Month: June 2020

Worcestershire hospitals give thanks to the military by signing the Armed Forces Covenant

On Armed Forces Day 2020 Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust formally thanked the military for their support during Covid-19 and made a national pledge to veterans, serving personnel and their families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. In a ‘virtual’ ceremony, Trust Chief Executive Matthew Hopkins and Chairman Sir David Nicholson signed the declaration alongside Colonel Damian Griffin TD, Commanding Officer 202 Field…

Wales & West Midland Gold Alumni benefit from a mental health and well-being seminar

The Wales & West Midland Gold Alumni Association (WA & WM GAA) went online for their biennial get together, as Covid-19 forced a rethink. Our spring meeting was originally scheduled for early May, but was unable to go ahead, so we went online instead to run a mental health and well-being webinar, chaired by our regional Chairman, Mr Steve Lees, from Jaguar Land…

Herefordshire cadets appointed to prestigious roles

Earlier in the year prior to the suspension of face-to-face activities for our cadet forces and lockdown measures being imposed, one of this year’s planned Lord Lieutenants’ Awards ceremonies took place in Herefordshire. Each year the Lord Lieutenant for each county appoints several cadets to become the Lord Lieutenants’ Cadets for that particular year.  These are drawn from the Sea Cadet Corps, Royal…

Meet Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth Sea Cadets

The Sea Cadet Corps is a youth organisation that gives young people the opportunity to have nautical themed adventures, learn an array of skills and take part in a vast range of activities. These activities can include sailing, canoeing, rowing, windsurfing, rock climbing, engineering, music and cookery.  The Sea Cadets aims to encourage good citizenship, provide worthwhile qualifications (including the Duke of Edinburgh…

Meet AJ Case Management’s former Armed Forces employees

AJ Case Management provide services to clients and their families who have suffered life changing accidents, which have left them with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes. The organisation recognises and values the skills that veterans and Reservists can bring to the workforce, and in their growing team they have employed several staff members who are former service personnel.  Two of their employees,…

Eclipse Strategic Security Ltd – a veteran owned business

Formed in 2014, Eclipse Strategic Security is a largely Military Veteran owned and managed Security Consultancy, delivering a broad range of training and security services to industry, corporate organisations and individual clients, across the UK.  Based in Herefordshire, Eclipse focusses on enhancing organisational resilience and provides consultancy services to enable organisations to protect their assets, people, information and reputation. Our strong organisational ethos…

Royal Naval Reservist encourages others to follow in his footsteps

A Royal Naval Reservist is encouraging other service leavers to consider a career with the Reserve Forces. Simon Richards works for Atheniem, an independent Tactical Data Link and C4I consultancy and training organisation who specialise in providing operational and technical support.  After leaving the Royal Navy and starting his new civilian career with Atheniem, he took the plunge and applied to join the…

Halfords Reservist celebrates Reserves Day from the Gulf

A Halfords employee and military Reservist is celebrating this year’s Reserves Day from the Gulf. Charlotte Kertrestel (29) is a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and will be spending Reserves Day deployed with the UK Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) headquarters in Bahrain as part of a six month mobilisation. Charlotte, who joined Halfords as a Digital Product Owner in 2018, said: “I…

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