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2 November 2020
National Service of Remembrance for Wales available to watch live online
Arrangements have been made this year which will allow members of the public to participate in the National Service of Remembrance for Wales, safely in their own homes. For the first time, the service will be available to watch live...
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29 October 2020
Cadet charity challenge to honour the fallen for Remembrance Day
A cadet and her sister are to walk 11 miles for 11 days to raise money for the Poppy Appeal. Cadet Colour Sergeant Major Kacey Titley, aged 17, from Holywell Detachment of the Clwyd and Gwynedd Army Cadet Force, and...
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29 October 2020
From mud runs to military history walks ….
Squadrons from 157 (Welsh) Regiment Royal Logistic Corps took part in activities ranging from mud runs to military history walks during adventurous weekends following the return to face-to-face training. 398 Squadron based in Queensferry travelled to Hadrian’s Wall Camp in...
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19 October 2020
No 1 Welsh Wing appoints two Wing Cadet Warrant Officers
Congratulations to 18-year-old Cadet Warrant Officers Kian Williams and Nia Phillips who have been appointed as No 1 Welsh Wing’s new Wing Cadet Warrant Officers. It is the first time in its history that No 1 Welsh Wing has appointed...
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15 October 2020
Colonel Cadets Wales awarded the Queen’s Volunteer Reserve Medal
The Colonel Cadets Wales at 160th (Welsh) Brigade has been awarded the Queen’s Volunteer Reserve Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2020. Lieutenant Colonel Llewelyn Williams, originally from Wrexham now living in Colwyn Bay, has been chosen to receive...
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15 October 2020
Change of command for Royal Navy Reserves in Wales
Commander Carolyn Jones has been appointed the new Commanding Officer of Wales Royal Naval Reserve Unit, HMS Cambria, taking over from Commander Steve Fry. Steve has been in charge of Wales’ Maritime Reserves since September 2015 and during his tenure...
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1 October 2020
Retirement presentation moves online
A volunteer with almost a quarter of a century’s service was presented with a retirement gift via the online meeting room – zoom! Major Robert (Bob) Maxwell retired after 24 years of service in the ACF earlier this year, but...
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1 October 2020
New Head of Estates for RFCA for Wales
A building surveyor with more than 15 years of experience in commercial property has joined RFCA for Wales as Head of Estates. Mr Ben Horton, who joins the Association from the Red Cross, where he delivered an estate transformation plan,...
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1 October 2020
Weekend away to West Wales kick-starts return to training for reserves
Two squadrons from 157 (Welsh) Regiment Royal Logistic Corps travelled to Newgale Sands, West Wales for an adventurous weekend following the return to face-to-face training. Both 249 (HQ) Squadron and 580 (Glamorgan) Squadron, both based in Cardiff, used their respective...
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1 October 2020
Reserves accessing online training – thanks to a grant to buy IT equipment
Naval reserves have sent a message of thanks for the six tablets bought thanks to a donation from the Wales Reserves and Cadets Charitable Incorporated Organisation. With the coronavirus pandemic putting a halt on much face-to-face activity– activity in the...
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16 September 2020
Thirteen Welsh employers win Silver Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award
We’re delighted to announce that 13 organisations in Wales have achieved the Silver ERS Award 2020. This follows on the heels of our recent announcement of nine Gold ERS awards in the region. The prestigious Silver ERS Award made by...
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3 September 2020
Air cadets fly through virtual challenge
Twenty members of 275 (Nantyglo & Blaina) Squadron, pledged to cover the distance between Land’s End and John O’Groats, by walking, running or cycling, as part of a virtual challenge to raise money for the Royal British Legion. The team...
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3 September 2020
RAF hero Ray Taylor meets Red Arrows as he remembers his comrades on 75th anniversary of VJ Day
A Welsh Royal Air Force veteran has spoken about being the last living member of his squadron as he joined the rest of the nation in commemorating the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. (Image: Richard Swingler) Ray Taylor, from Ton...
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3 September 2020
Four decades after joining as a teenage cadet, Gareth ‘Gus’ Davies returns to 1004 (Pontypridd) Squadron as Officer Commanding
It was 44 years ago that Gareth ‘Gus’ Davies joined 1004 (Pontypridd) Squadron as a young cadet. Now more than four decades later the retired policeman and married father-of-two is delighted to return as Officer Commanding (OC). “I thoroughly enjoyed...
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3 September 2020
Red Arrows flypast over Llandudno in honour of Battle of Britain pilot
A Battle of Britain pilot who was born and raised in Llandudno was saluted with a flypast in his memory by the Red Arrows. The flypast over Llandudno on August 13, was carried out in honour of Sergeant Glyn Griffiths,...
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3 September 2020
Far East veteran accepts his campaign medal 75 years late
Far East veteran Duncan Hilling, who served with 2nd Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers, was presented with his campaign medal in a special ceremony held to mark VJ Day 75. With his battalion he moved to Japan as occupying force...
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13 August 2020
#VJDAY75
The 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan) commemorated the end of the Second World War. Whilst VE Day (Victory in Europe) marked the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, many thousands of Armed Forces personnel...
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31 July 2020
Cardiff’s new HMS Cambria to become ‘beating heart’ of the Royal Navy in Wales
Maritime reservists across Wales are celebrating after the formal handover of their new home in Cardiff Bay, from the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Wales. The £11 million state of the art facility is set to serve as the...
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30 July 2020
Nine Welsh employers among 127 awarded Gold for supporting the Armed Forces
Britain’s top supporters of the Armed Forces have been announced today with a record number of private and public organisations having won the top accolade. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Awards for 127...
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29 July 2020
Consultation launched: National Insurance Contributions holiday for employers that hire veterans
The government is seeking views about a National Insurance Contributions (NICs) holiday for employers who hire former members of the UK regular armed forces. In particular they are encouraging contributions from employers of veterans, software providers and accountants about the...
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29 July 2020
Air cadets say thank you for their goodie bags
Air cadets have sent a message of thanks for their goodie bags bought thanks to a donation from the Wales Reserves and Cadets Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Although the coronavirus pandemic  put a halt on all face-to-face activities for cadets –...
