Armed Forces Week

Reserves Day Business Breakfast success

During Armed Forces week our Association held a Business Breakfast event in partnership with the Black Country Chamber of Commerce to celebrate Reserves Day on the 26th June. The event was held at the West Bromwich Army Reserve Centre, home to 237 Supply Squadron who are part of 159 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps.  It provided an opportunity for regional businesses to network with…

Black Country Army Reserve unit to receive Freedom of Dudley Borough

A Stourbridge based military intelligence unit will be officially granted freedom of the Borough of Dudley at Himley Hall and Park during the council run Armed Forces Day on Sunday 30th June. The unit, based at an Army Reserve Centre in Swinford Road, Stourbridge, will be presented with a freedom scroll by the Mayor of Dudley.  Troops will parade on the lawn in…

Police Inspector leads the way with role in Army Reserve

A serving Police Inspector from Warwickshire is championing the benefits of a different uniformed service as part of the upcoming Reserves Day and Armed Forces Day celebrations. Lucy Sewell is a full-time Inspector at Warwickshire Police Force and also the Officer Commanding of 48 (City of Birmingham) Signal Squadron, an Army Reserve unit based in Birmingham, in her spare time. She explained:  “I…

Halfords sail ahead for supporting Reserve Forces

A Birmingham-based Royal Naval Reservist will be one of many to celebrate Reserves Day with her employers this week. Charlotte Kertrestel, 28, works full-time as a Digital Product Owner for the cycling and motoring retailer Halfords.  In her spare time she is a Sub-Lieutenant with HMS Forward which is the only Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) unit in the land-locked West Midlands region. At…

The Courtyard sign Armed Forces Covenant

The Courtyard pledged its support for military personnel and families by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The Courtyard became the 46th organisation in Herefordshire to pledge its support and signed the Covenant on Monday 24 June, during Armed Forces Week. Courtyard Chief Executive Ian Archer signed the Covenant on behalf of The Courtyard in front of Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, The…

Celebrating Reserves Day with Royal Yeomanry Reserves

During Reserves Day on 26th June, West Midland RFCA in conjunction with Black Country Chamber of Commerce held a Breakfast networking event at the Royal Yeomanry’s Army Reserve centre in Dudley. The event was well attended with many companies from the surrounding areas keen to hear more about the skills and attributes Reservists bring to civilian roles. The attendees heard from the RAF…

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…

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