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An overview of the year’s snowboarding successes and news!

The annual RLC Snowboarding Championships yet again proved a great success leading to further achievements in the Army Snowboarding Championships. 

Located in the Flachau area just south of Salzburg teams from across Corps boarders gathered, ranging from old hands of the sport to those who had never set foot on a board before. The conditions were set from the off; a week intensive training, prior to focusing on specific disciplines in which each boarder competed against peers within their ability group. These disciplines being slalom and slope style.

This year saw the novice categories swell in numbers. The vast development from day one throughout the exercise and pure robustness of individuals was impressive. This is an encouraging sign for the sport as a whole; the development of the RLC team to compete as the team to chase in the Army championships in the next few years is looking promising.

The senior (open) riders kept pushing the limits of speed, agility and trick difficulties, tuning their skills for each competition and ultimately to gain a place on the Corps Team. Only a few broken bones to write home about, the team knew that they would put the Corps in good light in the forthcoming Army Champs.

Results- RLC Snowboard Championships 16

Open Female ‘ Capt R Allen, DST
Open Male ‘ WO1 N Townley, 1 Sig Bde
Novice Female ‘ Pte S Flahant, DST
Novice Male ‘ Pte C Porter, 4 RLC

Slope Style (SS)
Open Female ‘ Capt R Allen, DST
Open Male ‘ Pte W Spiers, 13 AA Sp, 47 AD
Novice Female – Pte S Flahant, DST
Novice Male – Novice Male ‘ Pte C Porter, 4 RLC

Overall Winners
Individual Open Female Champion ‘ Capt R Allen, DST
Individual Open Male Champion ‘ Lt B Wardell, 13 AA Sp, 47 AD
Individual Novice Female Champion – Pte S Flahant, DST
Individual Novice Male Champion ‘ Pte C Porter, 4 RLC
Regimental Open Champions – 13 AA Sp, 47 AD
Regimental Novice Champions ‘ 4 RLC


On the back end of Ex LOGISTIC BOARDER comes the Army Snowboarding Championships.

Ex SNOW JACK 16 ‘ 13 Mar ‘ 27 Mar 16
The RLC Snowboarding team was selected from the best riders on Ex LOGISTIC BOARDER to represent the Corps at the Army Snowboarding Championships.  The 3 weeks RLC champs proved to pay dividends with Corps members picking up silverware at the Army Champs.  The Corps team had a training week prior to the Army Champs but the snow conditions were pretty poor.  However, the Glacier didn’t disappoint and the hill team and Powder Works were able to deliver a high class event even though the weather wasn’t always on our side. As a Corps we identified that our best chance at winning silverware was in the Regt Team and Female category which we will develop on next year.  On a look forward the Army Champs have grown massively over the last 5 years with Snowboarders from across the Army competing at the Brits.  The RLC riders have massive potential and we hope to have riders selected for the Army Team next year.  On the back on Ex SNOW JACK 16, WO1 Townley was selected as the deputy Army Team Manager giving the RLC a presence in the Army committee.

Results ‘ Army Snowboarding Championships 16 ‘ RLC Placings
Female Corps Team – Overall 2nd; Parallel Giant Slalom (PGS) ‘ 2nd; SS ‘ 2nd.
6 RLC ‘ Overall ‘ 3rd; PGS ‘ 2nd; Snowboard Cross (SBX) ‘ 2nd
Individual ‘ Capt R Allen, DST ‘ Overall Female ‘ 2nd; PGS ‘ 3rd; SS ‘ 2nd; SBX ‘ 2nd
Individual Under 21 –  Pte G Adams, DST ‘ 2nd

RLC Snowboarders would like to thank their CoC and the Corps for supporting the sport whether through authorisation to attend the exercises, advise and guidance on getting teams or individuals to and from the Flachau or supporting with grants.


Future Events

Ex SNOWMETHOD ‘ 8 ‘ 22 Oct 16.
If you boarded before and want to start getting your instructor qualification, then Ex SNOWMETHOD is a great chance to do this. A week spend achieving BASI Level 1, followed by a concentrated Slope Style camp.

Ex LOGISTIC BOARDER 17 ‘ 14 Jan ‘ 4 Feb 17.
Fancy snowboarding and never set foot on a board, this is the exercise for you! Professional qualified instruction will get you up to speed and jibbing around the mountains in no time. Equally if you already board, open riders develop their skills further.

For more information about RLC Snowboarding contact the Corps Captain ‘ WO1 Nicholas Townley through DII or via the RLC Snowboarding page on Facebook.

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