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Commander Joint Forces Command Commendations

The RLC has received individual Commander Joint Forces Commendations in recognition of its excellence in logistic operations over the last year.

Lt Col CM Morton

Lt Col CM Morton of SO1 J3 Ops UK & ROW, Defence Supply Chain Operations and Movements (DSCOM), has been awarded a Commander Joint Forces Command Commendation for her role as Chief of Logistic Operations in HQ British Forces Cyprus from Oct 13 and Sept 16.

That period was dominated by her support to Op SHADER ran from Cyprus where she concurrently reformed delivery of logistic support on island.

Her formidable leadership, dynamic approach and operational experience have transformed the delivery of logistic and equipment support for the regional air bridge and two infantry battalions.

Additionally, her acute eye for regulatory compliance and business efficiency has generated impressive financial savings. The pinnacle of her efforts, however, has been her unstinting work in delivering and assuring a significant element of British Forces Cyprus’ continuous logistic support to Op SHADER and across the Middle-East.

With her unwavering determination and infectious enthusiasm, Lt Col CM Morton is a most talented and dedicated officer who has delivered far beyond the expectations of her post. With an output that is quite staggering, she is hugely inspirational and continually puts her service before her family. For her outstanding contribution to logistics in support of British Forces Cyprus’ provision to Op SHADER, she is most deserving of recognition.

Maj RJ Swan

Maj RJ Swan from 32 Squadron, 3 Logistic Support Regiment, was awarded a Commander Joint Forces Command Commendation for his role as an Ammunition Technical Officer and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer within the Ministry of Defence.

Maj Swan has worked in his current role at the MoD since August 14.  In this bespoke position, he has led a multi-disciplined team which has been required to move worldwide with very little notice.

Throughout his tour of duty his performance has been outstanding, far beyond what could have been expected for his rank and experience, and showing exceptional ability in rigorous circumstances. He has thrived on pressure, helping to identify opportunities for the United Kingdom and the return in terms of savings and capital assets has been astonishing.

None of this could have been achieved within resources and success has been entirely due to his commitment, dedication and exceptional work ethic. He has advanced swiftly to the position of a valued subject matter expert and is held in the highest regard across Government Departments and with our international partners. His actions and efforts are thoroughly deserving of recognition.

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