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28 July 2020
HMS Cambria reservist steps up for COVID 19 response
Lieutenant Rhys Thomas, from Cardiff, an Amphibious Warfare (AW) Officer, normally based at HMS Cambria, has for the past four and half months been mobilised as part of the Royal Navy’s response to the COVID 19 crisis. Rhys was called...
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28 July 2020
Welsh squadron leader recognised for more than four decades of service
Squadron Leader Roger Beech RAFAC, who started out as 13-year-old cadet in Blackwood, was awarded an MBE in the 2020 New Year’s Honours List. He was nominated for his role as Wing Staff Officer, Headquarters No. 1 Welsh Wing, Air...
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27 July 2020
New leader for Swansea’s maritime reserves
Lieutenant Commander Tim Williams has been appointed as the new Officer in Charge (OIC) of Tawe Division (Swansea), taking over from Lieutenant Commander Ruth Fleming, at the Royal Navy’s Reserve Unit in south west Wales. Ruth had been OIC for...
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27 July 2020
Two Cardiff Sea Cadets raise £815 from a 24-hour gaming marathon!
During the current coronavirus lockdown, and just a few weeks before their 13th birthdays, Cardiff Sea Cadets Harry Mullan and Finan Simmons watched a MacMillan Cancer Support TV advert. Knowing that this particular charity had close links to Harry’s family,...
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7 July 2020
Welsh RAF reservists help in coronavirus fight
Reservist personnel from Wales’ only Royal Auxiliary Air Force Squadron are helping the fight against coronavirus. A team from 614 (County of Glamorgan) Squadron are currently running a drive-through testing centre in the Midlands where members of the public can...
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3 July 2020
Appointment of new Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets
The Royal Air Force has appointed Air Commodore Tony Keeling as the next Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets. Air Commodore Tony Keeling OBE will be taking over from Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty CBE in September 2020. He said, “I...
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26 June 2020
We’re celebrating our Cadet Force Adult Volunteers
In celebration of Armed Forces Week today we’re introducing you to some of our Cadet Force Adult Volunteers. There is an army of 1,200 adult volunteers from across Wales who spend their spare time inspiring some 4,400 young cadets to...
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26 June 2020
Young cadet puts first aid skills to the test in real life situation
A teenage Army cadet has been praised for his quick thinking when he used the first aid skills that he had been taught in cadets to go to the aid of an injured woman in Swansea. Cadet Corporal Jack Davies...
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26 June 2020
Why being a member of Royal Welsh Band hits all the high notes
It’s not just rugby players that get the pleasure of gracing the hallowed turf of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium – Army musicians do too! Meet mum-of-two and top notch Trombone player Corporal Tracy Llewellyn of the Royal Welsh Band who prior...
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25 June 2020
Simon’s still serving
Simon Kendall may have left the military a decade ago but that sense of duty and longing to serve has never left him. From volunteering as an adult instructor with his local Army Cadet Force to being part of the...
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23 June 2020
Rugby coordinator proud to be mobilised as a reservist supporting the NHS
A WRU rugby coordinator based in the Cardiff Blues region is putting lockdown to good use after volunteering to be mobilised by the British Army. Owain Marchbank, who has been an Army reservist for three years, was only too pleased...
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23 June 2020
How a business intelligence developer’s career is soaring – thanks to the reserves
A senior aircraftswomen has almost doubled her civilian salary in five years – thanks to the skills learnt in the Royal Air Force Reserves. Polly Moore, 27, who has worked as a business intelligence developer for housing association United Welsh...
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23 June 2020
Project manager from Newport says being a RAF Reserve is a ‘win-win’
A project manager from Newport who went straight out to work after leaving school, is flying high after joining the Royal Air Force Reserves seven years ago. Corporal Gareth Jones, 32, who has been mentioned in the Queen’s Birthday Honours...
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23 June 2020
‘Step out of your comfort zone and join the reserves’ – urges a North Wales vet
A vet from North Wales has urged people to step out of their comfort zone and become part-time soldiers by joining the reserves. Lieutenant Jay Tunstall, who serves with 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital says: “If you don’t think it’s for...
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23 June 2020
DVSA Reservist celebrates Reserves Day from the Gulf
A DVSA employee and military reservist is celebrating this year’s Reserves Day from the Gulf. Dean Thomas, from Swansea, is a member of the Royal Naval Reserve and will be spending Reserves Day deployed with the UK Maritime Component Command...
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22 June 2020
Major Ian McAuliffe is all present and correct
Major Ian McAuliffe knows more than most about the importance of being all present and correct. From his time in Afghanistan when he was responsible for a £25m inventory including Bastion Field Hospital to running out as part of the...
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15 June 2020
Show your support for #ArmedForcesWeek 2020
The countdown begins….with #ArmedForcesWeek kicking off in a week’s time! There’s lots of opportunity for everyone to get involved and show their support for the Armed Forces with online and virtual activity being ramped up – despite the cancellation of...
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12 June 2020
MoD seeks to maximise Reserves contribution through new review
The specialist contribution military reservists have made across society during Britain’s battle against Coronavirus will help inform a review examining how Defence can maximise the skills of its Reserve Forces. The Reserve Forces 2030 review aims to establish how best...
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3 June 2020
#VolunteersWeek: Cadet Force Adult Volunteers help change lives for the better
1-7 June 2020 marks Volunteers’ Week – an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the valuable time that people contribute to further good causes across the world. In Wales, the cadet organisations offer over 2,200 young people opportunities to access life-changing...
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28 May 2020
Escape to the Country television presenter proud to be an Army Reservist
As the presenter of BBC One’s Escape to the Country, Jules Hudson is a familiar face – but what’s not so well known is his work as an Army Reservist in Wales. Away from the cameras, the TV personality is...
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28 May 2020
Promotion for sharp shooter Lisa
Squadron Leader Lisa Railton has been appointed to the post of Regional Shooting Officer for the Wales & West (W&W) Region. Lisa’s promotion follows four years as Wing Shooting Officer for No 1 Welsh Wing, Royal Air Force Air Cadets...
