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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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October 23rd 2020

MBE for Cadet Force Adult Volunteer Sqn Ldr Thompson after 40 years of dedication
Sqn Ldr Thompson

Squadron Leader Alyn Thompson, an adult volunteer with Royal Airforce Air Cadets (RAFAC), has received an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

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Major Angela Laycock planning the NHS Nightingale hospital at Birmingham NEC

October 15th 2020

Gold ERS Awards demonstrate that the Health sector and the Armed Forces are natural allies

Recent events have clearly demonstrated the ways in which the Health sector and the Armed Forces can work together to achieve common goals. But before Covid, the relationship was already thriving.

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Reserves Pass Out at Grantham

September 30th 2020

Proud Army Reserves from Grantham celebrate the end of their basic training

Army Reserves have marked the completion of their first stage of military training with a socially distanced Pass Out parade at Army Training Regiment (Grantham).

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Graduating students

September 28th 2020

East Midlands education sector gives a lesson in supporting the Armed Forces community

With 6 local education sector institutions recently receiving a Silver Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Award, and one achieving the prestigious Gold Award, the East Midlands is demonstrating how Education and Defence can achieve powerful results through working together.

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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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New Commodore speaks to naval personnel
All of the employers from Derbyshire
Brigadier Gerhard Wheller CBE
Major Llloyd Hankins speaking with one of the participants
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust were one of fourn NHS trust winners
The final warm up
Leicestershire Community Health Services NHS Trust collecting their award
Spitfire single seat fighter aircraft
Representatives from Home Instead Senior Care collect their Award
Henmore Health with their Award
Leicester City Council with their Award
Lunch was served at the members only RAF club
Teams needed to make sure the route was safe for others
Inside the Battle of Britain Bunker
Teams needed to think outside the box to complete some of the tasks
Award winners from Nottinghamshire
The warm up was a fun little challenege that acted as an ice breaker too
They needed to tie planks together in order to make them onlg enough to get down from the objects
Air Commodore Simon Edwards with Mayor of Mansfield Cllr Kate Allsopp
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust with their Silver Award
Reserves were there to asses and help the teams
Carrying the weighted stretcher
Leicestershire Community Health Services NHS Trust collecting their award
It was an early start for employers in the East Midlands
Pattonair being presented with the Silver Award at their offices
The Physical Training Instructor was responsible for the final challenge
Palace of Westminster
The final challenege required participants to work together and carry a stretcher around the course.
Teams needed to work together to bridge the gap with the resources they were given.
The bunker where most of the RAF’s side of the Battle of Britain was co ordinated
The command tasks were asessed by members of 162 Regiment, RLC.

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