Welcome to the West Midland Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association

Our role is to support the Reserve Forces of the Army (Army Reserve), Navy (Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Marines Reserve), Air Force (RAF Reserves) and the Cadets within the West Midlands Region, encompassing the counties of Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire and the Metropolitan Boroughs of Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Sandwell, Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry.

This support is provided from our headquarters staff in Birmingham and from our volunteers spread throughout the region. We provide an essential representative link between the military forces and the local community, raising awareness of the benefits and skills gained through part-time military service, and assisting with recruiting. We also maintain the Reserve Forces and Cadets estate.

This site is not just about West Midland Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association; it’s about what it takes to be a volunteer in the Reserve Forces; the excitement to be had from joining one of the Cadet Forces or the satisfaction gained as an Adult Volunteer helping youngsters on the road to developing into well-rounded and responsible citizens. Here you will find links to the various Reserve Forces and Cadet organisations based in your communities, how you could become a volunteer, and where to find more information.

View our Events

Click here to view Reserve, Cadet and Veteran events throughout our area.

Latest News

Jewel in the crown of Black Country Cavalry unveiled

A rare and precious jewel given to a West Midlands Army regiment over a century ago has been unveiled today in the Black Country. Read more.

Soldier and dog’s charity run after wife’s cancer battle

A soldier from Rugeley, along with his dog, will be taking part in the Cathedral to Castle run after his wife was diagnosed with cancer. Read more.

HMS Forward gives Sea Cadets a taste of the Royal Naval Reserve

The Ship’s Company of HMS FORWARD opened its doors to welcome 100 Sea Cadets from across the West Midlands. Read more.


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