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Doctor Harjinder Bains

June 17th 2021

Covid Doctor Completes Army Reserve Elite Pre-Parachute Training Course

The AAPPS is an elite course available to both Regular and Army Reserve, which includes a 10 mile hike carrying 35lb rucksack and a rifle, the famous ‘trainasium’ or assault course at height, a log race, 2 mile march, steeplechase, ‘milling’ or boxing,  and a stretcher race. Harjinder humbly commented: “That was something that was […]

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Deputy Commander Field Army, Celia Harvey, addresses returning Op CABRIT soldiers

April 26th 2021

Royal Yeomanry return from NATO operation in Poland

The Royal Yeomanry troops have been providing the reconnaissance capability to the United States 2nd Cavalry Regiment Battlegroup in Poland as part of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP). The presence exists to enhance Euro-Atlantic security, reassure the UK’s allies and deter potential adversaries. The Deputy Commander Field Army, Major General Celia Harvey, visited some of […]

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Privates Jack Bramford and Ollie Wilson from Leicester at the haulier COVID testing site at Sevington in Kent

March 9th 2021

Leicester Army Reservists join Operation ROSE in fight against COVID-19

Private Ollie Wilson (21) and Jack Bramford (26), both of whom parade at the Leicester based Army Reserve unit in Ulverscroft Road, volunteered to serve on Operation ROSE. Since the advent of the Kent strain of the Coronavirus, all those crossing the Channel to mainland Europe are required to be tested for the virus. So, […]

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Private Bucur with her Oath of Allegiance certificate

March 5th 2021

First non-British female soldier joins Reserves in Lincolnshire

Colour Sergeant Mat Hardy, 4 (Lincolnshire) Company, shared Catalina’s unusual story as a non-British female soldier. In January 2021, Catalina Bucur was attested into the British Army at Grimsby Army Reserve Centre by Major Mitch Pegg, Officer Commanding 4 (Lincolnshire) Company, 3 Royal Anglian. Normally, attestations are business as usual for us here at 4 […]

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Lt Col Rob Futter

February 23rd 2021

Meet the new Commanding Officer of 158 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps

158 Regiment RLC is a modern and diverse Army Reserve Transport Regiment providing general transport support to its paired Regular Army Regiment, 7 Regiment RLC in Cottesmore, as well as the wider Army. Rob spent his childhood years in Stamford and was a member of the Army Cadets for four years as part of the […]

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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

Most hospitals support time for the Reserves in their employment, either with paid leave or special leave, which is not paid. This varies from Trust to Trust. I believe, as Reservists, that we have the best of both worlds where we can run two parallel careers which complement one another. I have combined my work […]

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Army personnel sitting on tank

November 26th 2020

The Battle of Geilenkirchen

Of particular note to East Midlands RFCA members was the participation of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry in Geilenkirchen, whose tanks had fought their way across Europe since landing in Normandy on D Day. General Horrocks, who had them under his command from 1942 to 1945, stated of them that ‘no armoured regiment can show a […]

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Gnr Townsend

November 25th 2020

Financial Advisor describes his first year training as an Army Reserve

“Sometimes in life, an idea you have just seems to fit the situation perfectly. I was back in rural Nottinghamshire for the first time since I had left for University six years before and I was lonely. Returning to my family home after living in the freedom of South Africa for three years meant I […]

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Desserts being prepared

November 13th 2020


The challenge for the Army chefs was to cook and serve a two-course meal for four diners in just 90 minutes, whilst also impressing judge Mike Robinson. Mike is one of the UK’s most respected game chefs. He is the owner of three restaurants specialising in wild game, including the elegant The Elder restaurant in […]

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Reserves Pass Out at Grantham

September 30th 2020

Proud Army Reserves from Grantham celebrate the end of their basic training

More than 80 new Reserves from a range of civilian backgrounds including a driving instructor, a rural policy researcher and a personal shopper took part in the traditional pass out ceremony.  The parade marked the successful completion of Phase One training. This includes four weekend courses and a 16-day residential training course at Army Training Regiment, […]

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