JUNE 25TH 2019

Mentoring Junior Chefs into a National Competition

Staff Sergeant Jim St Claire-Jones is part of 167 Catering Support Regiment’s Technical Training Team and in his civilian career works as a Regional Head Chef, one of his key duties is mentoring and training junior soldiers and earlier this year two of them won commendations at the Salon Culinaire Birmingham, the UK’s most prestigious […]

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JUNE 25TH 2019

‘If you cut me in half it would say Navy through the middle’

Petty Officer Andrew Maltby, aged 50, works for Nottingham City Transport and serves in HMS Sherwood. He joined the Naval Reserve at the age of 16 with plans of going into a career in the Royal Navy full time but due to other demands on his time never quite made it full time but has […]

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JUNE 21ST 2019

Nottinghamshire Reserve Unit recieves Humanitarian Award

The soldiers and Officers of Nottingham-based 66 Works Group received the Firmin Sword of Peace from the Minister for the Armed Forces, the Right Honourable Mark Lancaster MP in recognition of the assistance given to communities across the Caribbean when a succession of ferocious storms battered the region in August 2017. In the immediate aftermath […]

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JUNE 21ST 2019

Teenagers use Army Cadet Force first aid skills to help man found collapsed in the street

Rachel Stevens, 15, Michael Ireland, 16, and Samuel Collett, 16, were walking home from training night at Long Sutton Army Cadet Force Detachment on Thursday 12th June when the drama unfolded on Bull Lane. Using the first aid skills they had learnt in the Army Cadets, the trio were able to assess the man’s injuries, […]

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JUNE 19TH 2019


Able Rate Tommy Whiting, aged 18, joined the Seamanship branch at HMS Sherwood in Nottingham when he was 16 years old. Over the past two years his highlights have included; marching in the parade when HMS Sherwood were honoured with the Freedom of the City and being part of the Guard during a parade for […]

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JUNE 18TH 2019

Reserves Day announced

There are more than 3000 Armed Forces Reserves throughout the East Midlands and Reserves Day is an opportunity to recognise and appreciate the crucial role they play to the UK’s defence capability. Last year Able Rate Tristan King participated in Reserves Day by wearing his uniform to work, he explained: “I’m really proud to be […]

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JUNE 14TH 2019

Nottingham Father’s pride in Navy connection with son

Petty Officer Andrew Maltby, aged 50, works for Nottingham City Transport and serves in HMS Sherwood, the East Midlands’ only RNR unit, he also volunteers with the Sea Cadets in Long Eaton. He has found that his naval connections have helped fuel his relationship with his son, Thomas Foster-Maltby aged 12, who is currently a […]

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JUNE 13TH 2019

Sea Cadets and Air Cadets join forces to commemorate D-Day

Cadets of both units then retired for homemade cakes and other refreshments whilst 1940s music was played.  The atmosphere was augmented by a number of cadets who had turned up in period costume, everything from an evacuee to a land girl.  Towards the end of the evening, a tug of war was suggested and, despite the lack […]

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JUNE 10TH 2019

Regular, Reserve, Retired: One man’s incredible 45 year career in the RAF

Warrant Officer Steve Warner joined the RAF in March 1974 where he had an illustrious career that took him around the world. In 1997 he took retirement from the RAF but couldn’t leave the Service entirely, instead choosing to join 7010 (Volunteer Reserve) Intelligence Squadron as a Reserve and serve at the weekend whilst working […]

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Cathy Thompson (left) and Rob Holland (right) with Blesma Member Martin Burns (centre).

JUNE 6TH 2019

Lincoln Cadet Quartermaster wins fundraiser of the year prize

Major (Retd) Rob Holland, age 63, who is the Quartermaster for the Cadets on Burton Road in Lincoln and his running partner Cathy Thompson, age 60, were awarded the Cyril Stephens Award 2018 in recognition of their fundraising. The pair received the award on Saturday 25th May 19 after completing a walk over the roof […]

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