Month: October 2018

University Centre Shrewsbury celebrates special milestone graduation ceremony

University Centre Shrewsbury celebrated a historic day as it saw its first cohort of undergraduates gain their degrees at the university’s first graduation day. More than 50 students attended the ceremony, along with three honorary graduates who were recognised for excellence in their respective fields. University Centre Shrewsbury was established in 2014 by the University of Chester and Shropshire Council, with a vision…

Oswestry School expand their commitment to the Forces

Oswestry School became one of the latest organisations in September to enhance their support to the Armed Forces community by re-signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The Headmaster of the school, Mr Julian Nodd, signed the covenant alongside Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Hitchman from 11th Signal & West Midlands Brigade Army West Midlands. During the event the Oswestry School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) contingent paraded…

Shropshire Army photographer wins prestigious competition

An Army photographer from Shropshire has scooped a top prize in an annual Army photography competition. Sergeant Deklan (‘Dek’)  Traylor, 28, who was born in Llandrindod Wells and went to Church Stretton Secondary School and Ludlow College, was awarded first place in the ‘Professional Soldiering’ category of this year’s Army Photographic Competition for a photo he took of an Army exercise in Kenya….

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 2018

The Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce Business Expo 2018 opened up its doors at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern to over 100 exhibitors from a variety of business sectors. Our Association was pleased to be a sponsor for the event as we continue to forge and develop our relations with employers and businesses based in both the Worcestershire and Herefordshire counties….

HMS Forward’s ‘Bring your boss to work’

HMS Forward, Birmingham’s Royal Naval Reserve Unit, held a ‘Bring your Boss to work’ event on 9th October. They held the event at their training centre in Birmingham. The event was well attended by Reservists and their Managers and colleagues who joined them to learn more about the Reservists roles outside of their day jobs and increase the Managers understanding of the benefits Reservists…

New face for Association’s Board

West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (WM RFCA) welcomed a new Board member at September’s quarterly Board Meeting. Saqib Bhatti has joined the Associations’ other volunteer Board members, in their role of shaping and directing the work of the Association in supporting and promoting the regional tri-service Reserves and Cadets. After completing four years as President for the Asian Business Chamber of…

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