• Supporting Reserve Forces and Cadets in the South East

    Reserves & Cadets
  1. 606 (Beaconsfield) Squadron Air Cadets- Squadrons Soldier Project

    Cadets from  606 Air Cadets in Beaconsfield have been helping Oxford University “Lest We Forget” Project which is aiming to digitalise memorabilia from WWI before it is lost. As such they ar...

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    606 (Beaconsfield) Squadron Air Cadets- Squadrons Soldier Project

    606 (Beaconsfield) Squadron Air Cadets- Squadrons Soldier Project

    Cadets from  606 Air Cadets in Beaconsfield have been helping Oxford University “Lest We Forget” Project which is aiming to digitalise memorabilia from WWI before it is lost. As such they are part of the Beaconsfield WWI Commenaration Group, it has been decided that the items we had recorded would go on display. The main issues whilst we were originally planning was that we had more stories than items and we weren’t sure how to bring them to life.

    At the same meeting the church raised they had been donated 15 There but There Soldiers instead of 5. I asked if we could use them to display the stories. We were then given 10 to create a temporary display with.

    We gave one to each flight on the Squadron, then groups of cadets/individuals took the other ones to design. We also have one to the local Volunteer Police Cadets to design.

    They spent a few weeks researching, putting on sticky back plastic as they were going to be temporary. Then numerous decorating, building, creating them. They also had to provide a write up on what inspired them.

    They went on display at the Town Hall for two days, and then we got a request if they could be used for the Veterans Lunch on Rememberance Day.

    Then we received an email stating that it had been decided that it would be a shame to take the designs off them, therefore they had been donated back to the Squadron. However we’ve received an additional email from the Town Council today saying that they have received so many requests about the exhibition they are looking at ways to put it back on.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/1srj_ASk619UrCQxECpDSTITGeXvTGsVK?usp=sharing_eip&ts=5be9ec37

  2. 151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps Participation in the Lord Mayor Show 2018

    151 Regiment RLC will be participating in the Lord Mayor Show on Saturday 10th November 2018. This year’s display is inspired by the RLC’s 25th birthday message. ‘Centuries old, Decades new&rsquo...

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    151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps Participation in the Lord Mayor Show 2018

    151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps Participation in the Lord Mayor Show 2018

    151 Regiment RLC will be participating in the Lord Mayor Show on Saturday 10th November 2018. This year’s display is inspired by the RLC’s 25th birthday message. ‘Centuries old, Decades new’. We have a fantastic history going back centuries. The achievements of the Corps since forming in 1993 are exceptional and worth celebrating to inspire those who will serve through the next 25 years. The unit will be position number 77 in the parade. The RLC contribution sequence is a Tank Transporter, a Rolls Royce and Bedford Fuel Tanker.

    The Tank Transporter- the RLC’s Heavy Equipment Transporters, crewed by two specialist drivers from 27 Regiment RLC, weighing almost 47 tonnes un-laden. Capable of carrying all of the Army’s tanks and armoured vehicles. When fully Laden they can weigh nearly 120 tonnes.

    Representing our historic roots will be:-

    Monty’s Rolls Royce-  - Built for a long-untraceable woman in 1939, this Rolls Royce Wraith was commandeered by the Ministry of War-Transport on 24th January 1944. It’s a 1½ ton Park Ward bodied light Limousine, with a 4275cc engine, with light tan leather seats and hand moulded wooden trim. In 1944, Field Marshall Montgomery (the most important solider in the British Army and one of the key members of the planning the Allied invasion of Europe), left behind the Humber staff car he had in North Africa and settled for this Rolls Royce for something grander and more impressive.

    A Vintage Bedford Fuel Tanker- The tanker from 1952 supported operations in Northern Ireland in the 1960’s, shows a small cross-section of the huge variety of ‘stuff’ the Army needs in order to operate.  From tanks and ammunition to letters and food, we get the right amount of the right kit to the right people in the right place at the right time- which enables the Army to do its job, whilst boosting morale in the process. We fight logistics through to keep the Army operating, mobile and in communication.

