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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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September 13th 2021

Lincolnshire Wildlife Park gives a roar of approval for the Armed Forces Covenant
Armed Forces Covenant signing party meet Nigel the Puma

Squawking, tweeting and roaring were the order of the day when Lincolnshire Wildlife Park recently signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The organisation has pledged to support the Armed Forces community and signed the Covenant in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire and representatives of the Army.

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Sergeant Grant being presented with his certificate by the Lord Lieutenant

September 8th 2021

Royal Anglian Reservist presented with Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate

Sergeant Stephen Grant, Reservist with the Royal Anglian Regiment, was delighted to receive the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate of Meritorious Service in a surprise presentation. Toby Dennis, the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, presented the Certificate in person at a recent Armed Forces Covenant signing event.

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Army Cadet Charitable Trust UK logo

September 6th 2021

New name and branding for Army Cadet Charitable Trust

The Army Cadet Force Association has changed it’s name and re-branded itself to the Army Cadet Charitable Trust (ACCTUK). The change aims to make clear to their supporters and audiences what they do.



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Royal Navy helicopter landing

August 18th 2021

Whole town ‘buzzing’ as Royal Navy helicopter visits local RAF Air Cadets

The Royal Navy made an unusual appearance in Kettering recently, when they visited in their Wildcat helicopter.  Traffic ground to a halt and the whole town was buzzing with interest as the impressive machine landed.




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August 18th 2021

LLR ICS health and social care providers pledge support for Armed Forces community
LLR ICS personnel outside the Victoria Building, Leicester Royal Infirmary Armed Forces Covenant e 07

The partnership which brings together those responsible for health and social care across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) has pledged its support for the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Privates Jack Bramford and Ollie Wilson from Leicester at the haulier COVID testing site at Sevington in Kent
Approaches varied between the teams
Participants were divided into groups for the discussions on leadership
Teams needed to think outside the box to complete some of the tasks
Working together to safely position planks
Lunch at the RAF Club in Picadilly
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust with their Silver Award
Teams needed to work together to bridge the gap with the resources they were given.
All of the Silver Awards before the presentation
Spitfire single seat fighter aircraft
Stained glass window in Westminster Hall
Teams needed to make sure the route was safe for others
Bridgeway Consulting Collecting their Award
They needed to help each other through the tasks
Rutland County Council sent
Leicestershire based winners
Winston Chrurchill visited the bunker in August 1940
Engagement Director, John Wilson at the RAF Club in Piccadilly
The event was a good opportunity for the employers to speak with Reservists and better understand what they do.
The bunker housed RAF Fighter Command’s No.11 Group Operations Room
Representatives from Home Instead Senior Care collect their Award
Leicester City Council with their Award
Northamptonshire based employers
The final challenge was a race against the clock
Award winners from Nottinghamshire
Melton Borough Council collecting their Award
East Midlands employers at the Battle of Britain Bunker
Air Commodore Simon Edwards with Mayor of Mansfield Cllr Kate Allsopp
The black tie event had a wide varierty of employers
They needed to get through the cargo net quickly as a team.
The bunker where most of the RAF’s side of the Battle of Britain was co ordinated

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