South West Reservist and Cadet News - November 2013
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South West Lord-Lieutenant's Awards 2013

Wessex RFCA has hosted seven Lord-Lieutenants Award Ceremonies over the last month, which see deserving members of the Reserve Forces and dedicated young Cadets across the South West honoured for their hard work and dedication.

A selection of our Lord-Lieutenants media articles will be detailed in this newsletter, however you can view all of our Lord-Lieutenant's news here and all of our photos here

Reservist who fought on despite injury honoured by Devon's Lord-Lieutenant

A Plymouth Territorial Army (TA) soldier who fought on in Afghanistan, despite being wounded in an explosion, has been honoured by the Lord-Lieutenant for Devon, Sir Eric Dancer. Click here for more.

Disabled Chard Reservist and charity man receives Lord-Lieutenant's Award

A disabled Reservist from South Somerset received a top award from Lord-Lieutenant Lady Gass for his service to the Territorial Army and his numerous fundraising ventures for charity, including a skydive for SSAFA. Click here for more.

TA Engineers train with top equipment in Wiltshire

TA soldiers from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) have been receiving hands on training with millions of pounds worth of  vehicles and equipment on Salisbury Plain. Click here for more.

Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol honours Royal Marines Reservist

A Bristol Royal Marines Reservist who has dedicated 25 years of his life to the ‘Green Beret’ has been honoured by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol, Mary Prior MBE JP. Click here to read more.

Gloucestershire's Lord-Lieutenant appoints her Cadets

Gloucestershire hosted as many as 40 royal visits in the last year, making Dame Janet Trotter DBE one of the busiest Lord-Lieutenants in the region – if not the country... click here to read more.

Sir Eric Dancer Knighted by the Queen

We are delighted to announce that The Queen has appointed the Lord-Lieutenant of Devon a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order who becomes Sir Eric Dancer KCVO CBE JP. Click here to visit the Lord-Lieutenant of Devon's website.

New Leadership at Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry Squadron

Territorial Army soldiers with The Royal Wessex Yeomanry at Old Sarum TA Centre near Salisbury have a new leader to guide their Squadron’s expansion; he is major Richard Morgan... Click here to read more.

Picture Galleries

Click on the images below to view this month's featured image galleries


News Items
  • Lord-Lieutenant's Awards 2013
  • Reservist who fought on despite injury honoured
  • Disabled Chard Reservist receives award
  • TA Engineers train with top equipment in Wiltshire
  • Royal Marines Reservist honoured
  • Gloucestershire's Lord-LIeutenant appoints her Cadets
  • New leadership at Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry
  • Sir Eric Dancer Knighted by the Queen
  • Featured image galleries for November
About Us

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.


Do you need a venue for a meeting or special occasion? We can help! Alternative Venues Wessex has a wide range of  properties available to rent across the South West. Click here to find out more.

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Lord-Lieutenants' Awards 2013

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Wessex Fundraiser

ACF Instructor and Wessex RFCA employee Captain Jon Beake has recently secured a place running in the London Marathon 2014 raising funds for the Royal British Legion. Click here to support Jon by donating.

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