    151 Regiment, RLC is London’s only logistic unit. Based out of 5 Army Reserve Centres (ARC) across Greater London and South East of England. Its deployable role is sustaining ‘The Iron Division’ – 3rd (UK) Division, the British Army’s high-readiness armoured war fighting formation. 151 Regiment proudly traces its origins and affiliations within the City of London back to 1801 and the formation of the Royal Wagon Train in Croydon.

  3. Cadet Armistice 2018

    On Wednesday 24th October 2018 a group of 81 Oxfordshire ACF cadets and CFAV had a fantastic opportunity to take part in a national cadet commemoration of the end of WW1. The day entailed...

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    Cadet Armistice 2018

    Cadet Armistice 2018

    On Wednesday 24th October 2018 a group of 81 Oxfordshire ACF cadets and CFAV had a fantastic opportunity to take part in a national cadet commemoration of the end of WW1. The day entailed an early start, 04.00am, was fast paced and packed full of emotion and experience.

    We had the privilege to visit and pay respects to a few of the fallen, hear about the conflict and walk in their footsteps. A number of cadets and adults were seen in deep thought at headstones bearing no cap badge and only the words ‘A Soldier of the Great War’.

    Our guides touched on the human stories of the conflict and one of our own CFAV shared a moving story from her own family.

    A poignant letter sent to a young soldier who joined aged 14 but fell age 16 was read out. He never had the opportunity to read the letter.

    At Theipval we joined other cadets from across the UK to pay our respects to 72,000 men who died in the Somme sector before 20th March 1918 and have no known grave, the majority of whom died during the Somme offensive of 1916. A very moving sight.

    Remembrance is not only a time to reflect it is also a time to celebrate. Our lost loved ones will want to be remembered with joy and for our cadets to live their lives to the fullest as they, the fallen, were unable to. It was fantastic to see all embrace the opportunity to make new cadet friends, to laugh, dance and sing. Joy so infectious that adults of all ranks, including a Commandant, could not help but join in.

    Before departing back to Oxfordshire the cadets performed their own tribute with a song to the fallen. A joy to listen to and observe.

    Oxfordshire ACF you are a credit to the Army Cadet Force and your generation. Your family of 1914-18 will be proud of you.

    The sacrifice of your forebears was not wasted.

  4. Close Encounters of the Giraffe Kind for Cadets


    On Sunday 21st October, volunteers from T.S. Churchill Ashford Sea and Marine cadets enjoyed a close encounter with Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve&...

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    Close Encounters of the Giraffe Kind for Cadets

    Close Encounters of the Giraffe Kind for Cadets


    On Sunday 21st October, volunteers from T.S. Churchill Ashford Sea and Marine cadets enjoyed a close encounter with Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve’s giraffe herd, to thank them
    for their valuable leaf picking skills throughout the summer months.

    Carl Parker, Head of African Experience Section explained: ‘The cadets have been
    absolutely brilliant and their incredible leaf picking skills this Summer mean that we now
    have over 30 barrels of leaves to feed the giraffes during the winter months.’
    The nine strong giraffe herd at the popular visitor attraction have a natural diet which
    consists mainly of browse, or leaves. During the summer months the reserve relies on
    volunteers to pick leaves which are then compressed in airtight barrels for use as a natural
    feed supplement during the winter months.

    As part of their day out at the popular visitor attraction, the cadets were able to enjoy a
    close encounter with the giraffes, including hand feeding some of the herd with pellets and
    browse.
    Simon Jeffery, Animal Director commented: ‘As a charity, we rely heavily on support from
    wonderful volunteers such as the cadets. By giving up their time to pack an impressive 30
    barrels of leaves it means that we can continue to provide our giraffes with important,
    natural feed.’
    For further information about Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and volunteering
    opportunities, please visit www.aspinallfoundation.org/portlympne

  5. The Duke of York’s Royal Military School “Exercise Dukie Warrior 2018”

    This year as a Contingent, we planned and executed our own summer camp at Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) Wiltshire. We took 90 Cadets and 11 staff of enthusiastic adult volunteers drawn, in the main, from teachers within the School.

