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Museum lecture programme 2017

The RLC Museum has released its 2017 lecture programme. For more information and to book tickets, contact the Museum on 01252 833371.

Thursday 11 May

‘Arming Britain’s Wartime Secret Army: Weapons and Equipment of the Auxunits’  with Maj D Clark

Having recently-spoken of the arming of World War II’s Home Guard, Maj Clarke returns to speak on the subject of the Auxunits, our secret, anti-invasion guerrilla fighters.

Thursday 1 Jun

‘Battlefield Success ‘ achieving tactical excellence in an infantry battalion 1916-18’ with F Skirrow

In January 1917 the 62nd Division went to France ‘ a second line territorial unit, it had no experience of the realities of the Western Front and its first engagements were disastrous. But by 1918 it was acknowledged to be one of the most reliable and aggressive units in the army.

Thursday 6 Jul

‘Daring, Dangerous, Delivered; Operation EAGLES SUMMIT and the plan to deliver a hydroelectric turbine to Helmand, Afghanistan in 2008’ with Lt Col I Bayliss.

In August 2008 16 Air Assault Brigade planned and executed the transportation and protection of seven electricity turbine components from Kandahar Airfield to the Kajaki Dam in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.This talk will focus in on the dangers posed by the enemy and the multiple challenges faced.

Thursday 7 Sept

‘Herbert Sulzbach: The Man with a Big Heart’ with A Hepburn

With these words, the German Ambassador described Herbert Sulzbach (1894-1985), who fought for Germany in World War I and with the Pioneer Corps in World War II. This talk explores his fascinating life.

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