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2018 Nijmegen Marches

The Nijmegen Marches are the world’s largest walking event where military individuals cover 160km over four days whilst carrying 10kg. This year, eight members of 154 (Scottish) Regiment took part in the 102nd march alongside 41,000 other marchers.

In early May, the team entered the Scottish Garelochhead two-day march as its qualifying event. The terrain was hard with the team having to complete countless ascents and descents over 50 miles.

The team set sail for Rotterdam in Jul bound for Heumensoord Camp along with over eight thousand other soldiers from thirty-seven nations.

Despite the miles and heat inevitably taking its toll, morale remained high throughout the event and the team reached the 40km point in good order and were each awarded the Cross for the Four Days Marches (Vierdaagskruis), along with the Group Medal (Groepsmedaille van der Vierdaagse).

It then formed up alongside the rest of the British Military Contingent and completed the 5km parade through the town where it was treated to a welcome befitting a major sporting triumph.

 

The Royal Logistic Corps

RHQ The RLC is delighted to announce that Her Majesty the Queen has graciously appointed Major (Retd) Harry Lomas MBE BEM FIH as the Honorary Colonel of 167 Catering Support Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps, with effect 1st March 2021. Throughout his career, Colonel Harry has worked as venue manager at the 2012 Olympics, Executive Head Chef at the Grove Hotel and also as Head of Culinary with Delaware North at Wembley Stadium. Welcoming the Honorary Colonel to the Regiment via a video call, the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Jo Young said: “With his background, experience and passion for catering, Colonel Harry will be a superb ambassador and role model for both the new recruits coming in, as well as the more senior members of the Regiment. He has a depth of military and civilian catering knowledge and a remarkable network within the culinary industry which he plans to mobilise to the benefit of the Army Reserve Chef. We are looking forward to working with Colonel Harry to reinforce the unique position of the British Army’s only Regiment of Chefs”.#BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC 167 Catering Support Regiment RLC ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to RLC soldier LCpl Stu Elvin of the Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre (MTMC), Bassingbourn Barracks, who has received two bronze medals at the World Rowing Indoor Championships 2021. LCpl Elvin has represented the Army in rowing for a number of years. Having individually qualified at the British Championships for the Men's (age 30-39) 500m to race at the World Championships, he was also selected to represent the Armed Forces in the Men's Team race. The races took place on 23 Feb 21, where LCpl achieved third place in his individual race and an hour later, he received another bronze medal as he played an integral part of the Armed Forces Men's Team. His commitment and success in rowing is nothing short of impressive with his ability to balance work, training and family life along with the ongoing restrictions of COVID-19. Competing in any sport at this level requires a unique strength and determination – something which the LCpl displays in abundance, putting in hours of solitary training, where he has had to use his mental resilience to push himself further than most would. ... See MoreSee Less