E Company, LNR ACF parading.

June 29th 2022

Over 1000 took part in Northampton Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Parade

Some 1150 Cadets and Adult Volunteers representing the Services from across the area joined the parade through Northampton town centre, with a Guard formed by Reservists from 118 Recovery Company, 103 Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. All 12 Combined Cadet Forces (CCF) from Northamptonshire were involved, together with the local See Cadet Corps training […]

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Cadet Staff Sergeant William Craft receiving his Commendation from Colonel Ian Sackree.

June 27th 2022

Commendation for life-saving Lincolnshire Army Cadet

The motorcyclist had been thrown from his ​​​​bike which then caught fire, and was unconscious and not breathing. Without hesitation, William administered first aid to the motorcyclist, having completed Senior Cadet first aid training with Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force the weekend before. William managed to restore the casualty’s breathing and conducted primary and secondary surveys […]

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4 men standing in front of a work van, 2 in Army uniform

June 23rd 2022

Sparking interest in Reserves during Armed Forces Week 2022

Fred works for East Goscote Electrics in Leicestershire as his civilian job, and has a very supportive Managing Director and General Manager. The business understands the benefits of investing time in his military career as a Reservist. They are celebrating Armed Forces Week 2022 by supporting Fred in wearing his uniform to work. Fred joined […]

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S snowboarded jumping.

April 27th 2022

East Midlands Reservists join Exercise: Snowboard Sapper

101 Engineer Regiment, the British Army Reserve’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal and Search (EOD&S) unit, were the only Reserve unit in attendance and sent a team of eight to Ex: Snowboard Sapper, many of whom had never snowboarded before. Six out of the eight belong to 350 Field Squadron based in Foresters House, Chilwell, and were […]

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A group from the Royal Yeomanry stood together on a ski slope.

April 13th 2022

Royal Yeomanry on Exercise Snow Fox

The Royal Yeomanry hold an annual alpine skiing competition, bringing together personnel from across the Regiment in a test of physical fitness, confidence building, and teamwork. Five East Midlands Reservists attended Exercise Snow Fox: one from A Squadron, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and four from E Squadron, Leicestershire and Derbyshire Yeomanry, with funding provided from East […]

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April 7th 2022

800th Armed Forces Covenant signing in East Midlands

The (AFC) is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The Covenant is a national responsibility involving government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public. PICS employs 400 staff who provide NHS services for one million residents and support a federation […]

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The four Reservists mobilised with Norway's scenary in background.

April 4th 2022

HMS Sherwood Reservist serves as watchkeeper in Arctic Circle

Lieutenant Hendery has joined a team of four watchkeepers, all of whom are mobilised Reservists, in supporting Exercise Cold Response 22, off the coast of Norway in the Arctic Circle. Their role facilitates the movement of personnel, equipment, vehicles and stores ashore by landing craft and helicopter, in addition to providing a communication link between […]

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March 23rd 2022

Charity that ‘saved Sergeant Major’s life’ signs Armed Forces Covenant

Phil Credland retired from the Army in 2012 having served in Iraq and Northern Ireland, but did not realise how mentally unwell he had become. But, the 49-year-old said he was saved by a veteran service provided by mental health charity St Andrew’s Healthcare, which has just signed the Armed Forces Covenant (AFC). The AFC […]

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A group of people stand with with statues of soldiers.

March 18th 2022

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust re-commits to Armed Forces Covenant

The Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) received the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award in 2019 and the re-signing will maintain that Gold Award status. LPT is currently one of eight organisations in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to hold the Gold Award, which is held with a high level of respect within the military for the […]

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Lt Col Buxton and Cllr Cooke with (from left) Bruce Spencer, Cllr Griffin, Cllr Mason and Cllr Ward

March 17th 2022

South Kesteven District Council renews commitment to Armed Forces Covenant

South Kesteven District Council first signed the AFC in 2012, and hold a Silver Award in the Employer Recognition Scheme. Just some of the ways the Council have demonstrated support for military personnel include the launching of its own Armed Forces Discount Card, instating a dedicated Armed Forces Officer, and approving over £200,000 in funding […]

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