October 16th 2017

Weekend round-up – 16 October 2017

Reservists from 162 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps were on hand to pass on their knowledge

Reserve Forces and cadets came together this weekend for Operation Steelback.

The event, organised by reservists from 3 Royal Anglian, saw the cadets from around the east of the country take part in a number of activities and challenges as they showcased their skillsets to each other at the Stanford Training Area in Norfolk.

Several East Midlands based reservists were on hand to help the cadets which included a number from Lincolnshire Army Cadet Force (ACF).

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Derbyshire ACF cadets at Chetwynd Barracks

A group of cadets from Derbyshire ACF were at Chetwynd Barracks in Nottingham helping showcase what they do to a group of employers.

Members of A Company were on hand to demonstrate the field craft techniques they have learned and speak about their experiences of being a cadet.

It was part of  the Force’s training weekend held at the training centre they share with Nottinghamshire ACF which sits next door to the Barracks.

Also at Chetwynd Barracks, 162 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) held their annual Exercise Future Leader on Saturday as employees from across the East Midlands discussed and learned about leadership skills, as well as put them into practice in command tasks.

A full gallery of pictures is available here.

It was a busy weekend at the Barracks as 158 RLC were also there on Saturday holding their Desert Rat Challenge. A number of youngsters were given a look behind the scenes of 7 Brigade with the help of the Regiment.

Further afield, 1265 (Horncastle) Squadron RAF Air Cadets enjoyed a weekend in County Durham where they visited the Beamish Working Museum and visited Seaham on the coast.

209 (West Bridgford) Squadron meanwhile was packed out on Saturday night as they hosted a fund-raising Quiz Night that was excellently supported by cadets, parents and the local community.

It was a sporting weekend for the members of the RAF Air Cadets’ Central and Eastern Region with Trent Wing’s football team among the winners of their annual inter-wing competition on the day while their hockey team finished a close second, losing the final on penalty corners.

There was also a football competition for Sea Cadets at Market Harborough with Wellingborough Cadets among those in attendance.

Heading even further afield, it was a poignant weekend for a group of solider from 2 Medical Squadron as they took part in a battlefield study in Italy.

Reservists based in Leicester followed in the footsteps of the 36 Texan Division that travelled from Salerno across the German defensive line during World War Two.

A look at what our units have been up to over the weekend.