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 26TH 2019

Local employers set a shining example with Silver Awards
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Twenty two public and private sector businesses from across the East Midlands were presented with Silver Employer Recognition Scheme awards at a black-tie event in Leicester last week.

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Presentation to WO Hathaway

NOVEMBER 21ST 2019

New Warrant Officer flying high at Heanor Gate CCF

A brand new Warrant Officer position was announced at the Biennial Review at Heanor Gate Science College Combined Cadet Force.

 

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NOVEMBER 19TH 2019

Cadet’s Canadian Adventure

An Air Cadet from Melton Mowbray spent his summer exploring Canada as part of the International Air Cadet Exchange Programme.

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VIPs chat to Reservist

NOVEMBER 1ST 2019

VIPs see Reservists in training

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
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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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High Sheriff Inspecting Private Dave Upton
Steve Cottrell
The boards needed re positioning in order to complete the challenge
Teams needed to make sure the route was safe for others
Balancing carefully to get across the obstacle
The final challenge was a race against the clock
Marsh Medical Practice in Louth was one of several NHS winners
Rutland County Council sent
Loughborough College was one of eight winners in Leicestershire
Rutland employers
Engagement Director, John Wilson at the RAF Club in Piccadilly
NottinghamForest Community Trust was one of the only charities to have won
Air Commodore Simon Edwards with Mayor of Mansfield Cllr Kate Allsopp
Guests had the opportunity to mingle before the Awards
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust with their Silver Award
The object was to move the green ammo crate along the obstacle
All of the employers from Derbyshire
Amanda Wildgust and Christine Ongoma from Derbyshire Communtiy Health Services NHS Trust
Inside the Battle of Britain Bunker
Discussing how to bridge the gap as they go
Lunch at the RAF Club in Picadilly
Supporting the planks made sure it was safe for the other participants
Teams needed to work together to bridge the gap with the resources they were given.
The final warm up
The event was a good opportunity for the employers to speak with Reservists and better understand what they do.
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust were one of fourn NHS trust winners
Participants were divided into groups for the discussions on leadership
Leicester City Council with their Award
Spitfire single seat fighter aircraft
Northamptonshire County Council were one of two County Councils awarded
The bunker where most of the RAF’s side of the Battle of Britain was co ordinated
Bridgeway Consulting Collecting their Award

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