Month: July 2021

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

After what has been a challenging 18 months for all businesses, West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (RFCA) are very pleased to announce that 41 organisations in their region are confirmed as Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award winners for 2021. In addition a further nine employers have had their ERS Silver Awards from 2016 revalidated for their continued commitment. This Ministry…

140 companies honoured for outstanding support towards the Armed Forces

140 organisations have received the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for their outstanding support towards the Armed Forces community, Defence Minister Leo Docherty announced today. Representing the highest badge of honour, Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards are awarded to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans and their families. This year’s awardees brings the total number of Gold holders to 493….

Warwickshire appoints new Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets

Three cadets from Warwickshire have been appointed as the county’s new Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets.  Drawn from across the uniformed Cadet Forces, they are selected for their individual merits and commitment to their respective units and local community. The appointment is often the highlight of the cadet’s career and the role involves accompanying the Lord-Lieutenant at Royal visits, high-profile civic and military occasions, and acting…

Student flying high as Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet

A student from King Edward’s School, Birmingham is proud to be one of the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets for the West Midlands region this year.  One of the highest honours a cadet can achieve, Year 12 student Cadet Sergeant Zain Aslam was appointed to the role at a virtual investiture ceremony held in April. Zain is one of eight cadets, drawn from across the military…

Old Hill Detachment ACF receive laptops to boost online learning

Army Cadets at the Old Hill Detachment in Sandwell were overjoyed to receive two Toshiba Notebooks which will help the cadets to access their online studies and maintain social contact. The Notebooks are part of a generous donation of IT equipment gifted to Staffordshire and West Midlands (North Sector) Army Cadet Force, following fundraising by The Friends of Staffordshire Army Cadet Force Trust;…

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