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December 13th 2021

Loughborough College students get a ‘Look at Life in the Army Reserve’

The Loughborough College annual trip to Walesby Forest Activity Centre was attended by 130 students from the Public Services Course, which is described as “teaching and training tomorrow’s leaders in the Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, Police, Fire & Rescue Services, Ambulance and Prison Service.” Led by 203 Squadron’s Sergeant Richie Bowles […]

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Representatives of the University of Derby holding a Gold ERS sign

November 29th 2021

Golden night for 11 East Midlands Employer Recognition Scheme winners

Against the stunning backdrop of the Royal Armouries in Leeds, 38 organisations in total were recognised with the Gold ERS 21 Award for the contribution they make to the Armed Forces community. The event was jointly hosted by East Midlands RFCA, North West RFCA and the RFCA for Yorkshire and the Humber. Winners range from […]

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November 26th 2021

Combined Cadet Force from The King’s School, Grantham, on field exercise

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) at the all-boys The King’s School, Grantham, is like many others in having both an Army section and an RAF section. At King’s, they make the most of the talents of both teams of instructors, and work together to ensure the Cadets get the best experience of both. In total, […]

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November 22nd 2021

Royal Yeomanry Reservists complete leadership programme

The Royal Yeomanry is the senior light cavalry regiment in the Army Reserve.  It is a reconnaissance regiment with a role that enables it to operate in front of other friendly forces to gather intelligence on the enemy and the local environment. With 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, the Royal Yeomanry’s Regular counterparts, the regiment […]

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November 19th 2021

Volunteer Air Cadets Training Officer receives Vorderman Award

The Vorderman Award is given annually to an individual, military or civilian, or an RAF Station, who have made the greatest contribution to the Air Cadets during the past year. It is named after Carol Vorderman, the first woman to be made an Ambassador to the RAF Air Cadets in 2014. Pilot Officer Hurry received […]

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Representatives of Lincolnshire ACF with the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, holding an oversized cheque for ABF The Soldiers Charity

November 18th 2021

Legacy of Eric Sharpe, Lincs ACF, lives on

Eric Sharpe joined the Army at 18 and served with the Sherwood Foresters. On leaving the regular Army, Eric joined the 4/6th Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, becoming a Warrant Officer in the Royal Anglian Regiment.  Eric also served in the Reserve Parachute Regiment, qualifying for his Red Beret and Parachute Wings. Eric joined the ACF in […]

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November 17th 2021

Leicestershire Police Force re-signs Armed Forces Covenant

Leicestershire Police Force has 12 Reservists in its employment, and currently hold a Silver Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which recognises and rewards UK employers for their support to Defence personnel. By holding a Silver Award, Leicestershire Police Force are recognised as an employer that demonstrates support for Defence personnel. The Armed Forces […]

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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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November 12th 2021

East Midlands Cadets in Armistice Day Parade at the Cenotaph

Armistice Day is held on the 11th November itself, the date the fighting stopped in World War One. A two-minute silence is held at 11am, the time the ceasefire started in 1918. Last year’s Armistice Day ceremonies were scaled back due to the Covid-19 pandemic – but this year, commemorations returned to normal. The two […]

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November 10th 2021

Lincolnshire ACF Cadet Quartermaster raises £2,000 for Blesma

Cadet Quartermaster Captain Holland, a former Major in the Armed Forces, has been fundraising for Blesma for six years. In 2018 himself and his training partner, Cathy Thompson, received the Cyril Stephens Award for Best Fundraisers of the Year. Blesma is a charity dedicated to supporting all those still and formerly serving in the Armed […]

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