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21 May 2020
Commander’s Coin for excellence for Joanne
RFCA for Wales storekeeper Joanne Thomas has become the first person in Wales to receive a Commander’s Coin for excellence from the man at the helm of the country’s military support to the coronavirus pandemic. Lieutenant-General Tyrone Urch, presented his...
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20 May 2020
Inspirational 16-year-old Cadet to work on the frontline
Cadet Sergeant Aiden Daniel, 16, from Seven Sisters has made the brave decision to join the battle against coronavirus by becoming a Health Care Support Worker at the tender age of 16. The Dyfed and Glamorgan ACF Cadet used his...
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14 May 2020
Jack and Sam climb Pen y Fan – indoors
Two Welsh Cadets have been extremely active in lockdown, undertaking physical challenges for a cause that’s close to home. Sixteen-year-old Cadets Jack Beynon of 53 Wales and West Signals Squadron, (Dyfed and Glamorgan ACF) and Sam Davies of 104th Regiment...
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13 May 2020
Reservists unload a third airlift of PPE into Cardiff Wales Airport
Reservists from 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh have unloaded a third airlift of PPE into Cardiff Wales Airport. The freight, containing approximately 600,000 fluid resistant gowns and 1.2million fluid resistant surgical masks landed at Cardiff Airport from Hanghzhou, China. The Military...
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7 May 2020
Tributes paid to ‘inspirational’ Cadet Force Adult Volunteer
Tributes have been paid to an ‘inspirational’ Cadet Force Adult Volunteer who died following a crash in Swansea. Staff Sergeant Instructor Dean Workman, 46, a father-of-three who joined the Army Cadet Force four years ago, sadly died on May 1....
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6 May 2020
VE Day 75 celebrations
VE Day celebrations with a difference will take place across Wales this Friday (May 8) as people join together to mark the 75th anniversary from home. With members of the public no longer able to attend VE Day 75 events,...
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29 April 2020
Cadet Forces move into new territory during coronavirus lockdown
Although all Cadet face-to-face activity has ceased in the real world, activity in the virtual world has been stepped up – with many adult volunteers also among our nation’s key workers. The Army Cadets, the Sea Cadets and Air Cadets...
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29 April 2020
Reserve soldiers step up to support the NHS in Wales
A platoon of Reserve soldiers from 3rd Battalion The Royal Welsh have been trained on ambulance decontamination tasks as part of the COVID Response Force in Wales. This training took place at the Infantry Battle School in Brecon and was...
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22 April 2020
Demolition work to help pave the way forward completed at Kinmel Camp, North Wales
Major demolition work has been completed at Kinmel Camp in North Wales – clearing the way for a new joint training facility for Reserves and Cadets in the region. The flattening of two large World War One Spyder blocks was...
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21 April 2020
Former Commandant of Glamorgan Army Cadet Force dies
Colonel Basil Watkins DL A former Commandant of the Glamorgan Army Cadet Force, Colonel Basil Watkins, sadly passed away earlier this week. Colonel Watkins, 92, who died on Monday, April 20, had been commissioned into RA TA in 1956 and...
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15 April 2020
Distinguished Army veteran appointed as new chairman of RFCA for Wales
A distinguished Army veteran who has seen active service world-wide has been appointed as the new chairman of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA) for Wales. Brigadier Russ Wardle OBE DL, takes over the role of chairman from Captain...
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9 April 2020
Up to 3,000 Reservists called up in response to the coronavirus crisis
The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is mobilising up to 3,000 Reservists to support public services as part of the COVID Support Force. At the moment, only Reservists with specialist skills that meet specific requests for help from other government departments...
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8 April 2020
Plans underway to modernise the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association
Plans to modernise the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations (RFCAs) have been announced following a year-long review by the Ministry of Defence. Since their inception in 1908, the 13 RFCAs, including RFCA for Wales, have played a vital role in...
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24 March 2020
#Coronavirus latest
All events which RFCA for Wales was either running or involved with have been postponed or cancelled until the end of June. The pandemic, declared by the World Health Organisation is causing global disruption, with all Cadet organisations in Wales...
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19 March 2020
Coronavirus (Covid-19) update
Cadet organisations in Wales have suspended all activity with immediate effect due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic, declared by the World Health Organisation is causing global disruption, and as well as the suspension of all Cadet Force activity, events...
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19 March 2020
Cardiff law firm Hugh James pledge support to the Armed Forces community
Law firm Hugh James has joined a network of 251 Welsh employers to pledge support to the Armed Forces community. Alun Jones, managing partner of Hugh James signed the Armed Forces Covenant with Colonel Nick Lock OBE, deputy Commander of...
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18 March 2020
Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent praises Cadet Force for providing ‘safe excitement’ for young people
The Queen’s representative for the county has paid tribute to the Cadet Force organisation saying it provided exactly what teenagers of today needed. HM Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent, Brigadier Robert Aitken CBE CStJ was speaking at his annual evening awards ceremony...
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12 March 2020
‘Wales is a leader in intelligence and surveillance’ – that was the message from Sir Simon Bollom KCB, CB, FREng
Sir Simon, Chief Executive of Defence Equipment and Support, was speaking as he addressed around 130 people at the latest meeting of the Cardiff Business Club.   In a lecture given before the dinner, sponsored by the Reserves’ and Cadets’...
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11 March 2020
Royal recognition for Dyfed Cadets
‘Once a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet – always a Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet’ – that’s the message from the Queen’s representative for Dyfed. “It’s a very special, unique accolade and you should all be very proud of yourself,” said Miss Sara Edwards, Her Majesty’s...
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3 March 2020
‘Can-do’ attitude of Cadets praised by Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd
The Queen’s representative for Gwynedd has paid tribute to the can-do attitude of five members of the Armed Forces community in the county. Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd, Edmund Seymour Bailey Esq, held his annual awards ceremony at Caernarfon Army...
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25 February 2020
Four young people honoured for making a difference in their community
Four young people from the Vale of Glamorgan who are making a difference in their community have been honoured by the Queen’s representative for the area. Able Cadet Joshua Edwards, from Llantwit Major; Able Cadet Lilimai Black, from Penarth; Cadet...
