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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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July 16th 2021

11 East Midlands companies honoured with an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award
Gold ERS logo - Proudly supporting those who serve

Eleven organisations in the East Midlands have received the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for their outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community, Defence Minister Leo Docherty announced today.

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Ex-Cadet Richard Gibbs

July 1st 2021

Ex-Cadet attends Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Ex-Cadet Staff Sergeant Richard Gibbs (20) has recently entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on a 42 week long Officer’s course.  Richard is a former member of the King’s School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in Grantham.

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Group Captain Andy Pass MBE

June 29th 2021

RAF Air Cadets appoints its first Volunteer Senior Advisor

The Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) has appointed its first ever volunteer Group Captain to serve as Senior Volunteer Advisor.

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Representatives of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust re-sign the Armed Forces Covenant

June 23rd 2021

Lincolnshire’s hospitals renew pledge to Armed Forces community

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has re-pledged its support of Armed Forces personnel and their families by re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant.




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June 18th 2021

NET Trams becomes 700th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant in the East Midlands
Paul Robinson, NET and Bruce Spencer, East Midlands RFCA

Nottingham’s tram network has reached a significant milestone in becoming the 700th organisation to sign the Armed Forces Covenant in the East Midlands region.


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Privates Jack Bramford and Ollie Wilson from Leicester at the haulier COVID testing site at Sevington in Kent
They needed to get through the cargo net quickly as a team.
Rutland County Council sent
The Physical Training Instructor was responsible for the final challenge
Participants started the final challenge by racing down a hill
Leicestershire based winners
J.Tomlinson collecting their Award
Leicestershire Community Health Services NHS Trust collecting their award
Northamptonshire County Council were one of two County Councils awarded
Reserves were there to asses and help the teams
The boards needed re positioning in order to complete the challenge
The warm up was a fun little challenege that acted as an ice breaker too
Discussing how to bridge the gap as they go
Engagement Director, John Wilson at the RAF Club in Piccadilly
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
The bunker housed RAF Fighter Command’s No.11 Group Operations Room
NHS Nene and Corby CCG were the only CCG to win this year
The event gave employers a chance to speak with and learn from serving members of the millitary
Melton Borough Council collecting their Award
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust with their Silver Award
Hurricane Fighter aircraft
Carrying the weighted stretcher
The final challenege required participants to work together and carry a stretcher around the course.
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust were one of fourn NHS trust winners
They needed to work together in order to make the route safe.
Leicestershire Community Health Services NHS Trust collecting their award
Supporting the planks made sure it was safe for the other participants
Participants were divided into groups for the discussions on leadership
Henmore Health with their Award
The object was to move the green ammo crate along the obstacle
The final warm up tested participants memory as well as being fun.

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