    We deployed the day a...

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    The Duke of York’s Royal Military School “Exercise Dukie Warrior 2018”

    The Duke of York’s Royal Military School “Exercise Dukie Warrior 2018”

    This year as a Contingent, we planned and executed our own summer camp at Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) Wiltshire. We took 90 Cadets and 11 staff of enthusiastic adult volunteers drawn, in the main, from teachers within the School.

    We deployed the day after Grand Day to SPTA, a training area used by British Armed forces and forces from around the world. The training area has many challenging training facilities with Battle Camp accommodation.

    Challenge, adaptability and tenacity - there was time for self-reflection for the Dukie Cadets this year on Exercise Dukie Warrior ‘18. At SPTA we conducted build up training which felt seamless due to the year’s hard work and training preparation by the cadets and staff at the Schools unique training area and range. 
    Enthusiastic to hone their military skills further, the training programme for the cadets was full of new demanding and enjoyable challenges, culminating in a final confirmatory exercise set in an urban environment at Imber Village SPTA. We also had assistance from the 1st Battalion the Princesses Royal Regiment who brought with them two Warrior Armoured infantry fighting vehicles and a selection of Infantry platoon weapons. They instructed the Cadets in the role and effectiveness of a Warrior and platoon weapons.

    The training began with vehicle check point drills, section attacks, weapon handling, team building, battlefield first aid, Bulford Ranges and a competition day.

    The younger cadets were commanded by the Cadet JNCO and SNCO’S who the potential junior under officers were for 2018/19. They acted in an enthusiastic, strong-minded, confident professional manner with drive and determination, when put under pressure from their command appointments.

    “Young Dukie leaders emerge from the shadows of Imber village”

    The Potential Officers were given appointments to prove their leadership skills during the final exercise phase at Imber Village. This allowed the RSM and staff to select competent and confident Potential Officers to take up the role of under officer in September. This consisted of leading sections in a physically, mentally and demanding urban tactical environment.

    The final attack consisted of 2 platoons attacking and securing Imber. It was then that the ambush was set for the enemy who were re-grouping to attack and take back Imber from the Dukie’s. Imber was saved and the enemy forced to retreat.

    The Dukie cadets worked hard all week during the build-up, training and the final exercise phase. For their hard work and efforts they were rewarded with some RNR with a fun day at Thorpe Park.

  6. Battle of Britain Memorial Service

    Last Sunday, Cadets and Staff from around the county assembled at St Andrew’s Church, Tangmere for the Battle of Britain annual Service of Remembrance. Cadets gathered from all over...

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    Battle of Britain Memorial Service

    Battle of Britain Memorial Service

    Last Sunday, Cadets and Staff from around the county assembled at St Andrew’s Church, Tangmere for the Battle of Britain annual Service of Remembrance. Cadets gathered from all over the County to commemorate this event. The 40-strong squad marched from Tangmere Military Museum to St Andrew’s Church and were joined VIPs, including the High Sheriff of West Sussex - Mrs Caroline Nicholls DL. Cadets had the opportunity to remember those who fought in the Battle of Britain during World War Two and lay a wreath as a mark of respect.

    The Cadets were able to meet and enjoy some refreshments with the veterans and commemorate those who gave their lives during the Battle of Britain. Cadets also had the opportunity to explore the museum with the Veterans afterwards.

    The Battle of Britain was the German air force's attempt to gain air superiority over the RAF from July to September 1940. It inspired Winston Churchill’s famous quote "Never was so much owed by so many to so few"- a reference to the Pilots who fought in the battle, who are now known as ‘The Few’.

    Flying Officer Mark Sonsthagen, Officer Commanding of 461 (Chichester) Air Cadets, said:

    ‘These events serve to remind our communities that the younger generation, especially the Air Training Corps, are proud to represent the Royal Air Force in remembering the sacrifices others have made and continue to make to keep our Country safe. The Battle of Britain was a turning point in the Second World War and ‘we will remember them.’’