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20 February 2020
Teenagers honoured by Lord-Lieutenant of Powys
Three teenagers from Powys have been honoured by being appointed as the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets for 2020 at an awards ceremony in Newtown. Cadet Colour Sergeant Sally Murton-Davies from Llandinam, Cadet Sergeant Holly Vincentelli from Machynlleth and Cadet Flight Sergeant Benjamin...
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20 February 2020
VACANCY – CADET QUARTERMASTER – DYFED & GLAMORGAN ARMY CADET FORCE (ACF)
A vacancy has arisen for a Cadet Quartermaster (Crown Servant, Pay Band D). The successful applicant will be based at the ACF HQ at The Cadet Centre, Heol West Plas, Bridgend, CF31 1PA.   The salary band currently starts at...
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20 February 2020
VACANCY –HEAD OF ESTATES
The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Wales have a vacancy for a Head of Estates based at its Head Office in Cardiff, with overall responsibility for the effective delivery of hard FM services to a variety of Reserve and...
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20 February 2020
Cardiff’s new HMS Cambria to be a crown jewel
A major milestone in the re-location of HMS Cambria to Cardiff Bay has taken a step forward with the handing over of the building to the MOD.   The keys to the almost completed brand new £11m bespoke facility for...
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18 September 2019
RAF Reservists fly in to help maintain care home
Caiff yr erthygl hon ei chyfieithu yn fuan Royal Air Force Reservists from 614 Squadron, Cardiff volunteered at the Leonard Cheshire home Danybryn in Radyr this weekend as part of the part of the Squadron’s commitment to give back to...
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13 September 2019
DELIVERING FOR WALES: RFCA FOR WALES CELEBRATES £8M LANDMARK STAGE OF ROYAL NAVY IN WALES’ ‘BEATING HEART’
Caiff yr erthygl hon ei chyfieithu yn fuan The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA) for Wales today joined the Association of British Ports (ABP) South Wales and their contractor Morgan Sindall at the new state-of-the-art training facility at Cardiff...
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27 August 2019
Stepping up to Silver: 19 Employers Rewarded for Supporting Armed Forces Community Employees
Nineteen Welsh employers have received Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) ‘Silver Awards’ from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for their support of the armed forces community. The winners include local authorities and private sector employers, ranging from micro-employers to small and...
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22 August 2019
A hundred employers awarded for supporting the Armed Forces
Today, 22 August 2019, 100 employers are being recognised by Defence Minister Ben Wallace for their outstanding support for the Armed Forces community by being awarded an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award. They will be presented with their awards on...
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2 August 2019
Annual Camp: Clwyd & Gwynedd ACF brave the downpour at Warcorp
Whilst the North West of England were bracing themselves for a night of heavy downpours, flash flooding and landslips, Clwyd & Gwynedd’s young cadets showed that they can survive in a crisis! During their 2019 Annual Summer Camp, held at...
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31 July 2019
WELSH AIRMAN HONOURED IN CEREMONY
Caiff yr erthygl hon ei chyfieithu yn fuan An airman from Ceredigion was honoured on Monday by the French community of St Martin-sur-Oreuse, 120km south of Paris. Geoffrey Edward Franklin, from Lampeter, was the Navigator onboard an RAF Lancaster bomber...
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7 July 2019
Swansea Airshow: RAF steals the show
  250,000 visitors to this weekend’s Wales Airshow in Swansea were wowed by the RAF. With aircraft displays, a parade and ground-based interactive activities, the RAF was out in force. In the air, visitors were thrilled by a nostalgic display from the Lancaster, Spitfire...
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1 July 2019
All aboard: Admiral pledges to support its employees in the Armed Forces Community
Caiff yr erthygl hon ei chyfieithu yn fuan. Just two days after Armed Forces Day (June 29 2019), one of Wales’ largest companies, Admiral, has today (1 July 2019) pledged to support its reservist employees at a special signing and...
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1 July 2019
Military veterans urged to sign up for priority NHS treatment in Wales
Caiff yr erthygl hon ei chyfieithu yn fuan ​Former members of the armed forces in Wales are being urged to ensure they let their GP know that they have served their country as they may be entitled to priority treatment. ...
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27 June 2019
Reception to recognise reservists: Setting the tone at the Senedd
Caiff yr erthygl hon ei chyfieithu yn fuan. This week has, so far, seen thousands of people and activities to give thanks to our Armed Forces and their commitment to service. Reserves Day, which took place on Wednesday 26 June...
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24 June 2019
Armed Forces Week 2019: Salute and celebrate your armed forces community for their contribution to the country
Every year, Armed Forces Week is an opportunity for the nation to appreciate and recognise the service and sacrifices undertaken by the armed forces around the world. The week is packed with national events and kicked off with a national...
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14 June 2019
Joining the Ranks: Five North Wales employers pledge their support at special ceremony
Caiff yr erthygl hon ei chyfieithu yn fuan. On Friday 14 June, the Defence Electronics & Components Agency (DECA), GAP Personnel, Allan Morris Transport, Jackson Fire, and Sealand Support Services Ltd. were the five North Wales organisations signing the Armed...
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3 June 2019
Mark Skelton
Mark Skelton 3rd February 1961 – 2nd June 2019   Today we said farewell to Captain Mark Skelton the well respected Adventurous Training Officer for Clwyd and Gwynedd ACF who recently passed away following a gallant fight with cancer.  His...
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2 June 2019
Cadets experience D-Day 75 Garden on both sides of the channel.
During a visit to the Major Generals Parade in London cadets from North Wales were took time to visit the ‘D-Day 75 Garden’ as the Chelsea Flower Show.  They were able to talk to the team involved with the garden...
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5 April 2019
‘It’s all about the service’: Deeside’s Hannaman “very proud” to sign Armed Forces Covenant
Deeside’s Material Handling company, Hannaman, has signed the Armed Forces Covenant – a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly. Hannaman’s support for the Armed Forces...
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5 April 2019
No 2 Welsh Wing names top two cadets
Congratulations are due to to Cadet Warrant Officers Jess Forde (18)  and Josh Harris (19) from Hawarden Air Cadets have been named as No 2 Welsh Wing’s Best Male and Female Cadets for 2019.   The pair came top from a...
