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JULY 22ND 2019

Buzz Off! A swarm of bees are moved to a new home

These were carefully re-homed and our Estates team were absolutely buzzing that they found a way to solve the problem without eliminating the bees but now bees have returned to the hut in Derby.  Over the last couple of months the number of dead bees being discovered has slowly increased so the Estates Team called […]

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JULY 22ND 2019

High Sheriff Visits Lincolnshire Army Reserves

On the visit to Sobranon Barracks Mr Day toured the building, inspected the troops before presenting Privates Macauley Bagguley and William Park with their Combat Infantry Course certificates.  Major Mitch Pegg, the Officer Commanding explained: “Since the Company was reformed in 2016, it has had a close relationship with successive High Sheriffs and each has […]

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JULY 16TH 2019

1st Military Working Dog Squadron Tackle Commander’s Canine Competition

The arduous 12-kilometre cross-country course included eight military stands that tested the fitness, training, skills and endurance of both the dog handlers and the military working dogs whilst also being a great sporting event. Overall victory went to Team 105A from 105 Military Working Dog Squadron (MWD Sqn). Prizes for the best individual performances were […]

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JULY 16TH 2019

Adult Volunteer ‘can’t imagine life without the Army Cadets’

Captain Sarah Shergold, aged 27, first joined the Army Cadets at the age of 12 when she went along to see what it was like which turned into 15 years of incredible experiences. Sarah said: “It has given me confidence, organisational skills and social skills, as well as the ability to work with people from […]

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Steve Cottrell

JULY 2ND 2019

From Regular to Reservist: Steve continues to set his own pace

He is now Central SHEQ Manager for Morrison Utility Services but in his spare time serves as a Captain in the Royal Engineers and is second in command of a Specialist Royal Engineers Team (STRE) that provides infrastructure support, construction and design expertise for the military. Aged 54, Steve has a tremendous amount of hands […]

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Juliet Rogers in her Cadet Force Adult Volunteer uniform.

JULY 2ND 2019

Kettering Adult Volunteer reveals Army Cadets is ‘part of my heart and soul’

Sergeant Major Instructor, Juliet Rogers, age 47, from Kettering is a Detachment Commander at Market Harborough where she is responsible for the day to day running of the unit and the implementation of planning and training. Her life in the Army Cadet Force began in 1986, just seven years after women had first been allowed […]

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JULY 2ND 2019

Nottingham Reserve set to retire after 25 years in Parachute Squadron

Major Mike Orpen, aged 60, joined the Reserves in 1991 and has had a distinguished career in 144 Parachute Medical Squadron, where he has been on several international deployments and has commanded the Detachment  amongst many other incredible achievements that he says would encourage him to ‘do it all again’.  Mike said: “I’d do it […]

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JUNE 28TH 2019

Army Reservists support Navy Operations worldwide

Lance Corporal Ryan Adams and Lance Corporal John Edwards both serve as Reserve chefs in 167 Catering Support Regiment and have recently been deployed to support Royal Navy operations by working in the galleys on two major vessels.  After being selected for the deployment the Reservists were put through pre-deployment training including the challenging Basic […]

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Private Andy Markham Jenkins

JUNE 28TH 2019

Lincoln Dad encourages others to consider the Army Reserve

Private Andy Markham Jenkins, aged 38, who works as an Explosives Production Operative for the quarry industry, joined the Army Reserve in 2011 and now serves as a Storeman Reserve with 4 Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment. Andy said: “From a young age I wanted to join the Army but life has a way […]

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Team in Oman

JUNE 27TH 2019

Reserves teaching the Royal Oman Army

Whilst in Oman the chefs worked closely with the Omani Army and split the six week course up into three phases that allowed them to focus on the areas of training which were most in need.  The team consisted of Sergeant Lee Whiteley, WO1 Darren  Martin-Chambers, Staff Sergeant Steve Whitby and Sergeant Jim Walker all […]

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