The Ulysses Trust logo

September 10th 2020

‘Give As You Live’ supports charity funding of Reservist and Cadet expeditions

The Ulysses Trust provides funding to support Cadets and Reservists to experience the great outdoors and participate in outward bound style adventurous training in the UK and overseas. You can help support the charity to raise more money by signing-up to ‘Give As You Live’. It’s a free service that generates funds for charities via […]

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The Priory Group AFC signing

September 3rd 2020

Boost for service personnel as the Priory Group signs Armed Forces Covenant

The Priory Group is a major UK employer, with a workforce of more than 20,000. It has pledged to support employees who continue to serve as a member of the Reserve Forces, and to encourage employment of veterans of all ages by offering flexibility with granting leave and accommodating training/deployment. The Priory Group is a […]

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SAC Chris Madden at the testing centre during operation RESCRIPT

September 2nd 2020

RAF Reservist mobilised alongside Army in Covid support Operation RESCRIPT

Throughout Operation RESCRIPT, there were hundreds of Royal Air Force Reservists who were mobilised to support the nation’s response. Reservist Senior Aircraftman (SAC) Chris Madden from 7010 Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force was mobilised in April 2020. In his day job, SAC Madden is a solicitor in London. We caught up with him to hear […]

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Photo of Bruce Spencer

August 19th 2020

New Regional Employer Engagement Director for East Midlands RFCA

Bruce Spencer joins East Midlands RFCA with a wealth of experience in the military, serving as both Regular and Reserve army officer.  Bruce was educated in Cambridge and his first job was as a Trainee Manager in Hoveringham Gravels,  near Southwell, covering the East Midlands, from Milton Keynes to Lincoln and across to Derbyshire.  But […]

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Mount Everest

August 18th 2020

Lincoln Cadets ‘climb’ Mount Everest to raise funds for International Bomber Command Centre

The Cadets will walk the 85,238 steps to replicate the distance needed to climb to the top of Everest.  They aim to raise £1 per step – that’s a whopping target of £85,238. The idea was that of Cadet Lance Corporal Adrian Robson, aged 14, who heard about the loss of income suffered by the […]

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Dan Burton Otturburn group

August 17th 2020

A year in the life of an Army Reservist

Working alongside their Regular counterparts, Reserves undergo the same training, giving up their spare time to do so.  Here, one of our Army Reserves talks about the breadth of experiences in just one year of being a Reserve. Bdr Dan Burton is a former Fire Support Team (FST) member from 100 Regiment, whose responsibilities include […]

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VJ Day 75

August 14th 2020

The stories of VJ Day

Whilst peace was announced in Europe on the 8th of May (VE Day) fighting still continued in the east, until Imperial Japan’s surrender in the wake of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In commemoration for those who were lost in the Second World War, we share with you some of the incredible stories from […]

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Silver ERS logo - Proudly supporting those who serve

August 4th 2020

Record 31 employers in East Midlands win Silver Employer Recognition Scheme Awards

31 organisations across the East Midlands, from public bodies to small businesses, have won a prestigious Silver Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) 2020 award from the Ministry of Defence. The ERS Awards recognise employers who have actively demonstrated their support for the Armed Forces community through implementing practical policies in the workplace. The organisations that have achieved […]

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Gold ERS logo - Proudly supporting those who serve

July 30th 2020

17 East Midlands employers awarded Gold ERS 2020 by Ministry of Defence

The organisations that have achieved the prestigious award are: Bridgeway Consulting Ltd, Nottinghamshire Cable Telecommunications Training Services Ltd (CTTS), Lincolnshire   Consortio Security Limited, Leicestershire Leicestershire County Council   NHS Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Group Northamptonshire County Council   Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust   Nottingham Forest Community Trust   Nottinghamshire County Council Nottinghamshire Fire and […]

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LNRACF on Armed Forces Day

July 27th 2020

New challenges for Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force during lockdown

The Senior Management team and Army Cadet Force Adult Volunteers got together (virtually) to produce a plan to allow Cadets to continue to ‘inspire and achieve’ whilst in lockdown. Each week, one ‘company’ of Cadets would be given access to their County’s social media platforms.  Area Commanders were given time to compose a plan with […]

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