Armed Forces Week

Armed Forces Week 2020

Armed Forces Week from 22nd – 27th June was a chance to celebrate our Armed Forces and the role they play in protecting the UK both at home and overseas. The week not only celebrated serving personnel, both regular and reserve, but also those who make up the wider Armed Forces community including veterans, military spouses, cadets and cadet force adult volunteers. Due…

Worcestershire hospitals give thanks to the military by signing the Armed Forces Covenant

On Armed Forces Day 2020 Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust formally thanked the military for their support during Covid-19 and made a national pledge to veterans, serving personnel and their families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. In a ‘virtual’ ceremony, Trust Chief Executive Matthew Hopkins and Chairman Sir David Nicholson signed the declaration alongside Colonel Damian Griffin TD, Commanding Officer 202 Field…

Meet Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth Sea Cadets

The Sea Cadet Corps is a youth organisation that gives young people the opportunity to have nautical themed adventures, learn an array of skills and take part in a vast range of activities. These activities can include sailing, canoeing, rowing, windsurfing, rock climbing, engineering, music and cookery.  The Sea Cadets aims to encourage good citizenship, provide worthwhile qualifications (including the Duke of Edinburgh…

Meet AJ Case Management’s former Armed Forces employees

AJ Case Management provide services to clients and their families who have suffered life changing accidents, which have left them with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioural changes. The organisation recognises and values the skills that veterans and Reservists can bring to the workforce, and in their growing team they have employed several staff members who are former service personnel.  Two of their employees,…

Royal Naval Reservist encourages others to follow in his footsteps

A Royal Naval Reservist is encouraging other service leavers to consider a career with the Reserve Forces. Simon Richards works for Atheniem, an independent Tactical Data Link and C4I consultancy and training organisation who specialise in providing operational and technical support.  After leaving the Royal Navy and starting his new civilian career with Atheniem, he took the plunge and applied to join the…

Halfords Reservist celebrates Reserves Day from the Gulf

A Halfords employee and military Reservist is celebrating this year’s Reserves Day from the Gulf. Charlotte Kertrestel (29) is a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and will be spending Reserves Day deployed with the UK Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) headquarters in Bahrain as part of a six month mobilisation. Charlotte, who joined Halfords as a Digital Product Owner in 2018, said: “I…

Army Reservist helps the COVID support force

An Armed Forces Liaison Manager is one of many Reservists across the UK who swapped their civilian role to work with the military during the Covid-19 pandemic. Darren Knight works full-time for recruitment firm Pertemps at their Birmingham office in his usual business capacity, assisting people from the military community to help find jobs in civilian roles.  He has also been an Army…

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