HELLO. WE ARE EAST MIDLANDS RFCA


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?

NOVEMBER 1ST 2019

VIPs see Reservists in training
VIPs chat to Reservist

VIP visitors recently paid a visit to Exercise Sobraon Compass at Catterick, and witnessed the Annual Combat Marksmanship Test, amongst other Reserve training.  4 (Lincolnshire) Company, 3 Royal Anglian, Lincolnshire’s only Reserve Infantry unit, took part, along with Leicester 2 Company.

 

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OCTOBER 15TH 2019

Junior managers learn about Army leadership

The next generation of managers were given the opportunity to take part in a special course that aimed to teach them about Army leadership and how it can be applied to any workplace.

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OCTOBER 11TH 2019

First fieldcraft experience for CCF recruits

More than 100 Cadets from the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) joined with other contingents from across Northamptonshire to attend two days of intensive training at the Yardley Chase Training Area.

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OCTOBER 10TH 2019

West Bridgford Air Cadets win National Trophy

Air Cadets from West Bridgford have been presented with the prestigious Marshall Trophy for being, jointly, the most improved Royal Air Force Air Cadet (RAFAC) Squadron in the United Kingdom.

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OCTOBER 8TH 2019

Cadets are blown away by Air Ambulance visit
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Cadets from Metheringham detachment recently visited Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, at their RAF Waddington base.

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High Sheriff Inspecting Private Dave Upton
Steve Cottrell
The event was a good opportunity for the employers to speak with Reservists and better understand what they do.
Oakham Medical practice collecting their Award
The final challenge was a race against the clock
Leicestershire based winners
Major Llloyd Hankins speaking with one of the participants
Phil Pask and Keith Orme from Lincoln City Radio
Employers enjoyed a three course lunch
Palace of Westminster
Discussing how to bridge the gap as they go
The bunker where most of the RAF’s side of the Battle of Britain was co ordinated
Balancing carefully to get across the obstacle
NottinghamForest Community Trust was one of the only charities to have won
Karl Turner collecting the Award for Noble Electrical
The bunker housed RAF Fighter Command’s No.11 Group Operations Room
Teams needed to work together to navigate the obstacles
Leicestershire Community Health Services NHS Trust collecting their award
Northamptonshire County Council were one of two County Councils awarded
The black tie event had a wide varierty of employers
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.
Approaches varied between the teams
Melton Borough Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council
All of the employers from Derbyshire
They needed to get through the cargo net quickly as a team.
Rutland County Council sent
Lunch at the RAF Club in Picadilly
CEO Carl Hughes of Hughes Driver Training
Supporting the planks made sure it was safe for the other participants
The final warm up tested participants memory as well as being fun.

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