Month: August 2020

Employer Recognition Scheme revalidation awards announced

Five supportive employers across the West Midlands region have been re-awarded their Gold and Silver Awards as part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. The Employer Recognition Scheme acknowledges employers who have provided exceptional support to the Armed Forces community. The Gold and Silver Awards are reviewed every five years, and requires each organisation to resubmit an application to be considered by a…

Welcoming companies to the Armed Forces Covenant family

Since the 1st of July we are delighted to announce that the following organisations have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and are embracing a host of forces-friendly initiatives. We are so proud of the support businesses have been able to show during this particularly difficult time and thank each and every one of our Armed Forces Covenant signatories. Our ten new signees are:…

Army Cadets on fundraising Waddle

At Rugby Troop Army Cadet Force (ACF) fundraising is something they are passionate about and have already embarked on their next fundraising mission. The Rugby Troop Waddle is raising funds for the Royal Corps of Signals charity and will see the Troop run, cycle and/or jog 460 km, which is the distance from their unit in Rugby to the HQ of the Royal…

30 years of service to the ACF (and still going!)

Warwickshire & West Midlands (South Sector) Army Cadet Force’s (ACF) Deputy Commandant, Lieutenant Colonel Delroy Tucker, has marked 30 years of service with the Army Cadets.  In that time he has held a plethora of roles and appointments that have seen him influence the lives of thousands of young people and hundreds of Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAVs). His ACF career began with…

West Midlands Soldiers prepare to deploy to Poland

Army Reservists from the Royal Yeomanry in Dudley and Telford have completed two weeks’ training which will help prepare them for a six-month NATO mission to Eastern Europe in the autumn. The Royal Yeomanry soldiers will form part of the UK’s commitment to NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in Eastern Europe. The deployment, known as Operation Cabrit, will reinforce NATO’s deterrence posture by demonstrating…

West Midlands employers recognised by Ministry of Defence Awards for support to Armed Forces

Twenty-two organisations from across the West Midland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association’s (West Midland RFCA) region have been recognised by the Ministry of Defence for their support to the Armed Forces. West Midland RFCA would like to congratulate all of their region’s winners for achieving their Silver Awards as part of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). The organisations are spread across all…

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