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NOVEMBER 7TH 2018

Notts commemorates Great War fallen

The First World War was one of the deadliest and most barbaric conflicts in human history, claiming the lives of up to 19 million people, including more than 14,000 soldiers, sailors, air crew and civilians from Nottinghamshire. To honour and pay tribute to those killed, wounded and the millions of family members impacted, Nottinghamshire County […]

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NOVEMBER 6TH 2018

Derbyshire Cadets Commemorate Armistice at WW1 Battlefields

The tour known as Exercise Wipers Eagle aimed to improve the cadets’ knowledge of the conflict and the part played by local men within the Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment). During the tour the Cadets took part in a commemorative service which was held at Tyne Cot Cemetery and also participated in the Last […]

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OCTOBER 31ST 2018

Army Cadets travel to The Somme

Cadets from Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland took part in the three day trip which was was part of a national campaign to mark 100 years since the armistice and give the cadets a greater insight into what life was like for soldiers during the war. During the tour cadets visited battlefields and a […]

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The new Lord Lieutenant's Cadets for Lincolnshire

OCTOBER 31ST 2018

Lincolnshire’s new Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets

Cadet Staff Sergeant Josh Chapman from Horncastle detachment was appointed to represent Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force, the Combined Cadet Force representative is Cadet Colour Sergeant Matthew Barmby from King Edward VI Grammar School CCF, representing the Air Cadets is Cadet Flight Sergeant Matthew Mayers of 2160 (Sleaford) Squadron ATC and for the Sea Cadet Corps, Leading Cadet […]

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Employers during the Air Combat Power Visit

OCTOBER 30TH 2018

Employers visit Air Combat Power

Employers from across the East Midlands attended the event, they had the chance to tour RAF Coningsby, learn about the RAF’s operational demands, discover more about ground defence and get up close with the most exciting RAF aircraft. Andy Disney, Director at Bulk Freight Ltd, explained: “Air Combat Power 2018 was a good insight into […]

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Cadet Sergeant Jade Duce and Cadet Flight Sergeant Melissa Doody with HRH The Duke of Gloucester. Please credit image to Eve Hopkinson

OCTOBER 22ND 2018

Cadet’s Royal encounter

The Cadets from both the Army Cadet Force and the Air Training Corps were at Barrow Hill Roundhouse and Railway Centre to support the Lord-Lieutenant it was their first event since their appointment. Both were taken by surprise when the Lord-Lieutenant asked HRH The Duke of Gloucester to present them with their badges in his place. […]

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OCTOBER 17TH 2018

Debut race success for RAF Reserve

This was the first Vitruvian for Gemma Hughes, an experienced triathlete who recently began serving with 7010 (VR) Squadron, part of the RAF’s Intelligence Reserves Wing. She won both the RAF Championship and the RAF Novice Lady after coming ninth in her age bracket, finishing all three disciplines in under five hours and twenty minutes. […]

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OCTOBER 17TH 2018

Cadets support classic car show

Despite the wet weather the vintage vehicle show, held at Manor Park in Glossop, was a resounding success and incorporated an array of vintage vehicles from classic brands like Bentley and Rolls Royce, to military motorbikes and Land Rovers that were all judged for trophies. A portion of the entry fee was also donated to […]

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OCTOBER 16TH 2018

Saving a colony of rare honey bees in Derby

The bees had been a major problem for the Squadron for several months because they stopped the cadets from using all of the facilities and it was proving difficult to locate their hive. East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association which manages the building hired a specialist contractor to try and save the hive. Thermal […]

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OCTOBER 16TH 2018

Derbyshire Air Cadets given £1,000 to mark RAF100

Looking for a fitting tribute to mark the various anniversaries, the Provincial Grand Master for Derbyshire Freemasons, Steven Varley decided to present to all Air Cadet Squadrons within Derbyshire with a cheque for £1,000.   In addition, the squadrons each received a framed print of a Lancaster Bomber signed and presented by Squadron Leader George ‘Johnny’ Johnson MBE DFM, who at 96 years […]

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