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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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September 10th 2020

‘Give As You Live’ supports charity funding of Reservist and Cadet expeditions
The Ulysses Trust logo

The Ulysses Trust, a trust that provides funding assistance to Reservist and Cadet expeditions in the UK, are now being supported by ‘Give As You Live’.

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The Priory Group AFC signing

September 3rd 2020

Boost for service personnel as the Priory Group signs Armed Forces Covenant

The Priory Group has signed the Armed Forces Covenant in a virtual ceremony, demonstrating its commitment to support veterans, Reservists and their families currently in employment.

 

 

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SAC Chris Madden at the testing centre during operation RESCRIPT

September 2nd 2020

RAF Reservist mobilised alongside Army in Covid support Operation RESCRIPT

Operation Rescript is a military operation to assist the UK’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Photo of Bruce Spencer

August 19th 2020

New Regional Employer Engagement Director for East Midlands RFCA

Major Bruce Spencer has joined the East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) as Regional Employer Engagement Director, taking over the role from the recently retired John Wilson, who was in post for over 20 years.

 

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August 18th 2020

Lincoln Cadets ‘climb’ Mount Everest to raise funds for International Bomber Command Centre
Mount Everest

Cadets from The Priory Federation of Academies Combined Cadet Force (CCF), in Lincoln, are ‘walking’ to the top of Mount Everest to raise much-needed funds for the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) in Lincolnshire.

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New Commodore speaks to naval personnel
Leicestershire Community Health Services NHS Trust collecting their award
The awards took place in Beaumanor Hall in Leicestershire
They needed to tie planks together in order to make them onlg enough to get down from the objects
Stained glass window in Westminster Hall
Cllr Hilary Fryer and Chris Traill representing Charnwood Borough Council
NottinghamForest Community Trust was one of the only charities to have won
Oakham Medical practice collecting their Award
Northamptonshire based employers
ReACon intelligence sent their Managing Director to collect the Award
Planks needed to be positioned carefully
Some of the tasks had ropes which would allow the participants to wing across an obstacle
Melton Borough Council collecting their Award
Representatives from Lindum Group collecting the Award
Phil Pask and Keith Orme from Lincoln City Radio
Approaches varied between the teams
The final challenge was a race against the clock
Supporting the planks made sure it was safe for the other participants
Hurricane Fighter aircraft
Participants started the final challenge by racing down a hill
Working together to safely position planks
The final warm up tested participants memory as well as being fun.
The black tie event had a wide varierty of employers
Being briefed ahead of the final challenge
Palace of Westminster
A dispaly at the Battle of Britain Bunker
The event gave employers a chance to speak with and learn from serving members of the millitary
Major Llloyd Hankins speaking with one of the participants
Award winners from Nottinghamshire
Lunch was served at the members only RAF club
CEO Carl Hughes of Hughes Driver Training

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