South West Reservist and Cadet News - December 2015
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Sport inspires signaller Anna in the Army Reserve

Bath’s Anna Burgoyne is enjoying a busy sporting schedule with the Army.  Signaller Burgoyne is a Reservist with 39th Signal Regiment, based at the Army Reserve Centre in Upper Bristol Road, Bath.

She plays as a striker for the Signal Corps women’s football team and has also appeared five times for the Army, earning selection for the winning Inter-Services squad. And the 28-year-old striker is likely to be a key figure in the new Army Reserve women’s team.

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6 Rifles officially opens Barnstaple base

THE flag of 6 Rifles is flying high over Barnstaple after the regiment officially opened its new reserve centre in the town.

The group has established itself alongside the Royal Wessex Yeomanry on Belle Meadow Road where it is

looking to train a reserve platoon of 32 men.  Although 6 Rifles initially moved into the base in April, a flag raising ceremony took place yesterday to officially welcome the battalion.  Read more.

Atkins awarded gold for support to the Armed Forces

Design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins has today been recognised for its commitment to the Armed Forces community with a coveted Gold Defence Employer Recognition Scheme award.

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme awards were launched last year by the Prime Minister and include Bronze, Silver and Gold tiers. The Gold award is a badge of honour for outstanding employers and is reserved for those who become advocates for support and commitment to Defence personnel.  Read more.

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The Sea Cadets November newsletter is now available.  For news about the Sea Cadets throughout the country click here.

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About Wessex RFCA

The Wessex Reserve Forces' & Cadets' Association is an independent, non-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting the 3000 tri-service Reservists and 14,000 Cadets across the South West of England.

The RFCA is also required to assist the Defence Council and all three services at any level. 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, Army Reserve, The Royal Marines Reserve and the Royal Air Force Reserve. Find out more.


The aim of the UK cadet forces are to contribute to the development of young people. Cadets have the chance develop new skills and qualities needed to ensure they become the next generation of responsible citizens. Find out more.

Alternative Venues

Alternative Venues Wessex has a range of interesting buildings available to rent across the South West - from fully equipped Cadet and Territorial Army Centres to beautiful listed buildings dating back hundreds of years. Find out more.

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