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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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June 18th 2021

NET Trams becomes 700th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant in the East Midlands
Paul Robinson, NET and Bruce Spencer, East Midlands RFCA

Nottingham’s tram network has reached a significant milestone in becoming the 700th organisation to sign the Armed Forces Covenant in the East Midlands region.


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Doctor Harjinder Bains

June 17th 2021

Covid Doctor Completes Army Reserve Elite Pre-Parachute Training Course

Dr Harjinder Singh Bains has spent the COVID pandemic working in A & E and Intensive Care, treating the sick and saving lives, but despite a highly pressurised career, has also found time to pass the prestigious All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection Course (AAPPS) with the Army Reserve.

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LAC Hudson

June 17th 2021

RAF Reservist and Graphic Designer supports NHS with Covid testing

Leading Aircraftman Ryan Hudson, RAF Reservist, was deployed last year to help the NHS deliver Covid testing. His civilian career, running a Graphic Design consultancy, couldn’t be further from both these experiences.  Read more about how Ryan thrives on the variety this offers.

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John Gooding with Lord Lieutenant Toby Dennis in 2016

June 16th 2021

Remembering John Gooding

East Midlands RFCA were very sorry to hear of the death of former SSI John Gooding, previously of 1 Company and the Band & Drums, Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF).

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June 15th 2021

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue (NFRS) show continued commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant
Chief Fire Officer Notts Fire & Rescue and Regional Employer Engagement Director, East Midlands RFCA

Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service (NFRS), Gold Employer Recognition Scheme award winners in 2020, have re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant. This act confirms their continued commitment to those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families.

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Privates Jack Bramford and Ollie Wilson from Leicester at the haulier COVID testing site at Sevington in Kent
Reserves were there to asses and help the teams
Representatives from Lindum Group collecting the Award
Rutland County Council sent
Supporting the planks made sure it was safe for the other participants
Pattonair being presented with the Silver Award at their offices
The event was a good opportunity for the employers to speak with Reservists and better understand what they do.
The black tie event had a wide varierty of employers
Brigadier Gerhard Wheller CBE
Karl Turner collecting the Award for Noble Electrical
Henmore Health with their Award
Sion Roberts of Eagle Eye Innovations
Leicester City Council with their Award
Lunch was served at the members only RAF club
The Physical Training Instructor was responsible for the final challenge
Leicestershire Community Health Services NHS Trust collecting their award
The warm up was a fun little challenege that acted as an ice breaker too
Carrying the weighted stretcher
The event gave employers a chance to speak with and learn from serving members of the millitary
The final challenege required participants to work together and carry a stretcher around the course.
ReACon intelligence sent their Managing Director to collect the Award
They needed to get through the cargo net quickly as a team.
Lunch at the RAF Club in Picadilly
Leicestershire based winners
It was an early start for employers in the East Midlands
Participants started the final challenge by racing down a hill
Cllr Hilary Fryer and Chris Traill representing Charnwood Borough Council
Melton Borough Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council
The participants were encouraged to help one another.
Working together to safely position planks
The boards needed re positioning in order to complete the challenge

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