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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

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