Cadets Taskmaster Challenge

March 2nd 2021

Air Vice Marshal Richard Maddison OBE becomes ‘Taskmaster’ for Cadet training night

After being put forward by their Wing Commander back in February to host a special guest during a virtual session, the squadron were informed in early March that they had been selected to host Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Richard Maddison OBE MA RAF. AVM Maddison is the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) 22 Group RAF, which […]

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Lt Col Rob Futter

February 23rd 2021

Meet the new Commanding Officer of 158 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps

158 Regiment RLC is a modern and diverse Army Reserve Transport Regiment providing general transport support to its paired Regular Army Regiment, 7 Regiment RLC in Cottesmore, as well as the wider Army. Rob spent his childhood years in Stamford and was a member of the Army Cadets for four years as part of the […]

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February 18th 2021

British Forces Resettlement Services Virtual Employment Fair

This Virtual Employment Fair event will provide the Armed Forces Community (AFC) with a great opportunity to meet and network with employers: The Employment event combines real world services with technological and virtual solutions. Attendees can access in-house information from exhibitors Virtually. These events connect attendees with exhibitors,  giving access to exhibitors websites, social media channels, […]

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Mount Everest

February 16th 2021

Sea Cadet Climbs Mount Everest in Lockdown

When Cadets’ face to face training was brought to a standstill, Oliver Flint used the set back to his advantage. Oliver signed up for the Virtual Everest Challenge and had 12 weeks to scale the 8843 metres in any way he chose. Every weekend, Oliver would travel to the vast hills of the Peak District […]

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Members of 212 Field Hospital show their red cross arm bands

January 13th 2021

Major Rachel Reynolds – Senior Emergency Department Nurse & Army Reservist with 212 Field Hospital

Most hospitals support time for the Reserves in their employment, either with paid leave or special leave, which is not paid. This varies from Trust to Trust. I believe, as Reservists, that we have the best of both worlds where we can run two parallel careers which complement one another. I have combined my work […]

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Cadet virutal Concert

January 8th 2021

Army Cadet Force Bands’ Annual Christmas Concert goes virtual

As it couldn’t be done in person this year,  it sparked an idea for Cadets to celebrate in a new way.  And so Cadet Bands from around the country got together to perform Christmas music in the first ever virtual Christmas Carol Concert. Lt Peter Ward, Director of Music for Derbyshire Army Cadet Force orchestrated […]

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Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire Mike Kapur

December 7th 2020

Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire’s letter to Veteran Associations

” Dear All It has now been over a year since we have all been able to meet at County Hall for the biannual Veteran Associations’ Meetings. At your last meeting in October 2019, none of us could have predicted the challenges that this year would bring. The outbreak of the coronavirus has affected us […]

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Army personnel sitting on tank

November 26th 2020

The Battle of Geilenkirchen

Of particular note to East Midlands RFCA members was the participation of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry in Geilenkirchen, whose tanks had fought their way across Europe since landing in Normandy on D Day. General Horrocks, who had them under his command from 1942 to 1945, stated of them that ‘no armoured regiment can show a […]

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Gnr Townsend

November 25th 2020

Financial Advisor describes his first year training as an Army Reserve

“Sometimes in life, an idea you have just seems to fit the situation perfectly. I was back in rural Nottinghamshire for the first time since I had left for University six years before and I was lonely. Returning to my family home after living in the freedom of South Africa for three years meant I […]

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Desserts being prepared

November 13th 2020


The challenge for the Army chefs was to cook and serve a two-course meal for four diners in just 90 minutes, whilst also impressing judge Mike Robinson. Mike is one of the UK’s most respected game chefs. He is the owner of three restaurants specialising in wild game, including the elegant The Elder restaurant in […]

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