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Marking Remembrance Day

The nation fell silent as HRH The Queen and members of the Royal Family joined the traditional Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in London on 12 Nov.

There was a two-minute silence observed nationally and wreaths were laid commemorating those Servicemen and women killed in all conflicts since the First World War.

“I am proud to stand alongside members of the Armed Forces and veterans at the Cenotaph to reflect on those who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Gavin Williamson, Defence Secretary.

“On Remembrance Sunday we remember all conflicts including our heroes from more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Around the globe there are currently thousands of troops deployed in 25 operations in more than 30 countries, often putting themselves in danger to make us safer and more secure at home.”

This year, HRH The Queen viewed the ceremony from a balcony of the nearby Foreign & Commonwealth Office, alongside HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Prime Minister also attended the service along with Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, and other members of the Cabinet, former Prime Ministers, The Chiefs of Staff and over 700 regular and reserve personnel.

For the Royal Family, Her Majesty’s wreath was laid on her behalf by HRH The Prince of Wales. Wreaths were also laid by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, HRH Prince Henry of Wales, HRH The Duke of York, HRH The Earl of Wessex, HRH The Princess Royal and HRH The Duke of Kent.

Following the ceremony, thousands of veterans from the Second World War and more recent conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan, marched past the Cenotaph.

The Armed Forces also marked Remembrance wherever they were in the world, from guarding NATO’s eastern border to striking Daesh in Syria.

This year’s service also commemorated the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, where the fields of Flanders saw enormous bravery and vast sacrifice.

The Royal Logistic Corps

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On Wednesday 14 October, The RLC Individual and Team Orienteering Championships took place on Mytchett Training Area. 115 competitors from 27 units took on a score event in which individuals had one hour to reach as many of the 24 checkpoints as possible. The four team members who score the highest points count towards the team result, where teams tie on points, the team with the fastest time to score those points wins.

Congratulations to all who were involved and well done to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood who were the champion male team, 162 Regiment RLC who were the champion female team and Army Drivers Northern Ireland (152 Regiment RLC) the champion Reserve team.

Lieutenant Huw Stradling was the overall winner, closely followed by Major Richard Barrett in second and Captain Terry Furlong took third place. Major Sophie Spenser-Small was the female winner with Lieutenant Colonel S Braine and Colonel Lucy Giles hot on her heels.

For more information about getting involved in orienteering, contact your respective sports officer or visit baoc.info
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THE RBL POPPY APPEAL NEEDS YOU!

Your support for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is more crucial than ever this year. They need you to help raise the money that will support our soldiers, sailors, airmen and their family now and in later life. Get on social media, message your family and tell your friends. We all need to shake a virtual bucket because this year, every poppy counts.

Text POPPY2, POPPY5 or POPPY10 to 70545
Donate online at www.rbl.org.uk/donate
Or find out what you can do to support the Poppy Appeal at www.rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal
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