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Logistic Support Squadron Visit

The visit by the Corps Colonel and Corps Adjutant to Logistic Support Squadron, Commando Logistic Regiment Royal Marines last week.The visit was the first by HQ RLC in over ten years bringing the Squadron back into the RLC fold and giving the soldiers the opportunity to demonstrate the current capabilities of this unique squadron consistently delivering ‘Logistic Effect’ at the forefront of defences main effort. With the majority of the Squadron held at R2 for 7 days a week, 365 days a year it was made clear during the visit they are ‘Punching Well Above Their Weight’.

The visit was split between the 4 Troops Equipment Support, Technical, General Support and Petroleum and was designed to showcase the capabilities and commitments of each department.The Corps Colonel was delivered interesting and informative briefings by RLC Logistic Supply Specialists & Petroleum Operators on how they are operating in the Maritime environment alongside Naval & Marine Ranks, being given exciting opportunities and the chance to routinely put into practice their trade skills.

Significant deployments in the previous 12 months have been to Norway, California, Albania, Jordan, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands to name but a few with ‘Run a Shore’ taking place in various ports en route.The diverse and varied lifestyle of a soldier serving within 3 Commando Brigade was demonstrated to the full with potential All Arms Commando Course candidates conducting ‘Commando PT’ with the opportunity given to the Corps Adjutant to get to grips with the 30ft rope and hone in on Regain Techniques.

The Royal Logistic Corps

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
Great work from 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood #BritishArmyLogistics #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less