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YJA tackles Rugby League

YJA tackles Rugby League

The main RAF website’s rugby league page states: ‘Every season the focus is on winning the Inter Services, developing players, maintaining a strong fixture list and providing an environment that allows the players to express themselves and feel proud to be representing the Royal Air Force.’ Whilst reporting on the 2-day UPS event at RAF […]

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Reaching for the Sky with the RAF

Reaching for the Sky with the RAF

On a visit to RAF College Cranwell, YJA caught up with recruitment officer Adam Kirkpatrick, who explained all about his job: For six months a year, in a specially kitted out lorry, Adam travels the country to talk to young people who may be interested in applying for a job in the Royal Air Force. […]

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YJA on the UPS: Hospital Emergency

YJA on the UPS: Hospital Emergency

The Uniformed Public Services (UPS) Competition, sponsored by Total Care Security, involved 120 students from six colleges across the East Midlands (Central College Nottingham, Grantham, Boston, Newark, New College Nottingham and Lincoln). These young adults, many of whom are hoping to work in the Police, Fire Brigade, Armed Forces, Ambulance or Security Services, compete in a range […]

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YJA on the UPS: Orienteering

YJA on the UPS: Orienteering

The Uniformed Public Services (UPS) Competition, sponsored by Total Care Security Ltd, involved 120 students from six colleges across the East Midlands (Central College Nottingham, Grantham, Boston, Newark, New College Nottingham and Lincoln). These young adults, many of whom are hoping to work in the Police, Fire Brigade, Armed Forces, Ambulance or Security Services, compete in a range […]

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YJA on the UPS: Marching Drill

YJA on the UPS: Marching Drill

  Recently, RAF College Cranwell hosted the Uniformed Professional Services Competition (UPS) between colleges from across the East Midlands. Tasks included CSI, First Aid, security event (clue finding and mystery solving) and…… marching drill! Recruits in most modern militaries are taught drill to teach them how to work and move as a team. For the […]

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Becoming an RAF apprentice

Becoming an RAF apprentice

  The Royal Air Force is frequently looking for suitable young adults to serve as an apprentice and go on to enjoy a valuable and enjoyable career in the armed forces. A wide range of jobs is available, from catering to regiment gunners and drivers. The apprenticeships have long courses, some reaching up to three whole […]

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YJA on the UPS: Police and CSI

YJA on the UPS: Police and CSI

  Click here for a YouTube film!   The Uniformed Public Services (UPS) Competition, sponsored by Total Care Security Ltd, involves 120 students from six colleges across the East Midlands (Central College Nottingham, Grantham, Boston, Newark, New College Nottingham and Lincoln). These young adults, many of whom are hoping to work in the Police, Fire Brigade, Armed […]

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The world’s first-ever humanitarian aid mission

The world’s first-ever humanitarian aid mission

  Towards the end of World War 2, the population of Holland was gripped by hunger. Already 20,000 had died from starvation. In a special arrangement with the German High Command, Lancaster bombers flew very low over the Netherlands and dropped food supplies. It was called Operation Manna and, some seventy years later, the mission […]

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Red Arrows Get New Lick of Paint

Red Arrows Get New Lick of Paint

World famous flight display team the Red Arrows have revealed a new the Union Jack tail design, replacing the old British coloured stripes. It is not the first time they have had a make-over; they were painted last year for their 50th anniversary, the design being the jets leaving a smoke trail of the Union […]

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YJA on the UPS

YJA on the UPS

Just had confirmed an exciting 2 day residential which will see YJA establish a media team at a youth event being staged at RAF College Cranwell. On 23/24 April, the entire team of our 12 journalists from Year 7 at QEGS, Alford will be based at the famous air base to cover the Uniformed Public […]