A previous Albert Bell Parade

MAY 5TH 2017

Parade to mark 100th anniversary of Nottingham War hero’s passing

Every year members of the locally based Air Training Corps (ATC) squadrons take part in the Albert Ball Parade at Nottingham Castle on 7 May, the date the world renowned flying ace died aged 20. Sunday’s parade is extra special as it marks the 100th anniversary of the Lenton born hero’s death while fighting with […]

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Students learn more about HMS Sherwood

MAY 3RD 2017

Derby students visit HMS Sherwood

Each pupil, aged between 16 – 19 years,  who attended the event is studying a Public Services Course at college and hopes to pursue a career in the public services industry in the future which could include joining the military, a police force, fire service, prison service or becoming a civil servant to name a […]

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Lara Small pictured at Brands Hatch. Picture courtesy of Colin Port

MAY 2ND 2017

Life in the fast lane for reservist Lara

The Captain of the Army Reserve’s 350 Field Squadron, 33 Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) has always had the need for speed and competes for The Army team and for herself up and down the UK as part of the Thundersport GB series. That’s on top of working as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Rolls […]

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APRIL 28TH 2017

Mother’s pride after son’s spell alongside her in Reserve Forces

After a year at 170 (Infrastructure Support) Engineer Group, Sapper Jay Cantrell is set to leave the reserve unit and mum, Staff Sergeant Babs Vinden-Cantrell, as he looks to be selected for a place at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. The Nottingham family currently both work full-time on the recruitment team for 170 Engineer Group […]

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The assembled guests

APRIL 27TH 2017

Air Cadet event takes off

Building Closer Relationships was organised by the Erewash branch of the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) and held at Foresters House in Chilwell, Nottingham on Friday 21 April. Its aim was to showcase how RAFA and the Air Training Corps (ATC) can work together to help provide the best support for Air Cadets in the […]

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Pictured in the Peak District are LCpl Hannah Fletcher, Christopher Baldock, Cpl Elizabeth Train Brown, LCpl Ellie Rowbotham, LCpl Tarryn Rayment, LCpl Erin Rowe and LCpl Jake Lawson.

APRIL 21ST 2017

Lincolnshire Army Cadets strike gold

In the past 12 months 87 teenagers across the county have completed their award with six achieving the gold award, 23 earning silver and 58 bronze. To pass, cadets have to complete tasks in four sections: volunteering, physical, skills and expedition. Lincolnshire cadets took on challenges such as walking in the Yorkshire Dales and the […]

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Montsaye Academy CCF with their berets

APRIL 21ST 2017

Montsaye Academy CCF celebrates affiliation

Montsaye Academy Combined Cadet Force (CCF) held its Affiliation Parade at the Greening Road school on Thursday, 20 April. The ceremony marked the official link of the CCF and 104 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. It was attended by the Commanding Officer, 104 Battalion REME, Lieutenant Colonel Alan Smith who presented the members of […]

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Members of the Lincolnshire  ACF band performing at a recent Easter Camp press release

APRIL 21ST 2017

Celebrating Her Majesty’s reign

The Band and Corps of Drums of Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) will be performing at the Recital Hall, Lincoln Minister School, on Saturday 22 April and will be taking to the stage alongside ACF bands from around the country to showcase all of their musical talents. The ACF performers will also be joined by […]

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APRIL 18TH 2017

New Army Cadet Force detachment to open in Navenby

The Navenby Detachment will open on Monday (24 April) at The Venue on Grantham Road in the village. It will become part of No. 1 Company of Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) who are celebrating their centenary this year. The detachment has been started after consultation with Navenby Parish Council to provide new challenges and […]

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APRIL 18TH 2017

Cracking Easter experiences for cadets

For many Air Cadet detachments there was the unusual experience of a week with the Royal Navy. Members of Swadlincote, West Bridgford and Melton Mowbray Air Cadets were among the units that enjoyed a week to remember joining the Royal Navy on HMS Bristol in Portsmouth. With visits to the Naval Dockyard including HMS Victory, […]

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