Pat Hoey RMR Weissmies Traverse


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


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


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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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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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


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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Nick Foster

AUGUST 29TH 2017

New chairman appointed to support Armed Forces and cadets in Lincolnshire

Lieutenant Colonel Retired (Lt Col Rtd) Nick Foster, a former member of the Royal Artillery, has taken up the position as the East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadet Association’s (RFCA) County Chairman for Lincolnshire. County committees includes representatives from local businesses, the education sector and each of the Reserve Forces and cadet organisations. Its aim […]

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