Gold Awards 2023

What a night!On 23 November 2023, in the stunning Stonehouse Barracks, we gathered to celebrate seventeen exceptional employers who’d achieved the Employer Recognition Scheme Gold […]

Remembrance Rugby Match

In November, a Remembrance Rugby match was held at Taunton Rugby Football Club.Members of the Armed Forces Community, including Cadets enjoyed a great day out […]

New build garages and stores at Keynsham

Wessex RFCA is nearing completion of the new build garages and stores at Keynsham ARC.The Estates department undertook inductions with key personnel on the site […]


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Hartpury University and Hartpury College awarded the Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award

Words and photo from Hartpury University and Hartpury College.Hartpury University and Hartpury College has been recognised with a prestigious award from the Ministry of Defence, […]

North Somerset Council signs the Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation, ensuring that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, […]

Taunton Town Council signs the Armed Forces Covenant

Words and image – Taunton Town CouncilAs part of a service of dedication for the Field of Remembrance at Taunton Minster, on 9 November 2023, […]

Dorset Army Cadet Forces East Company Cadets raise over £5000 for Helping Homeless Veterans UK Charity

Words and image courtesy of Dorset Army Cadet Force.Cadets from Dorset Army Cadet Force, East Company held a “Big Sleep Out” in July 2023 in […]

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service signs the Armed Forces Covenant

Gavin Ellis, Devon and Somerset’s Fire and Rescue Service’s new Chief Officer, signed the Armed Forces Covenant on 3 August 2023 alongside Naval Regional Commander, […]

HQ Royal Marine Reserve Bristol into Flying Fox and Armed Forces Covenant Signing

On Saturday 22nd July the Lord Lieutenant of Bristol, Mrs Peaches Golding OBE, attended a flag raising ceremony at HMS Flying Fox to mark the move […]

Air Cadets take part in advanced Fieldcraft training exercise

Air Cadets from across the South West have had the opportunity to take part in a week long Fieldcraft training exercise, which took place at […]

University of Bath signs Armed Forces Covenant

On 10 July the University of Bath signed the Armed Forces Covenant to pledge its support for the Armed Forces Community at an event with […]

Blandford Town Council and Hall & Woodhouse sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Blandford Town Council and brewery and pub company Hall & Woodhouse have become the latest employers to pledge their support to the Armed Forces community […]

17 South West organisations awarded for their support towards the Armed Forces Community

17 organisations in the South West have been awarded the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award.Nearly 200 organisations have been recognised by the UK Government […]

Liskeard Town Council signs the Armed Forces Covenant

On Friday 23rd June, 2023, the Town Council hosted the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant at the Public Hall.  The Mayor, Councillor Simon Cassidy, […]

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