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On 10 May 15, Pte Hill and Pte Collingwood of 99 Squadron, 29 Regiment RLC deployed on EXERCISE ASKARI STORM in Kenya to assist with mail operations for the exercising Battle Group.

Pte Collingwood deployed to Nairobi as a newly qualified Postal and Courier (PC) Operator Class 2. Since arriving in Nairobi he has put his new trade skills to test, ensuring BATUK personnel are supplied with a high standard of mail services. Pte Hill deployed to Nanyuki, also as a Class 2 PC Operator and has operated in BATUK providing a high standard of service to permanent staff, dependants and Battle Group personnel.

Pte Hill is also a keen spinning instructor and has provided classes to BATUK personnel within her free time. During this 3 month exercise, Pte Hill still found time and organised a charity event; climbing Mount Kenya for the Army Widows Association.

This gruelling task in extreme conditions tested her over the five day period it took her to reach the summit. The terrain was testing and included a glacier climb and various rock climbing surfaces which were traversed in order to reach the summit at 5,000 metres.

The event was completed on 1 Jun 15 by Pte Hill and Cpl Price. It was down to their grit and determination that the pair was able to successfully complete this gruelling challenge in aid of a great cause.

29 Regt RLC are a fundamental part of the BATUK team, providing morale not only to permanent staff, but also all exercising troops serving overseas in Kenya. This success can only come down to the hard work and dedication of all PC Ops serving within theatre.




The Royal Logistic Corps

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