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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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November 29th 2021

Golden night for 11 East Midlands Employer Recognition Scheme winners
Representatives of the University of Derby holding a Gold ERS sign

Local authorities, educational establishments and commercial companies spanning IT, recruitment and building materials were among the organisations honoured for their outstanding support for the military on Thursday 25th November at a regional ceremony to recognise the 2021 winners of the national Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards.

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7 Cadets in a group in woods holding maps.

November 26th 2021

Combined Cadet Force from The King’s School, Grantham, on field exercise

For many of the Cadets from the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) at The King’s School, Grantham, this field exercise was their first opportunity to experience the outdoor activities that are such a central part of what the Cadets offer. It was a glorious autumn day and we were able to observe them getting stuck in to the various stands.

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A person is in chamoflage with a helmut and weapon.

November 22nd 2021

Royal Yeomanry Reservists complete leadership programme

12 Army Reservists from the Royal Yeomanry have completed the Army Leadership Development Programme (ALDP), designed to give junior soldiers the skills and experience to promote from Private to Lance Corporal.

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Two photos. On the left a man in a dinner suit holding an award. On the right, an award on the table with a piece of paper that says RAF Waddington.

November 19th 2021

Volunteer Air Cadets Training Officer receives Vorderman Award

Pilot Officer Sam Hurry, the Adult Volunteer Training Officer for 2160 Sleaford Squadron Air Cadets, is the 2021 recipient of the Vorderman Award from No 1 Group of the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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November 18th 2021

Legacy of Eric Sharpe, Lincs ACF, lives on
Representatives of Lincolnshire ACF with the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, holding an oversized cheque for ABF The Soldiers Charity

Eric Sharpe, former Army Regular and Reservist, and instructor with the Army Cadet Force, died in 2019 aged 86, but his legacy lives on through his generous donations of over £500,000 to various charities and organisations close to his heart.

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Privates Jack Bramford and Ollie Wilson from Leicester at the haulier COVID testing site at Sevington in Kent
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