Month: January 2019

CVQO Westminster Award 2019

The CVQO Westminster Award is an annual competition which is designed to recognise and reward the most deserving CVQO learners in the UK. Each year CVQO invites cadet and youth group leaders to come forward and nominate a brilliant young person for something they’ve achieved. The criteria for the nomination is open.  For example it could be that they’ve overcome a personal challenge,…

Journey from Home

Baljodh Singh, a cadet from Holly Lodge Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in Smethwick, was chosen to take part in a project called Journey from Home; a project focusing on the lives and the struggles of Indian Soldiers who came to England during the First World War. Read more about Baljodh’s experiences in his fantastic account below: —————– “My name is Baljodh Singh, year 13…

Holly Lodge CCF celebrate year of achievements

On Tuesday 18th December Holly Lodge Combined Cadet Force (CCF) held their 3rd Annual Presentation Evening to celebrate the hard work of their cadets over the previous 12 months. The Presentation Evening was attended by a number of guests including Simon Cuthbert, Schools Cadet Expansion Officer at West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association; Paul Shone, Headteacher of Holly Lodge High School; Manjit…

New Year, New You!

It’s the start of a new year which is an ideal time to start a new challenge and push yourself to achieve goals you’ve never even thought of.  Did you know that the Reserve and Cadet Forces could offer these opportunities? Join the Reserve Forces Are you aged 16 to 55? Have you ever thought about joining the military in the Reserve Forces?…

Money raised for Gurkha Welfare Trust

WO1 (SVWO) Gurung from 48 Signal Squadron in Birmingham organised a variety of events throughout 2018 to raise funds for the Gurkha Welfare Trust. Events have included Gurkha curry nights, Gurkha games nights and raffles. The final total raised from these events was £730 which will make a difference to Gurkha veterans, their families and communities. WO1 (SVWO) Gurung commented: “I believe they…

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