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East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) helps to promote and support the Reserve Forces and Cadets across the region. The RFCA also facilitates the management of the Reserve and Cadet estate.


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November 13th 2020

Desserts being prepared

A splash of pride and sprinkling of rivalry was on the menu for Army chefs when they competed in a culinary competition.

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The Wall of Names

October 30th 2020

Taking part in Remembrance Sunday from home

As Remembrance Sunday approaches, the ways in which we can commemorate are changing. See what online campaigns you can take part in from home this Remembrance Sunday.

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LNR ACF parading

October 29th 2020

Preparations for return to face-to-face training for Cadets

With the return to school for most in September, our Cadet units have also been preparing to open up again.  There is a great deal of hard work in ensuring the venues are Covid-secure, suitable for socially distanced groups and planning how programmes can be run. We’ve put together a snapshot of how some of them are doing this.

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Sqn Ldr Thompson

October 23rd 2020

MBE for Cadet Force Adult Volunteer Sqn Ldr Thompson after 40 years of dedication

Squadron Leader Alyn Thompson, an adult volunteer with Royal Airforce Air Cadets (RAFAC), has received an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

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October 15th 2020

Gold ERS Awards demonstrate that the Health sector and the Armed Forces are natural allies
Major Angela Laycock planning the NHS Nightingale hospital at Birmingham NEC

Recent events have clearly demonstrated the ways in which the Health sector and the Armed Forces can work together to achieve common goals. But before Covid, the relationship was already thriving.

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New Commodore speaks to naval personnel
All of the Silver Awards before the presentation
J.Tomlinson collecting their Award
Participants were divided into groups for the discussions on leadership
Winston Chrurchill visited the bunker in August 1940
The object was to move the green ammo crate along the obstacle
Phil Pask and Keith Orme from Lincoln City Radio
Teams needed to make sure the route was safe for others
Northamptonshire based employers
Reserves were there to asses and help the teams
Some of the tasks had ropes which would allow the participants to wing across an obstacle
Employers enjoyed lunch at the RAF club in Piccadilly
Henmore Health with their Award
East Midlands employers at the Battle of Britain Bunker
They could only touch the green parts of the course and there was a limit to the number of people on each piece of equipment
Leicester City Council with their Award
Melton Borough Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council
The Physical Training Instructor was responsible for the final challenge
Oakham Medical practice collecting their Award
They needed to tie planks together in order to make them onlg enough to get down from the objects
Participants started the final challenge by racing down a hill
The event was a good opportunity for the employers to speak with Reservists and better understand what they do.
Planks needed to be positioned carefully
Pattonair being presented with the Silver Award at their offices
The boards needed re positioning in order to complete the challenge
Northamptonshire County Council were one of two County Councils awarded
Teams needed to work together to navigate the obstacles
ReACon intelligence sent their Managing Director to collect the Award
The command tasks were asessed by members of 162 Regiment, RLC.
Rushcliffe Borough Council were one of the councils that make up the Leicestershire Partnership
Lunch at the RAF Club in Picadilly

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