J Taylor

Midlands Army Athletics Championships

Army athletics teams from across the Midlands and Wales were the first to compete at the brand new Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Located in Perry Barr, the stadium will play a key part in the upcoming Birmingham Commonwealth Games in July.  Working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, the Army from Headquarters West Midlands hosted the Midlands Army Athletics Championships as a showcase…

RAF Reserves showcase successful year to date

Across our region the Reserve Forces are busy completing training, exercises and activities at their units.  Reservists from our only West Midlands based Royal Auxiliary Air Force Reserves at No. 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron have been no different. The squadron shared a round-up of their activities with us – read all about why 2022 has been a productive year for their Reservists…

Jubilee cycling challenge for Stourbridge Air Cadet

A determined cadet from 451 (Stourbridge) Squadron Air Training Corps is getting ready to take on an epic 600-mile cycling challenge.  Cadet Sergeant Alex Brown will be joined by his father, Ash Brown, who is also the Chairman of their civilian committee, as they start the route on the 27th May which will take them around the perimeter of the Wales & West…

Employers take on Army Reserve challenge

Over 20 employees from forces-friendly organisations in our region tested their leadership skills at a unique challenge day run by 37th Signal Regiment and 159 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps. Three teams of staff from Auctus Management Group Ltd, High Speed Two Limited, RSS Infrastructure Ltd, Pertemps Group, Trident Group, IPU Group and West Midlands Ambulance Service completed a variety of practical and theoretical…

Breaking the bias for International Women’s Day

Members of the Birmingham and wider Midlands community came together to celebrate West Midlands Women’s Voice’s first International Women’s Day event in over two years. Held at Millennium Point in Birmingham, the event was run in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority, with support from our Association and Millennium Point. With a focus on breaking the bias within sports, arts and culture,…

Colour Sergeant Watchman V laid to rest

Born on the 8th March 2009 in Cannock, Watchman V, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier mascot of the Staffordshire Regimental Association, lived with his owners and handler, Mandy and Greg Hedges, in Staffordshire.  During his life Watchman took part in over 900 events including parades, national events, Remembrance services, charity events, school visits, funerals and weddings; and was well loved by his community and…

Cadet to skydive for charity

An Air Cadet from 2028 (Southam) Squadron Air Training Corps is raising funds for a close personal cause.  Cadet Flight Sergeant Will Scott will take part in a charity skydive to raise vital funds for Dementia UK, after his step-dad was diagnosed with Dementia. Talking about the challenge on his Just Giving page, Will wrote that he has “always believed in setting goals…

Cadets fly high in engineering competition

RAF Air Cadets from 29F (Rugby) Squadron reached the finals of the national RAF Engineering Competition.  The competition, which started in 2019 and was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, had over 25 youth entries. The team’s creative design – Project Falcon – is an automated Bird Strike Prevention System designed to be used on airfields to improve safety and avoid birds colliding…