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EAST MIDLANDS RFCA


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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WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE EAST MIDLANDS?

OCTOBER 17TH 2018

Debut race success for RAF Reserve
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A Royal Air Force Reservist has won two trophies after completing the Vitruvian Triathlon which was held at Rutland Water in early September (8/9/18).

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OCTOBER 16TH 2018

Saving a colony of rare honey bees in Derby

Recently work was undertaken at 126 (City of Derby) Squadron’s headquarters to save a colony of rare honey bees that had taken over one of the wooden huts used by the cadets.

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OCTOBER 16TH 2018

Derbyshire Air Cadets given £1,000 to mark RAF100

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force, the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One and the 75th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid, Derbyshire Freemasons have made a generous donation to Air Cadets in Derbyshire. 

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OCTOBER 11TH 2018

Learning to be a Future Leader

Professionals from across the East Midlands spent yesterday (10 October) learning about the Army’s approach to leadership through a series of presentations, discussions and practical challenges held at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottinghamshire.

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OCTOBER 11TH 2018

C Troop celebrates a year in Nottingham
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A Reservist from Nottingham has explained his experiences during the first year of the Royal Artillery’s return to the city and illustrates the opportunities available to those who join the Army Reserve.

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Adventure training at summer camp
The object was to move the green ammo crate along the obstacle
The participants were encouraged to help one another.
During the final task of the day
Teams needed to work together to navigate the obstacles
Teams needed to make sure the route was safe for others
Supporting the planks made sure it was safe for the other participants
Being briefed ahead of the final challenge
Demonstrating how to safely navigate the command tasks
The command task area has a variety of obstacle based challenges
Notts ACF organised adventure training activities at camp this year
Discussing the plan
Securing the bottle during the final challenge
Approaches varied between the teams
There were lots of discussion sessions
Teams needed to work together to bridge the gap with the resources they were given.
The final challenge was a race against the clock
Cadets taking part in fieldcraft
Getting ready for water activities at Notts ACF's summer camp
Advising the team from afar
Absailing at annual camp
Planks needed to be positioned carefully
Working together to safely position planks
The event was a good opportunity for the employers to speak with Reservists and better understand what they do.
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
Cadets head out on the water at summer camp
Participants could only touch the green areas to complete the task
The warm up was a fun little challenege that acted as an ice breaker too
The morning session was held in the Officer's Mess
Notts cadets get ready to enjoy water activities

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