Month: January 2021

Staffordshire cadets benefit from gift of technology

Army Cadets in Staffordshire are benefitting from accessing training online, thanks to a kind gift from supporters. The Friends of Staffordshire Army Cadet Force Trust, a registered charity and long-term supporter of the cadets, have donated Sixty Toshiba Notebooks and cases to Staffordshire and West Midlands (North Sector) Army Cadet Force (ACF). The Friends charity raises funds to help the cadets to access…

Conquering the Abyss webinar

Over 35 young professionals joined a special webinar to learn more about skills to overcome challenges in their careers. West Midland RFCA ran the event in partnership with the Future Finest group at Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce. Guests were invited to listen to three military personnel who shared their experiences and insights into managing challenges and dealing with the unknown. Siamha Butt, Head…

RFCA supports Art4Charity

Key members of the Birmingham community have come together to support a unique arts initiative to raise funds for local charities. Art4Charity, a concept created by Professor Paul Cadman, Nathaniel Hanna, Nick Herd and Nik Kendall, uses the creative skills and talent of artists and creatives across Birmingham to raise funds for local causes. The ‘Forward in Unity’ mural is their latest project to…

Cadet hut receives makeover

Refurbishment works at an Army Cadet Force (ACF) building in Staffordshire will bring a fresh start for their cadets once they are able to return to face-to-face activities. The centre, which is based at Pinnox Street in Stoke-on-Trent, is home to the Tunstall ACF Detachment, part of the Staffordshire and West Midlands (North Sector) ACF. As a 1970s ‘Spooner’ type hut, the timber-clad…

Employer Recognition Scheme 2021 Expression of Interest window now open

The expression of interest window opened today for employers looking to receive Silver and Gold Award status in 2021 through the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). The Employer Recognition Scheme, now in its eighth year, recognises those companies that support the Armed Forces community by proactively demonstrating a forces-friendly approach as part of their recruitment process. Silver and Gold employers are…

Army Cadets enjoy festive virtual event

Despite Covid-19 restrictions and the continuing national tier structure, the Commandant of Hereford & Worcester Army Cadet Force (ACF), Colonel Hopkins, along with his Staff Officers, successfully planned and executed a virtual county-wide Christmas exercise in December. In previous years the cadets from across their county would usually come together for a festive weekend camp of activities to share the joy and happiness…

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