Gemma with her medal


Debut race success for RAF Reserve

This was the first Vitruvian for Gemma Hughes, an experienced triathlete who recently began serving with 7010 (VR) Squadron, part of the RAF’s Intelligence Reserves Wing. She won both the RAF Championship and the RAF Novice Lady after coming ninth in her age bracket, finishing all three disciplines in under five hours and twenty minutes. […]

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Reserves in the market square


Celebrating 90 years of 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron

In order to celebrate the anniversary 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron have been involved in several major events throughout the year including a parade with their Honorary Air Commodore the former Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Sir Laurence Howard, an all ranks dining night attended by former members of the squadron and a parade through the […]

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Visiting one of the memorials related to the Great Escape

JUNE 14TH 2018

Reservists revisit ‘The Great Escape’

The trip focused on the events that took place at Zagan, Poland in Stalag Luft III, a prisoner of war camp made famous due to ‘The Great Escape’. Sergeant Phil Doorbar, an Intelligence Reservist based at RAF Waddington went on the trip, he explained: “One of the objectives of staff rides is to draw parallels […]

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Members of RAF 80 Squadron during operations over Albania in 1940


A look forward to RAF100

The RAF has put together a packed schedule of events throughout 2018, aiming to provide opportunities to commemorate and celebrate the RAF but also to inspire the next generation, here are some of the biggest and best events that will be taking place over the forthcoming months. RAF100 officially begins with an opening concert in […]

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Logilock 3


Reservists ‘escape the room’

Members of the Wing came together to take part in an ‘Escape the Room’ challenge, which has become a popular activity in the last few years with four different companies offering such an experience just in Nottingham. After being split into three teams and locked into differently themed rooms they had to discover hidden objects […]

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Air Cadets from 121 (Boston) Squadron collecting for the Poppy Appeal


Weekend round up – 6/11/17

Members of 203 (Loughborough) and 160 (Lincoln) Squadrons were in Peterborough at the weekend, helping their colleagues from 158 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps to ride the equivalent distance to Cairo for charity without leaving the city. The Army Reserves helped the continuous effort complete a combined 2,200 miles in 30 hours on four exercise bikes […]

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158 RLC at LCFC


Weekend round-up 30/10/17

Both Royal Naval Reserve unit HMS Sherwood and members of 158 Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) were at the King Power Stadium to help Leicester City FC with their annual Remembrance fixture on Sunday. Ahead of Leicester’s 2-0 English Premier League victory over Everton the reservists were out in force collecting for the Poppy Appeal and […]

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Sergeant Darren Drysdale   picture courtesy of Tina Jenner


Refereeing reservist rescues player during match

RAF Waddington based Intelligence reservist, Sergeant Darren Drysdale came quickly to the aid of Chesterfield’s Brad Barry whilst refereeing their League Two clash with Morecambe on Saturday, October 14 after the right-back fell to the ground and appeared to swallow his tongue after being accidently hit on the temple by an opponent’s boot. Referees are usually […]

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1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron at RAF Cranwell


Weekend round up 23/10/2017

Around 400 Sea Cadets and Royal Marines Cadets descended on London for the Trafalgar Parade on Sunday including representatives from Nottingham, Boston and Lincoln units. Cadets put on an impressive display in Trafalgar Square to mark the 212th anniversary of Horatio Nelson’s led victory over the French and Spanish Navies. Two Royal Marine Cadets from […]

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Nick Foster


Focus On: The new Chairman of East Midlands RFCA’s Lincolnshire County Committee – Nick Foster

He is taking over the role from (Lt Col Rtd) Ron Gatepain who stood down at the committee’s last meeting in March. Each county has a committee. The role of the committee is to communicate the RFCA’s message of supporting Reserve Forces and Cadets as well as engaging with their local communities. The committees include […]

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