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Royal Air Force at the City Ground for Foxes clash

Press Release   •   Feb 18, 2014 15:28 GMT

The Royal Air Force will play a key role in the top of the table clash between Nottingham Forest and Leicester City this Wednesday, with a number of engagement opportunities planned in and around the City Ground.

As two of the top football teams in the East Midlands go head-to-head on the pitch, away from the action the RAF will be giving fans the opportunity to find out more about a career with the main Service or one of the two Reserve squadrons Nottingham is twinned with; 3 Tactical Police Wing and 504 Logistics Sqn who also hold the ‘Freedom of the City.’

Before the match RAF Reserve recruiters will be out in force to provide demonstrations on catering close to the riverside area of the stadium, while a Tactical Police Squadron marked vehicle will feature at the main entrance.

The game’s match ball will also will be delivered by the cities RAF Recruitment staff and at half-time a video on the role the RAF Reserves play in protecting the UK both at home and overseas will be shown to the crowd.  

The action will continue during the break, with five penalty takers stepping-up in a shoot-out against former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Mark Crossley.

Flight Lieutenant Tom Godding from the Nottingham Armed Forces Careers Office in Victoria Centre said: 'The Royal Air Force has a long and proud relationship with the Nottingham and Leicester districts both for Regular and Reserve forces and we thank them for their long-term support and commitment. We look forward to meeting more members of the public on Wednesday evening in what should be a great event for all involved.”

With more than 50 career opportunities available, there is something for everyone in the RAF Regulars and Reserves. To find out more information on a career in the RAF, please visit www.raf.mod.uk/careers or for more on RAF Reserves visit - http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafreserves/.


The Royal Air Force (RAF) is one of the world’s most advanced military forces, offering exciting opportunities to the right people.

If you’re looking for a responsible job that’s challenging and rewarding, the RAF has a career for you. To fulfil the roles, we require highly-trained people throughout our organisation.

There are currently more than 50 careers to choose from in a range of different trades.

Whether in the skies above Britain, or airspace around the world, it is the RAF’s job to protect the UK against any form of threat.

There really is something for everyone to be part of the RAF's story.


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