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4 April 2019
*CLOSED * VACANCY: Purchase Ledger/Helpdesk Support Officer
A vacancy has arisen for a Purchase Ledger/Help Desk Support Officer at the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Wales (Crown Servant, Pay Band E1). The post is based in Maindy Barracks, Cardiff. The starting salary is £19,911 per annum. ...
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22 March 2019
Final Lord-Lieutenants’ awards ceremony recognises outstanding achievements in Clwyd
North Wales reserves and cadets have been rewarded for their incredible contributions to their communities by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Clwyd. HM Lord-Lieutenant of Clwyd, Henry Fetherstonhaugh Esq. OBE FRAgS, held his annual awards ceremony on 21 March in his...
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14 March 2019
Mrs Tia Jones, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Powys, holds her first Lord-Lieutenant Award Ceremony
Last night, Mrs Tia Jones, held her first awards ceremony in her role as the Queen’s representative for the area and celebrated the Reserves and Cadets achievements. Nearly 90 people attended the event at the Elephant and Castle Hotel in...
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12 March 2019
Cadets’ amazing achievements have been recognised by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd
Last night, the Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Gwynedd, Mrs Victoria Gruffudd Jones, held an awards ceremony in her role as the Queen’s representative for the area. Over 50 people attended the event at the Caernarfon Army Reserve Centre to celebrate the...
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8 March 2019
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed, Miss Sara Edwards, celebrates Cadets for their amazing contributions to their community
On Thursday 7th March, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed, Miss Sara Edwards, welcomed more than 100 people to her annual awards ceremony in the Picton Barracks in Carmarthen, in her role as the Queen’s representative for the area to celebrate the...
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4 March 2019
South Glamorgan’s Reservists and Cadets Commended for their dedication and commitment
The Queen’s representative for South Glamorgan honoured the Reserves and Cadets’ work in their local communities for their dedication and commitment, last Thursday. Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Morfudd Meredith was speaking at her annual Awards Ceremony, where she singled out...
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20 February 2019
The Lord-Lieutenant of West Glamorgan acknowledges the dedication of the Cadet and Reserve Community
Reserves and Cadets from Neath and Swansea have been recognised by the Queen’s representative for West Glamorgan. Last night, HM Lord-Lieutenant of West Glamorgan, D. Byron Lewis Esq. CVO KStJ FCA, honoured members of the Cadet and Reserve communities at...
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25 January 2019
Lord-Lieutenant pays tribute to Gwent’s thriving Reserve and Cadet community
Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Gwent, Brigadier Robert Aitken CBE CStJ, held his annual awards ceremony in his role as the Queen’s representative for the preserved county of Gwent, to celebrate the Reserves and Cadets who are making a difference in...
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18 January 2019
Reserves and Cadets celebrated by Lord-Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan’s Reserves and Cadets who are making a difference in their communities have been celebrated by Her Majesty’s representative for the area. Last night, HM Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan Peter Vaughan Esq. held the awards ceremony to recognise...
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5 December 2018
Former Cadet Achieves First International Rugby Cap
Captain William Reeve, an ex-Army Cadet Force (ACF) cadet from North Wales, has just been awarded his first international rugby cap. William is now serving as an adjutant in the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) and last month, he...
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4 December 2018
Worship Livery Company of Wales’ gives annual award to the Wales Universities Officers’ Training Corps
The Worship Livery Company of Wales (WLCoW) has given its annual award to a member of the Wales Universities Officers’ Training Corps (WUOTC). Professor Gillian Davies DL, Master of the WLCoW, attended the WUOTC’s Annual Dinner, which was held at...
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23 November 2018
Castell Howell Foods Ltd pledge support to the Armed Forces community
Castell Howell Foods Ltd has joined a network of more than 120 Welsh employers to pledge support to the Armed Forces community. Michael Davies, Director of the Carmarthenshire-based business, signed the Armed Forces Covenant with Lieutenant Colonel Marcie Madams, Commanding...
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23 November 2018
ERS Silver and Armed Forces in Wales Awards celebrate success
Outstanding achievers from across Wales have been celebrated at the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver and Armed Forces in Wales Awards. It was the fourth consecutive year the awards ceremony has been held and 260 people attended the 2018 event,...
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16 November 2018
Llandaff North Detachment officially affiliate with 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital
The Army Cadet Force’s (ACF) Llandaff North Detachment has officially affiliated with 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps. A ceremony was held on Saturday to formalise the association – the first of its kind in Wales – at...
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16 November 2018
Exercise Northern Black Maple
Welsh reservists from 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment have enjoyed and endured an eventful training experience on Exercise Northern Black Maple in the Canadian Rockies. After a busy period of activities that took them from Battle Camp in Sennybridge to...
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16 November 2018
Woody’s Lodge has new ‘farmily feel’ for Welsh veterans
Veterans in Wales now have a new social hub with a unique ‘farmily feel’ where they can receive specialist help and support. Since opening its doors in 2017, Woody’s Lodge had been based in Sully at HMS Cambria. However, the...
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13 November 2018
2018 ERS Gold Awards
Last night, four Welsh employers were presented with prestigious Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) ‘Gold Awards’ at a special ceremony. The Ministry of Defence’s awards were presented by Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, and The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson CBE MP...
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12 November 2018
How Wales remembered
As it does every year, the Armed Forces community came together last weekend to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. There was a particular poignancy to 2018 as it marked the centenary of the end of the First...
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19 October 2018
New independent report praises impact of cadet organisations
Joining the cadets offers a range of benefits to individuals and the wider community, according to a new independent report published by the University of Northampton. The research was carried out across all of the cadet organisations and the report...
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19 October 2018
Cadets encouraged to apply for Sea Kayak Expedition
Army cadets and their volunteers in Wales have the opportunity to take part in a ‘once in a lifetime’ Sea Kayak Expedition. The Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training (CCAT) will welcome cadets to the stunning location of the Sandvika Fjord,...
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19 October 2018
Exercise Cambrian Patrol underway in Mid Wales
The annual Exercise Cambrian Patrol is underway in Mid Wales. It’s known as the toughest patrolling test in the world and more than 1,000 soldiers will take part in the demanding challenge. Teams from the British Army and 37 international...
