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Cadet welcomes HRH Princess Anne to Lincolnshire

The Princess Royal’s engagements included the unveiling of Market Rasen’s £700,000 restoration scheme, which has seen the local railway station’s dilapidated buildings turned into a heritage and community centre.  It was an experience that Josh will certainly cherish. He said: “My day started off by arriving at the Linkage College, near Boultham Park. At first […]

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The Lombardia

In a similar style to Cambrian Patrol the reservists were put through their paces in 20 different challenges whilst completing a 28 mile trek, competing against 38 different teams from nine NATO nations. Some of the challenges required the reserves to work with soldiers from other NATO nations including a night time raid with minimal […]

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Enjoying some down time on camp


Basic training weekend for Lincolnshire’s Army cadets

Instructed by Lincolnshire’s own Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, the aim of the weekend was to introduce the new cadets to communal living and undertake activities such as looking after their kit and equipment, barrack room layout, drill, turn out, military knowledge, teamwork activities, first aid, navigation and physical activity. At the end of the weekend […]

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Green plaque honour for Melton’s Drill Hall

On Thursday, 29 November, the plaque was installed at the Drill Hall, Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray. Representatives from the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA) will join other dignitaries for the unveiling of the plaque. Built in 1914, the Drill Hall was the headquarters for the ‘A’ Squadron of the Leicestershire Yeomanry, who bravely fought […]

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Padres presented with their Cadet Force Commission

Colonel Geoff Newmarch, the Honorary Colonel of Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force made the presentation to the padres, who are members of the Royal Army Chaplain’s Department. The commission brings the padres in line with other officers in the ACF. The County Commandant, Colonel Jeremy Field said: “The padres are a key part of the delivery […]

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The reserve detachment with Intelligence Corps Officers and local dignatires


Army Intelligence Battalion Seeks Soldiers In Chesterfield

Gathering intelligence is key to the Army’s success and it is the role of the Military Intelligence Analyst to gather, analyse and interpret information. As a qualified Operator you will become an expert in an assigned area, with the need to understand not just adversaries, but culture, politics and outside influencers. Intelligence Corps soldiers are […]

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Armistice 100 Parade – City of Lincoln

Nearly 100 sailors, soldiers and air personnel paraded from St Martin’s Square through the historic Stonebow and Guildhall to St Benedict’s Church led by the RAF Waddington Voluntary Band to attend a wreath laying ceremony at the War Memorial. Whilst the Royal Navy and RAF contingents were made up of regular personnel, the Army contingent […]

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All of the Silver Awards before the presentation


Silver Awards for local employers

During the ceremony at Beaumanor Hall in Leicestershire last Thursday night, organisations received a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver award in recognition of their support for Defence personnel. John Wilson, the Ministry of Defence’s Regional Employer Engagement Director, explained: “This special presentation event was a great success; thirty-three organisations received a Silver award, confirming the […]

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Parade in Melton Mowbray


Remembrance Sunday in the East Midlands

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force (LNR ACF) not only paid their respects in towns, villages and cities they also sent some of their cadets to join an international contingent commemorating the centenary at the Menin Gate in France. At home LNR ACF had cadets on parade in Northampton, Oakham and Leicester, Cadets also […]

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Remembrance Events in the East Midlands

Remembrance parades, beacon lighting ceremonies and church services are just some of the many events that Cadets and Reservists throughout the East Midlands will be supporting as they have since the very first Remembrance Sunday.   1919 was the first year a service was held at the Cenotaph in London and at churches throughout the […]

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