    Chichester Air Cadets is recruiting, if you are interested in joining and are aged 12-17, you can contact us on 461@aircadets.org for details of our next open evening. We also welcome applications for adult volunteers, who can contact us on the same address

  7. New joint cadet centre for the dover army cadet and royal air force air cadet units

    Army and Royal Air Force Air Cadets from Dover and the surrounding area joined Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Major The Viscount De L’Isle and the Chief Executive of South East Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association, Colonel (Retired) Patrick Crowley, together with other local and military dignitaries at the official opening of their new Joint Cadet Centre at Dover, on Thursday 19 April 2018.

    The new Joint C...

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    New joint cadet centre for the dover army cadet and royal air force air cadet units

    New joint cadet centre for the dover army cadet and royal air force air cadet units

    Army and Royal Air Force Air Cadets from Dover and the surrounding area joined Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Kent, Major The Viscount De L’Isle and the Chief Executive of South East Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association, Colonel (Retired) Patrick Crowley, together with other local and military dignitaries at the official opening of their new Joint Cadet Centre at Dover, on Thursday 19 April 2018.

    The new Joint Centre is now home to approximately 80 Cadets and also the B Company Headquarters of Kent Army Cadet Force and replaces the previous Army Cadet Force Detachment accommodation at the old Army Reserves Centre situated on this London Road, site, the Royal Air Force Air Cadets site in Albert Road and the Company Headquarters in Church Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone. Both of the latter sites are being sold off for development, where none of the previous accommodation properly met the accommodation scales required for today’s Cadet Units. This new facility is based on the current MOD Cadet designs for these Centres and has resulted in the internal renovation of the existing Reserves Centre buildings and includes a large Drill Hall, classrooms, kitchenette, toilets, the existing indoor small bore target rifle range, and, administrative offices for the adult personnel and store rooms, where each of the three units have separate accommodation but with some sharing of the communal assets.

    Dover has had a long history associated with the Armed Forces and under the direction of the Army 2020 Basing Review, involving the move out of the area by the Reserves and the Army Recruiting Organisation, thereby vacating the Army Reserves Centre, the site has proved to be an ideal location to operate as a more permanent base for the local Army and Air Cadet Forces, which are military sponsored cadet organisations and for the Units concerned to be based at the same place, under the auspices of the South East Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association. These projects benefit the taxpayer, by having a facility that is now in full use throughout the week, together with some weekends.

    South East Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association and the Ministry of Defence (Army and Royal Air Force Air Cadet Headquarters) have worked closely together to develop this location for the Cadets and within a very short space of time, South East Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association were able to secure suitable funding to enable this Dover site to be retained and be redeveloped into the Cadet accommodation required, sharing the costs between the Association and the Ministry of Defence, in order to re-house the Cadets.

    Commenting on the new building, Colonel Patrick Crowley, Chief Executive of the South East Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association said, “We are delighted to be able to provide these Cadets and their Adult Instructors with a much needed new base with modern facilities. The new facility also allows us to maintain our strong military connections in the area whilst allowing the local youth community to enjoy the opportunities, challenges, skills and qualifications the Cadet Movement offers.”

    Both the Air Cadets and Army Cadets parade on a Tuesday and Thursday night from 1900-2100, we’re always looking for young people and adults to join us and take the opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and earn qualifications in the process.

    Lieutenant Breeshea Robinson, Detachment Commander, Dover Army Cadet Force said:

    “We are very lucky at Dover to have such a great detachment building now run jointly with the Air Cadets - it’s a great opportunity for us to learn from each other. It feels like the building has a new lease of life! I’m very proud of my cadets and staff and we were honoured to have the Lord Lieutenant and other dignitaries in attendance”.

    WO Matt Dando, Officer in Charge, Dover Squadron said:

    “The opening of the joint cadet centre by the Lord Lieutenant marks the beginning of a new era for Dover Squadron. With better facilities it offers more opportunities for the cadets and allows for combined activities with Dover Detachment ACF”.

    For further information about joining Kent Army Cadet Force, contact (Tel No: 01622 750328 & Email: se-ken-ceo@rfca.org.uk), or, for the Kent Air Cadets, contact (Tel No: 01622 754188 & Email: oc.kent@aircadets.org). We particularly 

  8. Thames Police Sign Armes Forces Covenant

    On Friday 23 March, on behalf of Defence - Col S Browne – Deputy Commander from the Brigade, co-signed the...

