Month: July 2019

Local employers show support at afternoon tea

KMF Group and Sparta Global are the latest firms to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant and did so at an Employer Engagement afternoon tea event hosted by our Association. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to ensure that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. The event was held at…

West Midlands’ only Royal Naval Reserve unit hosts parade

On Saturday 13th July, Reservists, Regulars and Sea Cadets gathered at HMS FORWARD to parade in front of the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands, Colonel (Rtd) George Marsh TD. The event, which was organised by members of HMS FORWARD, the Reserve Unit in central Birmingham, was aimed at promoting the Royal Navy’s presence in the land-locked region. The infamous Royal Marine…

Transatlantic adventure for TS Stirling Sea Cadets

Seventeen cadets from the Birmingham region took part in a multi-unit expedition to the United States for the Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC). The JCLC is run by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Army League (COMAL) for high school Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets from nineteen schools across New England. Twelve of the cadets hailed from TS Stirling Sea Cadets, of which six…

Academies break record for support of Armed Forces

On Tuesday 2nd July the Academy Transformation Trust (ATT) hosted the largest Armed Forces Covenant signing in the West Midlands. A total of 23 Armed Forces Covenants were signed at the event held at The Queen Elizabeth Academy in Warwickshire. The signatories were the ATT and all 22 of their member Academies. Having this number of signatories at one event is previously unheard…

Army Reservists explore history in Jersey and Normandy

Reservists from 37 Signal Regiment took part in a Battlefield Study as part of Exercise Global Concept. Made up of two phases, phase one took place on the island of Jersey to learn about the ancient military history of the island and the German occupation during WW2.  Phase two involved travelling over to Normandy, France, to take part in the 75th Anniversary of…

Q3 Academy flies high with cadet force achievements

Cadets from three local academies marked a milestone moment as they successfully completed their first Biennial Review. Q3 Academy has Cadet Force contingents in all three of its academies in Great Barr, Langley and Tipton.  Formed in 2016, the popularity of their Combined Cadet Force has seen their numbers increase from 30 to 85 cadets, reflecting the enthusiasm of pupils wanting to join….

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