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19 October 2018
Plaque unveiled to remember last recipient of blue ribbon Victoria Cross
A plaque has been unveiled to commemorate the recipient of the last Victoria Cross to be awarded with the blue Royal Naval ribbon. More than 80 people gathered in Gilfach Goch, a small village in the Rhondda valleys, to remember...
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19 October 2018
Exercise Dragon Corsica
Adventurous training allows service personnel to enhance their everyday lives through challenging experiences, equipping them with the skills to thrive in and out of uniform. Officer Cadet Dale Warrener, a member of Wales Universities Officers’ Training Corps (WUOTC), recently embarked...
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19 October 2018
Cardigan Castle to mark First World War centenary
A ceremony will be held at Cardigan Castle to mark the centenary of the First World War. Lieutenant Colonel Manny Manfred, a member of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA) for Wales, will compère the two-hour event. It will...
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8 October 2018
What is the Armed Forces Covenant?
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly. Almost 120 employers in Wales have signed the Covenant to ensure the Armed Forces community has the...
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8 October 2018
What is the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme?
The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) recognises those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in their efforts to support the Armed Forces community. It’s the Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) prestigious badge of honour for organisations that...
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5 October 2018
RFCA for Wales welcome 130 guests to Annual Briefing
The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA) for Wales welcomed more than 130 guests to its Annual Briefing. Yesterday’s event took place at the St David’s Hotel in Cardiff Bay and marked RFCA for Wales’ 110th anniversary. The diverse audience...
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25 September 2018
2480 (Holywell) Squadron win RAF Air Cadets’ prestigious Lees Trophy
2480 (Holywell) Squadron has been awarded the prestigious Lees Trophy and confirmed as the best Royal Air Force Air Cadet (RAFAC) squadron in the United Kingdom. The recognition comes after cadets and volunteers took part in an extensive evaluation process...
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25 September 2018
Welsh RAF Air Cadet enjoys Asian ‘trip of a lifetime’
A teenager from Merthyr Tydfil has returned from an 18-day ‘trip of a lifetime’ to Asia with the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE). Cadet Warrant Officer Katie Thomas joined 35 other young people from around the world, including Switzerland, the...
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25 September 2018
Royal Navy appoint first Indian origin Honorary Lieutenant Commander
The Royal Navy has appointed the first Indian origin Honorary Lieutenant Commander. Raj Aggarwal OBE DL, a prominent businessman and public health expert, was appointed by Admiral Sir Phillip Jones KCB ADC following approval from Her Majesty The Queen. The...
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25 September 2018
Multimillion pound Royal Navy project commences in Cardiff Bay
Construction of a brand new bespoke facility for Royal Naval Reservists has officially begun in the heart of Cardiff Bay. Commodore Martin Quinn ADC FCIS FIoD held a commencement ceremony to break the first ground at the brownfield site, which...
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19 September 2018
Welsh Army Cadet Force members experience ‘amazing’ Canadian exchange
48 cadets and eight volunteers from across the United Kingdom have returned from an ‘amazing’ international exchange trip to Canada. Four courses were run in Canada by the Cadet Training Centres (CTC) at Whitehorse, Rocky Mountain and Argonaut to focus...
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19 September 2018
‘Forces in Construction’ careers event to be held in Deeside
Members of the Armed Forces community from across North Wales are being encouraged to attend the uniquely themed ‘Forces in Construction’ event. The event will provide valuable guidance, information and genuine career opportunities for past and present members of the...
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19 September 2018
Ceremony celebrates Cardiff and Vale College’s affiliation with 157 Regiment RLC
A ceremony has been held to celebrate Cardiff and Vale College’s affiliation with 157 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps (RLC). Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) have joined the Cadet Expansion Programme and their Combined Cadet Force (CCF) unit is aiming to...
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19 September 2018
Exercise Dragon Feet: Reservists test themselves in stunning Snowdonia
30 Welsh reservists have put their navigation skills to the test while on Exercise Dragon Feet in the stunning Snowdonia National Park. Reservists came together to navigate a 12-mile circuit in the Corris Valley by foot. They completed four manned...
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3 September 2018
Welsh reservist receives medal in mid-air for service
Bydd cyfieithiad o’r erthygl hon ar gael yn fuan. A reservist from Wales has had an unrivalled opportunity to return to skydiving after a 14-year break. Second Warrant Officer Andrew Briscoe, 52, has been a reservist with 160 Field Company...
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3 September 2018
Army Cadet Force in Wales celebrates historic commission at Cardiff Castle
Caiff yr erthygl hon ei chyfieithu yn fuan The Cadet Force Commission was celebrated by more than 100 members of the community at the weekend. The Army Cadet Force (ACF) in Wales held a black tie dinner at Cardiff Castle...
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29 August 2018
Welsh employers awarded silver for supporting the armed forces
19 Welsh employers have received Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) ‘Silver Awards’ from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) for their support of the armed forces community. The winners include local authorities and private sector employers, ranging from micro-employers to small and...
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23 August 2018
Ceremony held in Cardiff for final leg of Round Britain Challenge
12 injured service personnel and 24 cadets are about to board the Lord Nelson ship for the fourth and final leg of the Lord Dannatt Round Britain Challenge. The ship arrived in Cardiff Bay yesterday after sailing from Belfast. Earlier...
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20 August 2018
Cardiff teen to call time on glittering cadet career with special sail
A Cardiff teenager will call time on a glittering cadet career by sailing from his hometown to London and in the company of royal newlyweds, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. 17-year-old Bradley Cartwright, from Llandaff, will sail aboard the Lord...
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20 August 2018
220 cadets spend summer holidays embracing outdoor training on annual camp
Caiff yr erthygl hon ei chyfieithu yn fuan 220 young people from across Gwent and Powys have packed their bags with kit and embraced the outdoors to spend their summer holidays building teamwork and leadership skills. Members of Gwent and...
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16 August 2018
Cardiff Sea Cadets embark on sailing adventure to Holland
11 adventurous Sea Cadets from Cardiff have recently returned from an exciting voyage, where they spent six days honing their seamanship skills and sailing to Holland. The cadets, who are all members of Cardiff Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), set sail...
