Highland Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association (HRFCA) promotes the Reserve Forces and Cadets across the Highlands of Scotland.
Highland RFCA supports reserves and cadets across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland in a variety of ways, from maintenance of their buildings to welfare and recruiting support. It also engages with employers and the wider community to inform it of the contribution made, and the role undertaken, by the Reserve Forces and the Service Cadet organisations in the Highland area.
£15k sponsorship boost for ChamberFORCE
Five Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award holders have partnered up to relaunch Highland RFCA’s ChamberFORCE project.
The relaunch event took place at the Amazon Fulfilment Centre in Dunfermline on August 23. Amazon staff and senior management had the opportunity to engage with a variety of military stands, vehicles and equipment.
East of Scotland Universities Air Squadron (ESUAS) has received The Prince of Wales’ Award for The Ulysses Trust Best Expedition. Read the full story.
Highland RFCA employs approximately 50 staff to provide essential administration and logistic support for the Army Cadet Force, in addition we employ a Wing Support Officer who conducts a similar role for some detachments of the RAF Air Cadets. Highland RFCA’s Board approves grants to subsidise music, adventure training, battlefield tours and other beneficial activities for cadets of all three services.
Cadet Force Adult Volunteers (CFAV) come from all walks of life to work directly with cadets, helping them gain skills for life and fulfil their potential by planning and leading outdoor and classroom training in a fun, exciting and safe environment. They are taught all they need to know to deliver this rewarding activity, from instructional techniques to safeguarding.
One such CFAV - Squadron Leader Paul Mathieson, of Scotland and Northern Ireland Region RAF Air Cadets (RAFAC) has received a prestigious award from Poppy Scotland for a lifetime of dedicated fundraising for the charity. Read the full story Senior RAF Air Cadets Officer receives special Poppy Scotland Achievement Award .
Promote the Reserve Forces
Reservists give up their spare time to serve in the Reserve Forces, balancing their civilian life with a military career to ensure that should their country require them, they would be ready to serve as part of the military. The training, skills and experiences can be used to improve performance in the workplace. Highland RFCA supports the Reserve Forces in a variety of ways, from maintenance of their buildings to welfare and recruiting support.
Niall Raeper is an Army Reservist who swapped a role in the energy sector for the fight against COVID-19. Read the full story at Niall puts energy into COVID-19 battle.
Engage with employers
One of Highland RFCA’s core functions is to engage with the wider community to inform it of the contribution made, and the role undertaken, by the Reserve Forces and the Service Cadet organisations in the Highland area. We achieve this through supporting, publicising and attending a range of events that bring the Armed Forces community into contact with the civilian population.
Partnering with Defence can bring considerable benefits to businesses including military leadership training, staff recruitment and development and a wide range of networking events. HRFCA encourages supportive employers to sign the Armed Forces Covenant and take part in the national Employer Recognition Scheme, achieving Bronze, Silver or Gold awards.
Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant.
Provide the best places to work and train
Highland RFCA is responsible for the upkeep and management of our Reserve Force and Cadet sites across the region. These 175 properties are at the core of all activity, and it is vital they are kept in good condition, secure and fit for purpose.
The Estates and Facilities Management team is based at the headquarters in Dundee, supported by area offices in Inverness, Aberdeen and Dumbarton. The team works closely with approved contractors and consultants to provide a professional service to the estate.
This new cadet building in building Newport-on-Tay, Fife, was built off site in a modular format and installed in a day. It forms one part of HRFCA’s £1.4-million programme of cadet building replacements.
More information on Estates projects can be found on the HRFCA website.
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