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RAF Reserves in the market square

JUNE 18TH 2019

Reserves Day announced

There are more than 3000 Armed Forces Reserves throughout the East Midlands and Reserves Day is an opportunity to recognise and appreciate the crucial role they play to the UK’s defence capability. Last year Able Rate Tristan King participated in Reserves Day by wearing his uniform to work, he explained: “I’m really proud to be […]

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Andrew and Thomas together before Remembrance Sunday2

JUNE 14TH 2019

Nottingham Father’s pride in Navy connection with son

Petty Officer Andrew Maltby, aged 50, works for Nottingham City Transport and serves in HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands’ only RNR unit, he also volunteers with the Sea Cadets in Long Eaton. He has found that his naval connections have helped fuel his relationship with his son, Thomas Foster-Maltby aged 12, who is currently a […]

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Sea Cadets and Royal Air Force Air Cadets assembled on the main deck of TS ORION

JUNE 13TH 2019

Sea Cadets and Air Cadets join forces to commemorate D-Day

Cadets of both units then retired for homemade cakes and other refreshments whilst 1940s music was played.  The atmosphere was augmented by a number of cadets who had turned up in period costume, everything from an evacuee to a land girl.  Towards the end of the evening, a tug of war was suggested and, despite the lack […]

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WO Warner3

JUNE 10TH 2019

Regular, Reserve, Retired: One man’s incredible 45 year career in the RAF

Warrant Officer Steve Warner joined the RAF in March 1974 where he had an illustrious career that took him around the world. In 1997 he took retirement from the RAF but couldn’t leave the Service entirely, instead choosing to join 7010 (Volunteer Reserve) Intelligence Squadron as a Reserve and serve at the weekend whilst working […]

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Cathy Thompson (left) and Rob Holland (right) with Blesma Member Martin Burns (centre).

JUNE 6TH 2019

Lincoln Cadet Quartermaster wins fundraiser of the year prize

Major (Retd) Rob Holland, age 63, who is the Quartermaster for the Cadets on Burton Road in Lincoln and his running partner Cathy Thompson, age 60, were awarded the Cyril Stephens Award 2018 in recognition of their fundraising. The pair received the award on Saturday 25th May 19 after completing a walk over the roof […]

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Derbyshire Army Cadets at the Pegasus Bridge Museum

JUNE 6TH 2019

Army Cadets honour D-Day Landings in France

Over 200 Cadets from across the region took part in the commemoration last week, during the trip Cadets got to visit the D-Day landing beaches, learn more about the war and D-Day and speak with Veterans of the landings. Cadet Lance Corporal Adam Reeves, aged 15 from Derby said: “I have a huge amount of […]

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KGH Armed Forces Covenant Mark Smith Sue Newing Lt Col Speirs John Wilson Alan Burns Simon Weldon Peter Woolliscroft

JUNE 3RD 2019

Kettering General Hospital signs Armed Forces Covenant

Today (Monday, June 3) KGH Chairman Alan Burns signed the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of the hospital and Lt Col Keith Spiers signed on behalf of the Armed Forces. By doing so the Trust joined some 3,730 organisations in the UK which have pledged to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with members of the […]

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Captain Uzo Ehiogu and Dr James Jack2

MAY 30TH 2019

Derbyshire Reservist completes ultra-marathon

Dr James Jack, aged 48, serves in 144 Parachute Medical Squadron completed the gruelling 93 mile long North Tyne Trail in late May along with his friend and fellow Reservist Captain Uzo Ehiogu. James explained: “It got really tough towards the finish in a section where we were following various urban cycle trails through the […]

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East Midlands employers at the Battle of Britain Bunker

MAY 21ST 2019

East Midlands’ employers recognised for their support to the Armed Forces

Those in attendance have signed the Armed Forces Covenant which is a pledge to treat those who serve or who have served, and their families, with fairness and respect. John Wilson, the Ministry of Defence’s Regional Employer Engagement Director for the East Midlands, said: “I am delighted that so many employers were able to join […]

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Derbyshire Cadets Buckingham Palace

MAY 20TH 2019

Derbyshire Cadets collect Gold Awards

22 Cadets attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace where they were presented with their awards by HRH Prince Edward. Cadet Corporal Hewitt from Clay Cross detachment was one of the lucky cadets who collected his award. He attended the presentation with his Mum, who said: “We had a great day at the Palace for […]

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