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.


Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association First World War Commemorative Publication

The Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association has produced a joint publication with all RFCA's collecting regional stories and information regarding the First World War. A copy can be downloaded here.


Event Notice - published 3rd October 2017:

Please note that the West Midland RFCA Winter Briefing scheduled for Thursday 23rd November 2017 has been postponed until the New Year. Further details will be announced at a later date.

View our Events

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

Latest News

Drayton Manor Park signs Armed Forces Covenant

One of Britain's major theme parks has pledged their support for the Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. Read more.

Defence Secretary and Prince Harry award Gold to supportive employers

HRH Prince Henry of Wales has presented thirty-three UK employers with an Armed Forces Covenant Gold Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award. Read more.

Stoke-on-Trent Sea Cadets celebrate WRNS 100

Stoke-on-Trent Sea Cadets welcomed members of the Women's Royal Naval Service Association (WRNS) onto their deck for a special commemoration event. Read more.


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