Month: December 2018

Members of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers unit celebrate St. Eligius weekend

On 30th November 2018, 101 Theatre Support Battalion REME congregated at South Cerney celebrating its first St Eligius weekend as a new battalion amalgamated under Army 2020 Reserve.  Formerly 105 Battalion REME and 101 Battalion REME, the new 101 Theatre Support Battalion REME has personnel located in Bovington, Bridgend, Cwmbran, Gloucester, Liverpool, Manchester, Plymouth, Swindon, Telford, Walsall, Yeovil, with Battalion HQ at Keynsham,…

A few words from our Chief Executive

As I write these notes we are fast approaching Christmas and I reflect that I have now been in post for exactly a year – and it seems to have flown past.  The West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association has been as busy as ever in 2018 in delivering support to the tri-service Reserves and cadets across the region, through maintaining and…

Army Cadets embark on Spanish adventure

Staffordshire and West Midlands (North Sector) Army Cadet Force deployed a 21 strong expedition to Altea in Spain to take part in mountain biking and rock-climbing activities. The daily diary below was written by the expedition leader, Major Lester.   Saturday Cadets arrived at MOD Stafford at a blurry eyed 01:30, after checking documentation, equipment and luggage weights we departed for Manchester airport….

Armed Forces championed at Phoenix Newspaper Awards

West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (WMRFCA) was pleased to be a sponsor of the recent Phoenix Newspaper 8th Anniversary Awards. The event showcased the contribution of local employers and organisations, as well as celebrating 70 years of Windrush, the Commonwealth and the connecting of communities. The awards ceremony was attended and supported by local dignitaries, key representatives from the Armed Forces,…

Army in West Midlands joins forces with Sikh community

The Commander of the Army in the West Midlands met with leaders of the Sikh community in Smethwick where they put pen to paper to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, formally recognising the strong ties between the Sikh community and the Armed Forces. Brigadier Richard Carter, Commander HQ 11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade, said: “A diverse military is a strong military which…

West Midlands Combined Authority sign up to support the region’s Armed Forces

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has become of the latest signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant. The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, co-signed the covenant alongside the Commander of 11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade, Brigadier Richard Carter. The signing was held at the West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (WMRFCA) Headquarters and was attended by representatives from the…

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