US Exchange just one of the many reservist opportunities

Major Lindsay Baigent has served with 212 Field Hospital for the entirety of her military career, a role like this allows her to develop professionally in both settings and she has taken part in a number of different courses that have broadened her nursing and medical experience. The Military Reserve Exchange Programme provides an opportunity […]

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All of the HMS Sherwood Award Winners


Army and Navy reservists host joint carol service and awards ceremony

Over 100 reservists and their families attended the ceremony where annual awards were presented to attendees. The Army Reserve’s 350 Field Squadron which is part of 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) presented the inaugural Sapper of The Year to Sapper Elizabeth Ahmed for her dedication, outstanding performance and impeccable bearing. HMS Sherwood which is […]

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The Reservist


The Reservist Magazine available online now

There is a story about 222 Medical Squadron who participated in a study that tracked the movements of the American Army’s 36th (Texas) Infantry during their 1943 operation in Italy. As well as this there is the exciting story of Captain Richard Harvey who after being on deployment in Cyprus decided he would ride his […]

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Metcalf Commercial Decorators are awarded

Metcalf Commercial Decorators Ltd joined two other businesses from Northamptonshire in being awarded a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award 2017, for the continued support they have shown to members of their team who serve or have served in the military. Due to being unable to attend the special awards Presentation Dinner earlier in November, […]

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Providing humanitarian relief in the Caribbean

Victoria Rogers, aged 42, travelled more than 4,000 miles from her home in Digby, Lincolnshire, to board HMS Ocean in the Caribbean in September where she coordinated the movements of both helicopters and landing craft that were in the area to provide assistance to those affected by both Hurricane Irma and Maria. Working as an […]

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House husband: “The opportunities to progress as a reservist are endless”

Major Alex Smith is the Officer Commanding of 222 Medical Squadron in Leicester and joined the Army Reserve in 1996 as he wanted to experience life as a soldier as well as enjoying time with his family and friends in Leicestershire. Looking back at 2017, Alex has made the most of both the opportunities to […]

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Dragon Boat Race Team 160 Transport Sqn


A successful year in Lincolnshire

Reservists serving with 160 (Lincoln) Transport Squadron, 158 Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), come from a variety of backgrounds, have different civilian careers and have a range of goals they want to achieve through their part-time military career. One of the unit’s main focuses for 2017 has been the Squadron’s annual training exercise in Denmark. The […]

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Karl Turner and Chris Noble


Netherfield-based electrical contractor signs Armed Forces Covenant

Noble Electrical Contractors Ltd, based on Great Northern Way in Netherfield, Nottingham, signed the Armed Forces Covenant last month (6 November) pledging to be an Armed Forces friendly organisation; aiming to participate actively in Armed Forces Day and seeking to employ Service leavers or reservists who are electrically trained. Noble’s Technical Director Karl Turner left […]

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The Cadet Magazine 2017


The Cadet Magazine 2017 Now Available Online

There is a feature about a school teacher from Nottingham, who explains how volunteering within the Sea Cadets encouraged her to pursue a career in education, and how her voluntary role has helped improve her prospects in the education profession. It also features a lot of news about the cadets and what they’ve been up […]

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Derbyshire ACF band on stage in 2016  in fancy dress


A Christmas to remember in Derbyshire

The Christmas Concert is organised by The Rotary Club of Long Eaton and is now in its sixth year. Although it was hoped the initial event in 2012 would be a success, it was supposed to be a one-off. However, thanks to the support of local people the event now takes place on an annual […]

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