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CARMEN Awards

The Worshipful Company of Carmen of London held its annual Joint Services Dinner in Merchant Taylors’ Hall on 26 Apr 17, with the Master Marsha Rae Ratcliff presiding, attended by the Wardens, Patrick Marsland-Roberts TD and Stephen Britt.

The event started with a Court meeting at 3.30pm in which three people were given the Honorary Freedom of the Company including the Regimental Colonel RLC, Col CJ Francis.

There were a further six people clothed before the Master presented three awards to its affiliated military units.

A champagne reception followed at 6.30pm before Past Master, HRH the Princess Royal, arrived and was met by the Master and Clerk where she took the chance to speak with the award winners.

Later in the evening she presented the Company’s Military Awards to the Soldier of the Year and Sword of Honour winner from The Royal Logistic Corps ‘ Private C Preece and Lt G Turner respectively.

She also presented the 19 Tank Transporter Sqn award to Lt Corp J Jones.

The Master of Logistics, Lieutenant General Mark Poffley OBE QCVS, responded to the Master’s toast to the Armed Forces and also proposed the traditional Carmen toast at the end of the evening.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Royal Logistic Corps Tartan from The Ministry of Tartan.co.uk

The unique British-made range of RLC Tartan is officially registered and has been approved by The RLC. It incorporates the dark blue, gold and scarlet of the Corps’ stable belt and black represents respect for all fallen RLC comrades.

As official MOD Licensees, for every product sold connected to any of the Services, The Ministry of Tartan gives a percentage to the relevant Benevolent Fund.

RLC tartan scarves and other items are available to order online from The Ministry of Tartan website: www.theministryoftartan.co.uk
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A/LCPL Kwarteng and A/LCPL Kwame-Tanoh of 64 Squadron, 6 Regiment RLC, who have been attached to BATUK for the past four weeks, have paid a visit to the Hope & Home Orphanage in Nanyuki, Kenya where they made food donations to the Charity.

The two soldiers decided to raise funds from friends and family in the UK via Facebook, raising a total of £150 (KSH 22,000.00) which was used to purchase much needed supplies for the orphans.

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