RFCA Yorkshire and The Humber

RFCA Yorkshire and The Humber Promoting the well-being and interests of the Reserves and Cadets in Yorkshire and The Humber The Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association (RFCA) for Yorkshire & The Humber is an independent, community-based organisation with the responsibility of advising and assisting the Defence Council on issues concerning the 2,970 reservists and more than 8,000 cadets in the region.
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With its headquarters in York, the RFCA helps to promote and support the Reserve Forces and Cadets across the region, and by harnessing the extensive knowledge and experience of its membership, works to build relationships and increase understanding between military and civilian communities.

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Meet the man whose job is to make sure Yorkshire‘s reserve infantry soldiers are fighting fit.Glenn Bloomer is a warrant...
05/07/2021

Meet the man whose job is to make sure Yorkshire‘s reserve infantry soldiers are fighting fit.

Glenn Bloomer is a warrant officer with the Royal Army Physical Training Corps and he and his team of physical training instructors are responsible for helping troops from 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment keep in shape.

“Infantry soldiers have to reach the highest physical fitness standards in the British Army,” said Glenn, an ex regular who now combines serving as a reserve with a civilian career as a mountaineering instructor and guide.

“Our reserves don’t have to be super fit when they join up but they have to show they have a positive attitude and commitment towards improving their fitness in order for them to pass the new role-specific Physical Employment Standards that have been introduced.

“These new standards are exactly the same for regular and reserve infantry soldiers. For reserves, that means a lot of independent training as well as regular training with their units, with individual input from myself or one of my team.”

Some 60 soldiers from 4YORKS will be heading to Catterick later this month (17th July) to take the new fitness test.

“As well as the weight-carrying tasks which see soldiers carrying 40kg for four kilometres, there are also six tasks which are designed to represent the sort of demands that an infanteer would face in the field,” said Glenn.

“None of the tasks taken in isolation are particularly easy but taken in sequence they present a significant challenge especially for soldiers who have to fit training in around their civilian roles. But it’s one that is fully achievable with the appropriate physical training preparation.”

Meet the man whose job is to make sure Yorkshire‘s reserve infantry soldiers are fighting fit.

Glenn Bloomer is a warrant officer with the Royal Army Physical Training Corps and he and his team of physical training instructors are responsible for helping troops from 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment keep in shape.

“Infantry soldiers have to reach the highest physical fitness standards in the British Army,” said Glenn, an ex regular who now combines serving as a reserve with a civilian career as a mountaineering instructor and guide.

“Our reserves don’t have to be super fit when they join up but they have to show they have a positive attitude and commitment towards improving their fitness in order for them to pass the new role-specific Physical Employment Standards that have been introduced.

“These new standards are exactly the same for regular and reserve infantry soldiers. For reserves, that means a lot of independent training as well as regular training with their units, with individual input from myself or one of my team.”

Some 60 soldiers from 4YORKS will be heading to Catterick later this month (17th July) to take the new fitness test.

“As well as the weight-carrying tasks which see soldiers carrying 40kg for four kilometres, there are also six tasks which are designed to represent the sort of demands that an infanteer would face in the field,” said Glenn.

“None of the tasks taken in isolation are particularly easy but taken in sequence they present a significant challenge especially for soldiers who have to fit training in around their civilian roles. But it’s one that is fully achievable with the appropriate physical training preparation.”

23/06/2021

It's Reserves Day!
This is a chance to recognise the contribution of the UK's reservists and #SaluteOurForces

Although some events may be cancelled, there's still ways to get involved in #ReservesDay2021 ⬇️
http://ow.ly/6LUa50FgtB2

The countdown is on until #ArmedForcesWeek 2021!This is a chance for the nation to celebrate our armed forces and the ro...
17/06/2021

The countdown is on until #ArmedForcesWeek 2021!
This is a chance for the nation to celebrate our armed forces and the role they play in the community and overseas.

Although some events may be cancelled there are still ways to #ShowYourSupport ⬇️
http://ow.ly/XuSQ50FclEn

The countdown is on until #ArmedForcesWeek 2021!
This is a chance for the nation to celebrate our armed forces and the role they play in the community and overseas.

Although some events may be cancelled there are still ways to #ShowYourSupport ⬇️
http://ow.ly/XuSQ50FclEn

**NEW JOB VACANCY** We're looking for a Schools Cadet Expansion Officer at our office in #York.  This is a Crown Servant...
17/06/2021

**NEW JOB VACANCY**
We're looking for a Schools Cadet Expansion Officer at our office in #York. This is a Crown Servant Grade C2 full-time position at a salary of £33,000pa (Fixed Term contract until 31st March 2024) reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive.

