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13 Air Assault Regiment’s record breaking entry into powerlifting!

This year 13 Air Assault made its first promising steps into the world of competitive powerlifting, jumping in the deep end at the Army Championships.

Following a brief period of training under the watchful eye of Lt Dave Williams, a team of eager competitors were selected, including Lt Williams, Cpl Young, LCpl Quinn and Pte Rocke.

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The Army Powerlifting community quickly turned out to be an extremely welcoming and friendly crowd, not full of ego, but athletes wanting nothing more that to see each other perform to their best.
LCpl Quinn completed her lifts first breaking 3 Tri-Service records, winning her weight category outright and best female lifter overall, taking home two trophies. LCpl Young set new records for his category in both squat, 162.7 kg, and deadlift, 240 kg. Drama grew with Pte Rocke – when setting the new Juniors record for deadlift at 215 kg, defending record holder, Spr Ryan Roberts, RE, pulled a huge 225 kg which Rocke couldn’t match. An outstanding team effort and team venture.

For her incredible efforts, LCpl Quinn has subsequently selected for the Combined Services Powerlifting Team.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Over the last two weeks, seven members of the 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood Regimental Dive Team successfully organised the ‘deep phase’ of Exercise SUBMERGED CRUSADER 21 in the Isle of Skye, Scotland. In total, 20 divers took part in numerous training serials including: live decompression up to depths of 42m, ultrathermic cutting, hydraulic tools, search and recovery and a seabed survey in the murky depths of Loch Alsh, Loch Akin and Loch Na Beiste. The team were ably supported by the dive tender MV Moorhen and a Navy Chamber crew from the Defence Diving School who conducted lessons on safely recovering a diver to a recompression chamber.#BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less
RLC personnel from BATUK have been helping to make donations of food and books to Hope and Homes Recreation Centre, a local orphanage home to 56 children in Kenya. Hope and Homes first became a registered recreation centre in 2011 by Suzanne Wangiru. Suzanne created the centre in order to rehabilitate street children, as well as orphans and young girls that have been rescued form early marriages. Cpl Shannon Stevens who is currently on detachment from 13AASR, commented on her experience visiting this fundamental centre: “When we entered the Centre, we were taken by surprise as there were more children than we had imagined there would be. We helped to distribute food, drawing books and reading books and the children were ecstatic. It was a surreal experience at Hope and Homes, full of differing emotions, but it was definitely a great opportunity for the members of CSS 2nd Line to engage with the community creating a better working relationship with BATUK.”Major R Crane MBE RLC, SO2 CSS BATUK commented: “Witnessing the delight on the kids’ faces when they received the books and clothes that had been donated by friends and families across UK was very humbling. There are so many children in need and every little helps.” #BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less
Great work from 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood #BritishArmyLogistics #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less