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Melton Borough Council, Charnwood Borough Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council

FEBRUARY 13TH 2019

Together Everyone Achieves More – The Covenant Partnership in Charnwood, Melton and Rushcliffe

Victoria Coomber is the Armed Forces Covenant Officer for the partnership of Charnwood, Melton and Rushcliffe Borough Councils. She has now been doing this role for almost two years and has discovered first-hand how the Armed Forces Covenant can make a real difference to communities. She is now sharing that beyond the Councils and the […]

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The students and reservists in front of Army HGVs

FEBRUARY 13TH 2019

Students get a taste of military life

The students who are all studying Public Services took part in a visit to 160 (Lincoln) Transport Squadron, 158 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps who are based at Sobraon Barracks in Lincoln. Whilst at the barracks, the students were shown the equipment used by the military including the vehicles and weapons; taught how to communicate on […]

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The instructors at Frimley

FEBRUARY 13TH 2019

Adult Volunteer Excels at Leadership

Lieutenant Georgia Allen, aged 27, works as a Marketing Assistant but has been an Adult Volunteer in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland ACF (LNR ACF) for the last five years. She completed the ILM qualification whilst taking part in the King George VI leadership course at Frimley Park Cadet Training Centre. Georgia explained: “I wanted to […]

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The Squadron at the Church

FEBRUARY 13TH 2019

80th Anniversary for Grantham Air Cadets

An open afternoon was held at the Squadron for some of the 2,500 former cadets and staff, with a service of thanksgiving and blessing of the Squadron Standard at St.Wulfrum’s Church the following day.   Flight Lieutenant Andrew Cutts RAFAC, a senior adult volunteer, said: “As the current Commanding Officer I am acutely aware of […]

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JANUARY 30TH 2019

Earning all the badges in the Air Cadets

Cadet Warrant Officer Rebekah Oldknow, aged 19, is part of 209 (West Bridgford) Squadron and has gained every badge in every area of the diverse Air Cadet syllabus. During her cadet career Rebekah has gained qualifications in subjects and activities including Music (playing in the Region’s Concert and Marching bands), parachuting, leadership, target shooting and […]

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JANUARY 16TH 2019

Nottinghamshire ACF’s Toy Appeal

The collection was organised by Regimental Sergeant Major Instructor Sean Holmes an adult volunteer at Nottinghamshire ACF, when asked why he wanted to help in this way, he said: “I think it’s just second nature, we all joined up to help young people, so there is already an element of wanting to give and help. […]

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Glossop Detachment reciving the cheque

JANUARY 14TH 2019

Glossop cadets given expedition funding

The funding comes from the Councillor’s community fund and will go towards new equipment to help the cadets complete the expedition element of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Taking part in adventurous expeditions is a key part of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Memebers of the Army Cadet Force are encouraged […]

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The Reserves who took part in the exercise

DECEMBER 18TH 2018

Year in Review: Warriors Craft

The exercise aimed to introduce the reservists to fighting with armoured vehicles.  They took part in vehicle maintenance, patrols and attacks. The exercise culminated in a final attack where the reservists undertook a light infantry role in order to support the armoured attack on an urban area. Lance Corporal James Noble, who is currently a […]

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Lance Corporal Sallyann Foster and Private Chantelle Bartlett

DECEMBER 18TH 2018

Year in Review: Field Hospital Annual Exercise

The hospital used casualty actors in order to simulate mass casualty situations, provide military specific training for the reserves before ending the task by packing the hospital away as they would at the end of an operation. Private Chantelle Bartlett who works as a Biomedical Scientist in her civilian career, explained: “The chance to do […]

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DECEMBER 18TH 2018

Year in Review: Saif Sareea III

For many of the reservists this was their first experience of taking part in an armoured exercise and for some it was their first international deployment. The exercise was split into two phases, the first let the reserves learn about the complexities involved in armoured and desert fighting, the second phase sought to test the […]

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