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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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Representatives of the nine East Midlands universities

FEBRUARY 14TH 2020

NINE EAST MIDLANDS UNIVERSITIES IN JOINT RE-SIGNING OF ARMED FORCES COVENANT

The event also marked the achievement of 500 Armed Forces Covenant signatories in the region by East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (East Midlands RFCA). The ceremony was attended by Chief of Defence People (CDP), Lieutenant General Richard Nugee CB CVO CBE, who commented: “I am delighted to see these institutions from the East […]

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JANUARY 31ST 2020

SEA CADET NAVIGATES HIS WAY TO JOIN ROYAL NAVY

Able Cadet Sam Jackson from Long Eaton Sea Cadets is joining the Royal Navy at HMS Raleigh to begin his ten weeks of Phase 1 Recruit Training.  When that is complete, he will transfer to HMS Collingwood to begin Phase 2.  Sam’s ultimate goal is to become a Mine Clearance Diver, which requires very particular […]

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Ex Iron Wolf troops shooting

JANUARY 22ND 2020

Exercise Iron Wolf supports Reserves front line training

Exercise Iron Wolf is the country’s largest military exercise, and involved British, German, Estonian and Lithuanian forces. Opportunities for the battalion to train together in large numbers are important for Reservists, who may train just once or twice a month. It is not often the troops will experience such intense fighting, and realistic simulations of […]

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JANUARY 10TH 2020

Financial support available from Ulysses Trust for Cadets and Reserves

The Ulysses Trust has been in operation for 27 years and has raised over £3.3M.  This has allowed more than 37,000 people to participate in over 2,870 expeditions.  These have included sailing the Solent and walking in the Brecon Beacons, to climbing Mount Everest and crossing the Antarctic. In 2019, expeditions included exercise Dragon Aphrodite’s […]

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DECEMBER 19TH 2019

Courageous Nottingham Cadet receives special award

Nottingham Sea Cadet Ben Neal was travelling on holiday with his family when a car stopped suddenly in front of them.  The car was in the fast lane of the motorway, so they had to act quickly.  Despite the potential danger, and his dad’s concern that he might find the situation traumatic, Ben was very […]

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DECEMBER 11TH 2019

Derby Army Cadets Christmas Camp

During the weekend the Cadets had the opportunity to work on their foot drill, first aid, and tactical urban area training but the highlight for many was the traditional Christmas meal and disco on Saturday evening! Cadets and staff also presented £400 in food, drinks & toiletries to Derby City Night Mission & Swadlincote Community […]

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NOVEMBER 26TH 2019

Local employers set a shining example with Silver Awards

The Silver Award is a way of formally recognising the support the businesses provide to Defence personnel through having signed the Armed Forces Covenant.  In Lincolnshire there were eight winners, five each in Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, and two each in Northamptonshire and Derbyshire.  The awards were presented at Leicester Tigers Stadium by Colonel Adam Fraser-Hitchen, […]

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Presentation to WO Hathaway

NOVEMBER 21ST 2019

New Warrant Officer flying high at Heanor Gate CCF

Flight Sergeant Tom Hathaway was delighted by the surprise announcement and was presented with his new rank slides by Squadron Leader Jim Coupland from Headquarters Air Cadets. The Biennial Review was undertaken by Sqn Ldr Coupland, who had the opportunity to take part in the many skills stands run by the Cadets.  These included First […]

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