Armed Forces Covenant

RJAH Friends sign Covenant to support Armed Forces

The League of Friends to The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) have pledged their support for staff and volunteers who serve in military roles by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant. The Covenant, which has also been signed by the Oswestry based hospital’s Senior Leadership Team, represents a pledge of support by the Friends charity to people who are…

Veterans race for the championship

Veterans from across the country battled to be crowned the winner of the first veterans karting championship held in October 2022. Run by Mission Motorsport in partnership with TeamSport, their 2022 karting programme invited veterans to attend a number of free karting sessions at TeamSport venues. Veterans who finished in the top three podium positions at each location were then invited to take…

Armed Forces friendly employers win Gold

Five businesses from the West Midlands RFCA region have been presented with the prestigious Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award at a special ceremony in Staffordshire. The joint regional event held on 2nd November at The National Memorial Arboretum saw twenty-three employers from East and West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Associations’ regions recognised for the outstanding support they give to the…

Head of RAF supports Jon Egging Trust in signing of Armed Forces Covenant

Head of the RAF, Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Sir Mike Wigston, supported youth charity the Jon Egging Trust (JET) in its signing of the Armed Forces Covenant at a ceremony at RAF College Cranwell in Lincolnshire. ACM Wigston was hosted during the visit by JET CEO, Dr Emma Egging, who said that the occasion was of huge significance to the charity, who delivered…

BMRC Military match day is demonstration of support

The match day ball made a spectacular entrance from the skies at Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club’s (BMRC) first match of the season against Sale FC Rugby Club, parachuting into the stadium with the Red Devils Parachute Display Team. The display formed part of the club’s military match day event, which also included a ‘Military Village’ in their grounds and free entry to the…

NMITE showcases opportunities for military community

The third annual NMITE Military to Business Showcase opened its doors at a brand new venue on Reserves Day in June, welcoming guests and exhibitors to the Shell Store in Hereford. Hosting the event in collaboration with Landau Limited – and with support from our Association and sponsors the Shell Store, Coffee Cart, the Chambers of Commerce and Shaun Leavy – organisations from…

West Midlands Gold employers announced

West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (WM RFCA) are very pleased to announce that 5 organisations in their region are confirmed as Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award winners for 2022. In addition one further employer has had their ERS Gold Award from 2017 revalidated for their continued commitment.  Our regional winners join this year’s total of 156 Gold award winners and…

Morgan Motor Company formalises its commitment to the Armed Forces community

The Morgan Motor Company has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, pledging its support to those who serve and have served the nation and their families. The signing of the Covenant furthers the work the company is already engaged in with service charity, Mission Motorsport, The Force’s Motorsport Charity. The signing took place on Saturday 11 June at the Morgan Experience Centre during the…

West Midlands employers recognised by Ministry of Defence Awards

West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (RFCA) are very pleased to announce that 23 organisations in their region are confirmed as Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award winners for 2022. In addition a further eight employers have had their ERS Silver Awards from 2017 revalidated for their continued commitment. A dedicated awards ceremony will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum in…

Chamber Military Network launches Virtual Career Expo

As UK employers grapple with a shrinking talent pool, post Brexit and a global pandemic which has accelerated the talent crunch by a significant degree, business leaders across the country continue to talk of a skills shortage across most, if not all business sectors, including many trades such as manufacturing, engineering, IT, innovation, servicing, building & construction industries; the list is endless. A…