Month: September 2022

Midlands employers receive coveted Ministry of Defence Award

Twenty three employers from the West Midlands region received their Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Awards alongside eight organisations who had theirs revalidated from 2017. The West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (West Midland RFCA) awards took place on Wednesday 21st September at the National Memorial Arboretum. The ERS awards were launched in 2014 to recognise employer support for…

Worcester soldiers fire King’s Gun Salute in Cardiff

Seven soldiers from a Worcester-based Army Reserve unit fired a Gun Salute to welcome King Charles III to Cardiff on Friday (16 September). The Reservists from 214 (Worcestershire) Battery fired a Royal Gun Salute of 21 rounds from Cardiff Castle to mark King Charles III’s arrival at Llandaff Cathedral. King Charles III visited Wales for the first time as the new reigning monarch….

Shropshire ACF set sights on Cyprus adventures

Cadets and staff from Shropshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) are busy fundraising for an action-packed trip to Cyprus for a week of adventure training. 24 cadets are hoping to experience the once in a lifetime opportunity during the October half-term – which will involve mountain biking on Troodos Mountain, scuba diving, paddle boarding and kayaking in the Mediterranean Sea. As well as taking…