Reserve Forces and Cadets Association
for North of England

North East Employers Win Gold

30 Jul 2020

10 NORTH EAST EMPLOYERS have been awarded Gold for their support to the Armed Forces - the highest badge of honour available under the MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award.

President Pays Tribute to the Armed Forces

01 Jul 2020

Mrs Sue Snowdon, Lord Lieutenant of County Durham and President NE RFCA paid tribute to the Armed Forces in the attached video. Follow the link to hear her message.https://youtu.be/prLNRf-qtKY

Overcoming Obstacles - Follow the link

15 Jun 2020

The Band of The Rifles was due to perform a concert in Wharton Park, Durham, on Saturday 13th June marking the occasion they were granted the Freedom of the City of Durham in 2008. Unfortunately the events planned for this weekend to reinforce the links between The Rifles and communities in the North East had to be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However the band have put together a virtual mini-concert (6 mins 39 secs) to mark the occasion and which you can view via this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D3Ui76H9mn6xvBgHsmXDTIWCYU4S6BgZ/view?usp=drivesdk A great effort by the Band and Bugles of the Durham Army Cadet Force for marking ‘The Rifles North East 2020’ in this way.

Queen’s Award for Longbenton Air Cadets

28 May 2020

A group of Air Cadets and their adult volunteers are flying on cloud nine having been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

A message from Cdt Nisbet

22 May 2020

Congratulations LCpl Ewan Baillie, NACF

22 May 2020

RAF Association Message from Group Captain Del Rowlands

22 Apr 2020

Given your prominence out in the shires where I have teams and RAF Association branches, clubs and members, I wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know of the work that RAF Association is undertaking across the UK in support of the RAF family, and to seek both your situational awareness, and support.

Message from RAF Associations President

22 Apr 2020

We have been  telephoning over 30,000 members of our RAF community who we know are in high-risk categories (and are therefore shielding or self-isolating) to check on their welfare. It is with a heavy heart that I report to you that we are finding truly desperate levels of isolation, loneliness and need. 

A Message from the Chairman

26 Mar 2020

Congratulations to Colonel Ben Banerjee

03 Mar 2020

Colonel Ben Banerjee appointed as the Queen's honorary Surgeon.