May 20th 2024

Op TOSCA: Royal Engineers deploy to Cyprus on United Nations peacekeeping mission

Lance Corporal (LCpl) Connor Boyes, Sapper (Spr) George Robson, Spr Stuey Williams and Spr Ricky Layer spent 6 months working in the buffer zone between the northern and southern parts of the divided island. The soldiers, of Chilwell-based 350 (The Robin Hood Foresters) Field Squadron, 75 Engineer Regiment, have become part of the British Army’s […]

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South & East Midlands Wing Field Day

May 2nd 2024

Air Cadets compete for cyber, space and shooting honours at Wing Field Day

After months of dedicated training, Air Cadets from South & East Midlands Wing showcased their skills in drill, aviation, cyber, space, first aid and shooting at the Wing Field Day. Congratulations to 1359 (Beeston) Squadron who were crowned overall winners for a second year running on Sunday, 21st April. Action-packed Held annually, the Wing Field […]

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April 29th 2024

Sea Cadet receives surprise letter after writing to the King about saving the planet

But eco-conscious Cadet Logan Smith did not expect a reply, so he was stunned when a letter from the King’s Secretary was presented to him at Long Eaton Sea Cadets. After learning about global warming at school and the global Earthshot Prize initiative at Sea Cadets, Cadet Smith was inspired to recycle more, pick up […]

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April 24th 2024

Lincoln Reservist ventures to South Africa in preparation for Inter-Services Twenty20

After touching down on South African soil, the Army Cricket team started their tour in Stellenbosch. Having spent 5 days there, they were able to play against local teams, explore some of the beautiful mountain ranges and visit the vineyards at Franschoek. The team then moved on to Cape Town on the coast to play […]

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Work to build a new Cadet training facility at Beckingham Camp is underway.

April 15th 2024

Multi-million pound build will provide Lincolnshire Army Cadets with modern training space and help boost recruitment

The sustainable new-build will be a vast improvement on the current facilities, which are housed in an open-plan structure from the 1940s that is no longer fit-for-purpose. Two sleeping blocks, amenities, storage space, more external training space and state-of-the-art ancillary buildings are included in the multi-million-pound expansion plans. Construction of these modern facilities will create […]

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April 3rd 2024

Alternative Venues: making our Reserve and Cadet facilities available to you

Take Kingsway Army Reserve Centre in Derby, for example, this impressive East Midlands venue with its modern facilities is capable of hosting social events and training and conference. With its function rooms, large multi-purpose hall and classrooms complete with audio-visual equipment, this venue is ideal for corporate training days. Sobraon Barracks, in Lincolnshire, is one […]

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April 2nd 2024

Help, hire and thrive: Leading Forces advocates RecruitME practise what they preach

After saying farewell to colleagues on the Friday, they launched specialist recruitment firm RecruitME in Grantham the following Monday. Applying the same determination to succeed instilled in them from the Forces, they hit the ground running. “On day one we were sat there with empty desks and empty walls in an empty box room,” said […]

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Combat Cadet Tournament

March 28th 2024

Resilience and teamwork showcased at Combat Cadet Tournament

The most prestigious fieldcraft competition for Army Cadet Forces (ACF) and Combined Cadet Forces (CCF) in 7 Brigade, the tournament builds on the core syllabus to test Cadets’ resolve and leadership skills. Physical and mental challenges such as casualty evacuations, house assaults, paintballing, wood clearances, navigation and camouflage and concealment are all part of the […]

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March 27th 2024

Award-winning vehicle workshop and training facility officially opens at Kingsway Army Reserve Centre

VIPs rubbed shoulders with Soldiers, their families and employers as they toured Kingsway Army Reserve Centre’s new workshop, state-of-the-art gymnasium and training area. His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Mrs Elizabeth Fothergill CBE, formally opened the new building during a plaque-unveiling ceremony, days after the workshop was recognised with a commendation award in Derby Civic Society’s […]

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March 20th 2024

Derby Reservist trains for Cyprus peacekeeping

Lance Corporal Jodie Culley is coming to the end of training before setting off in April for the six-month deployment on the divided island. Jodie serves as a vehicle mechanic with 103 Battalion Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers (103 Bn REME), based at the Kingsway Army Reserve Centre in Derby. Rather than going to Cyprus in […]

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