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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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Jason Kingham during mobilisation

May 15th 2018

“Being a reservist has opened up lots of new opportunities for me”

  Name: Chief Petty Officer Jason Kingham Age: 37 You joined HMS Sherwood back in 2002. What attracted you to the unit? “I was looking to experience something new and I thought I would enjoy having the opportunity to travel whilst doing something I enjoyed.” What have the highlights of your reserve career been to […]

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Reservists from HMS Sherwood with the Sherrif of Notitngham and Lord Mayor of Nottingham after the scroll presentation

May 15th 2018

HMS Sherwood officially granted Freedom of the City of Nottingham

The official scroll presentation happened at Nottingham City Council’s Full Council meeting, although this rare honour will be formally celebrated by parading through Nottingham on 2 June. The Freedom of the City parade will see 58 HMS Sherwood reservists be joined by the Royal Marines Reserve, Sea Cadets, veterans and The Band of HM Royal Marines […]

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May 2nd 2018

“My leadership and management skills have increased considerably”

Able Rate Michelle Rowlands, aged 36, serves as a reservist with HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands’ only RNR unit, and works as a Flexible Nursing Assistant at Royal Derby Hospital in her civilian life. Originally joining the reserves as a 17-year-old, Michelle spent two years volunteering before she had to leave due to other commitments. […]

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April 17th 2018

Fire crew learn more about life in the reserves

The visit, which was organised by firefighter Craig Wagstaff who is also a reservist at HMS Sherwood, saw Notttinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (NFRS) White Watch from Edwinstowe show the ship’s company around the fire engine and its firefighting equipment, while learning more about firefighting in the RNR. Craig has been a reservist for three […]

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March 25th 2018

Naval recruits complete basic training

Able Seamen Hannah Joynes, Richard Taylor and Michelle Rowlands of HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands’ only Royal Naval Reserve unit, completed their two week basic training in the middle of the bad weather in February and March. Speaking about the toughest part of her training, Able Seaman Michelle Rowlands who works as a Nursing Assistant, […]

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HMS Sherwood previous Rededication Parade

March 9th 2018

HMS Sherwood to be granted Freedom of the City

The official scroll presentation to mark the occasion will take place at Nottingham City Council’s Full Council on 14 May, which will then be followed by a Freedom Parade in Nottingham in summer this year. The Freedom of the City is an honour reserved for military units and gives the unit being awarded the opportunity to […]

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The Scouts and Navy reserves at the end of the evening

February 1st 2018

Ravenshead Scouts visit HMS Sherwood

HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands only Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) unit, invited the 1st Larch Farm Scouts to visit a reservist training event held at Foresters House in Chilwell in which military personnel were practicing weapons handling and improving their drill technique. Reservists at HMS Sherwood meet each Tuesday evening and conduct a variety of training through the […]

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January 17th 2018

Naval reservists practice survival techniques

Around 30 Royal Naval Reservists took part in a Military Training Exercise within Chetwynd Barracks to hone their ‘green skills’. Individuals at the unit may specialise in different areas such as logistics, maritime trade or mine warfare but each have to continually develop their military skills to be in a position to react to incidents […]

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