Month: July 2018

Celebrating Reserves Day with Royal Yeomanry Reserves

During Reserves Day on 26th June, West Midland RFCA in conjunction with Black Country Chamber of Commerce held a Breakfast networking event at the Royal Yeomanry’s Army Reserve centre in Dudley. The event was well attended with many companies from the surrounding areas keen to hear more about the skills and attributes Reservists bring to civilian roles. The attendees heard from the RAF…

Employers receive recognition for the work they do

The Employer Engagement team had the honour of hosting key employers from the Region at two prestigious events in June 2018, to thank them for their continued support of Military personnel and the work they do within their organisations to Partner with Defence. The Queen’s Birthday Parade on 9th June, dawned with glorious sunshine as Colonel Richard Maybery and Debra Barton hosted 20…

Stoke-on-Trent Military Tattoo 2018

The annual Stoke-on-Trent Military Tattoo is held in support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, who are the British Army’s own National Charity. Established in 1944 and still providing support to soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need and also funding for other well known and respected specialised military charities. There are very few towns and cities in the UK to…

Local cadets perform live in London

Staffordshire and West Midlands Army Cadet Force Corps of Drums recently returned from a busy week in London where they took part in the prestigious Household Division Beating Retreat. The cadets and adults have been busy preparing for this prestigious event since September last year, focusing on the precision marches required for the show. Training weekly as well as performing at occasional weekend…

National ACF Athletics Championship

On Friday 8th June 2018 9 adults & 43 Army Cadet Force (ACF) cadets made their way across country for an overnight stay at Beckingham training camp in order to be refreshed for the National Athletics championships the following morning to be held in Grantham at the South Kesteven Sports Stadium. In true national event style adults were sat around plotting and re-plotting…

Reservist honoured for exemplary service

A Battery Sergeant Major (BSM) has been recognised by family, friends and colleagues for his above and beyond Service to the Army Reserve and Army Cadet Force. Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) Paul Cook of 210 (Staffordshire) Battery, 103 Regiment Royal Artillery, has been awarded the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate in recognition of his exemplary service in the Army Reserve and Army Cadet Force…

A picture paints a thousand words

They say a picture paints a thousand words and this is the moment when Cadet Sergeant Chloe Edwards found out that not only had she been appointed as the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for Shropshire, but she would be representing the Army Cadet Force (ACF) in the VIP enclosure at Windsor Castle on the day of the Royal Wedding.   A stunned Chloe was snapped…

TS Stirling cadets embark on USA expedition

Eleven cadets from TS Stirling in Birmingham embarked on a expedition to the United States to attend the Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC), with a weekend in Boston beforehand.  The challenge is run by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Army League (COMAL) for high school Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets from 19 schools across New England. Five of the cadets were from the Forward Division, based…

Be Inspired – Uniformed Services Awareness Day

The Association of Jamaican Nationals (AJN) held a Be Inspired – Uniformed Services Awareness Day on 7th July at the Aston Villa Football ground. The event was open to anyone aged 15-35 and looking for an exciting and rewarding career within the uniformed services. The day brought together members of the Armed Forces – Royal Navy, Army and RAF alongside local Emergency Services…

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