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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AUGUST 22ND 2019

East Midlands employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces
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Five organisations in the East Midlands have achieved a Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold award for actively demonstrating their support and advocacy for the Armed Forces community.

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Representatives from Trent Education Centre and Westminster Centre for Research and Strategy sign the Armed Forces Covenant

AUGUST 16TH 2019

Two Nottingham Muslim-owned businesses pledge their support for the Armed Forces

Two Muslim-owned businesses in Nottingham signed the Armed Forces Covenant yesterday; pledging to support members of the Armed Forces community and their families.

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Leicester, South Leicester and Market Harborough Sea Cadets kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding on the Grand Union Canal with District Padre Pascal


Leicester Sea Cadets offering more and more to the young people of Leicester

Leicester Sea Cadets has opened its doors to more local young people and their parents, enabling even more young people to gain the resilience, self-belief and social confidence needed to thrive in modern day life.

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Top Cadet ready to give life a go

A very proud LCpl Luke Tonks has just received his detachment’s ‘Cadet of the Year’ award, presented by Lincolnshire ACF’s Major Mandy Edwards. For Luke, this special moment is a milestone in his life.

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Oldest living Air Cadet visits Squadron at 93
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93 year old Ken Muddimer has staked his claim to being the oldest surviving Air Cadet, he is certainly the oldest known ex cadet from Leicester’s No 1 Founder Squadron.

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High Sheriff Inspecting Private Dave Upton
Steve Cottrell
A dispaly at the Battle of Britain Bunker
All of the Silver Awards before the presentation
Stained glass window in Westminster Hall
Teams needed to make sure the route was safe for others
They needed to help each other through the tasks
Discussing how to bridge the gap as they go
Employers enjoyed a three course lunch
Inside the Battle of Britain Bunker
Some of the tasks had ropes which would allow the participants to wing across an obstacle
ReACon intelligence sent their Managing Director to collect the Award
Rushcliffe Borough Council were one of the councils that make up the Leicestershire Partnership
Supporting the planks made sure it was safe for the other participants
Lincolnshire awardees
Balancing carefully to get across the obstacle
Award winners from Nottinghamshire
Teams needed to think outside the box to complete some of the tasks
Teams needed to work together to bridge the gap with the resources they were given.
Employers enjoyed lunch at the RAF club in Piccadilly
Working together to safely position planks
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust with their Silver Award
Brigadier Gerhard Wheller CBE
Being briefed ahead of the final challenge
Lunch at the RAF Club in Picadilly
Air Commodore Simon Edwards with Mayor of Mansfield Cllr Kate Allsopp
Phil Pask and Keith Orme from Lincoln City Radio
Northamptonshire County Council were one of two County Councils awarded
Northamptonshire based employers
Consortio Secuirty accepting their award
The black tie event had a wide varierty of employers
Major Llloyd Hankins speaking with one of the participants

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