East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) supports both Reserve Forces and Cadet organisations throughout the region. The RFCA also facilitates the management of both the Reserve and Cadet estate.

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Cadet welcomes HRH Princess Anne to Lincolnshire
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In his capacity of Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet,  Horncastle detachment’s Cadet Staff Sergeant Josh Chapman welcomed HRH Princess Anne on her visit to Lincolnshire.

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Green plaque honour for Melton’s Drill Hall

A historic Melton Mowbray building from where troops departed to fight in the First World War and is now the home of the local Army Cadets and Air Cadets was honoured with a green plaque last week.

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Padres presented with their Cadet Force Commission

A unique event in Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force’s 102-year history took place at Beckingham Training Camp on Saturday. In front of 130 cadets on their Basic Training weekend, the County’s three padres received their Cadet Force Commission scrolls signed by HM The Queen.

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The reserve detachment with Intelligence Corps Officers and local dignatires


Army Intelligence Battalion Seeks Soldiers In Chesterfield

Chesterfield residents can now have a second job gathering military intelligence. 5 Military Intelligence Battalion is setting up a reserve detachment at Wallis Barracks in Chesterfield and is looking for recruits. It is one of four Intelligence Corps Army Reserve units in the British Army that trains Intelligence Corps (Military Intelligence) officers and soldiers so that they are ready to deploy on operations.

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Silver Awards for local employers
All of the Silver Awards before the presentation

Public and private sector businesses from across the East Midlands have been formally recognised for the support they provide to the Armed Forces community, during a black-tie event in Leicestershire, last week.

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Knife fighting!
Enjoying some down time on camp
The presentations covered every aspect of leadership
Working together to get past the obstacles
Discussing how to bridge the gap as they go
Each team tackled the final challnege differently
All of the participants with the EMUOTC soldiers who helped run the day
Being briefed before the command task
Henmore Health with their Award
Karl Turner collecting the Award for Noble Electrical
Carrying the weighted stretcher
Air Commodore Simon Edwards with Mayor of Mansfield Cllr Kate Allsopp
Northamptonshire County Council were one of two County Councils awarded
They needed to tie planks together in order to make them onlg enough to get down from the objects
Leicestershire based winners
Approaches varied between the teams
The participants were encouraged to help one another.
NHS Nene and Corby CCG were the only CCG to win this year
Advising the team from afar
Planks needed to be positioned carefully
Rutland County Council sent
The final warm up tested participants memory as well as being fun.
The boards needed re positioning in order to complete the challenge
Working together to safely position planks
CEO Carl Hughes of Hughes Driver Training
ReACon intelligence sent their Managing Director to collect the Award
The shield task was all about self evaluation to encourage self improvement as a leader
Passing a board between two platforms during a command task
Northamptonshire based employers
Rushcliffe Borough Council were one of the councils that make up the Leicestershire Partnership
Melton Borough Council collecting their Award
Participants started the final challenge by racing down a hill

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