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Helping the homeless

LCpl Elysia Martin of 29 Regiment is making an outstanding contribution to public life including working tirelessly to help the homeless in Gloucestershire and further afield in Nairobi.

A regular voluntary support worker for homeless foundations in the Gloucester and Swindon areas, she has sacrificed huge amounts of her personal time to support disadvantage persons.

This example of selfless commitment has earned her the Pride of Buxton award which garnered heavy media attention. Of the 37,000 nominations for the award, all of whom have made exceptional contributions to society, she was acknowledged with the top prize sponsored by Very.co.uk.

True to form, LCpl Martin refused the prize, a holiday abroad and instead at her insistence, the funds were redistributed to a silver service dinner for those in need.

In the margins of ceaseless unselfishness, LCpl Martin finds time to support the Regimental welfare office, running weekly youth clubs.

On her most recent deployment she helped in an orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya where she befriended a child with HIV, with a hole in his heart. She later ran the Nairobi half marathon to fund his treatment and his medicine, which has remedied his condition.

Eternally modest about her contribution LCpl Martin said: “People keep congratulating me on winning and thanking me for everything I have done to help others but that is just who I am. I shouldn’t be rewarded for helping people.”

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