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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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FEBRUARY 19TH 2020

LEICESTER TIGERS MARK UNIFORMED SERVICES DAY BY SIGNING ARMED FORCES COVENANT
Representatives of Leicester Tigers and the Uniformed Services.

Leicester Tigers Rugby Club are the latest organisation in the East Midlands to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant.  A special matchday was held to celebrate the work of the region’s uniformed services.

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New Commodore speaks to naval personnel

FEBRUARY 17TH 2020

HMS SHERWOOD PROVIDES SUPERSESSION GUARD FOR NEW COMMODORE RESERVES

HMS Sherwood, the only Naval Reserve in the East Midlands, was extremely proud to be asked to organise the Parade for this historic occasion.

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Representatives of the nine East Midlands universities

FEBRUARY 14TH 2020

NINE EAST MIDLANDS UNIVERSITIES IN JOINT RE-SIGNING OF ARMED FORCES COVENANT

The nine universities of the East Midlands celebrated the updating of their Armed Forces Covenants in a joint ceremony held at the University of Leicester recently. The revised agreements include new, clear-cut promises to support Armed Forces personnel.

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JANUARY 31ST 2020

SEA CADET NAVIGATES HIS WAY TO JOIN ROYAL NAVY

A Long Eaton Sea Cadet has signed up to join the Royal Navy, after 8 years of enjoying all the opportunities opened to him by Cadets.

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JANUARY 22ND 2020

Exercise Iron Wolf supports Reserves front line training
Ex Iron Wolf troops shooting

More than 100 Reservists from C Company 4 Mercian, based in Bulwell, took part in a NATO exercise in Lithuania late last year.

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High Sheriff Inspecting Private Dave Upton
The final warm up tested participants memory as well as being fun.
Employers enjoyed a three course lunch
The Operations Room
The boards needed re positioning in order to complete the challenge
Sion Roberts of Eagle Eye Innovations
Northamptonshire County Council were one of two County Councils awarded
Leicestershire based winners
The black tie event had a wide varierty of employers
Cllr Hilary Fryer and Chris Traill representing Charnwood Borough Council
Leicestershire Community Health Services NHS Trust collecting their award
They could only touch the green parts of the course and there was a limit to the number of people on each piece of equipment
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust with their Silver Award
Discussing how to bridge the gap as they go
Phil Pask and Keith Orme from Lincoln City Radio
Teams needed to make sure the route was safe for others
The participants were encouraged to help one another.
Oakham Medical practice collecting their Award
Rutland County Council sent
Teams needed to work together to bridge the gap with the resources they were given.
Guests had the opportunity to mingle before the Awards
The museum at the Battle of Britain in Uxbridge
Planks needed to be positioned carefully
Air Commodore Simon Edwards with Mayor of Mansfield Cllr Kate Allsopp
Stained glass window in Westminster Hall
Melton Borough Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council
Participants were divided into groups for the discussions on leadership
Lincolnshire awardees
All of the Silver Awards before the presentation
It was an early start for employers in the East Midlands
Pattonair being presented with the Silver Award at their offices

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