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    Thames Police Sign Armes Forces Covenant

    Thames Police Sign Armes Forces Covenant

    On Friday 23 March, on behalf of Defence - Col S Browne – Deputy Commander from the Brigade, co-signed the Armed Forces Covenant with Thames Valley Police. Supported by Jonathan Darrington-Slegg - (Regional Employer Engagement Director), Lt Col Mileham - JRLO, and myself. Additionally, Key Staff Officers, Serving Reservists who are also Police Officers and Service Charities invited by the Police also attended.

    The event saw a range of commitments made by Thames Valley Police to support and work with the Armed Forces community. The AFC was signed by both the Deputy Chief Constable - John Campbell and the Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner - Anthony Stansfeld. All 3 signatories spoke highlighting the commitments made by TVP and the thanks of Defence.

    After the AFC Signing – a Bronze Employer Recognition Scheme Award Certificate was presented to the Deputy Chief Constable by Col Browne. The visitors were hosted to a most interesting visit to the Firearms Training Centre and saw first hand Police Officers undergoing firearms training and also a chance to see a range of in-service weapons and historic weapons held by the force.

  9. Major General Benjamin Bathurst visits Army Cadets in Windsor

    Major General Benjamin Bathurst has paid a special visit to Army Cadets at 18 Troop, Household Cavalry Regiment at Combermere B...

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    Major General Benjamin Bathurst visits Army Cadets in Windsor

    Major General Benjamin Bathurst visits Army Cadets in Windsor

    Major General Benjamin Bathurst has paid a special visit to Army Cadets at 18 Troop, Household Cavalry Regiment at Combermere Barracks in Windsor. The General Officer Commanding London District and Major General Commanding the Household Division, took time to engage with Cadets after inspecting the unit. Having spent five years as a cadet himself with the Combined Cadet Force, Major General Bathurst took a keen interest in the Cadets aspirations for the future. The assignment of the new 40 ton AJAX Armoured Vehicle to the Household Calvary, will see the majority of the unit relocate to Salisbury Plain and will be replaced by the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards. The Major General wanted to reassure the Cadets, that the unit would remain within the Household Calvary Regiment and that they will continue to be supported by the Regular Army. Within the London district they are 2,500 Regular Soldiers, 4,500 Reserves and 9,800 Cadets. Regular Soldiers are currently assisting Cadet Adult Volunteers within the London units and the Major General hopes that this incentive will also be adopted by the Welsh Guards, when they relocate to Combermere Barracks. For more information about Berkshire Cadet Force: 0118 957 5126 or email: caoberks-se@RFCA.ORG.UK Parades every Tuesday between 19:30 - 21:30 Combermere Barracks, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3DN

  10. District Drill Competition at Sir John Moore Barracks Folkestone

    Well done to all the Cadets and Adults who braved the very cold weather and at times downfalls of snow yesterday to prod...
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    District Drill Competition at Sir John Moore Barracks Folkestone

    District Drill Competition at Sir John Moore Barracks Folkestone

    Well done to all the Cadets and Adults who braved the very cold weather and at times downfalls of snow yesterday to produce and put on such a good Drill and Piping competition. The entry was very high with 8 out of 10 units taking part; the standard was very good and really encouraging to see so many young cadets entering and taking part with such enthusiasm for the first time. The best part of the day , I hope you all agree, was seeing smiles on everyone’s faces and also watching units interacting and supporting, encouraging and cheering each other on. To see cadets and staff assisting cadets preparing no matter which unit if not their own these competitors were from was extremely nice, good teamwork. Thank you to all the spectators that turned out in the cold and all the Judges, Admin Staff and those that assisted the DDO in running such a full and successful day. A huge thank you from us all to the DDO for all his hard work putting the day together and providing the forum for such a good days Cadet Experience. It’s good to be able to include photos of cadets with arms on this post as this is in context as the event was a Drill and Piping competition taking place inside an MOD base.
  11. East & West Sussex Lord-Lieutenant's Awards 2017

    Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant’s Annual Award Ceremony for East Sussex and West Sussex, has taken place at the Long Furlong Barn in Worthing.

