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Staffordshire pupils get hands-on experience of Army engineering

Eighty-five children, aged 13 to 15, from seven schools in Staffordshire have taken on electrical and mechanical engineering tasks alongside soldiers. The event, known as Exercise Griffin Spanner, was held at the Army’s Swynnerton training camp at Cold Meece near Stone. It was hosted by The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) and is one of the main events the Army is running…

Royal Air Force Cosford granted Freedom of Birmingham

On 19th May 2018, Royal Air Force Cosford was granted the Freedom of Birmingham. The event marked the significant relationship enjoyed between RAF Cosford and the people of Birmingham and took place against the back drop of UK-wide RAF100 celebrations. The Freedom of Birmingham Parade began in Victoria Square at 11.00 am.  170 Royal Air Force personnel, members of the University of Birmingham…

Defence Secretary announces latest wave of cadet units in schools

The Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, announced on 27th April 2018 that 26 schools across the country will create new cadet units under the Government’s Cadet Expansion Programme (CEP). Schools across the UK will benefit from the latest round of openings, including three in East Anglia, two in the East Midlands, four in Greater London, one in the North East, four in the North…

HMS Forward gives Sea Cadets a taste of the Royal Naval Reserve

This week, the Ship’s Company of HMS FORWARD opened its doors to 100 Sea Cadets from across the West Midlands to give them a taste of the Royal Naval Reserve. The event, which was supported by the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA), consisted of a number of stances manned by members of FORWARD Ship’s Company to demonstrate the many roles carried about…

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