The next phase of the Cadet Expansion Programme is underway and we are seeking a high calibre candidate to deliver on the expansion targets that have been set for an increase in cadet units in state schools.

Click for further information and how to apply ⬇️
http://ow.ly/eg4x50FbCtg

**NEW JOB VACANCY**
We're looking for a Schools Cadet Expansion Officer at our office in #York. This is a Crown Servant Grade C2 full-time position at a salary of £33,000pa (Fixed Term contract until 31st March 2024) reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive.

The next phase of the Cadet Expansion Programme is underway and we are seeking a high calibre candidate to deliver on the expansion targets that have been set for an increase in cadet units in state schools.

Click for further information and how to apply ⬇️
http://ow.ly/eg4x50FbCtg

**NEW JOB VACANCY** We're looking for a Personal Assistant/Admin Officer to join our busy team in #York. This is a Crown...
16/06/2021

**NEW JOB VACANCY**

We're looking for a Personal Assistant/Admin Officer to join our busy team in #York. This is a Crown Servant Grade E1 full-time position at a salary of £20,919pa, reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive.

The main responsibilities of the role are to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Chief Executive and Chairman along with administrative support to the Deputy Chief Executive in his role as the lead for Youth and Cadets.

Click for further information and how to apply ⬇️
http://ow.ly/jYix50Fbr5M

**NEW JOB VACANCY**

We're looking for a Personal Assistant/Admin Officer to join our busy team in #York. This is a Crown Servant Grade E1 full-time position at a salary of £20,919pa, reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive.

The main responsibilities of the role are to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Chief Executive and Chairman along with administrative support to the Deputy Chief Executive in his role as the lead for Youth and Cadets.

Click for further information and how to apply ⬇️
http://ow.ly/jYix50Fbr5M

**NEW JOB VACANCY** We're looking for a Compliance Officer to join our team in #York. This is a Crown Servant Grade C2 f...
04/06/2021

**NEW JOB VACANCY**

We're looking for a Compliance Officer to join our team in #York.
This is a Crown Servant Grade C2 full-time position at a salary of £33,000 PA and reporting to the Head of Estates.

The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for all compliance aspects of the RFCA YH estate and will deliver support, advice and guidance on all safety, health, environmental, fire and compliance matters. In addition they will provide soft facilities management across the RFCA YH estate.

Click for further information and how to apply ⬇️
http://ow.ly/NXGc50F2Oc4

**NEW JOB VACANCY**

We're looking for a Compliance Officer to join our team in #York.
This is a Crown Servant Grade C2 full-time position at a salary of £33,000 PA and reporting to the Head of Estates.

The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for all compliance aspects of the RFCA YH estate and will deliver support, advice and guidance on all safety, health, environmental, fire and compliance matters. In addition they will provide soft facilities management across the RFCA YH estate.

Click for further information and how to apply ⬇️
http://ow.ly/NXGc50F2Oc4

Not long to go until we celebrate #ReservesDay on 23rd June and #ArmedForcesDay on 26th June. This is a chance to celebr...
02/06/2021

Not long to go until we celebrate #ReservesDay on 23rd June and #ArmedForcesDay on 26th June.

This is a chance to celebrate our armed forces and the role they play protecting the UK both at home & overseas.

Find out how you can get involved ⬇️
http://ow.ly/rNzE50F14wr

Not long to go until we celebrate #ReservesDay on 23rd June and #ArmedForcesDay on 26th June.

This is a chance to celebrate our armed forces and the role they play protecting the UK both at home & overseas.

Find out how you can get involved ⬇️
http://ow.ly/rNzE50F14wr

An independent report into the UK cadet forces highlights the positive impacts on young peoples’ development, adult volu...
27/05/2021

An independent report into the UK cadet forces highlights the positive impacts on young peoples’ development, adult volunteers and wider society.

The four-year study, conducted by the University of Northampton, found that participation in the cadet programmes led to greatly improved communication and leadership skills. Personal resilience, confidence and an ability to work effectively with a diverse range of people were also recognised as attributes of cadets and adult volunteers.

Life-changing opportunities

The report highlights that the cadet experience offers potentially potentially life-changing opportunities for career progression and vocational qualifications. This results in increased career prospects for those who may not hold traditional educational qualifications.

