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Suzanne, her fiancé Rob and their son Cameron

March 25th 2019

‘I hope my child will learn never to give up’ – first-time mum lifts the lid on life in the Reserves

Senior Aircraftman Suzanne Dunks, aged 29, is a first-time mum to eight-month-old Cameron and currently serves as a Chef as part of 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron. Suzanne joined the Reserves in 2005 and has a passion for learning which has seen her progress her military career. Suzanne said: “I have always wanted to join […]

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Dawn Lucas-Lickess poses in her uniform in front of a lorry

March 6th 2019

Leicestershire woman celebrates 18 years as a Royal Air Force Reserve

A Leicestershire woman has revealed what life is like as a female Reservist as she celebrates her 18th year in the RAF Reserve and encourages other women to follow in her footsteps. Senior Aircraftman Dawn Lucas-Lickess, aged 59, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire, serves as a motor transport driver in the RAF as part of […]

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Gemma with her medal

October 17th 2018

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

October 4th 2018

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

January 30th 2018

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

January 16th 2018

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

November 7th 2017

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

November 1st 2017

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

October 27th 2017

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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