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More Jiu-Jitsu gold for Army team

The Army Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) team has reaped the rewards of a dedicated training camp winning eight gold medals in its most successful year to date.

Cpl Leon Hinds has once again proved to be a shining star for the team, continuing his run of gold medals in the Master 2, Super-heavyweight category, most recently at the IBJJF European Championships (Brazilian Jiu-jitsu) in Portugal.

He is the only athlete to win gold for the Army in a top-level IBJJF tournament – a feat he has now achieved three times in his first year as a purple belt.

Twelve athletes represented the Army team in Portugal including Cpl Leon Hinds and Capt Jack Godwin (both RLC).

The Army BJJ team continues to grow and hosts monthly training sessions in Aldershot (open to all),
whilst smaller clubs within units continue to pop up.

Dates for the diary
2-6 Mar, Army World Taekwondo Development and Grading Course (all levels welcome) – Aldershot
2-6 Mar, Army Kendo Course (Annual All-Levels Course) – Aldershot
4 Mar, Army Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships – Aldershot
7 Mar, Army Martial Arts Championship (Karate, TKD, Kendo – all welcome) – Aldershot
30 Mar – 1 Apr, Army Karate team selections (all levels welcome) – Fareham

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The Royal Logistic Corps

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The Royal Logistic Corps

Over 4-5 March a team of 12 from 3 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps will pull a 4-tonne VW van as far as they can in 24 hours. The event will take place at Blenheim Palace and will raise money for ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Mind as well as supporting the #ArmyConfidence recruitment campaign.

Please visit their page and support these great causes. #WeAreTheRLC
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RLC Chefs, Cpl Grahame Wickam and LCpl Richie Godden, as part of the Combined Services Culinary Arts Team are going for Gold at the 2020 Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart. The event takes place 14-19 Feb and attracts 2000 civilian and military chefs from across the globe.

At a final practice held at Food Services Wing Worthy Down last week, the team prepared an amazing three course meal for 120 covers. Based on that they have a great chance of a medal. Good luck.
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On 5 Feb the Army’s Apprenticeship Launch took place in support of the National Apprenticeship Week.

The successful nominees for the upcoming Army Apprenticeships Awards were present. The Colonel RLC said how extremely proud he is of the work the soldiers have put into completing their awards and congratulated them on progressing to the Army Apprenticeship Finals on 11 Mar.

The Colonel RLC's aspiration to secure an apprenticeship for all direct entry RLC soldiers, was furthered during the week at a visit to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood to confirm if Mr K Foster, CEO of the Workboat Association and Mr M Ince from the RLC's service provider Pearson would support the aspiration for RLC Mariners to be enrolled on the L2 Workboat Crew Member Apprenticeship. WO1 Styles on behalf the Regiment and staff from 73 Squadron were on hand to ask questions. #WeAreTheRLC Army Jobs
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