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Delivering aid to the Bahamas

RLC soldiers have been delivering food, water and vital supplies to the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

Ptes Iddles and Eastlake from 266 Port Squadron are currently onboard RFA Mounts Bay working alongside the relief team which also includes personnel from 17 Port & Maritime Regiment.

RFA Mounts Bay has distributed Department for International Development (DFID) relief items, including vital aid and specialist equipment, such as all-terrain quads, dump trucks, diggers and stores. It also stores DFID water carriers, hygiene kits including basic items such as soap and shelter kits.

In addition, the team has deployed a rigid-hulled inflatable boat with a dedicated Humanitarian and Disaster Relief team to join up with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and unload vital aid to those who have been worst hit by the strongest storm ever recorded in The Bahamas.

The highly skilled crew of RFA Mounts Bay have been on call since Jun to support our overseas territories and friends in the hurricane season.

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