    The annual Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards ar...

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    East & West Sussex Lord-Lieutenant's Awards 2017

    East & West Sussex Lord-Lieutenant's Awards 2017

    Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant’s Annual Award Ceremony for East Sussex and West Sussex, has taken place at the Long Furlong Barn in Worthing.

    The annual Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards are for Reservists, Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, Cadets and employees of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadet Organisations of the Armed Forces’ and recognised as laudatory honours throughout the Ministry of Defence.

    Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant’s are the representatives of the Crown for each county in the United Kingdom.  Men or women of all backgrounds, they are appointed directly by Her Majesty The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister. 

    Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Mr Peter Field for East Sussex and Colonel (Retired) Richard Putnam CBE, TD, DL for West Sussex presented a number of awards including Meritorious Service Certificates, The Fuller Smith and Turner Best Reservist Award, Cadet Forces Medal, Army Cadet Force Certificate of Good Service, SSAFA IRLAM Trophy, The Prince of Wales Award for the Ulysses Trust Best Expedition and Cadet of the Year Awards .

    The Lord-Lieutenant’s Certificates for Meritorious Service were instituted in order to afford public recognition to those members of the Reserve and Cadet Forces whose efforts are not recognised by the twice-yearly Honours Lists. The Lord-Lieutenant’s Certificate thus ranks second to The Queen’s Honours Lists. The Cadet of the Year Award marks the achievement of outstanding service by an individual to their Cadet movement. A certificate is awarded, together with a Lord Lieutenant’s Badge which the individual is entitled to wear when in uniform.  The best Reservist Award is awarded to the Reservist considered by the selection board to have achieved the most or to have made the greatest contribution to the Reserve Service in the Royal County of Berkshire.

    Cadet Staff Sergeant Ted Lewry, with the Royal Engineers, has been nominated for HM Lord-Lieutenant Award.  Upon receiving his award, he said: “I am very proud to have been nominated for the award.  It is a great honour and encourages me to keep working hard and progressing.”

  12. Silver Employer Recognition Awards Ceremony 2017

    The 2017 Silver Employer Recognition Awards Ceremony took place on the 6th of September 2017 on the historic ship HMS Victory in Portsmouth.

    20 businesses were presented awards by the Lord-...

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    Silver Employer Recognition Awards Ceremony 2017

    Silver Employer Recognition Awards Ceremony 2017

    The 2017 Silver Employer Recognition Awards Ceremony took place on the 6th of September 2017 on the historic ship HMS Victory in Portsmouth.

    20 businesses were presented awards by the Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire Nigel Atkinson Esq, at the prestigious event to recognise their support to the Armed Forces’ Community.

    Mark Smith from Mainstream Group Ltd said:  “The Employer Recognition Scheme is important to our group as a demonstration to both veterans and reservists of the high value we place on their transferable skills, which directly benefit our business.  I am absolutely delighted that we have received the Silver Award today.”

    The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses Bronze, Silver and Gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the Armed Forces Community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

    Colonel (Retired) Patrick Crowley South East Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association Chief Executive said: “These companies have gone the extra mile to support the Armed Forces and particularly the Reserves and service leavers.  We are very fortunate to have HM Lord-Lieutenant Nigel Atkinson to present the awards, but the most important people here this evening are the employers receiving their awards, highlighting their commitment to supporting both their employees and our Armed Forces.”

    The Army Medical Services Quartet played upon the quarterdeck of the ship, whilst Brigadier Bill O’Leary welcomed guests and VIP’S. 

    The Naval Secretary, Rear Admiral Simon Williams, began the proceedings and speeches were given by Reservist Petty Officer Denise Wright from HMS King Alfred and Reservist employer Jim Weeden from Arqiva.

    The evening culminated with The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas performing the Beating of the Retreat and the Salute was taken by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire and the Naval Secretary.