Reserve Forces and Cadets Association
for North of England


We are in the midst of perhaps the greatest public health challenge the world has faced in living memory.

It is with this in mind that I have decided to send you this message to acknowledge the sacrifices you are making but moreover to offer my sincere thanks and that of our President and Board, for your efforts in making sure we are able to continue to support our Reservists and Cadets. 

Coronavirus is affecting lots of people in many different ways; health, income and employment to name but a few. We have asked you stay at home and to work from home if we can enable you to do so, unless it is crucial to support the national effort that you come into your place of work. We will do everything we can to offer you the support you need now and beyond this current crisis and we will keep you informed as the situation changes. 

Please make sure you are following the government’s latest guidance on how to protect yourself and others around you – especially those who are more vulnerable. 

Please look after yourself and stay safe. 

With very best wishes to you all.


Colonel Gordon Straughan OBE