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16 August 2018
North Wales cadet sets sights and sails on “opportunity of a lifetime”
A North Wales teenager is looking forward to “an opportunity of a life time” when she sets sail from Cardiff to London. Next week, Cadet Corporal Rhian Tyne from Pwllheli will be on board the Lord Nelson ship as it...
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15 August 2018
Newtown cadets receive honours for their life-saving first aid actions
Three Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) from Newtown have received a Commandant’s Commendation, the highest honour of its type, for their actions in dealing with separate incidents that required life-saving first aid. Barnaby Jones-Evans, Henry Barnes and Josh Vaughan...
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14 August 2018
URNU: Not your average university society
Joining university societies as a student can open up all kinds of doors for you. They can offer you everything from trips, new friendships and a taste of what you might want to do once you finish your degree. But...
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10 August 2018
Pontyclun air cadets awarded Marshall Trophy
2077 (Pontyclun) Royal Air Force Air Cadet (RAFAC) Squadron has won the 2018 Marshall Trophy. The trophy is awarded by Commandant Air Cadets, Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty, to the squadron that has been most successful in achieving consistent and sustained...
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9 August 2018
Lord Dannatt Round Britain Challenge begins
The Lord Dannatt Round Britain Challenge has begun and will host 48 injured Service personnel and 96 cadets over its 40 day duration. The voyage will sail from Edinburgh to Belfast and then on to Cardiff, before it finally completes...
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8 August 2018
100 North Wales teens enjoy special outdoor experience at annual camp
Over 100 teenagers from across North Wales have enjoyed a special outdoor experience with a week of challenging fieldcraft activities. Members of Clwyd and Gwynedd Army Cadet Force (ACF) travelled to Wretham Camp in Norfolk for their annual camp and...
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3 August 2018
50 employers awarded gold for supporting the armed forces
Britain’s top supporters of the Armed Forces have been revealed with a record number of businesses, charities and public sector bodies winning awards. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) has today announced Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) ‘Gold Awards’ for 50 businesses...
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27 July 2018
Veterans’ Gateway records over 10,000 enquiries as it celebrates its first year in service
Veterans’ Gateway, the 24-hour service that helps former service men and women to navigate their new lives as civilians, has recorded over 10,000 enquiries and 183,420 website users since its launch a year ago. Designed to offer a one stop...
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27 July 2018
Clwyd & Gwynedd Corps of Drums strike a chord in Gibraltar
10 members of the Clwyd & Gwynedd Army Cadet Force (ACF) Corps of Drums have recently returned from a special trip to Gibraltar, where they joined select groups from Cadet Force Music for the Cadet Force Bands overseas tour. The...
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26 July 2018
Wales meets the military at the Royal Welsh Show
The Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force (RAF) have spent the week meeting members of the public at the Royal Welsh Show, the hugely popular four day event that will come to a close this evening. Tri-Service representatives...
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26 July 2018
Welsh air cadets complete “phenomenal” Vierdaagse challenge in Nijmegen, Holland
Cadets from Number 1 Welsh Wing Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) have just completed Nijmegen Vierdaagse, the largest multiple day marching event in the world. The Nijmegen Vierdaagse is an annual road marching challenge, which sees tens of thousands...
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25 July 2018
Welsh cadets embark together on Operation Aberhout Cent 2018
Tri-service cadets from North Wales have just returned from a commemorative visit to France and Belgium. Army cadets from Llandudno, Conwy and Colwyn Bay detachments joined sea cadets from TS Aberconwy and TS Rhyl, and air cadets from 418 (Aberconwy)...
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24 July 2018
Penarth Sea Cadets hold annual commemoration evening
Penarth Sea Cadets, TS Glamorgan, recently held their annual commemoration evening to commemorate the day when an Exocet missile hit HMS Glamorgan during the Falklands conflict. The evening, which was held last month, included several special presentations from important local...
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20 July 2018
Welsh Sea Cadet Corps volunteer rewarded for long service
A volunteer has been rewarded for his long service and contribution to the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) in Wales. Lieutenant Commander Peter Killick (SCC) RNR, 64, has received the fourth clasp to the Cadet Force Medal following 39 years of...
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19 July 2018
Army Cadets Complete NSPCC Snowdon Moonlight Challenge
29 cadets from Dyfed & Glamorgan and Gwent & Powys Army Cadet Force (ACF) have completed the Snowdon Moonlight Challenge – an attempt to scale Wales’ highest peak under the cover of darkness to raise money for charity. The Honorary...
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18 July 2018
Cadet Expansion Programme approves two Welsh colleges
The latest approval round of the Cadet Expansion Programme has seen two Welsh colleges approved. The decision will see Combined Cadet Force (CCF) units open at Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) and Llandarcy Academy of Sport. Credit: Combined Cadet Force...
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17 July 2018
Employers and veterans kick to connect communities at football tournament in Merthyr
The World Cup hasn’t been the only football event to take place this summer as a tournament was held to connect veterans and employers. Earlier this month, a six-team series of matches was organised by Dai Rees and invited teams...
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30 June 2018
Machynlleth army cadet praised for quick thinking first aid assistance
A teenage army cadet from Machynlleth has been praised for her quick thinking reactions to help casualties in a serious high speed collision. Holly Vincentelli used the first aid skills she’s learned with the Machynlleth Detachment of Gwent and Powys...
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28 June 2018
New build development for reserves and cadets receives support from AM
A significant investment in facilities for reserves and cadets in North Wales has received support from Darren Millar AM. The development at Kinmel Camp, Bodelwyddan, near Rhyl, will provide new offices, stores and a briefing room for 203 (Welsh) Field...
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28 June 2018
Welsh air cadet takes top prize at CVQO Westminster Award ceremony at House of Lords
Alex Anderson from 1367 (Caerleon) Squadron has been named the CVQO Westminster Award winner 2018. The Royal Air Force (RAF) Air Cadet was presented with the award at a special ceremony at the House of Lords in London and will...
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28 June 2018
HM Lord-Lieutenant officially opens No 415 Squadron as Merthyr cadets name new building after local WW1 hero
Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Mid Glamorgan has officially opened the new building that will house No 415 (Merthyr Tydfil) Squadron Royal Air Force (RAF) Air Cadets. Last night, Dame Kate Thomas DCVO attended a special ceremony, where the squadron named...
