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Royal Naval Reservist practise for Op Golden Orb

May 31st 2024

Reserves Day: how to show your support for our Armed Forces

For those unaware, Reserves play a critical role in national defence and security, from countering threats, peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts abroad, to supporting communities and national resilience at home. You can read some of their incredible stories on our website. Whether you have already joined the Employer Recognition Scheme or not, read on for inspiration on how your […]

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Lt Cdr Jenny Sanderson

January 25th 2024

Long-serving Nottingham Sailor named ‘Maritime Reservist of the Year’ by Royal Navy

Long-serving Lieutenant Commander (Lt Cdr) Jenny Sanderson, 59, of Chilwell-based HMS Sherwood, was named ‘Maritime Reservist of the Year’ for 2023 due to exceptional achievement, performance, and dedication to her country. Her significant contributions and exemplary service have led the Reservist, who lives in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, to be described as “the epitome of a Maritime […]

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Nottingham Panthers Head Coach Jonathan Paredes operates a powerboat on HMS Sherwood's virtual reality simulator.

September 7th 2023

Nottingham Panthers put through their paces in pre-season trip to HMS Sherwood

This weekend the Nottingham Panthers launch their campaign in the Elite Ice Hockey League, the highest level of ice hockey in the UK, against fierce rivals the Sheffield Steelers. Ahead of the season opener, 21 players tackled a series of physical and mental challenges at Foresters House, Chilwell, to get a taste of life as […]

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Army load truck with NHS supplies

April 3rd 2020

IMPORTANT: Reservists will support COVID-19

The MOD are working hard to understand an evolving situation with COVID-19 and the contribution that Government requires of Defence’s newly established COVID Support Force. It is now clear that Reserves will be a part of that contribution. At the moment, the intent is that only those Reservists with specific in-demand skills, are being approached […]

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Pat Hoey RMR Weissmies Traverse

October 8th 2018

Delivering adventure training aboard

Corporal Pat Hoey serves with the Royal Marines Reserve and joined the Nottingham Detachment around nine years ago where at that time he was a student.  However, being a keen sports person he was excited to be offered an opportunity to work at the Naval Outdoor Centre in Germany on a full-time reserve service contract […]

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HMS Sherwood reservists taking part in the Freedom of the City event

August 2nd 2018

Naval reservists ready for Riverside Festival

The reserves from HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands’ only Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) unit will be hosting a display where they will show some of their specialised equipment as well as taking part in demonstrations on the river with the Royal Marines Reserve (RMR) and competing in the Dragon Boat Race. The unit will be […]

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December 19th 2013


Being a Royal Marine means Alastair, and his team, have had to pass through the same rigorous Commando Course as their regular counterparts which takes a great amount of self-motivation, commitment and dedication. All skills Alastair credits as helping him to climb the career ladder at BA and become a better overall leader. Alastair, who […]

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August 1st 2013

Reserves sail into the future

Foresters House, Swiney Way, currently home to the Army Reserve Unit: 350 Field Squadron (Air Support), 73 Engineer Regiment, will be refurbished and an existing garage space reconfigured to create the improved premises that will also become home to the city’s only Royal Naval Reserve unit: HMS Sherwood. Also co-located at the site will be […]

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