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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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WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE EAST MIDLANDS?

AUGUST 4TH 2020

RECORD 31 EMPLOYERS IN EAST MIDLANDS WIN SILVER EMPLOYER RECOGNITION SCHEME AWARDS
Silver Proudly Supporting Graphic (Twitter)

East Midlands RFCA are delighted to reveal that 31 organisations in the East Midlands have now achieved the Silver ERS 2020. This comes shortly on the heels of the announcement of a record 17 Gold awards in the region.

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Gold ERS Proudly Supporting Graphic

JULY 30TH 2020

17 EAST MIDLANDS EMPLOYERS AWARDED GOLD ERS 2020 BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

A record 17 organisations in the East Midlands have achieved a Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold ERS 2020 award for actively demonstrating their support and advocacy for the Armed Forces community. 

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LNRACF on Armed Forces Day

JULY 27TH 2020

LIFE OF LEICESTERSHIRE, NORTHAMPTONSHIRE AND RUTLAND ACF DURING LOCKDOWN

Army Cadets from Leicester, Northants and Rutland have embraced the challenges presented by not being able to meet face to face currently.  With ingenious ideas, using technology and some creative thinking, they have undertaken some great activities.

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Derbyshire Cadets on their walk for hospices

JULY 21ST 2020

DERBYSHIRE ARMY CADETS TAKE 3.8 MILLION STEPS FOR LOCAL HOSPICES

Derbyshire Army Cadet Force, affiliated to the Mercian Regiment, raised over £6,800 for Derbyshire Hospices with their July Step Challenge and fundraising activities.

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JULY 14TH 2020

INTERNATIONAL BOMBER COMMAND CENTRE REOPENING
The International Bomber Command Centre

The International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC), located at Canwick Ave, Lincoln, is due to re-open to the public on Tuesday 21st July, after a lengthy 4 months of closed doors due to government COVID-19 restrictions.

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cadets
New Commodore speaks to naval personnel
They needed to tie planks together in order to make them onlg enough to get down from the objects
The bunker where most of the RAF’s side of the Battle of Britain was co ordinated
Northamptonshire County Council were one of two County Councils awarded
Participants were divided into groups for the discussions on leadership
Cllr Hilary Fryer and Chris Traill representing Charnwood Borough Council
The black tie event had a wide varierty of employers
Consortio Secuirty accepting their award
Air Commodore Simon Edwards with Mayor of Mansfield Cllr Kate Allsopp
Employers enjoyed lunch at the RAF club in Piccadilly
Working together to safely position planks
Inside the Palace of Westminster
Some of the tasks had ropes which would allow the participants to wing across an obstacle
Planks needed to be positioned carefully
Approaches varied between the teams
The Physical Training Instructor was responsible for the final challenge
Balancing carefully to get across the obstacle
Supporting the planks made sure it was safe for the other participants
Participants started the final challenge by racing down a hill
Rutland County Council sent
Engagement Director, John Wilson at the RAF Club in Piccadilly
Being briefed ahead of the final challenge
They needed to help each other through the tasks
The command task area has a variety of obstacle based challenges
Discussing how to bridge the gap as they go
All of the employers from Derbyshire
It was an early start for employers in the East Midlands
The object was to move the green ammo crate along the obstacle
NottinghamForest Community Trust was one of the only charities to have won
Karl Turner collecting the Award for Noble Electrical
The final challenge was a race against the clock

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