proved a huge success with around […]

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LNR ACF camp pic

AUGUST 7TH 2017

A bumper weekend round-up – 7/8/17

A total of 487 cadets attended LNR’s camp at Pirbright in Surrey. A whole host of excellent pictures from their PR team can be viewed on their Facebook page and you can read the newsletter they produced here. Derbyshire ACF are at Nesscliffe Training Area near Shrewsbury. Among the adventure activities they’re scheduled to take […]

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