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November 14th 2023

Ambush, camouflage and chemical drills: on exercise with Loughborough Transport Squadron in Germany.

Week one on Exercise Halberd Rise was focussed on transport operations as Soldiers drove 15-tonne support vehicles between Monchengladbach and the Goldrund training area. With a realistic enemy force, they practiced HGV road moves; vehicle camouflage and concealment; vehicle anti-ambush manoeuvres; chemical, biological, and radiological drills; and operating rough terrain forklift vehicles in a tactical […]

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November 1st 2023

Welcome to the jungle: Leicester student recalls life-changing British Army deployment to Belize

“How would you like to deploy to Belize for 8 months?” asked the Adjutant of 2 Company, Royal Anglian Regiment – Lt Blackman’s British Army Reserve unit in Leicester. The 24-year-old student took minutes to decide and weeks later in September 2022, he was on a plane to Central America. Now, with his boots back […]

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October 27th 2023

East Midlands University Officer Training Corps complete Exercise Dragon Summit

Exercise participants made their way to the accommodation in Capel Curig, followed by a meeting discussing ability, qualifications, aims, challenges/constraints and what climbing experience participants had. They also ensured all harnesses, helmets and shoes fitted correctly and refreshed everyone’s memory on both taking in and letting out of rope through a belay game. Finally, they […]

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October 11th 2023

Exercise Dolomite Eagle qets 12 service personnel Summer Mountain Foundation qualification

Exercise Dolomite Eagle consisted of trekking, navigation and summiting the spectacular and imposing pale rock peaks of the Venetian Alps. The group were based in the very centre of the prestigious Ladin-speaking Dolomite Superski region, which is halfway between the fashionable, well-heeled resorts of Arabba and Corvara (approximately 180 kilometres north of Venice). To begin […]

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October 3rd 2023

101 & 75 Engineer Regiment journey to Belize for adventure training

Exercise Dragon-Blackcat Belize provided members an opportunity to deploy to Saint George’s Caye in Belize, home to the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world, which provides scope to conduct British Sub-Aqua Club (BSAC) diver training. This expedition was supported by the Richmond Hill Trust Fund, East Midlands RFCA and the Greater London and the […]

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September 29th 2023

Major rebuild and refurbishment completed at Kingsway Army Reserve Centre

A three-bay vehicle workshop, a state-of-the-art gymnasium with changing facilities and a new trade training area have now been handed over to the occupying unit, 148 Divisional Support Company, 103 Force Support Battalion, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). Work on the £4.5 million capital project, which was funded by Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), began […]

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September 13th 2023

103rd Regiment Royal Artillery travel to Ypres on battlefield study

In June, 28 members of 103rd Regiment Royal Artillery travelled to Ypres, Belgium, for Exercise Northern Asterix. Over the course of the two-day trip, Reservists from the North-West and Midlands – including Sgt Connolly, of C Troop, Bulwell – travelled around the Ypres Salient studying the events during and leading up to the Third Battle of […]

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July 20th 2023

Riding to new heights: 4Mercian mountain biker on tackling Snowdon and the National XC series

Second Lieutenant James Payne is a keen adventurer and cyclist who has embarked on adrenaline-filled trips on his bike in 2023. Through his service as a Reserve soldier with C Company, 4Mercian, the University of Nottingham student kick-started his season with a camp in the picturesque Welsh countryside. Organised by Army Cycling Union (ACU) between […]

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Northamptonshire Town Council re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

July 13th 2023

Hundreds gather for Armed Forces celebration in Northamptonshire

Hundreds of people flooded into the town square to witness a military procession, which also saw Northamptonshire Town Council re-sign the Armed Forces Covenant. The Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Stephen Hibbert, and Major Iain McDavid MBE, Executive Officer for the Army Reserve unit 103 REME, co-signed the covenant. TS Laforey Northampton Sea Cadets, the TS […]

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June 27th 2023

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire unites local businesses and soldiers in Reserves Day celebration

Reservists from HMS Sherwood, 203 Squadron Royal Logistics Corps, the Royal Yeomanry and 3 Royal Anglian were in attendance alongside leaders from local businesses. Able Rating James Gough, a Royal Naval Reservist with HMS Sherwood, Chilwell, works for aviation services company Swissport out of East Midlands Airport. He joined the Reserves in 2019 and said […]

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