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SEPTEMBER 3RD 2018

Nottinghamshire ACF appoint new Commandant

Colonel Burt spent nearly 36 years in Notts ACF. He served 3 years as a Sergeant Instructor prior to commissioning in 1985 eventually assuming command of the nearly 700 Cadets and 162 Adult Instructors in the County in September 2013. On the final day of Annual Camp, held this year at Otterburn in Northumberland, Alan […]

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Confindent Boys

AUGUST 30TH 2018

Making new friends and gaining confidence in the ACF

Being an Army cadet is all about having fun, adventure and meeting new friends. Activities cadets can take part in include water sports, rock climbing and mountain biking, as well as more green-based training like fieldcraft and shooting. Basically, if you are a cadet there is no need to be bored over the summer as […]

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The Nottinghamshire cadets

AUGUST 30TH 2018

Taking part in a battlefield tour

Traveling more than 300 miles from Nottingham to France then on to Belgium, the ACF group made up of cadets who play in the youth organisation’s Corps of Drums, visited historic locations including Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial and The Yser Tower in Diksmuide – a peace monument commemorating the soldiers killed on the Yser […]

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Colonel Adam Fraser Hitchen and Trust Chief Executive Simon Morritt

AUGUST 15TH 2018

Chesterfield Hospital signs Armed Forces Covenant

The event took place on 14 August at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital when the Trust Chief Executive, Simon Morritt, signed the Covenant; Colonel Adam Fraser-Hitchen, Deputy Commander (Reserves) from the Army’s HQ 7th Infantry Brigade signed the Covenant on behalf of Defence. In signing the Covenant, the Trust commits to support the Armed Forces community, recognising […]

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Trent 4

AUGUST 8TH 2018

Cadets and reserves at the Nijmegen Marches

The marches are four days long with participants walking either 30KM, 40KM or even 50KM around the city of Nijmegen on each day. The event begun as a way to promote healthy living and exercise but has grown into something much bigger. It is the largest multiple day marching event in the world with more […]

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A number of presentations were made at the start of the day

AUGUST 7TH 2018

Awarded for supporting the Armed Forces community in the workplace

The ERS encompasses Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to Defence personnel and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant. In Lincolnshire five organisations have been awarded; across Leicestershire and Rutland eight organisations were named; in Derbyshire eight organisations earned Silver Awards; Nottinghamshire had seven and […]

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Bruce Luckman LL Cert

AUGUST 7TH 2018

Award for long-serving volunteer

Senior Adult Volunteer Lieutenant (SCC ) Bruce Luckman RNR was presented with his certificate by Louise Potter the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire during the unit’s annual inspection in June. He explained: “It was a total surprise, all be it a nice surprise. On reflection I am very humbled and very proud to be recognised for […]

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Lee during the race

AUGUST 7TH 2018

Reservist raises more than £2,000 for charity

Private Lee Merrill who trains with the Army Reserve’s 203 Squadron, 158 Regiment the Royal Logistic Corps ran the marathon in April and raised the money for The Children’s Society. Running the marathon had been one of Lee’s greatest ambitions. He explained: “Taking on the London Marathon was always a challenge I have wanted to […]

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LCpl Hughie Levenie Nijmegan Marches

AUGUST 2ND 2018

Supporting the Nijmegen Marches

Lance Corporal Hughie Levenie from the Army Reserve’s 222 Medical Squadron, 254 Medical Regiment, also worked with two of his colleagues from Leicester to construct three rest stop areas at different locations throughout the march. The Nijmegen Marches took place from 17 to 20 July with participants walking either 30KM, 40KM or 50KM around the […]

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HMS Sherwood reservists taking part in the Freedom of the City event

AUGUST 2ND 2018

Naval reservists ready for Riverside Festival

The reserves from HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands’ only Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) unit will be hosting a display where they will show some of their specialised equipment as well as taking part in demonstrations on the river with the Royal Marines Reserve (RMR) and competing in the Dragon Boat Race. The unit will be […]

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