Archive - Royal Naval Reserve

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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The poppy display outside of Foresters' House.

October 26th 2023

Midlands poppy appeal launched at Foresters’ House

New for 2023 is a fresh poppy design, the first such change since 1987, in a drive to be more eco-friendly. Sales of the new poppies are expected to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds in Nottinghamshire alone for the Royal British Legion, the country’s largest Armed Forces charity. Reservists were joined by HM Vice […]

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Northamptonshire Town Council re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

July 13th 2023

Hundreds gather for Armed Forces celebration in Northamptonshire

Hundreds of people flooded into the town square to witness a military procession, which also saw Northamptonshire Town Council re-sign the Armed Forces Covenant. The Mayor of Northampton, Cllr Stephen Hibbert, and Major Iain McDavid MBE, Executive Officer for the Army Reserve unit 103 REME, co-signed the covenant. TS Laforey Northampton Sea Cadets, the TS […]

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June 27th 2023

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire unites local businesses and soldiers in Reserves Day celebration

Reservists from HMS Sherwood, 203 Squadron Royal Logistics Corps, the Royal Yeomanry and 3 Royal Anglian were in attendance alongside leaders from local businesses. Able Rating James Gough, a Royal Naval Reservist with HMS Sherwood, Chilwell, works for aviation services company Swissport out of East Midlands Airport. He joined the Reserves in 2019 and said […]

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Midshipman Bainbridge

June 21st 2023

HMS Sherwood: Serving with the East Midlands’ only Royal Naval Reserves Unit

During the day she studies mechanical engineering as part of her PhD at the University of Lincoln. On evenings and weekends she raises awareness of the bounty of opportunities for advancement and adventure in the Royal Naval Reserves. Her biggest challenge is spreading the word. There’s no need for a hard sell. “What other part-time […]

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The four Reservists mobilised with Norway's scenary in background.

April 4th 2022

HMS Sherwood Reservist serves as watchkeeper in Arctic Circle

Lieutenant Hendery has joined a team of four watchkeepers, all of whom are mobilised Reservists, in supporting Exercise Cold Response 22, off the coast of Norway in the Arctic Circle. Their role facilitates the movement of personnel, equipment, vehicles and stores ashore by landing craft and helicopter, in addition to providing a communication link between […]

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AB Lewis Fisher and HMS Sherwood Logo

November 15th 2021

Royal Navy Regular visits Nottinghamshire schools

AB Fisher is an Engineering Technician (ET) specialising in Weapon Engineering for the Royal Navy. He has been at HMS Sherwood – Nottingham’s Royal Naval Reserve base – since January, helping run the unit and provide support to the Reservists based there. Lewis hopes by going into schools, he can increase understanding of what HMS […]

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Photo of Kiera volunteering on Tall Ships Youth Trust Voyage

June 23rd 2020


The seed of the idea of joining the Royal Naval Reserve was planted at University.  Kiera studied Biomedical Sciences at King’s College London, and having sailed for most of her life, decided to join the University Royal Navy Unit (URNU).  “I loved it.  We met once a week, like any other society. At weekends we […]

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Kiera sampling the cream tea

May 29th 2020


A small business in her home town of Bournemouth, Hartley’s Events, had to close their cookery team-building business because of the pandemic. They wanted to find a way to continue to support their local community. They were particularly concerned about the elderly and vulnerable in their local church.  Initially, they offered fruit and veg boxes […]

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Wreath laid at Grimsby War Memorial

May 21st 2020


Major Mitch Pegg, Officer Commanding of 4 (Lincolnshire) Company, based at Grimsby’s Army Reserve Centre at Westward Ho, visited the memorial on VE Day 75 on behalf of the Royal Anglian Regiment, for all those who gave their lives in World War II. Reserve and regular soldiers from The Royal Anglian Regiment were due to […]

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