ARCHIVE

Lance Corporal Adele Gamblin at the COVID-19 test centre.

JULY 6TH 2020

LINOLNSHIRE ARMY RESERVISTS PLAY THEIR PART IN THE SUPPORT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS

Earlier this month Army Reservists from 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, based at Sobraon Barracks in Lincoln, deployed at the drive-through mobile Coronavirus testing sites across the East Midlands and East Anglia. The soldiers from 4 (Lincolnshire) Company had been trained to safely collect swabs at the mobile sites before they were sent for […]

More details →
Chris MADDEN 2

JUNE 26TH 2020

EAST MIDLANDS RAF RESERVIST MARCHED IN UNIFORM TO CELEBRATE LONDON PRIDE

Aircraftman Chris Madden serves with the RAF Reserves as well as pursuing a full-time civilian role as a solicitor. To celebrate both Armed Forces Day and London Pride, we are shining a light on the unique skills of our Reservists. We spoke to Chris about why he joined the Reserves and what it means to […]

More details →
Photo of Amelia Seymour with colleagues

JUNE 26TH 2020

AIR CADET VICE-CHAIR OF YOUTH UNITED FOUNDATION

The Youth United Foundation is a Government run organisation which was set up to represent uniformed youth organisations across the country.  The focus of the project Amelia was involved in was Mental Health and Loneliness.  The group interviewed members, evaluated strategies and presented their findings to representatives of the Department of Digital Culture, Media and […]

More details →
Air Cadet Hunter receiving award

JUNE 26TH 2020

AIR CADET WINS TWO TOP AWARDS

Air Cadet Ben Hunter had an amazing year, winning both a Sir Michael Knight pilot award and a place in the final of the CVQO Westminster award. Ben explained: “I was very privileged to be one of only 10 Cadets in the UK to be awarded a Sir Michael Knight pilot scholarship by the Royal […]

More details →
Cadet Evie Botting with schoolchildren in Africa

JUNE 26TH 2020

ARMY CADET TRAVELS TO AFRICA TO TEACH FOOTBALL

The Army Cadet Force is a youth organisation providing fun, adventure and education to young people.  From weekly training to weekend camps, there is never a dull moment.  And opportunities, such as travelling abroad and visiting other cultures, are encouraged and supported.  On Cadets Day, we asked Evie to tell us about her visit to […]

More details →
Photo of Major Darren Knight in uniform

JUNE 23RD 2020

EMPLOYERS’ SUPPORT TO RESERVISTS ESSENTIAL DURING COVID 19

Pertemps earned a Gold Employer Recognition Support Award from the Ministry of Defence in 2016 for their work in promoting the Armed Forces. The employers’ support which they, and many others, offer has been essential to enable Reserves to take up their required roles during Covid 19. Major Darren Knight is employed by Pertemps as […]

More details →
Photo of Kiera volunteering on Tall Ships Youth Trust Voyage

JUNE 23RD 2020

CIVILIAN CAREER AND ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE TRAINING THE PERFECT RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

The seed of the idea of joining the Royal Naval Reserve was planted at University.  Kiera studied Biomedical Sciences at King’s College London, and having sailed for most of her life, decided to join the University Royal Navy Unit (URNU).  “I loved it.  We met once a week, like any other society. At weekends we […]

More details →
SOCOTEC logo

JUNE 20TH 2020

SOCOTEC UK SIGNS ARMED FORCES COVENANT FOR ARMED FORCES WEEK

The Covenant forms part of SOCOTEC’s commitment to work alongside the Armed Forces in recruiting ex-military personnel. SOCOTEC is already a forces-friendly organisation and has a long history of supporting the military to ensure that military buildings are safe for serving soldiers and their families. The company also works with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP), to […]

More details →
Paul Desborough photo

JUNE 16TH 2020

EAST MIDLANDS RFCA WELCOMES NEW DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Paul will also manage the RFCA’s Professional Support Staff who provide logistics and administrative support to the Army Cadet Force in the region. Paul brings a great deal of experience to the role of Deputy Chief Executive, having both military and commercial business experience.  His 31 year military career included deployments to Northern Ireland, Iraq, […]

More details →
Visual of new garages at Sobraon

JUNE 2ND 2020

WORKS COMMENCE AT SOBRAON BARRACKS ARMY RESERVE CENTRE, LINCOLN

The Sobraon Barracks project was originally scheduled to be a 34 week programme but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the work is likely to be slightly delayed in completion.  The building contractors are Gelders Group, with Allan Joyce Architects the designers on the project. Lieutenant Colonel AP Gifford, Commanding Officer, 158 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps […]

More details →
X