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27 June 2018
Student serves up success with Army Reserve service
A second year college student from Newport has found the recipe for successful studies by becoming a chef with the Army Reserve. When not in full-time education, Camilla Olsen has used her spare hours to boost her CV and learn...
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27 June 2018
Pencoed powerlifter advises athletes to spot opportunities as armed forces reservists
An army champion weightlifter from Pencoed has called on more sports enthusiasts to follow suit and join the reserves to reach their athletic potential. As a reservist with the 211 Battery of 104th Regiment Royal Artillery, Natalie O’Shea has won...
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27 June 2018
Aberystwyth airman thankful for support in achieving lifetime ambition
An Aberystwyth man has thanked the National Library of Wales for their support of his lifelong ambition, a role in the Armed Forces. Daniel Owen Field spends his days as their Head of Software Development and in his extra time,...
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27 June 2018
Ford supports machine foreman as country celebrates Reserves Day
Machine foreman Lee Phillips knows more than most about the importance of being all present and correct. Outside his working life at Ford on Sigma head machining, Lee is serving with the Army Reserve, who fulfill an essential role in...
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27 June 2018
Pharmacy technician wears uniform to work to celebrate Reserves Day
A pharmacy technician at Neville Hall Hospital is wearing his army uniform to work today as the country celebrates the role of reservists in the Armed Forces. Jarad Seale’s time in the Army Reserve has taken him from Abergavenny to...
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27 June 2018
RCT reservist to hold coffee morning to mark national celebrations
An army reservist employed by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council will hold coffee morning to talk about her journey from Abercynon to Afghanistan. Karen Spencer-Jenkins is using today’s event to talk to colleagues and mark Reserves Day, a nationwide...
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27 June 2018
Reservist proud of Llandudno as town he polices welcomes armed forces community
An army reservist who works as a police officer in Llandudno is proud to see the town open its arms to welcome past and present service personnel this week. Adam Sergeant, a Detachment Commander with the Wales Universities’ Officer Training...
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27 June 2018
NHS analyst credits Army Reserve specialist service for civilian success
Today, a senior NHS analyst from Cardiff will join thousands of part-time service personnel taking special steps to mark Reserves Day in the workplace. Dhilushka Maheswaran works for the NHS Wales Informatics Service by day but away from his office...
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27 June 2018
Rhondda teacher praises lessons learned as a reservist
An army officer from the Rhondda has praised the lessons he’s learned as a reservist and the impact it has had on his teaching career. Jordon Nathaniel Owen has been a member of 157 (Welsh) Regiment Royal Logistic Corps for...
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14 June 2018
Winning cadets presented with awards at Welsh Assembly RAF centenary celebrations
Royal Air Force (RAF) Air Cadets from Pembrokeshire delivered a presentation and received awards at an event held at the Senedd yesterday. In April, 948 (Haverfordwest and City of St Davids) Squadron were announced the winners of the ‘Wales Air...
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6 June 2018
Welsh cadets visit London to Witness the Major General’s Review
Cadets and volunteers from A Company (The Royal Welsh) Dyfed & Glamorgan Army Cadet Force (ACF) have recently returned from an exciting trip to London, where they attended the Major General’s Review of the First Battalion Coldstream Guards’ Trooping of...
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4 June 2018
#VolunteersWeek: Cadet Force Adult Volunteers help change lives for the better
4-10 June 2018 marks Volunteers’ Week – an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the valuable time that people contribute to further good causes across the world. In Wales, the cadet organisations offer over 2,200 young people opportunities to access life-changing...
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2 June 2018
Cadets experience special STEM themed event
Over 50 Welsh cadets spent their Saturday in a special sailing setting. A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) themed session was held at the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Alexandra Dock, Cardiff Bay. The Wales-wide group of teenagers included...
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2 June 2018
The Queen’s Coronation marked with gun salute at iconic Welsh location
A gun salute has been held in Cardiff Bay to mark the 65th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation. Reservists from 104 Regiment Royal Artillery fired the gun salute outside the iconic Pierhead Building. Members of the public...
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2 June 2018
Military Festival of Music wows crowds in Cardiff
Earlier today, visitors to Cardiff Bay were treated to excellent entertainment from the Military Festival of Music. The annual outdoor event, which features some of the military’s finest bands, culminated at the Oval Basin opposite the Wales Millennium Centre. The...
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26 May 2018
Cadet community invited to witness royal wedding
Cadets and volunteers from all corners of Wales received the experience of a lifetime at the recent royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Representatives from the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), Army Cadet Force (ACF) and Royal Air Force...
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25 May 2018
Army Cadet Force volunteers on 1000 mile cycle challenge across Britain cheered through Wales
Last week, army cadets from Brecon Detachment welcomed two Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAV) to 160th Infantry Brigade and HQ Wales as the pair were undertaking a mammoth fundraising expedition across Britain. Major Richard Walton and Colonel Terry Hayter, who...
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25 May 2018
Find us at the Vale of Glamorgan’s Armed Forces Day
The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA) for Wales will attend the Vale of Glamorgan Council Armed Forces Day Festival and Parade this summer. On Saturday 9 June 2018, RFCA for Wales will hold a stall in the military village...
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17 May 2018
​Exercise Dragon Capel 18: a week of adventure for Welsh reservists
Reservists from 203 (Welsh) Field Hospital have recently returned from a five day annual camp based at Capel Curig training camp in the heart of the mountains of Snowdonia. The aim of the adventurous training Exercise was to push participants...
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17 May 2018
Royal recognition for Llanelli cadet
A teenage cadet from Llanelli has received royal recognition of her achievements. 17-year-old Courtney Jones has been appointed to the prestigious role of Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet by Her Majesty’s representative for the county. Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed Miss Sara Edwards...
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20 April 2018
RFCA for Wales appoint new President
The Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association (RFCA) for Wales has appointed a new President. Dame Shân Legge-Bourke DCVO, who held the role of President of RFCA for Wales for the last five years, handed over to HM Lord-Lieutenant of West...
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