Professor Simon Denny, Institute for Social Innovation and Impact, the University of Northampton, said:

“Our research has concluded that the Cadet Forces provide structured challenge, discipline, training, education and, importantly, fun. Cadets and their adult volunteer instructors gain new skills and qualifications which increase their education and employment opportunities.

“The positive impacts on social mobility are, frankly, amazing. The Cadet Forces represent a very good use of taxpayers’ money.”

@uninorthants
@ministryofdefence #cadets #combinedcadetforce

An independent report into the UK cadet forces highlights the positive impacts on young peoples’ development, adult volunteers and wider society.

The four-year study, conducted by the University of Northampton, found that participation in the cadet programmes led to greatly improved communication and leadership skills. Personal resilience, confidence and an ability to work effectively with a diverse range of people were also recognised as attributes of cadets and adult volunteers.

Life-changing opportunities

The report highlights that the cadet experience offers potentially potentially life-changing opportunities for career progression and vocational qualifications. This results in increased career prospects for those who may not hold traditional educational qualifications.

Professor Simon Denny, Institute for Social Innovation and Impact, the University of Northampton, said:

“Our research has concluded that the Cadet Forces provide structured challenge, discipline, training, education and, importantly, fun. Cadets and their adult volunteer instructors gain new skills and qualifications which increase their education and employment opportunities.

“The positive impacts on social mobility are, frankly, amazing. The Cadet Forces represent a very good use of taxpayers’ money.”

@uninorthants
@ministryofdefence #cadets #combinedcadetforce

An independent report has been published which celebrates the positive impact of the UK #CadetForces. The four-year stud...
27/05/2021

An independent report has been published which celebrates the positive impact of the UK #CadetForces.

The four-year study by the University of Northampton looked at the social impact of investment in cadets and the cadet expansion programme.
It found cadet forces boost wellbeing and build resilience and confidence for both cadets and adult volunteers.

Read more ⬇️
https://www.rfca-yorkshire.org.uk/news/independent-report-celebrates-positive-impact-of-cadet-forces/

Defence Relationship Management
Ministry of Defence
CVQO

An independent report has been published which celebrates the positive impact of the UK #CadetForces.

The four-year study by the University of Northampton looked at the social impact of investment in cadets and the cadet expansion programme.
It found cadet forces boost wellbeing and build resilience and confidence for both cadets and adult volunteers.

Read more ⬇️
https://www.rfca-yorkshire.org.uk/news/independent-report-celebrates-positive-impact-of-cadet-forces/

Defence Relationship Management
Ministry of Defence
CVQO

Yorkshire’s Air Cadets have taken to the skies again!In another step towards the full range of ‘normal’ cadet activities...
25/05/2021

Yorkshire’s Air Cadets have taken to the skies again!

In another step towards the full range of ‘normal’ cadet activities resuming, three cadets from 868 Mirfield Squadron Air Cadets were selected to be among the first contingent to get hands-on experience flying a glider after a course at RAF Syerston.

So who’s in our pictures of their brilliant day??

Picture 1 is Cadet Gurdeep Kumar-Sharma, aged 16
Picture 2 is Cadet Aiden Booth with his flight instructor
Picture 3 is the cadets attending lessons
Picture 4 is Aiden and Gurdeep with their Blue Gliding Wings certificate
Picture 5 is third cadet, Flight Sergeant Jacob Stockwell with his!
More⬇️

https://www.rfca-yorkshire.org.uk/news/mirfield-air-cadets-among-the-first-to-take-to-the-skies-again/

To find a cadet unit near you , go to⬇️

https://www.rfca-yorkshire.org.uk/units/

Personal trainer Ellie Schofield is one of the British Army reserve soldiers who works out of Huddersfield’s stunning an...
21/05/2021

Personal trainer Ellie Schofield is one of the British Army reserve soldiers who works out of Huddersfield’s stunning and historic Drill Hall.

And while it’s great to train in a place filled with some of the region’s finest military heritage, the building demands huge levels of upkeep too.

That’s the job of the RFCA for Yorkshire and the Humber. We look after more than 600 buildings across the region, making sure they provide great places for our cadets and reserves to work and train.

Last year we carried out work worth £200,000 on the timber-lined roof of this drill hall alone to ensure it remains water tight.

For more information about the work we do on the region’s military estate ⬇️⬇️

https://www.rfca-yorkshire.org.uk/about/estates/

Personal trainer Ellie Schofield is one of the British Army reserve soldiers who works out of Huddersfield’s stunning and historic Drill Hall.

