Month: June 2018

West Midland RFCA Hold Successful AGM

West Midland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association’s (RFCA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) was once again a success, with over 120 guests attending the event held at The Staffordshire County Showground. The guests enjoyed a presentation from the Royal Air Force, in this special celebration year of RAF 100 along with an update on the latest Cadets and Reserves developments from across the region….

Army open evening in Telford

The Royal Yeomanry’s Telford-based Reservist unit, D Squadron, will hold an open evening on 27th June. Serving soldiers will talk about the benefits, including financial, of being a Reservist and will explain what it takes to become part of Shropshire’s prestigious Yeomanry.  The unit’s kit, equipment and vehicles will be on display which visitors can try out. The event will run from 5:30pm…

Birmingham Dunkirk Veterans Association pilgrimage

On Friday the 25th May 2018 a contingent of 33 people from the Oldbury Royal British Legion (RBL), Birmingham Dunkirk Veterans and Fellowship Association and the West Midlands area comprising of veterans, civilians and relatives of fallen service men travelled to Belgium. The aim of the visit was to pay tribute and respects to fallen comrades, particularly those who had served in local…

PLANit Global gets the job done by supporting the Armed Forces

On Thursday 31 May 2018, PLANit Global signed the Armed Forces Covenant at their office within the Wolverhampton Science Park. Lieutenant Colonel Fraser Cuttle, Commanding Officer of 4 MERCIAN, co-signed the certificate with PLANit Global’s CEO David Darlaston. Lt Colonel Fraser Cuttle commented “I am very glad to be signing the Armed Forces Covenant with PLANit Global. “By signing the Covenant, it strengthens…

Staffordshire pupils get hands-on experience of Army engineering

Eighty-five children, aged 13 to 15, from seven schools in Staffordshire have taken on electrical and mechanical engineering tasks alongside soldiers. The event, known as Exercise Griffin Spanner, was held at the Army’s Swynnerton training camp at Cold Meece near Stone. It was hosted by The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) and is one of the main events the Army is running…

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