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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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April 8th 2021

Rushden Sea Cadets Get Active To Fight The Lockdown Blues
Rushden Sea Cadets World Health Day

After 12-months of living with COVID-19, many of us are struggling to stay fit and healthy, but following ‘World Health Day’ a group of volunteer staff and youngsters from Rushden Sea Cadets have found a great way to keep themselves and their supporters active, in a bid to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

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2nd Lieutenant Beth Adams in uniform

March 5th 2021

Developing leadership and self-confidence at East Midlands Universities Officer Training Corps (EMUOTC)

2nd Lieutenant Beth Adams, Platoon Commander for 2nd years at EMUOTC, talked to us about how her studies and training as an Army officer work hand in hand to complement each other.

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Private Bucur with her Oath of Allegiance certificate

March 5th 2021

First non-British female soldier joins Reserves in Lincolnshire

Private Catalina Bucur, originally from Romania, recently attested as an Army Reservist. The ceremony was the first attestation at 4 (Lincolnshire) Company to take place under Covid-secure conditions. Catalina is also unique in being the first non-British female soldier to join the unit.

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Pippa on camp in 2019

March 5th 2021

Officer Training Corps at university develops transferable skills

Pippa Saunders, 22, is studying Construction Engineering Management at Loughborough University. We spoke to her about her experiences as part of East Midlands Universities Officer Training Corps (EMUOTC).

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March 5th 2021

Army Cadet sisters awarded consecutive Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet positions
Aplin sisters hand over Lord Lieutenant's badge

Sisters Tegan and Cerys Aplin, of North Hykeham Army Cadet Force, Lincs, have achieved something quite unique by being awarded the highly esteemed position of Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet, in consecutive years. In a virtual investiture held on Zoom, the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, Toby Dennis, welcomed Cerys and thanked Tegan for her service.

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Privates Jack Bramford and Ollie Wilson from Leicester at the haulier COVID testing site at Sevington in Kent
All of the Silver Awards before the presentation
Being briefed ahead of the final challenge
Engagement Director, John Wilson at the RAF Club in Piccadilly
The event was a good opportunity for the employers to speak with Reservists and better understand what they do.
Inside the Palace of Westminster
Employers enjoyed lunch at the RAF club in Piccadilly
Teams needed to work together to bridge the gap with the resources they were given.
Palace of Westminster
Henmore Health with their Award
They needed to tie planks together in order to make them onlg enough to get down from the objects
Spitfire single seat fighter aircraft
Inside the Battle of Britain Bunker
Award winners from Nottinghamshire
Guests had the opportunity to mingle before the Awards
The awards took place in Beaumanor Hall in Leicestershire
The museum at the Battle of Britain in Uxbridge
Northamptonshire based employers
The black tie event had a wide varierty of employers
The warm up was a fun little challenege that acted as an ice breaker too
A dispaly at the Battle of Britain Bunker
The object was to move the green ammo crate along the obstacle
Leicester City Council with their Award
The participants were encouraged to help one another.
Cllr Hilary Fryer and Chris Traill representing Charnwood Borough Council
Karl Turner collecting the Award for Noble Electrical
They needed to help each other through the tasks
J.Tomlinson collecting their Award
Representatives from Home Instead Senior Care collect their Award
The boards needed re positioning in order to complete the challenge
Teams needed to think outside the box to complete some of the tasks

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