Month: December 2020

Warwickshire cadets appointed to prestigious roles

Five young people from Warwickshire were honoured by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Timothy Cox CStJ, for their outstanding service in the cadet forces and youth organisations. With the suspension of face-to-face activities for our cadet forces and lockdown measures over this year, Warwickshire and West Midlands (South Sector) Army Cadet Force took the opportunity to move their usual Warwickshire Lord-Lieutenants’ Cadets investiture ceremony…

West Midlands Employers celebrated with virtual event for support to Armed Forces

Twenty-two organisations from across the West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (RFCA) region have been celebrated for achieving their Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Awards in a special virtual event. A further three organisations were also celebrated for having their Silver Awards from 2015 re-validated. West Midland RFCA would like to congratulate all of their region’s winners for achieving their Silver Awards as…

West Midland RFCA celebrates Black History Month with webinar

On 14th October West Midland RFCA hosted a webinar to celebrate Black History Month.  The keynote speaker at the event was Horace Barnes, Chairperson at Why Are West Indian (WAWI) project.  The WAWI Project is a voluntary organisation set up in 2009 to offer workshops to schools and to bring communities together. The presentation by Horace Barnes covered some of the history of…

The Armed Forces Covenant: Employer Benefits by Harrison Clark Rickerbys

One of our supportive employers and Gold Award holder on the Employer Recognition Scheme have put together the article below to highlight the benefits of the Armed Forces Covenant to other organisations. The Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to those who protect us. It is a pledge that your organisation understands that those who serve or have served deserve to be…

South Staffordshire College signs Armed Forces covenant

South Staffordshire College recognises the value serving military personnel, Reservists, veterans and their families bring not just to our society, but also to our college. It is therefore with great pleasure; South Staffordshire College announces it has signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant represents a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve, or have served, and their families,…

Birmingham UOTC Leadership Address General (Retd) David Petraeus

On Wednesday 28th October, retired U.S. 4* General, and honorary Professor of the University of Birmingham, General David Petraeus spoke to a large group of Officer Cadets on the topic of strategic leadership. The event was chaired by Professor David Dunn of the University of Birmingham and organised by Birmingham University Officer Training Corps. General Petraeus served for over 37 years in the…

Move over Master Chef!

Leading Aircraftman Keith Herman from No. 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron RAF Reserves recently completed the Deployed Skills Course element of his chef training.  Run by 504 Squadron at RAF Wittering, the course is designed to prepare personnel, Regular and Reserve alike, to deploy into any environment and establish a functioning field kitchen within two hours. One of the challenges of the course…

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