Cadets

New kitchens are better for the environment

Photographs before works commenced. The kitchens at the Tiddesley Wood and Bramcote Cadet Training Centres (CTC) have been revitalised with upgraded facilities. Working together with Three Pines Ltd, Principal Designer/Architect David Richards, and Abraxas Catering Equipment, our Building Estates Manager for the South Region, Richard Cameron project managed the works to modernise and improve the facilities. With our commitment to tackling climate change…

Volunteering to Inspire

To celebrate Volunteers Week we are shining the spotlight on some of the Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAV) in our region and today we are introducing you to Lt James Newport Cater who has been a CFAV with the Army Cadets for over 10 years. Lt Newport Cater is currently the Deputy County Training Officer (Cadets), Officer Commanding of Waterloo Platoon (the senior…

Army Cadets head to the slopes

43 cadets and six instructors from Hereford and Worcester Army Cadet Force travelled to Spain over the February half-term for a week’s skiing in the Pyrenees as part of Exercise Venturer Snow Cub. Out of the group 30 cadets had never skied before, but by the end of their first day of tuition they were able to successfully make it down the nursery…

Gold standard employers honoured for supporting Armed Forces

Fourteen organisations from across the wider West Midlands area attended an awards ceremony in Shropshire to receive their Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Awards, recognising their exceptional level of support to the Armed Forces community. Held at Lilleshall House and Gardens in Shropshire – also home to one of the UK’s National Sports Centres and the Royal British Legion’s Battle Back Centre…

Shropshire Army Cadets recognised for actions and achievements

It’s been a busy few months for Shropshire Army Cadet Force – including two instances of their cadets and staff helping out in medical emergencies, and a first time entry to a national rifle competition! Read on to find out more… Cadet attends national Imperial Meeting Competition With funding support from our Association, Cadet C/Sjt Izzy McAree was given the chance of a…

New Army Cadet detachment launches at Summit Learning Trust School

A new Army Cadet detachment has opened its doors to students from Cockshut Hill School, Ninestiles, an Academy, and Lyndon School. The Summit Learning Trust Rifles Detachment unit will be based at Ninestiles, an Academy, in Acocks Green, Birmingham.   The detachment – part of Warwickshire and West Midland (South Sector) Army Cadet Force (ACF) – will be cap badged as a Rifles…

Midlands based employers receive coveted Ministry of Defence Award

Twenty six employers from the West Midlands region have been presented with their Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Awards. The West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Association’s awards took place on Tuesday 26th September, at the National Memorial Arboretum. The ERS awards were launched in 2014 to recognise employer support for the wider principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. The…