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Welcome to the official website of the Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association for Wales


RFCA for Wales has a duty to deliver first class support services directly to the Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Marines Reserve, Army Reserve, Royal Auxiliary Air Force and their cadets.


RFCA for Wales provides a link to the local community to raise awareness of the rewards of part-time soldiering to Reservists and employers.


RFCA for Wales also engage with young people to educate them of the practical and academic skills they can gain by joining a Cadet organisation. There are also fulfilling roles for Adult Volunteers who guide the development of the next generation.


Defence Reform Act 2014


The current law that governs call-out powers for Reservists (the Reserve Forces Act 1996) has changed following the commencement of the Defence Reform Act on 1 October 2014.


Now, a Reservist can be mobilised for any purpose that a Regular can be used. Click here to read the full changes to call out powers.


Also, there have been changes to the additional payments made to employers and employment protection for Reservists. Click here to read more.


The Welsh Rugby Union has joined forces with the Gurkhas to raise money for the people of Nepal where earthquakes have claimed more than 3,700 lives and left thousands more injured or homeless.



As part of Armed Forces Day events taking part across Wales, and in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) day, a North Wales Airman has been honoured for his service during WW2.



The Queen visited Cardiff to present The Royal Welsh regiment with new colours on Thursday 11 June.


Thousands of people turned up to the ceremony, which took place at the Millennium Stadium in the city centre.