John Carter, Travis Perkins Chief Executive Officer, and Mark Lancaster TD MP signing the Armed Forces Covenant

MARCH 14TH 2017

Travis Perkins PLC sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Travis Perkins PLC signed the Armed Forces Covenant on 10 March 2017 during a public signing event attended by Mark Lancaster TD MP, Minister for Defence Veterans, Reserves and Personnel, at the company’s Keyline branch, on Bleak Hall Industrial Estate, Chesney Wold, in Milton Keynes. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation […]

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MARCH 13TH 2017

Employers visit RAF Waddington

Representatives from businesses in Lincoln, Gainsborough, Horncastle, Sleaford, Nottingham and Kirkby in Ashfield attended an employer engagement event at RAF Waddington on Wednesday 8 March, designed to demonstrate some of the roles and responsibilities undertaken by reserve personnel. During the five hour event, employers listened to an intelligence-based presentation by 7006 (VR) Squadron, learnt more […]

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Air cadets choose healthy diets

MARCH 10TH 2017

Derby Air Cadets’ healthy eating initiative takes off nationally

Squadron canteens up and down the country are to be stripped of high-sugar foods, which will be replaced by fruit and healthier snacks – and it’s all thanks to an idea developed by Mid-Nottinghamshire Better Together Alliance – a partnership of NHS, social care and voluntary sector teams in Mansfield, Ashfield and Newark and Sherwood. […]

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MARCH 2ND 2017

Focus on: East Midlands Universities Officers’ Training Corps

Throughout the country nineteen University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) offer students the chance to undertake a curriculum of military based activities alongside their studies to help them develop as future leaders, whether that be in the Armed Forces or in civilian organisations. East Midlands Universities Officers’ Training Corps (EMUOTC) has been in existence for 108 […]

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Silver Award winning cadets from Nottinghamshire ACF


Duke of Edinburgh awards joy for Nottinghamshire cadets

In the past 12 months, 142 cadets across the county have completed the development programme based on four key values of volunteering, physical, skills and expedition. Of those, 53 cadets achieved the silver award and 14 earned a prestigious gold award. Cadets have to take part in a host of activities and challenges to pass […]

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Nottinghamshire reservists complete a leadership development weekend

Representatives from 350 Field Squadron (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), Royal Engineers, made use of the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Training Centre in Waddington, allowing them to practice their specialist skills in a purpose built training environment. During the two-day event, the reservists, who work in a variety of professions in their civilian lives, carried out a […]

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Mansfield Royal Marines Cadets


Focus On: Royal Marines Cadets

The Marine Cadet Section, as it was previously called, was set up to be incorporated into the Sea Cadets Corps in 1955. After receiving the official seal of approval from Her Majesty The Queen, it was officially renamed the RMC in 2011. In the East Midlands, the Sea Cadet units at Mansfield, Worksop, Lincoln, Derby, […]

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LNR cadets take to the slopes for Ski Cadet 2017

Ski Cadet 2017 saw a group of 62 cadets and 19 adults leave by coach on Friday, 10 February for the 25 hour journey through France and Switzerland to the resort of Aprica. They enjoyed several days on the ski slopes and for most it was their first ever taste of skiing. More experienced cadets […]

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Student volunteers are helping to inspire others

Throughout the Army, Air and Sea Cadets are countless examples of young people helping others. Those that run the units are all adult volunteers. They’re like Jade Burden, who amid studying for a law degree at Staffordshire University helps out with the running of the Phoenix Street Detachment of Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (ACF). She […]

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Clare Wookey


Adult volunteer enters the Guinness Book of World Records

Last June, Deeping St James based Lieutenant (Lt) Clare Wookey was part of the O W Ladies team of five that swam the North Channel from Northern Ireland to Scotland and back in 28 hours and 25 minutes. The non-stop crossing has now officially been recognised as the quickest ever by a relay team ensuring […]

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