The RFCA’s property experts are continuing their annual winter visits of cadet and reserve sites in Yorkshire and Humber.
Together with chief executive Jason Wright, the surveyors began their schedule of visits to 30 or more sites in October with the aim of meeting the staff at every site in the region by the end of February.
Pictured is RFCA surveyor Anne Elder with Grimsby’s Westward Ho Barracks’ acting commanding officer Warrant Officer Karl Firth.
Understanding reserves’ needs
Some 25 reserves from The 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglians, also known as ‘the Steelbacks’ parade at the barracks with a further 30 based at nearby Lincoln which is managed and maintained by the East Midlands RFCA.
“The purpose of the visits is to speak directly with those who actually work at the sites to get a first-hand understanding of their future needs and aspirations,” said Anne.
“It’s an important part of our role because it very much informs our approach in the year ahead and ensures we put plans in place to meet their emerging needs as well as responding to requests for repairs and scheduled maintenance we do as a matter of course.”
Deployment for reserves
Karl said: “We’re looking forward to recruiting in the year ahead as well as mobilising as part of Operation Interflex in support of Ukraine.”