Month: March 2021

Volunteers from RAF Air Cadets rise to the virtual challenge

Uniformed staff and civilian instructors at Warwickshire and Birmingham Wing Air Training Corps have demonstrated their resilience and creativity over the past year by successfully converting their activities to the virtual world during the pandemic. Whilst many youth organisations ceased their activities during lockdown, the Cadet Forces’ have ensured that their young people have not missed out on vital social opportunities, training and…

Herefordshire welcomes new Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets

During the first week of March, three cadets were formally appointed as the new Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets for the Herefordshire region at a virtual ceremony. Each year Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants for the counties in our region of, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire, appoint young people to serve as the Lord Lieutenants Cadets for their respective regions. It is a…

Cadets return to training roadmap

The National Youth Agency have set out a roadmap for cadets to start their return to face-to-face training. The dates detailed below are the dates from which the activities can commence and so dates may vary from unit to unit. 8 March 2021 Combined Cadet Force (CCF) units can start face-to-face training on school premises only under school direction.  29 March 2021 Cadet…

Mercian Regiment Reservists test their marksmanship in Northumberland

Reservists from 4 Battalion The Mercian Regiment have been on Exercise Saxon Shield to maintain their soldiering skills and test their marksmanship. The ten-day exercise at the Otterburn training area in Northumberland, is designed to make sure the reservists maintain a high standard of skill and readiness to deploy with regular units. It saw the soldiers complete their Military Annual Training Tests.  The…

West Midland RFCA sponsor 21in21: supporting female leadership

We are proud to be sponsoring Coventry and Warwickshire Chambers 21in21 Women in Business Mentoring Programme, which was officially launched, over Zoom, on 8th March 2021. Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, the president of the British Chambers of Commerce, was the guest of honour at the launch. The new scheme has matched 21 mentors with 21 mentees across the region to offer one-to-one support including…

Cadet Force support fight against Covid-19

St John’s Ambulance have been working hard nationally throughout the pandemic and are now training over 30,000 volunteers to help deliver the national vaccination programme. As part of the training provided, St John’s Ambulance require the use of Resusci Anne training aids. At the end of January 2021 the West Midlands branch put a plea out to borrow more of these trainings aids…

Empowering Our Youth

Over 50 guests joined our Engagement Team for a webinar focused on exploring how the Armed Forces support youth and community groups in our region. Representatives from the Armed Forces often visit schools and colleges to deliver careers talks and showcase the roles on offer in the Military, but their work with youth within the community can often go unseen. Hosted in partnership…

ACF Instructor keeps cadets moving during lockdown

An Army Cadet Force (ACF) instructor from Shropshire has risen to the challenge of inspiring their cadets to remain active, healthy and upbeat during the national lockdowns. Staff Instructor Dillon James served in the Army for a number of years as an infantry soldier before working for the local council, and more recently, to their benefit, joining Shropshire Army Cadet Force as an…

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