We are an arms-length body of the Ministry of Defence, created by statute to support Yorkshire’s reserves, cadets and wider military family, and we are proud members of The Yorkshire Society.
We are the link between the Ministry of Defence and local communities. We also advise defence chiefs on issues relating to reserves and cadets in Yorkshire and the Humber.
The RFCA was created to help the cadet and reserve forces as well as the wider military family to thrive across Yorkshire and the Humber. We are a membership organisation and our members play a central role in helping us build relationships and forge understanding between the military and local communities.
Our members come from a broad range of backgrounds and include former service people from all three services and the cadets, as well as representatives from local authorities, business, trade unions and industry. Each of them contributes specialist knowledge and networks that strengthen and guide our work within the region.
Our vision and values
We are here to help cadets and reserves across Yorkshire and the Humber thrive – by providing great places to train and forging enduring relationships across our communities.
Our vision is to ensure that the reserve forces and cadet organisations thrive across our region through the upkeep and maintenance of our estate and by harnessing the knowledge and experience of our membership to build relationships and increase understanding between the military, key stakeholders and civil communities.
In delivering for reserves and cadets, we aim to embody our organisational values:
T – Trustworthy
R – Respectful
I – Integrity
P – Professional
How we support our military
We provide support in a number of key ways:
- We help recruit and train cadet force adult volunteers.
- We look after the buildings that are home to our cadets and reserves.
- We encourage employers to be forces-friendly.
- We represent reserves and cadets at a political level.
- We provide a link between all three services and local communities.