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The Friends of Staffordshire & West Midlands (North Sector) Army Cadet Force Trust Annual Regimental Dinner

Saturday 25th March 2023

at the

Potters Club, Federation House, Station Road, Stoke-on-Trent

This registered charity has been inexistence since 2009. The aim of ‘The Friends’ is to raise much needed funds to support our local army cadet force, removing barriers to participation and enhancing progression within the Army Cadet Force (ACF) and beyond. If you wish to know more about our work, you can find out more on our website at

On Saturday the 25th March 2023 we will be holding our Annual Regimental Dinner at the Potters Club, Station Road, Stoke-on-Trent. This black-tie/military uniform, including medals, event is the closest attendees are likely to get to a British Army formal dinner without being in the army itself. Many of our guests return year after year to experience something a little different, knowing attendance also makes a difference to local young people. This is the key fundraising event in our calendar and all proceeds from the evening go towards the enhancement of the Cadet experience in Staffordshire and the West Midlands.

Our after-dinner speaker this year will be Major-General (Retd) Rob Nitsch CBE who had a long and distinguished career in the British Army. Having been a cadet himself for 4 years, he was commissioned into the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. He undertook a number of roles in Germany and the UK and was the Commander of 102 Logistic Brigade, during which time he deployed, in 2010, to Afghanistan as head of logistics for UK Forces. Following this, he worked as the Chief of Staff to the Adjutant General, where the Combined Cadet Forces were amongst his responsibilities. He then went onto Command the newly formed Support Command, where his responsibilities for Cadets continued. His final military post was as the Army’s Personnel Director. Now retired from the Army, Rob is Delivery Director at the Institute of Apprenticeships and Technical Education, where he oversees the creation of Apprenticeships and Technical Education Qualifications for England, including T Levels. I worked with Rob a little this past year and know him to be passionate about opportunity for young people and I’m sure you’ll enjoy listening to him.

The cost of the dinner this year is £85 per ticket and whilst tickets are selling fast, there are still some available. Booking documentation can be obtained via email to


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