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Inter-Corps Indoor Hockey Championship

Both the RLC Ladies and Men’s Seniors Hockey teams claimed impressive victories in the Inter-Corps Indoor Hockey Championship to make The RLC double Indoor Champions, the first time both titles have been claimed by one Corps in the competition’s history.

The Ladies

With the ladies being undefeated in the group stages and claiming a dominant victory over the Royal Signals in the Semi Final, spirits were high.

However, the team knew they faced their toughest test yet in the final against the REME. Nevertheless, nerves remained steady and The RLC quickly claimed the lead with a short corner expertly flicked into the top corner by Capt Gemma Darrington, doubled minutes later by a fantastic team goal, swept into the back of the net by WO2 Scott-Baillie.

However the REME were not giving up easily, scoring a goal back, making it 2-1 at half time.

Despite being tired from two full days of match play, the team came out determined in the second half to leave everything on the pitch.

The ladies rose to the challenge and a winning attacking combination from Capt Darrington, Maj Cole and SSgt Katy White saw two more goals scored.

There was a nervy finish, with the REME scoring twice to make the score 4-3 in the final two minutes. Yet, The RLC team rallied around for one last defensive effort, finishing victorious.  A fantastic team effort by all involved, the ladies claimed their forth indoor title in a row.

The Men 

Having also won all their group matches, The RLC Men’s Seniors faced a tough test against the current Outdoor Champions the Infantry in the semi-final.

After a cautious start, The RLC took control with a cool finish from LCpl Bubnelis.

The Infantry were quick to level and it took a well-constructed goal from The RLC, which gave LCpl Bubnelis his second, to regain the advantage.

Excellent defensive work then followed to seal the victory and put The RLC Seniors in the final against the REME.

Boosted from having just seen the ladies take victory, it was now the men’s turn.  The tournament finale was played at a high tempo and was a highly skilled match, with both teams having a great deal of talent on display.

Outstanding play at the back from LCpl Clarke and Capt Gates combined with smooth interlinking forward play from LCpl Bubnelis and Maj Tester which gave the Corps a 3-2 advantage going into half time.

The REME were quick to respond and an early goal in the second half re-applied the pressure onto The RLC.

Tireless work in the centre from SSgt Collins and a disciplined performance from the Capt, LCpl Clarke, led to conversion of two penalty flicks and propelled The RLC to a 7-3 margin over a strong REME side.

Overall, it was an enthralling final that kept spectators on the edge of their seat saw The RLC lift the Inter Corps Indoor trophy.

The RLC Hockey Club now hopes to continue this success into the outdoor league and the outdoor Inter-Corps championships in May 2018.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Over the weekend, 154 Scottish Regiment RLC hosted Exercise MUDMASTER, the annual off-road driver training challenge that tests drivers’ skills and precision behind the wheel of different vehicles. The event, which took place in Dunfermline, Stirling and Linlithgow in Scotland, aims to develop the safe driving skills of the Corps’ soldiers with conditions that are designed to test their capabilities to the fullest. More than 100 teams entered, with both regular, reserve and civilian personnel taking part in challenges including navigation, observation, discipline and safety; all essential skills needed for deploying on future operations. #BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less
Over the last two weeks, seven members of the 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood Regimental Dive Team successfully organised the ‘deep phase’ of Exercise SUBMERGED CRUSADER 21 in the Isle of Skye, Scotland. In total, 20 divers took part in numerous training serials including: live decompression up to depths of 42m, ultrathermic cutting, hydraulic tools, search and recovery and a seabed survey in the murky depths of Loch Alsh, Loch Akin and Loch Na Beiste. The team were ably supported by the dive tender MV Moorhen and a Navy Chamber crew from the Defence Diving School who conducted lessons on safely recovering a diver to a recompression chamber.#BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less
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