Month: February 2022

City council reaffirms commitment to Covenant

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has reaffirmed its commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant and is encouraging local organisations to also pledge their support. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to those who serve, or who have served, in the Armed Forces and their families that they should be treated with fairness and respect. The city council has a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS)…

Worcestershire Freemasons sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Worcestershire Freemasons have made a formal pledge to support former and current military personnel and their families. The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to those who serve, or who have served, in the armed forces and their families that they should be treated with fairness and respect. The Head of Freemasonry in Worcestershire, Robert Vaughan, in company with the Deputy Lieutenant of…

The Streetly Academy launches second Cadet Force section

A Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in the West Midlands has expanded on their success by opening a second section for their students. The Streetly Academy, located in Sutton Coldfield, launched its existing Royal Navy section in 2017/2018 with just 25 cadets and two Cadet Force Adult Volunteers. Since its inception from the Cadet Expansion Programme, a new cohort of students from Year 8…

Building blocks of resilience, adaptability and leadership

Exploring and improving your leadership style, building resilience and adaptability were the key themes of Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce’s recent 21 in 21 webinar. Launched in March 2021, the 21 in 21 scheme is providing mentoring to 21 aspiring women in different business sectors and career stages, across the Coventry and Warwickshire region. With the support of individual mentors who have…

159 Regiment RLC on Op TOSCA deployment

In 2021 159 Regiment Royal Logistics Corps (RLC), a West Midlands based Army Reserve unit, deployed members of the regiment to Cyprus on Operation TOSCA. The Operation is the UK’s contribution to the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) ensuring peace and stability whilst the political peace process continues. During Winter 20/21, 32 members of the Regiment and five members of 158…

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