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National ACF Athletics Championship

On Friday 8th June 2018 9 adults & 43 Army Cadet Force (ACF) cadets made their way across country for an overnight stay at Beckingham training camp in order to be refreshed for the National Athletics championships the following morning to be held in Grantham at the South Kesteven Sports Stadium. In true national event style adults were sat around plotting and re-plotting…

Reservist honoured for exemplary service

A Battery Sergeant Major (BSM) has been recognised by family, friends and colleagues for his above and beyond Service to the Army Reserve and Army Cadet Force. Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) Paul Cook of 210 (Staffordshire) Battery, 103 Regiment Royal Artillery, has been awarded the Lord Lieutenant’s Certificate in recognition of his exemplary service in the Army Reserve and Army Cadet Force…

A picture paints a thousand words

They say a picture paints a thousand words and this is the moment when Cadet Sergeant Chloe Edwards found out that not only had she been appointed as the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for Shropshire, but she would be representing the Army Cadet Force (ACF) in the VIP enclosure at Windsor Castle on the day of the Royal Wedding.   A stunned Chloe was snapped…

TS Stirling cadets embark on USA expedition

Eleven cadets from TS Stirling in Birmingham embarked on a expedition to the United States to attend the Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC), with a weekend in Boston beforehand.  The challenge is run by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Army League (COMAL) for high school Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets from 19 schools across New England. Five of the cadets were from the Forward Division, based…

Leominster Town Council shows support for Armed Forces

Leominster Town Council used the Herefordshire Armed Forces Week 2018 Flag Raising Event on 25th June 2018 as an opportunity to sign the Armed Forces Covenant on behalf of the town of Leominster, and in their own right as an employer, who can count a Cadet Force Adult Volunteer amongst their staff. The covenant was signed at a special ceremony  which was attended…

Army open evening in Telford

The Royal Yeomanry’s Telford-based Reservist unit, D Squadron, will hold an open evening on 27th June. Serving soldiers will talk about the benefits, including financial, of being a Reservist and will explain what it takes to become part of Shropshire’s prestigious Yeomanry.  The unit’s kit, equipment and vehicles will be on display which visitors can try out. The event will run from 5:30pm…

Birmingham Dunkirk Veterans Association pilgrimage

On Friday the 25th May 2018 a contingent of 33 people from the Oldbury Royal British Legion (RBL), Birmingham Dunkirk Veterans and Fellowship Association and the West Midlands area comprising of veterans, civilians and relatives of fallen service men travelled to Belgium. The aim of the visit was to pay tribute and respects to fallen comrades, particularly those who had served in local…

PLANit Global gets the job done by supporting the Armed Forces

On Thursday 31 May 2018, PLANit Global signed the Armed Forces Covenant at their office within the Wolverhampton Science Park. Lieutenant Colonel Fraser Cuttle, Commanding Officer of 4 MERCIAN, co-signed the certificate with PLANit Global’s CEO David Darlaston. Lt Colonel Fraser Cuttle commented “I am very glad to be signing the Armed Forces Covenant with PLANit Global. “By signing the Covenant, it strengthens…

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