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TS Stirling cadets embark on USA expedition

Eleven cadets from TS Stirling in Birmingham embarked on a expedition to the United States to attend the Junior Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC), with a weekend in Boston beforehand.  The challenge is run by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Army League (COMAL) for high school Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets from 19 schools across New England. Five of the cadets were from the Forward Division, based…

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…

Army open evening in Telford

The Royal Yeomanry’s Telford-based Reservist unit, D Squadron, will hold an open evening on 27th June. Serving soldiers will talk about the benefits, including financial, of being a Reservist and will explain what it takes to become part of Shropshire’s prestigious Yeomanry.  The unit’s kit, equipment and vehicles will be on display which visitors can try out. The event will run from 5:30pm…

Birmingham Dunkirk Veterans Association pilgrimage

On Friday the 25th May 2018 a contingent of 33 people from the Oldbury Royal British Legion (RBL), Birmingham Dunkirk Veterans and Fellowship Association and the West Midlands area comprising of veterans, civilians and relatives of fallen service men travelled to Belgium. The aim of the visit was to pay tribute and respects to fallen comrades, particularly those who had served in local…

PLANit Global gets the job done by supporting the Armed Forces

On Thursday 31 May 2018, PLANit Global signed the Armed Forces Covenant at their office within the Wolverhampton Science Park. Lieutenant Colonel Fraser Cuttle, Commanding Officer of 4 MERCIAN, co-signed the certificate with PLANit Global’s CEO David Darlaston. Lt Colonel Fraser Cuttle commented “I am very glad to be signing the Armed Forces Covenant with PLANit Global. “By signing the Covenant, it strengthens…

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…