Council Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association
About Council Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association
Council Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Associations is a Ministry of Defence sponsored body representing 13 regional RFCAs across the United Kingdom. Appointed by Parliament we serve the Reserve Forces and Cadets of the Armed Forces: Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. With Defence funding we provide and maintain over 2,500 sites from which the Reserve Forces and Cadets are based for collective unit and detachment training activities. Reserve Forces are volunteers and remain part of their community while not on active service. For this reason the 'Volunteer Estate' is in the heart of local communities and often the most overt presence of the armed forces in our society.
CRFCA represents the regional RFCAs and gives policy, guidance and direction in order to meet our agreed objectives and direction from our stakeholders. The RFCAs are mandated to acquire, maintain and dispose of land and property for the use of Defence. With a total FM perspective we directly deliver and oversee the provision of capital builds, refurbishment and through life maintenance of the estate for the benefit of Defence. That regional linkage means we are ideally placed to advise the MoD on current regional issues that affect seamen, soldiers and airmen. We are also ideally placed to engage with regional employers and develop a seedbed to aid and encourage recruitment.