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AUGUST 22ND 2019

East Midlands employers awarded gold for supporting the Armed Forces

Charnwood Borough Council, Derbyshire Community Health Service NHS Foundation Trust, Inzpire Ltd, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and Rushcliffe Borough Council are the organisations that have been recognised by the Ministry of Defence. Geoff Parker, chief executive at Charnwood Borough Council said: “Charnwood Borough Council is delighted to receive this Gold Defence Employer Recognition Award.  Charnwood’s […]

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Representatives from Trent Education Centre and Westminster Centre for Research and Strategy sign the Armed Forces Covenant

AUGUST 16TH 2019

Two Nottingham Muslim-owned businesses pledge their support for the Armed Forces

Trent Education Centre and Westminster Centre for Research and Strategy Ltd put pen to paper to recognise formally the important role which the Armed Forces play in the UK and abroad whilst pledging to support their work. Mohammad Touseef, Director of HR and Employee Relations for Trent Education Centre, said: “We feel proud to sign […]

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Leicester, South Leicester and Market Harborough Sea Cadets kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding on the Grand Union Canal with District Padre Pascal


Leicester Sea Cadets offering more and more to the young people of Leicester

Over the last few months Leicester Sea Cadets has successfully run a new national youth project through Youth United Foundation (YUF) by opening its doors to nine years olds for the first time ever.  This means that an extra 30 local children have been able to take advantage of adventures and activities outdoors.  The group also […]

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Top Cadet ready to give life a go

His cadet journey started when a good mate persuaded him to call in on Abbey detachment’s training night. Before then, Luke was very aware that he was spending too much time inside his house watching TV. He was lured by the thought of being outdoors more often and making new friends. Luke explained: “I needed […]

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Oldest living Air Cadet visits Squadron at 93

After joining at the age of 13 years Ken had already spent almost two years as a Cadet in the Air Defence Cadet Corps (ADCC) when it became the Air Training Corps in February 1941, Ken then  became a Cadet in the country’s first squadron, No 1 (City of Leicester). After leaving Cadets, Ken became […]

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JULY 30TH 2019

New Award for Top Newark Cadet

The Sir Andrew Pulford Award for Excellence was presented to Cadet Corporal Clarice Dixon for being the best Cadet at Magnus Academy in Newark. Clarice said: “I’m honoured to receive the Sir Andrew Pulford award for Excellence, especially from Sir Andrew Pulford himself. The CCF at Magnus C of E Academy has been an excellent […]

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JULY 24TH 2019

Royal Visit for Leicestershire Reserves

This was the first time he has visited the Loughborough based Squadron. The Duke who is the Deputy Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Logistics Corps met with soldiers and received briefs on the work and role of the Regiment. He was also introduced to veterans from the East Midlands Royal Army Medical Corps Association.  In recent […]

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JULY 22ND 2019

Like father like daughter: Finding friendship and family in the ACF

Major Maria Walding, aged 39, has been involved with the ACF since she was born, she reached the highest achievements as a Cadet and then went on to inspire Cadets as an Adult Volunteer for 20 years. Maria explained: “When I was born in 1979 my father was in the ACF so you could say […]

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JULY 22ND 2019

Buzz Off! A swarm of bees are moved to a new home

These were carefully re-homed and our Estates team were absolutely buzzing that they found a way to solve the problem without eliminating the bees but now bees have returned to the hut in Derby.  Over the last couple of months the number of dead bees being discovered has slowly increased so the Estates Team called […]

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JULY 22ND 2019

High Sheriff Visits Lincolnshire Army Reserves

On the visit to Sobranon Barracks Mr Day toured the building, inspected the troops before presenting Privates Macauley Bagguley and William Park with their Combat Infantry Course certificates.  Major Mitch Pegg, the Officer Commanding explained: “Since the Company was reformed in 2016, it has had a close relationship with successive High Sheriffs and each has […]

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