Archive - Royal Marines Reserve

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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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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1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron at RAF Cranwell

October 24th 2017

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

September 21st 2017

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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September 19th 2017

Cadet 17 and Battle of Britain Sunday – Weekend round-up 18/9/17

Each year cadets from all of the forces come together for the event in a bid to gain bragging rights at Nottingham High School. A full report from the event will be online shortly. On Sunday cadets from across the region were back out in force to commemorate the Battle of Britain. Events were held […]

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Melton Mowbray Air Cadets

September 5th 2017

Sea Cadets ExCeL – Weekend round up 4/9/17

There were a host of medals won by local athletes including those from Lincoln and Boston Sea Cadet units who were part of the Area Canoe Polo team that picked up a gold medal. Northampton Sea Cadets were also on hand in their home town to help out with the Merchant Navy Day celebrations on […]

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Enjoying the good weather during summer camp

August 29th 2017

Weekend round-up Bank Holiday bonanza – 29/8/17

Nottinghamshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) were the last of the ACFs on camp and they returned from Longmoor Military Camp in Hampshire. Highlights included night exercises, raft races around the lake, making use of Longmoor’s Urban Training base and paintballing. The Music Cadre also had the opportunity to visit The Royal Navy’s latest aircraft carrier […]

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