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Officer Cadets visitng a memorial near the Somme on their annual exercise

JULY 19TH 2018

East Midlands Officer Training Corps experience annual exercise

Exercise VALIANT EMU, that took place from 22 June to 7 July, is the culmination of a year of hard work and allowed those involved to put in to practice military-based skills they have learnt throughout the year. The deployment exercise was split into three elements including a scenario based peacekeeping exercise that saw Officer […]

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126 (City of Derby) Squadron Wing Field Day Drill Team

JULY 19TH 2018

Derby cadets competition success

The competition took place on Sunday 8th July at RAF Wittering and tested cadets on the various skills they have developed through the organisation, including First Aid, Aircraft Recognition, Drill, Leadership and Shooting. 126 (City of Derby) Squadron had several cadets who performed exceptionally on the day including Cadet Corporal Jack Foster who won his […]

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Chair Doreen Stephenson and Major Mitch Pegg  signing a covenant

JULY 11TH 2018

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture signs Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant provides an opportunity for business organisations to pledge support for members of the Armed Forces Community, to acknowledge that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in both their community and workplace. The signing took place at […]

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1360 (Stapleford and Sandiacre) Squadron with thier trophies and certificates

JULY 10TH 2018

Weekend Roundup: Adventures in the Sun

The RAF Air Cadet’s South and East Midlands Wing held Wing Field Day on Sunday an annual competition between all of the squadrons in the wing. Cadets competed in a wide range of activities including aircraft recognition, shooting, drill, flight simulation, leadership tests and First Aid. 1360 (Stapleford and Sandiacre) Squadron took second place overall, […]

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Gail Rawlings

JULY 6TH 2018

The Medical Support Officer role explained

Their role involves planning medical cover for camps, medical risk assessments, medicines management and ensuring that there is sufficient medical provision in the county. It may not be the most glamourous role in the ACF but it is vitally important to ensure the safety and wellbeing of cadets. In order to gain a better understanding […]

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JULY 6TH 2018

Employers go ‘behind the wire’ in Nottingham

During the event that took place on 5 July, employers from Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire visited four different military themed stands at the Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre (MTMC) designed to give them a brief taste of the training soldiers undergo before deployment. Attendees also had a chance to get ‘hands on’ with […]

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Cadets joined in with a parade through the centre of Northampton

JULY 3RD 2018

Weekend Roundup: Armed Forces Day

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland (LNR) Army Cadet Force (ACF) were really busy with cadets going to multiple events over the weekend. On Saturday it was Northampton’s Armed Forces Day and LNR were out in force, joining in with the parade through the town, manning a stall to answer the public’s questions about the ACF and […]

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Whitehouse Construction take part in command task

JULY 2ND 2018

Ashbourne business takes part in military training exercise

The event, at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottingham, included more than 80 employees from Whitehouse Construction and their supply chain. Pushing all of the attendees out of their comfort zone, the event tested individuals’ leadership  and coordination skills as they took part in indoor and outdoor shooting exercises as well as tackled obstacle courses that included […]

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Group image of organisations that signed the Armed Forces Covenant

JULY 2ND 2018

20 Northamptonshire organisations pledge to support Armed Forces community

Representatives of public and third sector organisations came together on Friday 29 June to sign the Covenant alongside representatives from each of the military Services. Commander Martin Clegg signed on behalf of the Royal Navy, Lieutenant Colonel John Hanson represented the Army and Wing Commander Mark Davis attended on behalf of the RAF. The Armed […]

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LCHS colleagues at the Armed Forces Covenant Signing

JUNE 28TH 2018

Lincolnshire NHS Trust signs Armed Forces Covenant on Reserves Day

Organised to coincide with Reserves Day, the signing took place at the trust’s headquarters in Waterside South, Lincoln, and saw Chair Elaine Baylis QPM sign the Covenant alongside Lieutenant Colonel Mary Read, Commanding Officer of 254 Medical Regiment, representing the Ministry of Defence (MOD). LCHS recognises the value of serving personnel, both regular and reserve, […]

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