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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JULY 19TH 2018

Derby cadets competition success
126 (City of Derby) Squadron Wing Field Day Drill Team

126 (City of Derby) Squadron were declared Overall Winners of Wing Field Day, an annual competition held between 28 Royal Air Force Air Cadet units based in the South and East Midlands Wing.

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Chair Doreen Stephenson and Major Mitch Pegg  signing a covenant

JULY 11TH 2018

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture signs Armed Forces Covenant

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture publically demonstrated its support for Defence personnel yesterday (10 July) by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

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JULY 6TH 2018

Employers go ‘behind the wire’ in Nottingham

More than 70 employers from counties across the East Midlands got a chance to go behind the wire at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottingham yesterday to hear about today’s Army, regulars and reserves and to experience some of the training they undertake.

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Whitehouse Construction take part in command task

JULY 2ND 2018

Ashbourne business takes part in military training exercise

Whitehouse Construction joined its partner agencies for a day of team-building led by the Army Reserve’s 162 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps on Friday (29 June).

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JULY 2ND 2018

20 Northamptonshire organisations pledge to support Armed Forces community
Group image of organisations that signed the Armed Forces Covenant

Ahead of this year’s Armed Forces Day, 20 Northamptonshire organisations pledged their support to those who serve our country and their families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Officer Cadets visitng a memorial near the Somme on their annual exercise
1360 (Stapleford and Sandiacre) Squadron with thier trophies and certificates
Preparing for the Gun Run
The RLC Parachute Display Team landing at the event
Cadets speaking with the Lord Lieutenant and the veteran who raised the flag
Watching a First Aid exercise
The Gun Run was timed with the quickest teams progressing to the final
One of the employers trying on a fully loaded rucksack
They were joined by representatives from local Naval Associations
This stand also told employers about the uses of certain types of kit
One of the ACF teams preparing for the Gun Run
The RLC's Parachute Display Team dropped in to the event
Sea Cadets from Chesterfield meeting the Deputy Lord Lieutenant
Cadets had a chance to meet local veterans
Members of Lincolnshire's band were also in attendance
The First Aid stand included a talk on training from serving soldiers as well as a hands on go at dressing wounds
A number of presentations were made at the start of the day
Employers had the chance to try on body armour and other protective kit
In this safety brief employers were taught proper bracing technique for use in the RODET
Representatives from LNR with Northamptonshire dignitaries
Cadets marching during the Nottinghamshire Flag Raising
Throughout the day employers had the chance to try out the Army equipment
It was a hands on experience for employers
Employers were led to the different stands by members of the Army Reserve
One of the employers after the RODET
Attendees had the chance to speak to serving soldiers about the training they do and skills they develop
Cadets needed to take the guns apart to get around obstacles
The event was run by members of 162 Regiment RLC
LNR ACF had a stall at the Northampton event
The RLC Parachute Team with the Deputy Lord Lieutenant
Members of HMS Sherwood attended a flag raising event at Leicestershire County Council
Cadets waiting in Northampton to march

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