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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MARCH 8TH 2019

Support pledge from Derbyshire’s leaders for armed forces community
Derbyshire County Council signs the Armed Forces Covenant
Council leaders across Derbyshire have joined together to pledge their on-going support for the country’s armed forces community.


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Dawn Lucas-Lickess poses in her uniform in front of a lorry

MARCH 6TH 2019

Leicestershire woman celebrates 18 years as a Royal Air Force Reserve

A Leicestershire woman has revealed what life is like as a female Reservist as she celebrates her 18th year in the RAF Reserve and encourages other women to follow in her footsteps.

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With shipmates during HMS Sherwood Carol Concert


Retiring after more than two decades in the Royal Naval Reserve

A Royal Naval Reservist from Lincolnshire has reflected on her illustrious career as she prepares to retire after more than two decades in the service.

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VIP visit to Lincolnshire Reserves

Reservists had a special visitor during their weekly training evening at Sobraon Barracks in Lincoln.

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Army dog handlers sharpen their skills
Vets taught the dog handlers how to care for their canine partners

A receptionist, a mother and a lorry driver found themselves giving First Aid to three dogs and evacuating a further two to safety.

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The RAF Section at King's
Jack giving a Fieldcraft lesson to younger cadets
The final task involved pouring water into a canteen remotely
Supporting the planks made sure it was safe for the other participants
Leicestershire Community Health Services NHS Trust collecting their award
Being briefed ahead of the final challenge
Bridgeway Consulting Collecting their Award
ReACon intelligence sent their Managing Director to collect the Award
Working together to get past the obstacles
They needed to tie planks together in order to make them onlg enough to get down from the objects
Teams needed to think outside the box to complete some of the tasks
Oakham Medical practice collecting their Award
The event was a good opportunity for the employers to speak with Reservists and better understand what they do.
Northamptonshire County Council were one of two County Councils awarded
The command tasks were asessed by members of 162 Regiment, RLC.
The warm up was a fun little challenege that acted as an ice breaker too
Discussing how to bridge the gap as they go
Award winners from Nottinghamshire
It gave the executives a chance to speak to serving soldiers to better understand what they do
Lt Col Matt Ketterer gave presnetations about leadership
The object was to move the green ammo crate along the obstacle
Approaches varied between the teams
Participants could only touch the green areas to complete the task
One of the teams discussing what they've been taught
They needed to work together in order to make the route safe.
The command task area has a variety of obstacle based challenges
Cllr Hilary Fryer and Chris Traill representing Charnwood Borough Council
Rutland County Council sent
Teams needed to make sure the route was safe for others
Reciving a briefing after one of the command tasks
Participants sat in teams to discuss what they were learning
Leicestershire Community Health Services NHS Trust collecting their award

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