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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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February 23rd 2021

Meet the new Commanding Officer of 158 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps
Lt Col Rob Futter

Lieutenant Colonel Rob Futter, has recently been appointed as the new Commanding Officer (CO) of 158 Regiment, The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC).

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February 18th 2021

British Forces Resettlement Services Virtual Employment Fair

British Forces Resettlement Services are hosting a Virtual Employment Fair between the 23rd February 2021 to 23.59hrs 25th February 2021.

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Mount Everest

February 16th 2021

Sea Cadet Climbs Mount Everest in Lockdown

Junior Cadet First Class Oliver Flint (11) utilised his free time through lockdown in an expedition to raise money for Burton Sea Cadets, by climbing the equivalent of the height of Mount Everest, 8843 metres.

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Members of 212 Field Hospital show their red cross arm bands

January 13th 2021

Major Rachel Reynolds – Senior Emergency Department Nurse & Army Reservist with 212 Field Hospital

“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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January 8th 2021

Army Cadet Force Bands’ Annual Christmas Concert goes virtual
Cadet virutal Concert

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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New Commodore speaks to naval personnel
Phil Pask and Keith Orme from Lincoln City Radio
The bunker housed RAF Fighter Command’s No.11 Group Operations Room
Leicestershire Community Health Services NHS Trust collecting their award
Participants were divided into groups for the discussions on leadership
Discussing how to bridge the gap as they go
Inside the Battle of Britain Bunker
Carrying the weighted stretcher
The command task area has a variety of obstacle based challenges
Winston Chrurchill visited the bunker in August 1940
Teams needed to work together to bridge the gap with the resources they were given.
The command tasks were asessed by members of 162 Regiment, RLC.
The bunker where most of the RAF’s side of the Battle of Britain was co ordinated
Inside the Palace of Westminster
Sion Roberts of Eagle Eye Innovations
NHS Nene and Corby CCG were the only CCG to win this year
Pattonair being presented with the Silver Award at their offices
Participants started the final challenge by racing down a hill
Being briefed ahead of the final challenge
Major Llloyd Hankins speaking with one of the participants
Balancing carefully to get across the obstacle
Representatives from Home Instead Senior Care collect their Award
Some of the tasks had ropes which would allow the participants to wing across an obstacle
The object was to move the green ammo crate along the obstacle
It was an early start for employers in the East Midlands
Palace of Westminster
Northamptonshire County Council were one of two County Councils awarded
The participants were encouraged to help one another.
The event was a good opportunity for the employers to speak with Reservists and better understand what they do.
Northamptonshire based employers
Melton Borough Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council

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