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Girls on Film

Female Journalists from the national media were issued their own mission and tasks as they became Troop Commanders for the day on the Log Safari.  Film crews, photographers, set directors and production assistants were on hand to ensure all the challenges in their ” day in the life of an RLC Officer” were captured.

Log Safari is a dynamic, interactive look at the Core functions of the RLC; supply, distribution, movement control, maritime, food and ammunition services. The journalists were filmed as they charged through rough terrain on a supply challenge, led a convoy delivering humanitarian aid to some front line units, were let loose in a field kitchen to prepare their own lunch and even got to detonate a suspect package.

The inspiration behind the Log Safari, Maj Kathryn Heppinstall RLC, said “Log Safari is one of our best recruiting tools. It show cases the RLC in a fast paced, fun environment.  We have had groups from Sandhurst, Potential Reservists, Civilian Employers and even DSTL Scientists have had a go at our logistic challenges”.

“This was the best Tuesday ever” said Lucy Gormall (News and ShowBiz editor, Now magazine) “I had no idea you did so many different things”.  “Fantastic!  All young people should do this and see how the Army works” said Michelle Kortekass (Art Designer, Marie Claire) we were looking at the opportunities available to females in the Army and this has been both brilliant fun and informative. Our readers will be very impressed”

The Royal Logistic Corps

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RLC personnel from BATUK have been helping to make donations of food and books to Hope and Homes Recreation Centre, a local orphanage home to 56 children in Kenya. Hope and Homes first became a registered recreation centre in 2011 by Suzanne Wangiru. Suzanne created the centre in order to rehabilitate street children, as well as orphans and young girls that have been rescued form early marriages. Cpl Shannon Stevens who is currently on detachment from 13AASR, commented on her experience visiting this fundamental centre: “When we entered the Centre, we were taken by surprise as there were more children than we had imagined there would be. We helped to distribute food, drawing books and reading books and the children were ecstatic. It was a surreal experience at Hope and Homes, full of differing emotions, but it was definitely a great opportunity for the members of CSS 2nd Line to engage with the community creating a better working relationship with BATUK.”Major R Crane MBE RLC, SO2 CSS BATUK commented: “Witnessing the delight on the kids’ faces when they received the books and clothes that had been donated by friends and families across UK was very humbling. There are so many children in need and every little helps.” #BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less
Great work from 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood #BritishArmyLogistics #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less