South West Reservist and Cadet News - March 2014
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Army Reserve Signallers play key role in floods response

Army Reserve Signallers from Bristol have been playing a vital communications role in support of the multi-agency response to the floods crisis in the South West of England. Click here to read more.

Somerset Army Cadets earn qualifications on wet and windy Mendips training weekend

Over 100 Army Cadets from across Somerset faced the elements earlier in February as they attended a  training course on top of the wet and windy Mendip hills. Read more.

Bristol Royal Naval Reservist graduates

A Bristol Royal Naval Reservist has completed a unique ten week course at the Britannia Royal Naval College which gave her the opportunity to train alongside Royal Navy regulars. Read more.

West Somerset Army Cadet  Platoons face closure

Following Wessex RFCA's appeal for Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, three people have stepped forward and applied for positions. However if Minehead and Doniford Platoons are to thrive they need more Adult Instructors. Click here to find out more.

Local Cadets proud to wear new uniform

Cadets from across Cornwall gathered at RAF St Magwan earlier in February and many were proud to receive their brand new Army Cadet uniform for the first time. Click here to read more.

Gloucestshire Cadets defeat British Army Soldiers in Tug of War Championships

Gloucestershire Cadets were brimming with pride as they came out on top against British soldiers earlier in 2014 at the Army Indoor Tug of War Championships in Aldershot. Read more.

Army Reservists impress Bristol's top employers

As seen in the Bristol Business Press.
Army Reserve units in Bristol joined forces earlier this year to present their specialist skills to employers from a wide range of businesses and public sector organisations. Click here to read more.

Picture Galleries

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News Items
  • Reserve Signallers tackle floods
  • Cadets train on wet and windy Mendips
  • Bristol Royal Naval Reservist graduates
  • West Somerset Platoons face closure
  • Local Cadets proudly wear new uniform
  • Cadets defeat British Army Soldiers in Tug of War
  • Reservists impress Bristol's top employers
  • Featured image galleries for March
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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, Army Reserve, The Royal Marines Reserve and the Royal Air Force Reserve Find out more here.


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