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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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WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE EAST MIDLANDS?

JULY 6TH 2020

LINOLNSHIRE ARMY RESERVISTS PLAY THEIR PART IN THE SUPPORT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS
Lance Corporal Adele Gamblin at the COVID-19 test centre.

Lincoln soldiers have helped to deliver COVID-19 testing as part of the Government’s national testing programme.

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JUNE 26TH 2020

EAST MIDLANDS RAF RESERVIST MARCHED IN UNIFORM TO CELEBRATE LONDON PRIDE

Armed Forces Day this year falls on the same day as London Pride, and indeed Global Pride, and both will be celebrated virtually. We spoke to RAF Reservist Chris Madden about what it meant to him to take part last year.

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Photo of Amelia Seymour with colleagues

JUNE 26TH 2020

AIR CADET VICE-CHAIR OF YOUTH UNITED FOUNDATION

Cadet Warrant Officer Amelia Seymour, 2248 (Rutland) Squadron, was one of just three Air Cadets appointed to the national Youth United Foundation youth panel last year.   As part of Armed Forces Week 2020, we are celebrating the achievements of our Cadets in the East Midlands.

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Air Cadet Hunter receiving award

JUNE 26TH 2020

AIR CADET WINS TWO TOP AWARDS

Air Cadet Flight Sergeant Benjamin Hunter, 1 Flight (City of Leicester) Squadron, has had a year to remember, winning two prestigious awards. As part of Armed Forces Week, we are celebrating the achievements of Cadets in our region.

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JUNE 26TH 2020

ARMY CADET TRAVELS TO AFRICA TO TEACH FOOTBALL
Cadet Evie Botting with schoolchildren in Africa

Army Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major Evie Botting had an amazing trip to Africa last year, as part of the Army Cadet Force Association Sports project. As part of Armed Forces Week 2020, we are celebrating Cadets Day by looking at some of their achievements.

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New Commodore speaks to naval personnel
Engagement Director, John Wilson at the RAF Club in Piccadilly
Pattonair being presented with the Silver Award at their offices
Consortio Secuirty accepting their award
Melton Borough Council collecting their Award
The event gave employers a chance to speak with and learn from serving members of the millitary
Employers enjoyed lunch at the RAF club in Piccadilly
Being briefed ahead of the final challenge
Major Llloyd Hankins speaking with one of the participants
Cllr Hilary Fryer and Chris Traill representing Charnwood Borough Council
Leicester City Council with their Award
Employers enjoyed a three course lunch
Representatives from Home Instead Senior Care collect their Award
Inside the Palace of Westminster
Guests had the opportunity to mingle before the Awards
It was an early start for employers in the East Midlands
Loughborough College was one of eight winners in Leicestershire
Teams needed to work together to navigate the obstacles
Participants were divided into groups for the discussions on leadership
Supporting the planks made sure it was safe for the other participants
Carrying the weighted stretcher
NottinghamForest Community Trust was one of the only charities to have won
Discussing how to bridge the gap as they go
ReACon intelligence sent their Managing Director to collect the Award
Stained glass window in Westminster Hall
Working together to safely position planks
Oakham Medical practice collecting their Award
All of the employers from Derbyshire
Palace of Westminster
Hurricane Fighter aircraft
The final challenege required participants to work together and carry a stretcher around the course.

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