JUNE 5TH 2018

Historic Beating Retreat returns to Ilkeston

The colourful ceremony is on Tuesday 19 June and promises to be a moving spectacle for people of all ages, giving residents the chance to turn out and support the armed forces event and remember those who lost their lives in war. Beating Retreat is a military music ceremony performed in some form by most […]

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Freedom of the City parade

JUNE 2ND 2018

HMS Sherwood parade through Nottingham city streets

Freedom of the City is an honour reserved for very few military groups and gives the unit awarded an opportunity to march through the city awarding the honour, in this case Nottingham on 2 June. The parade saw reservists from HMS Sherwood be joined by local Sea Cadets, members the Band of HM Royal Marines, […]

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JUNE 2ND 2018

Nottingham bus named after Royal Naval Reserve unit

HMS Sherwood were recently granted the Freedom of the City of Nottingham by Nottingham City Council and exercised this right for the first time earlier today (2 June), the same day the new re-named bus has been unveiled. Nottingham City Transport has had a commitment to employing ex-Service personnel and reservists for a number of […]

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A cadet speaks to guests at the event

JUNE 1ST 2018

Employers learn more about the Army Cadets in Nottinghamshire

Conversation with Cadets is an annual event hosted by Nottinghamshire ACF where employers from across the county spend the day speaking to cadets and adult volunteers in order to find out more about what they do in cadets and how it can have a positive impact on both them personally and the civilian organisations they […]

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Simon Rimmer with the other judges

MAY 30TH 2018

Army chefs do battle at culinary competition

Simon was one of four guest judges at the Army’s annual flagship event that saw over 180 of the Army’s top Chefs compete in a wide variety of culinary classes that covered both operational and formal dining. The chefs, both regular and reservist, took part in ten categories, used over 900kg of potatoes, 1500 eggs […]

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The 162 Regiment RLC team

MAY 23RD 2018

Engaging with reservists on the green

Eight teams teed off at Erewash Valley Golf Club with each containing a mixture of employers and reservists.  The event gave each group an opportunity to speak to current reservists and Service personnel and learn more about the transferable skills that can be adapted for the civilian workplace.  Catherine Suckling, the Ministry of Defence’s Assistant […]

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From left Lt Mick Gibb, Lt Col Terry Hayter, Major Richard Walton, 2Lt Paul Thomas

MAY 23RD 2018

Derbyshire adult volunteer joins charity ride

Second Lieutenant Paul Thomas, the Commander of Ticknall Detachment joined the Army Cadet Force Association (ACFA) Cycle Challenge when it travelled through Derbyshire on 14 May.  The ACFA Cycle Challenge is run in order to raise money for the Matthew Bacon Bursary Fund, which is used to fund an adventurous training course for cadets who […]

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HMS Sherwood has received the Freedom of the City of Nottingham a honour presented by Nottingham City Council

MAY 22ND 2018

HMS Sherwood set to exercise Freedom of the City

The official parade will see 58 reservists from HMS Sherwood be joined on parade by local Sea Cadets, the Band of HM Royal Marines, Portsmouth (Royal Band) and veteran’s who have served with the Royal Navy in years gone by. The veterans taking part all have an association with Nottingham, either having served on board […]

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Employers outide the bunker in Uxbridge

MAY 16TH 2018

Local employers visit Battle of Britain Bunker

The employers based in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Rutland were invited to travel to Uxbridge as part of an employer engagement activity on 14 May. The majority of those attending have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging to support employees from a range of Defence personnel including veterans, reservists, and Cadet Force adult […]

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Jason Kingham during mobilisation

MAY 15TH 2018

“Being a reservist has opened up lots of new opportunities for me”

  Name: Chief Petty Officer Jason Kingham Age: 37 You joined HMS Sherwood back in 2002. What attracted you to the unit? “I was looking to experience something new and I thought I would enjoy having the opportunity to travel whilst doing something I enjoyed.” What have the highlights of your reserve career been to […]

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