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151 Regt tests out its trade skills

151 Regiment RLC deployed on Exercise TRIDENT TRADE III between 18 and 19 Jan 2020 in order to test its trade skills.

The Ex, which took place at the STANTA Training Area Thetford, Norfolk, tested troops the Driver trade, Chef trade, Adjutant Generals Corps (SPS) Military Clerks personnel and Army Medical Services Combat Medical Technicians.

RLC Drivers were tested on mounted navigation, driving, loading and offloading skills and actions on enemy contact including suicide bomber and IED threat.

Chefs were tested on catering in the field. This included setting up and running a field kitchen over the 48 hour period and providing six hot meals for 80 Troops at Location Oakwood Forward Operations Base Thetford.

Military Clerks attached to 151 Regt were tested on administration skills on the Ex, which included working within the Operations Cell tracking all movement of personnel and vehicles from Oakwood Forward Operations Base.

Combat Medical Technicians attached to the Regt were busy within the task troops getting hands on dealing with casualties in scenarios. This took place across various locations within the training area.

151 Regt is a Transport Regiment forms part of 101 Logistic Brigade and is one of only a few Reserve units to be part of the Army’s reaction force.

Cpl Benjamin Oppong preparing food at Oakwood Forward Operations Base Thetford
RLC Troop Commander 2 Lt James Hancock delivers orders
Pte Arnold Dion Combat Medical Technician attached to 151 RLC
AGC Military Clerks attached to 151 RLC carry out administration duties

The Royal Logistic Corps

321 EOD & Search Squadron of 11 EOD & Search Regiment RLC hosted a special guest, the Colonel-in-Chief, HRH The Princess Royal, as part of its anniversary commemorating 50 years of operations in Northern Ireland. The Sqn was also joined by the Colonel RLC, Colonel Jon West ADC.

11 EOD & Search Regiment RLC is widely dispersed across 14 locations in the UK. The Regiment routinely responds to around 2,500 operational EOD and Search call-outs each year in support of the police and other major events.

As the sole EOD & Search capability in Northern Ireland, 321 Sqn have a significant workload, operating constantly at Extremely High Readiness and responding operationally several hundred times each year. Last year, the Sqn completed 271 EOD tasks and 64 Search tasks.

The Regiment and Squadron employ specialists from multiple cap badges, principally RLC, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals.

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The Corps’ vision for 2025 and beyond is bold:

‘A world-class, innovative and adaptable Corps, sustaining continuous activity at home and around the globe. All underpinned by a people-focussed ethos and the exploitation of data and cutting-edge technology.’

The RLC is a unique Corps in terms of size, diversity and experience. No-one can do what it does. But to achieve the Corps’ vision, the Corps’ methods, capabilities and required skills must change.

To achieve this, four objectives will address: People & Ethos, Exploiting Technology, External Integration and Communication and Influence. The RLC has a huge amount to offer the Nation. Please read the strategy, talk about it, be proud of it and share your ideas to help it to evolve.

To explain this further, The RLC’s Strategy on a page can be seen below.

The full strategy paper (less Annexes) can be found on Defence Connect using this link:

https://jive.defencegateway.mod.uk/docs/DOC-408180

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