ARCHIVE - ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE

The Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Liaqat Ali and HMS Sherwood's Commanding Officer, Commander Rob Noble

SEPTEMBER 27TH 2018

Mayor visits joint Navy and Fire Service exercise

The exercise saw reserves from HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands only RNR unit and fire crews from across Nottinghamshire come together in order to practice their joint response to a major incident at the RNR’s Chilwell base. HMS Sherwood’s Operations Officer, Lieutenant Commander Rod Grant, explained: “Partnering with local organisations like the Fire Service is […]

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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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Afton Fitzhenry on the water

JULY 31ST 2018

Reservist wins Bronze medal at European Canoe Championships

Officer Cadet Afton Fitzhenry serves as a reservist with HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands’ only Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) unit, joining the unit last year as she has always had an interest in both the Navy and sporting opportunities available through the military. Explaining how she balances her two careers, Afton, aged 23, said: “I’m […]

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Lieutenant Commander Rod Grant and Warrant Officer Sean Jones HMS Sherwood 2

JULY 26TH 2018

Attending a Green Plaque unveiling

The Leicestershire County Council Green Plaque Awards are awarded to people and places around the county, nominated and voted for by local people. On 5 July, an event was held at Earl Shilton and was attended by council representatives, members of the community and the Royal Navy. Explaining more about Tommy Brown, Lieutenant Commander Rod […]

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Tristan King HMS Sherwood Reserves Day

JUNE 27TH 2018

Chesterfield Admin Officer set to take part in Reserves Day

Able Rate Tristan King, aged 27, is a reservist with HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands’ only Royal Naval Reserve unit and also works full-time encouraging young people to consider extending their studies in a higher educational environment. Serving with HMS Sherwood for 10 years so far, this is the second time that Tristan will wear […]

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JUNE 27TH 2018

Newark mum encourages others to join the Army Reserve

Private Rebecca Pooley, aged 44, joined the Army Reserve last year after finding out more about 160 (Lincoln) Transport Squadron, 158 Regiment, at the Nottinghamshire County Show. Rebecca said: “I have no military background so a while ago would have laughed if you had told me to join the military in my free time. However, […]

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Lauren Jackson HMS Sherwood

JUNE 26TH 2018

Eastwood postwoman encourages local people to join Royal Naval Reserve

Recruit Lauren Jackson, aged 31, works as a Postwoman for Royal Mail in Eastwood and serves part-time as a reservist with HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands’ only Royal Naval Reserve unit. Lauren explained that she joined the unit after speaking to her line manager: “My civilian boss is from a military family and knows a […]

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Freedom of the City parade

JUNE 2ND 2018

HMS Sherwood parade through Nottingham city streets

Freedom of the City is an honour reserved for very few military groups and gives the unit awarded an opportunity to march through the city awarding the honour, in this case Nottingham on 2 June. The parade saw reservists from HMS Sherwood be joined by local Sea Cadets, members the Band of HM Royal Marines, […]

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JUNE 2ND 2018

Nottingham bus named after Royal Naval Reserve unit

HMS Sherwood were recently granted the Freedom of the City of Nottingham by Nottingham City Council and exercised this right for the first time earlier today (2 June), the same day the new re-named bus has been unveiled. Nottingham City Transport has had a commitment to employing ex-Service personnel and reservists for a number of […]

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HMS Sherwood has received the Freedom of the City of Nottingham a honour presented by Nottingham City Council

MAY 22ND 2018

HMS Sherwood set to exercise Freedom of the City

The official parade will see 58 reservists from HMS Sherwood be joined on parade by local Sea Cadets, the Band of HM Royal Marines, Portsmouth (Royal Band) and veteran’s who have served with the Royal Navy in years gone by. The veterans taking part all have an association with Nottingham, either having served on board […]

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