Archives: January 2019

Army recruiting process too long says National Audit Office

Capita was awarded a £495M contract for Army recruiting in 2012 but the British Army has not recruited the number of soldiers it requires in any year...

short guide to the MOD
A short guide to the Ministry of Defence

The NAO Short guide to the Ministry of Defence is designed to provide a quick and accessible overview of the Department to assist House of Commons Sel...

3MI parade in cambridge
A good year for Cambridge’s Military Intelligence Reservists

Reservists of 32 Military Intelligence Company, 3 Military Intelligence Battalion (3MI), based at Coldhams Lane Army Reserves Centre in Cambridge had ...

Suffolk CCF win royal navy field gun competition 2012
29 new CCF units in East Anglia

In East Anglia, our dedicated School Cadet Expansion Officer has helped 29 schools set up a Combined Cadet Force (CCF) unit or Sea Cadet unit under th...

Future Reserves Research programme Cover photo
“Those circles would not join”

“Those circles would not join,” says Army Reservist Samuel, a participant in the study carried out by Future Reserves Research Programme&n...

Deyton Bell sign AFC
Deyton Bell become first East Anglian company to sign the Armed Forces Covenant during 2019

On Thursday 17th January, Deyton Bell, the Cambridge based economic and commercial development specialists, signed the Armed Forces Covenant at a cere...

New Armed Forces Covenant Grant for Veterans’ Community Centres

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund (AFC) Trust has launched a £3M funding programme to fund renovations and improvements to veterans’ community centres...

Colchester Sea cadets get £5,100
Colchester Sea Cadets win grant from Newsquest Media Group

£5,100 has been awarded to the Colchester Sea Cadets to refurbish their training ship, thanks to Newsquest Media Group, which owns the Gazette.C...

Cadets at hitchin stone laying
WWI Hero honoured in Hitchin

A commemorative stone was laid in memory of 2nd Lt Young, Hitchin’s only Victoria Cross recipient, at the memorial outside St Marys church.Hitchin A...