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Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Hughes, Deputy Chief Executive at the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA) for Wales, shares his experience of spending Christmas away from home…

The Armed Forces community has welcomed two Welsh companies to the network of networks that offer support to past and present Service Personnel.


1148 (Penarth) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) has been pushing the organisation to new heights with their recent achievements.




Cadet organisations play a key role in increasing social mobility and helping children reach their potential, according to an independent report.

This weekend’s eagerly-awaited clash between Wales and New Zealand had a strong RAF flavour as the service prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary

2017 has proved to be an exemplary year for No 1 Welsh Wing Air Cadets and staff, and their efforts and achievements Wales have been recognised at an annual award presentation evening hosted at the Cwmbran Army Reserve Centre.



14 Cadets and four staff from 1148 (Penarth) and 1344 (Cardiff) Air Cadet squadrons have just returned from a weekend aboard HMS Bristol with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wing.



On Saturday, 247 Army Cadet Force (ACF) representatives from across the country enjoyed a unique experience at the Welsh Rugby Union’s Autumn International fixture against Georgia.


Armed Forces Day 2018 will be held in Llandudno, and former Service Personnel hoping to get involved with the Veterans Parade and Drumhead Service can express their interest now!

Sergeant Instructor Tabitha Cook from Clwyd and Gwynedd Army Cadet Force (ACF), Burma Company, had a Remembrance weekend to remember when she was given the opportunity to parade with the Fishguard Detachment of Dyfed and Glamorgan ACF.


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