Month: May 2021

Independent report celebrates positive impact of Cadet Forces

Exciting new research into the UK Cadet Forces highlights the positive impacts on young peoples’ development, adult volunteers and wider society. The UK currently has 130,000 cadets and almost 30,000 adult volunteers supporting them. This follows the Cadet Expansion Programme launched by the UK Government in 2012 which saw the number of school cadet units double to over 500 by last year. During…

IT and cyber security business signs Armed Forces Covenant

Superfast IT has become one of the latest organisations in the West Midlands to show their support for our military community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.  Hosted as a virtual event, the signing was attended by Wing Commander Simon Briggs of the Royal Air Force. The organisation has pledged its support to the Armed Forces Covenant; a promise that those who serve…

West Midlands welcomes new Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets

Eight exceptional cadets have been appointed to the role of Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet for the West Midlands region at a special virtual ceremony. Each year Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for each county appoints selected cadets to become the Lord- Lieutenants’ Cadets for the forthcoming year.  The cadets come from the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), Royal Marine Cadets, Army Cadet Force (ACF), RAF Air Cadets and…

West Midland RFCA welcomes 700th Armed Forces Covenant signee

Valiant Integrated Services Ltd as the 700th company, within the West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (RFCA) region, to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and pledge their support to the Armed Forces community. The Armed Forces Covenant was introduced by the Ministry of Defence in 2014 and is used across the country for businesses to pledge their support to the Armed Forces…

Adult Instructor walks 500 miles and the county walks 500 more

A Company Commander with the Army Cadet Force in Birmingham has walked 500 miles with the aim to raise over £1,000 for two worthy causes. Major Paul Curran, Officer Commanding of Z Minden Company at Warwickshire & West Midlands (South Sector) Army Cadet Force (ACF) created the challenge as a way of keeping active during the latest lockdown.  Taking inspiration from The Proclaimers…

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