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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

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