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29 Regiment Personnel receive Long Service & Good Conduct Medals

Last month on the 27 Oct 15 in front of proud family and colleagues, Commander 104 Log Brigade, Brigadier S Hutchings OBE (Late RLC), visited Catterick Barracks in Bielefeld to present Long Service and Good Conduct medals to Sgts Toni Hill, Steven Reeves and Kevin Burn of 29 Regiment RLC.

The LSGC dates back to 1930 and is awarded to a soldier upon completion of 15 years service. As this medal requires the recommendation of the individuals’ commanding officer it can only be awarded to serving personnel whose conduct and performance throughout their time in the Army has been exemplary. In March 2015 the intention to introduce a single new long service medal for all three Service Arms was announced by the government to replace the LSGC and as such this is the final time this medal will be presented to 29 Regt personnel in Germany as a new medal will be in place as of 2016.

There was also the presentation of the Royal Warrant to WO2 Elizabeth Barker and WO2 Karl Poole. The Queen’s warrant is presented on selection to promote from Senior Non-Commissioned Officer to Warrant Officer. WO2 Barker moves to become the Senior Movement Controller and WO2 Poole the Squadron Sergeant Major of 99 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron based in Gütersloh, Germany. This was followed by presentations to civilian staff who work in the Bielefeld Travel Centre in recognition of their commitment to supporting military movement between the UK and Germany. Overall a fantastic day in recognition of the hard work that 29 Regiment military and civilian personnel put in to supporting the British Army around the world.

The Royal Logistic Corps

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
W O R L D _ R E C O R D _ A T T E M P TMajor Jacquie Barlow, OC at ITC Catterick is attempting a Guinness World Record by running 61 Half Marathons in 61 days, back to back______Challenging herself throughout, with the aim of raising money towards Macmillan Cancer Support after both herself and family received outstanding support from them when Major Barlow had a tumour back in 2011______ Please follow her story over the next few days and if you can kindly spare a donation then all shall be very much appreciated ... See MoreSee Less