Armed Forces Covenant

Halfords Group signs Armed Forces Covenant

Halfords Group signed the Government’s Armed Forces Covenant on 6th February 2019 as it launched a range of measures to support service leavers and veterans, helping them access training and careers in Halfords retail shops and Autocentres. The initiative was launched jointly with the Ministry of Defence and will result in greater support for those leaving the armed forces, as well as Reservists,…

Armed Forces championed at Phoenix Newspaper Awards

West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (WMRFCA) was pleased to be a sponsor of the recent Phoenix Newspaper 8th Anniversary Awards. The event showcased the contribution of local employers and organisations, as well as celebrating 70 years of Windrush, the Commonwealth and the connecting of communities. The awards ceremony was attended and supported by local dignitaries, key representatives from the Armed Forces,…

Army in West Midlands joins forces with Sikh community

The Commander of the Army in the West Midlands met with leaders of the Sikh community in Smethwick where they put pen to paper to sign the Armed Forces Covenant, formally recognising the strong ties between the Sikh community and the Armed Forces. Brigadier Richard Carter, Commander HQ 11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade, said: “A diverse military is a strong military which…

West Midlands Combined Authority sign up to support the region’s Armed Forces

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has become of the latest signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant. The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, co-signed the covenant alongside the Commander of 11th Signal and West Midlands Brigade, Brigadier Richard Carter. The signing was held at the West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (WMRFCA) Headquarters and was attended by representatives from the…

Commemorating 100 years with Armed Forces Covenant pledges

The British Organisation for People of Asian Origin (BOPA), hosted a fabulous commemorative event at the National Memorial Arboretum on 16 October. The event celebrated the contribution made by Asian members of the Commonwealth to the British Armed Forces during the First World War, and conflicts since, commemorating the sacrifices that were made during those conflicts. An audience drawn from all walks of…

Fourteen employers receive coveted Ministry of Defence awards

Fourteen employers from the West Midlands region received their Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Awards from West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association (West Midland RFCA) at an awards ceremony on Friday 2nd November. The ERS was launched in 2014 by the Prime Minister to recognise employer support for the wider principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. The scheme encompasses…

Carwood races to the signing

Carwood Motor Units Ltd, who have been a supplier to the Armed Forces for many years, have strengthened their relationship by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. This formal signing took place at The Birkett Relay event at the famous Silverstone Circuit on 27th October. Carwood are proud sponsors of TeamBRIT, a veterans disabled racing team and charity, who were taking part in the…

University Centre Shrewsbury celebrates special milestone graduation ceremony

University Centre Shrewsbury celebrated a historic day as it saw its first cohort of undergraduates gain their degrees at the university’s first graduation day. More than 50 students attended the ceremony, along with three honorary graduates who were recognised for excellence in their respective fields. University Centre Shrewsbury was established in 2014 by the University of Chester and Shropshire Council, with a vision…