Lord-Lieutenant of Powys Recognises Outstanding Achievements at Awards Ceremony

On 11th January, The Elephant & Castle in Newtown set the stage for a prestigious ceremony presided over by Mrs Tia Jones, the Lord Lieutenant of Powys, representing the King. This grand event celebrated the exceptional achievements of Cadet and Reserve Forces Volunteers in the region.

The Royal Forces Cadet Association (RFCA) demonstrated unwavering commitment by engaging with regional employers to foster crucial relationships that provide vital support to serving Cadet and Volunteer personnel.

Gareth Jarman, IoD Chair of Mid Wales, attended the event, emphasising the importance of strengthening ties with the RFCA and Her Majesty’s Forces throughout the region.

Mrs Tia Jones, the Lord Lieutenant of Powys with some of the award winners

Gareth Jarman, in attendance, expressed his thoughts on the commitment of Cadet and Reserve Forces personnel, highlighting the significant role played by the RFCA for Wales in engaging with employers. He encouraged organisations to support increased engagement, recognising the valuable insights into individual commitment, talent, and experiences.

“It is always inspiring to see the commitment of Cadet and Reserve Forces personnel. The RFCA for Wales plays an important role for HM Forces through its engagement with employers, recognising and supporting individual skills' development. ”
Gareth Jarman
Branch Chair IoD Mid Wales

“I would encourage more organizations to support increased engagement, as it provides great insight into the commitment and individual talent and experiences we have amongst us. Congratulations to those being honoured for outstanding service achievements. Thank you for inviting me, RFCA.”

As a reminder, the next round of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Awards is now open.

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) encourages employers to support defence and inspire others to do the same. The scheme encompasses Bronze, Silver and Gold awards for employer organisations that pledge, demonstrate or advocate support to defence and the armed forces community, and align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant.

The ERS is designed primarily to recognise private sector support although third sector and public sector organisations such as the emergency services, local authorities, NHS trusts and executive agencies are also eligible to be recognised. For further information and to express interest – please follow this link

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