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Mick Quainton3

APRIL 26TH 2019

Graduating with pride

Aircraftman Mick Quainton from Lincolnshire completed his basic training last year and jumped at the opportunity to take part in a graduation ceremony in front of his friends and family at RAF Halton in January. Mick explained: “I felt immense pride and I was very thankful to be allowed to take part in the Regulars’ […]

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7 Bde Ski Group

APRIL 15TH 2019

Skiing Success for East Midlands Cadets

Over five days the Cadets and Adult Volunteers improved their skiing technique in a competitive yet fun team environment. Colonel Ian Sackree, Colonel Cadets for the East Midlands said: “Everyone achieved a great deal. The cadets developed a new skill, built personal confidence and formed a real team bond. “I was incredibly impressed by the […]

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Cpl Dodsley and Cpl Clark

APRIL 15TH 2019

Nottinghamshire Reservists lift their way to the National Championships

Corporal Robert Clark and Corporal Craig Dodsley both serve in 4 Mercian and entered the Army Powerlifting Championships in March and despite a lack of competition experience both will now go on to compete at the British Drug Free Powerlifting Association National Championships in May. Cpl Craig Dodsley said: “We didn’t know what to expect […]

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20190403 National Arboretum

APRIL 15TH 2019

Lincoln Reservists pushed out of their comfort zone during professional development weekend

Reservists from 160 Transport Squadron, 158 Regiment RLC, spent the weekend developing professional skills by taking part in a conflict study and then taking on several challenges that were designed to take them out of their comfort zone and make them work together as a team. Maj Jim Hicks MBE said: “Weekends like this are […]

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The students taking part in a command task

APRIL 8TH 2019

Boston students enjoy lesson in Army life

Fifty students attended the action-packed day organised by the Army Training Regiment (Grantham) at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham. The young people who were all aged between 13 and 16 years completed a series of tasks that tested their teamwork, discipline, leadership and team spirit to the limit – all key attributes for a […]

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Victoria with her husband Kev and their children - Ben 15, Oscar 12 and Felix 8

MARCH 28TH 2019

Lincolnshire Mum in Royal Naval Reserve is Enjoying Best of Both Worlds

Lieutenant Victoria Rogers, aged 43, joined the Royal Naval Reserve HMS Sherwood five years ago and is now an Amphibious Warfare Officer providing support to the regular navy. Victoria had originally wanted to join the Regulars but after careful consideration decided against it. Victoria said: “I decided it would be too difficult to join full-time […]

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Suzanne, her fiancé Rob and their son Cameron

MARCH 25TH 2019

‘I hope my child will learn never to give up’ – first-time mum lifts the lid on life in the Reserves

Senior Aircraftman Suzanne Dunks, aged 29, is a first-time mum to eight-month-old Cameron and currently serves as a Chef as part of 504 (County of Nottingham) Squadron. Suzanne joined the Reserves in 2005 and has a passion for learning which has seen her progress her military career. Suzanne said: “I have always wanted to join […]

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Able Rate Michelle Rowlands poses with her children Cameron and Thomas

MARCH 25TH 2019

‘Why becoming a parent never kept me from my dreams’ – mum in the Royal Naval Reserve

Able Rate Michelle Rowlands, aged 37, joined HMS Sherwood in Nottingham two years ago where she successfully completed her training and has now become the Recruitment Officer for the East Midlands. Michelle said: “I wanted to be challenged and be pushed out of my comfort zone and to do things I would never get the […]

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Sixteen Muslim businesses sign the Armed Forces Covenant

MARCH 22ND 2019

Sixteen Muslim businesses and organisations pledge their support for the Armed Forces

This second covenant signing ceremony builds on the strong ties already established with the Karimia Institute and businesses from the wider Nottinghamshire Muslim community who signed the Covenant in December 2016. Lt Col Keith Spiers TD (ROYAL ANGLIAN) Head of UK Engagement East, joined the businessmen at the Nottingham County Council Offices where all put […]

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Derbyshire County Council signs the Armed Forces Covenant

MARCH 8TH 2019

Support pledge from Derbyshire’s leaders for armed forces community

  Derbyshire County Council hosted a signing event today (Thursday 7th March) at their County Hall headquarters in Matlock to sign a new covenant.Chairman of the council Councillor George Wharmby was joined by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, as well as leaders and representatives from Derbyshire’s borough, district and city councils, local Mayors, charities and […]

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