South West Reserves and Cadets News - December 2013
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Reservists take aim in Dorset

As their colleagues were making their way to work through the morning rush hour, 40 men from across the South West were preparing to climb on board state of the art Armoured Fighting Vehicles. Click here for more.

Duke of Edinburgh presents award to ACF Stalwart Scott Bunker

Scott Bunker, aged 46, has received a Colonel-in-Chief’s Commendation following an impressive 33 years of service to Somerset’s Army Cadet Force (ACF), from the Duke of Edinburgh at a special London ceremony last month. Read more.

New responsibility proposed for RFCAs

The Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, has agreed to make it a statutory requirement for Government to receive an annual update from the 13 RFCAS. Click here to read more.

Jessica keeps Bristol Reservists on their toes

The tough, experienced Bristol-based infantry Reservists of 6 RIFLES are used to being given a hard time by physical training instructor Jessica Pike during their regular fitness sessions. Click here for more.

Historic Remebrance Salute by local Reservists

The guns of 266 (Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery) Battery, Royal Artillery, were fired for the last time on Sunday, marking the end of the traditional two minutes’ silence at Bristol’s 2013 Remembrance parade. Click here to read more.

War veteran's pride for Reservist grandson 

A disabled local war veteran has spoken of his pride on Remembrance Sunday after his Reservist grandson pushed him to the London Cenotaph as part of the 2013 London Remembrance Parade. Read more here.

Cadet concert expected to raise over £3k

A concert held by Somerset soldiers and Cadets in aid of Care for Casualties is expected to have raised in excess of £3000 for charity. The Taunton concert featured the band of 6th Battalion the Rifles, click here to read more.

Picture Galleries

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News Items
  • Reservists take aim in Dorset
  • Duke of Edinburgh presents award to ACF stalwart
  • New responsibility proposed for RFCAs
  • Jessica keeps Reservists on their toes
  • Historic Remembrance Salute by Reservists
  • War veteran's pride for Reservist grandson
  • Cadet concert expected to raise over £3k
  • Featured image galleries for December
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Wessex RFCA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting Reservists and Cadets across the South West of England. The RFCA is also required to assist the Defence Council and all three services at any level.Click here to find out more about the RFCA.
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Reservists come from all backgrounds, regions and jobs and get paid to train in their spare time. The Reserves cover all three services - The Royal Naval Reserve, The Territorial Army (soon to become the Army Reserve), The Royal Marines Reserve and the Royal Air Force Reserve Find out more here.


The UK Cadet movement is one of the most successful youth organisationsin the world and has been running for over 150 years. Cadets have the chance develop new skills and qualities needed to ensure they become the next generation of responsible citizens. Find out more here.


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