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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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January 13th 2021

Major Rachel Reynolds – Senior Emergency Department Nurse & Army Reservist with 212 Field Hospital
Members of 212 Field Hospital show their red cross arm bands

“Over the last 21 years I have gained so much from my life within the Army Reserves. Life as a Reservist goes hand-in-hand with working in the NHS.” Major Rachel Reynolds, Senior Emergency Department nurse and Army Reservist tells her story in her own words.

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Cadet virutal Concert

January 8th 2021

Army Cadet Force Bands’ Annual Christmas Concert goes virtual

An annual event which everyone in the Army Cadet Force Bands looks forward to is playing with colleagues from across the country in a Christmas carol concert.

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Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire Mike Kapur

December 7th 2020

Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire’s letter to Veteran Associations

Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Mike Kapur and the Veteran Associations’ Committee Chair, Brigadier William Hurrell have published a letter to Veteran Associations.

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Army personnel sitting on tank

November 26th 2020

The Battle of Geilenkirchen

Jonathan Hunt, military historian and a previous member of Northamptonshire County Committee for East Midlands RFCA, has written a detailed account of the Second World War Battle of Geilenkirchen. This battle was a joint operation, involving both American and British forces, to clear a German salient that was a threat to Allied forces as they advanced into Germany in November 1944.

 

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November 25th 2020

Financial Advisor describes his first year training as an Army Reserve
Gnr Townsend

Gunner (Gnr) Harry Townsend provides a first-person view on his first year with 103 Regiment Royal Artillery, Hucknall, the reasons he chose the Army Reserve, and why he hasn’t looked back since.

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cadets
New Commodore speaks to naval personnel
Some of the tasks had ropes which would allow the participants to wing across an obstacle
Brigadier Gerhard Wheller CBE
ReACon intelligence sent their Managing Director to collect the Award
Rutland County Council sent
Consortio Secuirty accepting their award
Karl Turner collecting the Award for Noble Electrical
Northamptonshire based employers
Inside the Battle of Britain Bunker
Teams needed to work together to navigate the obstacles
Participants were divided into groups for the discussions on leadership
Balancing carefully to get across the obstacle
Pattonair being presented with the Silver Award at their offices
The final warm up tested participants memory as well as being fun.
Leicestershire Community Health Services NHS Trust collecting their award
Winston Chrurchill visited the bunker in August 1940
Melton Borough Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council
A dispaly at the Battle of Britain Bunker
Oakham Medical practice collecting their Award
Loughborough College was one of eight winners in Leicestershire
Melton Borough Council collecting their Award
The final challenge was a race against the clock
The command tasks were asessed by members of 162 Regiment, RLC.
Henmore Health with their Award
Teams needed to work together to bridge the gap with the resources they were given.
Planks needed to be positioned carefully
Approaches varied between the teams
Representatives from Home Instead Senior Care collect their Award
Engagement Director, John Wilson at the RAF Club in Piccadilly
The participants were encouraged to help one another.
The bunker housed RAF Fighter Command’s No.11 Group Operations Room

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