And while it’s great to train in a place filled with some of the region’s finest military heritage, the building demands huge levels of upkeep too.

That’s the job of the RFCA for Yorkshire and the Humber. We look after more than 600 buildings across the region, making sure they provide great places for our cadets and reserves to work and train.

Last year we carried out work worth £200,000 on the timber-lined roof of this drill hall alone to ensure it remains water tight.

For more information about the work we do on the region’s military estate ⬇️⬇️

https://www.rfca-yorkshire.org.uk/about/estates/

It’s all hands on the deck at Barton-upon-Humber’s spanking new, purpose-built cadet centre – and even the new officer c...
04/05/2021

It’s all hands on the deck at Barton-upon-Humber’s spanking new, purpose-built cadet centre – and even the new officer commanding of Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force’s E company was there to help out.

Major Clare Kirk, pictured, was lending a hand as contractors make the final preparations ahead of the arrival of cadets later this month.

“It’s going to be a big change for cadets,” said Clare.

“Not only will they be seeing their cadet friends for the first time in a long while, they will also be returning to a completely new detachment unit.”

More⬇️

https://www.rfca-yorkshire.org.uk/21301-2/

It’s all hands on the deck at Barton-upon-Humber’s spanking new, purpose-built cadet centre – and even the new officer commanding of Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force’s E company was there to help out.

Major Clare Kirk, pictured, was lending a hand as contractors make the final preparations ahead of the arrival of cadets later this month.

“It’s going to be a big change for cadets,” said Clare.

“Not only will they be seeing their cadet friends for the first time in a long while, they will also be returning to a completely new detachment unit.”

More⬇️

https://www.rfca-yorkshire.org.uk/21301-2/

They're back! Fantastic to see that cadets throughout the region have been returning to face-to-face training in-line wi...
30/04/2021

They're back!
Fantastic to see that cadets throughout the region have been returning to face-to-face training in-line with government guidance.

Full story ⬇️
http://ow.ly/FBdz50EBtbf

They're back!
Fantastic to see that cadets throughout the region have been returning to face-to-face training in-line with government guidance.

Full story ⬇️
http://ow.ly/FBdz50EBtbf

Meet two of The Yorkshire Regiment newest recruits!Twins Ibrahim and Umar Choudhury moved to Yorkshire to study Sheffiel...
20/04/2021

Meet two of The Yorkshire Regiment newest recruits!
Twins Ibrahim and Umar Choudhury moved to Yorkshire to study Sheffield Hallam University and couldn't wait to join the #reserves.

As well as studying economics they are gearing up to become fully-qualified infanteers in late summer ⬇️
http://ow.ly/P08p50EsSa6

Meet two of The Yorkshire Regiment newest recruits!
Twins Ibrahim and Umar Choudhury moved to Yorkshire to study Sheffield Hallam University and couldn't wait to join the #reserves.

As well as studying economics they are gearing up to become fully-qualified infanteers in late summer ⬇️
http://ow.ly/P08p50EsSa6

Are you fit enough to be a Yorkshire reserve infantry soldier?Reserves from across Yorkshire are gearing up for new test...
08/04/2021

Are you fit enough to be a Yorkshire reserve infantry soldier?

Reserves from across Yorkshire are gearing up for new tests designed to check they are fit enough for the role they do.

New physical employment standards were introduced in 2019 and the region’s army reservists will begin taking the tests this month.

“The tests have been developed by sports specialists from Chichester University and can be adapted to specific roles,” said Warrant Officer Glenn Bloomer, a reservist who is the Royal Army Physical Training instructor for 4th Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment.

“For example, army vets or medics have different physical job requirements than an infantry soldier.

“Our troops have been training for months and we plan to begin the roll-out of formal testing in the next week or so.

“The role of my team is to provide bespoke fitness support for all our reserves so that they can identify any areas they need to work on and to develop a training regime that produces the results they need.”

Under the new test, reserves and regulars need to meet the same fitness standard for the role.

There are six tasks they need to complete - with reserves from 4YORKS demonstrating the tasks infantry soldiers need to pass 📷📷📷

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The RFCA has a wide remit and day-to-day responsibilities can range from providing support to reservists’ employers, managing and maintaining the 150 reservist and cadet sites in the region, recruiting adult cadet instructors to liaising with a wide range of local communities, MPs and councils.

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Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00

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