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APRIL 4TH 2017

Exciting summer ahead for Long Eaton Sea Cadets

The Oakley’s Road unit, which is also known as Training Ship Indomitable, is getting ready for the outdoor season and a bumper calendar of events. Through their excellent relationship with Attenborough Sailing Club there are regular opportunities to practice their skills on water close to home. There will also be trips sailing around the UK […]

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Lt Clare Read is pictured receiving the  President's Cup from Commander Charlie Bagot Jewitt

MARCH 30TH 2017

Recognition for Sea Cadets volunteer’s 25 years of service

Lieutenant (Lt) Clare Read of Northampton Sea Cadets was recently presented with the President’s Cup for her outstanding contribution to the unit by the Eastern Area Officer, Commander Charlie Bagot-Jewitt. Clare, aged 43, who in her day job is the Director of English at Milton Keynes Academy, joined the corps as a cadet in 1987 […]

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South Leicester Sea Cadets

MARCH 29TH 2017

South Leicester Sea Cadets and Wigston College unveil exciting new course

South Leicester Sea Cadets and Wigston College have joined forces to unveil a BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community that will begin at the start of the next academic year. Those who participate in the course will join up to the Sea Cadet unit. The skills they learn as part […]

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Mansfield Royal Marines Cadets

MARCH 28TH 2017

Help sought for Mansfield Royal Marines Cadets

RMCs meet as part of the Mansfield Sea Cadets based in Quarry Lane on Tuesday and Thursday nights. They’re provided with a host of opportunities and experiences including water-based activities, military themed training such as field craft, annual camps and official events and ceremonies. But the unit would like more adults to help the youngsters […]

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MARCH 27TH 2017

Volunteer makes waves across the Atlantic

Petty Officer Alistair Mansfield was part of a crew that sailed over 5,000 nautical miles from La Rochelle in France to Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The 18-year-old is taking a gap year between leaving school and going to University to study International Relations and registered to find work on yachts as well as working as […]

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MARCH 24TH 2017

Salute to the Mothers

All around the region are Mum’s making a difference to their communities and the skills and experiences honed as reservists or adult volunteers are also aiding their parenting. They’re heroes in their spare time, as well as at home and at work. Adult Under Officer Kate Knight is a volunteer with Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland […]

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TMS staff with their Bronze award

MARCH 24TH 2017

Grantham business reaches out to Armed Forces Community

TMS Support Solutions Ltd, based in Grantham, produce technical manuals for vehicle, aircraft and electronic equipment manufacturers as well as providing technical support in areas such as safety procedures. The company has seen first-hand the variety of transferable skills that individuals trained by the military can bring into the workplace including leadership, management and problem […]

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MARCH 21ST 2017

Defence College signs the Armed Forces Covenant

The college, based on Forest Road in Woodhouse near Loughborough, pledged their support at an event on Tuesday 7 March in which they showed both their commitment and flexibility to employing members of the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. Welbeck, who currently employs two reservists, has now joined a number of […]

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Sharon Wyatt with her parents at the Soldiering on Awards

MARCH 20TH 2017

Cycling 240 miles for charity

Flight Sergeant Sharon Wyatt, aged 45, is based at Headquarters Intelligence Reserves at RAF Waddington and has dedicated most of her adult life to being a part of the military. Originally serving full-time in the RAF for 24 years, Sharon later joined the RAF Reserve in 2012 as she wanted to spend more time at […]

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Cadets at the Rebadging ceremony

MARCH 17TH 2017

Army Cadets take part in historic rebadging ceremony

Newark, Blidworth and Arnold detachments, which are part of Nottinghamshire ACF, were officially affiliated with The Royal Lancers at the ceremony in Blidworth’s Church Hall base last month. The three detachments had previously been linked with The Queen’s Royal Lancers, but that was amalgamated with the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales) in 2015 to […]

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