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Army load truck with NHS supplies

APRIL 3RD 2020

IMPORTANT: Reservists will support COVID-19

The MOD are working hard to understand an evolving situation with COVID-19 and the contribution that Government requires of Defence’s newly established COVID Support Force. It is now clear that Reserves will be a part of that contribution. At the moment, the intent is that only those Reservists with specific in-demand skills, are being approached […]

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Cadets on their aerospace instructing vourse

APRIL 3RD 2020

THREE RAF AIR CADETS GAIN TOP TRAINING IN AEROSPACE INSTRUCTING

The Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course, completed by Cadet Warrant Officer Samuel Page, 19, and Flight Sergeant Olivia Brown, 18, from 1279 (Melton Mowbray) Squadron and Sergeant Joe Wilson, 17, from 1211 (Swadlincote) Squadron, contains seven diverse subjects; air power, aerodynamics, air traffic control (including simulation), basic flight training, aviation studies, aerospace activity planning, instructional technique […]

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CEP

MARCH 26TH 2020

CADET EXPANSION PROGRAMME OFFICERS PRESENTED WITH AWARDS

The Department for Education and Ministry of Defence originally announced the Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP) back in 2012, setting a target of 100 Cadet Units parading in schools by 2015. The CEP was set up by the government to equip young men and women with unique experiences and skills which can help them in their […]

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MARCH 25TH 2020

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

As per the latest Government advice, the majority of our staff will be working remotely where possible.  All unnecessary travel and meetings are cancelled. We are still fully contactable via email and phone.  Your continued support is appreciated, and we are still here to aid Cadets organisations, Reserves units and our wider stakeholders during these […]

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Gardner Aerospace signing

MARCH 19TH 2020

GARDNER AEROSPACE SIGNS ARMED FORCES COVENANT

Gardner Aerospace is keen to enhance its corporate social responsibility and reputation by engaging with the Armed Forces Covenant, recognising the value that service personnel Regulars and Reserves, Veterans and military families contribute to the country. Gardner Aerospace is a highly respectable supplier in the global aerospace industry, supporting the critical production lines of its […]

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cadets

MARCH 6TH 2020

CADETS BECOME CYBER SLEUTHS!

  Ten Derbyshire Army Cadets took part in the National Cyber Security Centre’s CyberFirst Programme. This will soon become a regular offering to all Army Cadets in the country. The programme is made up of a series of short courses; Adventurers, Defenders, Futures and Advanced. It is designed to introduce the younger generation into the […]

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cadet ski trip photo

FEBRUARY 27TH 2020

ARMY CADETS TAKE TO THE SLOPES IN SPAIN

During half-term, the Lincolnshire and Derbyshire Army Cadet Forces embarked on a coach trip through France for an adrenaline-fuelled skiing expedition, located on the border of Northern Spain. Despite the long, gruelling, 22-hour coach trip, the Cadets were excited to get out on the snow.  The young men and women were grouped together by their […]

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Bourne Cadets who applied first aid

FEBRUARY 26TH 2020

BOURNE ARMY CADETS APPLY FIRST AID TO INJURED MAN

The Cadets, from Bourne Army Cadet Force (ACF), in Lincolnshire, were waiting for a train which had been re-routed via Manchester.  Cadet Staff Sergeant Sam Hilder commented:  “A man near us collapsed suddenly.  I ran over to help him and saw he was bleeding, so I shouted to the others to grab the first aid […]

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Representatives of Leicester Tigers and the Uniformed Services.

FEBRUARY 19TH 2020

LEICESTER TIGERS MARK UNIFORMED SERVICES DAY BY SIGNING ARMED FORCES COVENANT

Representatives from Leicester Police and Ambulance services, as well as the Navy, RAF Reserves, Royal Anglian Regiment and the RNLI took over the Holland & Barrett Stand at Leicester Tigers.  The Thurmaston Marching Brass Band provided the music ahead of kick-off. Some of the region’s highest-ranking officials from the Armed Forces were also in attendance, […]

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New Commodore speaks to naval personnel

FEBRUARY 17TH 2020

HMS SHERWOOD PROVIDES SUPERSESSION GUARD FOR NEW COMMODORE RESERVES

The newly appointed Commodore Reserves Melanie Robinson has served in the Royal Navy for 27 years.  She was amongst the first women to go to sea and remains amongst the first to command a warship. One of only 12 female Captains, Cdre Mel now becomes one of only four female naval officers to have achieved […]

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