Archives: January 2021

SSI Mitchell walking with friends from 1 Company Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Army Cadet Force for Walking home for Christmas campaign
Army Cadets from Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire raise thousands for Walking with the Wounded

Cadets and instructors from Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Army Cadet Force walked over 300km to raise vital funds for Walking With The Wounded.Bedf...

Ministry of Defence publishes guidance on the mobilisation of Reserves to support Manchester Authorities in delivering asymptomatic community testing

The Ministry of Defence has published information for employers of reservists and reservists about their role delivering asymptomatic community testin...

View of the front of the Ministry of Defence main building in London
New Year Honours 2021 recognise the contribution of Armed Forces personnel during the pandemic

109 members of the Armed Forces were recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in the New Year Honours 2021 for their contribution during the pandemic. ...

Festive card design winner of Hertfordshire Heroes competition
2,000 Hertfordshire primary school pupils design a festive card for Armed Forces personnel

The Hertfordshire Armed Forces Covenant Board received over 2,000 festive card designs for their Hertfordshire Heroes Christmas Competition this year!...

Rob Simpkins walking in the hills
An Army Cadet in 1979 becomes Deputy Commandant of Suffolk ACF 40 years later

Lt Col Rob Simpkin is appointed Deputy Commandant of Suffolk Army Cadet Force (ACF), 40 years after first joining the Suffolk ACF as a boy. Rob j...

Reservist Private Lionetti with the Poppy Appeal collection boxes he retrieved from the thief
Reservist from Bedford chases down Poppy Appeal thief

A Bedford Army Reservist leapt into action to chase a thief who fled through the town clutching two Poppy Day charity collection boxes on Remembrance ...

Bedfordshire Lord-Lieutenant's cadets zoom call
Seven new Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets appointed in Bedfordshire

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, Helen Nellis, appointed seven cadets from uniformed youth organisations for 2020/2021 at a ceremony held virtually...

Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Suffolk with recipients of the awards
Suffolk Lieutenancy issues Certificates of Merit for outstanding contribution during lockdown

Deputy Lieutenant Anthony Fairbanks Weston presented a Certificate of Merit on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant for Suffolk, the Countess of Euston, to t...

Zoom Call of Lord Lieutenant awards
Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire praises Hertfordshire’s cadets and adult volunteers

The Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Mr Robert Voss CBE used the virtual world to present to, and praise both cadets and adult volunteers from the Se...