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Cadet Jones Abbey Detachment Lincs ACF (4)

OCTOBER 31ST 2017

“Joining Lincolnshire ACF has made me a better person”

Cadet Corporal Owen Jones, aged 17 years, originally joined Lincolnshire ACF’s Abbey Detachment in 2013 as he wanted to try a new activity that would lead on to him meeting new friends in his community. Owen explained: “In 2003, I was diagnosed with high-functioning autism, which is a social and communicative learning difficulty. This single-handedly […]

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350 Sqn take part in railway project (2)

OCTOBER 31ST 2017

Assisting an Orbital Railway Project

The reservists, who each serve with 350 (Sherwood Foresters) Field Squadron (EOD), gave up their free time to work alongside The Melton Constable Trust. The Trust is in charge of the Norfolk Orbital Railway Project  that is working to clear trees and overhanging branches to bring the former railway back to life. Sergeant Philip Brazier […]

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Frances Keane at her graduation

OCTOBER 31ST 2017

Focus on: Public Relations Officer

Sergeant Major Instructor Frances Keane lives and works in Lincoln and has been with the Force since May 2009. She said: “During my late teens, early 20s, I’d always been involved in youth work mainly with the Scouting and Guiding associations. “I was at a point in my life where I needed something to challenge […]

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Sergeant Darren Drysdale   picture courtesy of Tina Jenner

OCTOBER 27TH 2017

Refereeing reservist rescues player during match

RAF Waddington based Intelligence reservist, Sergeant Darren Drysdale came quickly to the aid of Chesterfield’s Brad Barry whilst refereeing their League Two clash with Morecambe on Saturday, October 14 after the right-back fell to the ground and appeared to swallow his tongue after being accidently hit on the temple by an opponent’s boot. Referees are usually […]

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Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Sir Laurance Howard is pictured with RAF Air Cadet Amelia Seymour (left) and Army Cadet Hannah Seymour

OCTOBER 25TH 2017

Identical twins among Lord-Lieutenant Cadets for Rutland

Each year the Queen’s representative in the county, Sir Laurence Howard, is ascribed a Lord-Lieutenant Cadet from several organisations to accompany him at civic duties and events. At a recent ceremony Corporal Hannah Seymour was officially sworn in as the Lord-Lieutenant Army Cadet for Rutland alongside her sister Sergeant Amelia Seymour who has landed the […]

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2nd Cat3 Cadet Life 'Sister Selfie' CSM Lucy Waller

OCTOBER 25TH 2017

Teenager celebrates success in Army Photographic Competition

Lucy Waller, aged 18, didn’t know the photo she had taken of her sister Becca, aged 16, at the end of an Army Cadet Force camp had been entered into the Cadet Life category until she was told she had made the final. “I had been taking photos all week on one of our camps,” […]

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Richard Cooke HMS Sherwood

OCTOBER 24TH 2017

Simulating a nautical environment

Leading Hand Richard Cooke, aged 30, who works as a Pastoral Manager in a Derbyshire Secondary School in his civilian career, took part in a two day exercise in September on the Royal Navy’s bridge simulator in Portsmouth, that allowed him to develop specialist navigational skills enabling him to respond to different sea-based situations, albeit […]

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1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron at RAF Cranwell

OCTOBER 24TH 2017

Weekend round up 23/10/2017

Around 400 Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets descended on London for the Trafalgar Parade on Sunday including representatives from Nottingham, Boston and Lincoln units. Cadets put on an impressive display in Trafalgar Square to mark the 212th anniversary of Horatio Nelson’s led victory over the French and Spanish Navies. Two Royal Marine Cadets from […]

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Reservists who took part in the race

OCTOBER 24TH 2017

Taking part in a Dragon Boat Race

The Army Reservists joined 16 local businesses to sponsor a boat and race each other along the Brayford Waterfront in front of a crowd of more than 3,000 spectators. The event was held in aid of three local charities: the Nottingham and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance, LIVES and St Barnabas Hospice. Warrant Officer Class Two Shawn […]

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The students are all in their second year of studying Public Service

OCTOBER 24TH 2017

Students and the public get on board with HMS Sherwood Live

Reservists from HMS Sherwood, who are based at Foresters House in Chilwell, welcomed the young people and a host of potential recruits to hear about life with the naval unit. The students, who are in their second year of studying Public Services at Nottingham College, were the first to get the chance to try equipment, […]

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