ARCHIVE - ARMY RESERVE

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JULY 24TH 2019

Royal Visit for Leicestershire Reserves

This was the first time he has visited the Loughborough based Squadron. The Duke who is the Deputy Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Logistics Corps met with soldiers and received briefs on the work and role of the Regiment. He was also introduced to veterans from the East Midlands Royal Army Medical Corps Association.  In recent […]

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JULY 22ND 2019

High Sheriff Visits Lincolnshire Army Reserves

On the visit to Sobranon Barracks Mr Day toured the building, inspected the troops before presenting Privates Macauley Bagguley and William Park with their Combat Infantry Course certificates.  Major Mitch Pegg, the Officer Commanding explained: “Since the Company was reformed in 2016, it has had a close relationship with successive High Sheriffs and each has […]

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JULY 16TH 2019

1st Military Working Dog Squadron Tackle Commander’s Canine Competition

The arduous 12-kilometre cross-country course included eight military stands that tested the fitness, training, skills and endurance of both the dog handlers and the military working dogs whilst also being a great sporting event. Overall victory went to Team 105A from 105 Military Working Dog Squadron (MWD Sqn). Prizes for the best individual performances were […]

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Steve Cottrell

JULY 2ND 2019

From Regular to Reservist: Steve continues to set his own pace

He is now Central SHEQ Manager for Morrison Utility Services but in his spare time serves as a Captain in the Royal Engineers and is second in command of a Specialist Royal Engineers Team (STRE) that provides infrastructure support, construction and design expertise for the military. Aged 54, Steve has a tremendous amount of hands […]

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JULY 2ND 2019

Nottingham Reserve set to retire after 25 years in Parachute Squadron

Major Mike Orpen, aged 60, joined the Reserves in 1991 and has had a distinguished career in 144 Parachute Medical Squadron, where he has been on several international deployments and has commanded the Detachment  amongst many other incredible achievements that he says would encourage him to ‘do it all again’.  Mike said: “I’d do it […]

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JUNE 28TH 2019

Army Reservists support Navy Operations worldwide

Lance Corporal Ryan Adams and Lance Corporal John Edwards both serve as Reserve chefs in 167 Catering Support Regiment and have recently been deployed to support Royal Navy operations by working in the galleys on two major vessels.  After being selected for the deployment the Reservists were put through pre-deployment training including the challenging Basic […]

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Private Andy Markham Jenkins

JUNE 28TH 2019

Lincoln Dad encourages others to consider the Army Reserve

Private Andy Markham Jenkins, aged 38, who works as an Explosives Production Operative for the quarry industry, joined the Army Reserve in 2011 and now serves as a Storeman Reserve with 4 Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal Anglian Regiment. Andy said: “From a young age I wanted to join the Army but life has a way […]

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Team in Oman

JUNE 27TH 2019

Reserves teaching the Royal Oman Army

Whilst in Oman the chefs worked closely with the Omani Army and split the six week course up into three phases that allowed them to focus on the areas of training which were most in need.  The team consisted of Sergeant Lee Whiteley, WO1 Darren  Martin-Chambers, Staff Sergeant Steve Whitby and Sergeant Jim Walker all […]

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JUNE 25TH 2019

Mentoring Junior Chefs into a National Competition

Staff Sergeant Jim St Claire-Jones is part of 167 Catering Support Regiment’s Technical Training Team and in his civilian career works as a Regional Head Chef, one of his key duties is mentoring and training junior soldiers and earlier this year two of them won commendations at the Salon Culinaire Birmingham, the UK’s most prestigious […]

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JUNE 21ST 2019

Nottinghamshire Reserve Unit receives Humanitarian Award

The soldiers and Officers of Nottingham-based 66 Works Group received the Firmin Sword of Peace from the Minister for the Armed Forces, the Right Honourable Mark Lancaster MP in recognition of the assistance given to communities across the Caribbean when a succession of ferocious storms battered the region in August 2017. In the immediate aftermath […]

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