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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MAY 20TH 2019

Derbyshire Cadets collect Gold Awards
Derbyshire Cadets Buckingham Palace

Teenagers from Derbyshire Army Cadet Force recently collected their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards.

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Amber collecting her first cap before the Navy game

MAY 16TH 2019

Loughborough student becomes RAF Rugby Star

A PhD student from Loughborough recently represented the Royal Air Force in its first ever Inter Services Championship win.

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Edinburgh Pose ACF

MAY 7TH 2019

Derbyshire Cadet takes part in major musical performance

Last week a Cadet from Derbyshire had the opportunity to take part in a once in a lifetime performance at Edinburgh Castle.

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Daria and the pilot during her Air Experience Flight 2

MAY 2ND 2019

Daria is flying high in the Cadets

A student from Newark has recently taken part in her first experience flight and has explained the positive impact Cadets is having on her after starting at a new school in a new country.

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APRIL 15TH 2019

Skiing Success for East Midlands Cadets
7 Bde Ski Group

Earlier this year 100 members of the Army Cadet Force from across the East Midlands travelled to Italy for the first ever 7th Infantry Brigade ski trip.

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East Midlands employers at the Battle of Britain Bunker
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Rutland County Council sent
Carrying the weighted stretcher
Lunch at the RAF Club in Picadilly
The event gave employers a chance to speak with and learn from serving members of the millitary
Karl Turner collecting the Award for Noble Electrical
NottinghamForest Community Trust was one of the only charities to have won
They could only touch the green parts of the course and there was a limit to the number of people on each piece of equipment
Spitfire single seat fighter aircraft
They needed to get through the cargo net quickly as a team.
Loughborough College was one of eight winners in Leicestershire
Melton Borough Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council
Melton Borough Council collecting their Award
The bunker housed RAF Fighter Command’s No.11 Group Operations Room
Participants were divided into groups for the discussions on leadership
They needed to work together in order to make the route safe.
Rutland employers
Henmore Health with their Award
The final challenge was a race against the clock
The Operations Room
The final warm up tested participants memory as well as being fun.
Lunch was served at the members only RAF club
Leicestershire Community Health Services NHS Trust collecting their award
Marsh Medical Practice in Louth was one of several NHS winners
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Trust were one of fourn NHS trust winners
Leicester City Council with their Award
All of the Silver Awards before the presentation
The object was to move the green ammo crate along the obstacle
The bunker where most of the RAF’s side of the Battle of Britain was co ordinated
Consortio Secuirty accepting their award
Sion Roberts of Eagle Eye Innovations

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