Month: November 2018

Transatlantic training for Parachute Regiment Reservists

Army Reservists from D Company 4th Battalion the Parachute Regiment in Rugby recently took part in a ten day Adventurous Training package in Alberta, Canada. Exercise Northern Black Maple was held out of Trails End Camp in the Canadian Rockies and was designed to test Reservists from across the Regiment with a variety of adventurous challenges.  Read more about their training in the…

Commemorating 100 years with Armed Forces Covenant pledges

The British Organisation for People of Asian Origin (BOPA), hosted a fabulous commemorative event at the National Memorial Arboretum on 16 October. The event celebrated the contribution made by Asian members of the Commonwealth to the British Armed Forces during the First World War, and conflicts since, commemorating the sacrifices that were made during those conflicts. An audience drawn from all walks of…

Employers put their shooting skills to the test

Employers from Shropshire spent the day with West Midland RFCA and members of 123 (Telford) Supply Squadron Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) on Thursday 15th November. Everyone spent the morning clay pigeon shooting at Parson’s Barracks in Telford, Shropshire. For some people it was a chance to hone their shooting skills on the expert clay range, for others it was a chance to try…

HMS FORWARD Reservists take part in the Festival of Remembrance

This weekend three Reservists from HMS FORWARD represented the Royal Naval Reserve at the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. SLt Charlotte Kertrestel, WO1 Steve Bland and LH Anton ‘Aggie’ Christie, were all selected to take part in the prestigious event, which involved parading amongst members of the regular services of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force, with…

Fourteen employers receive coveted Ministry of Defence awards

Fourteen employers from the West Midlands region received their Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Awards from West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (West Midland RFCA) at an awards ceremony on Friday 2nd November. The ERS was launched in 2014 by the Prime Minister to recognise employer support for the wider principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. The scheme encompasses…

Carwood races to the signing

Carwood Motor Units Ltd, who have been a supplier to the Armed Forces for many years, have strengthened their relationship by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. This formal signing took place at The Birkett Relay event at the famous Silverstone Circuit on 27th October. Carwood are proud sponsors of TeamBRIT, a veterans disabled racing team and charity, who were taking part in the…

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