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New RLC Corps Sergeant Major Reserves

The RLC Reserve units have a new Sergeant Major, WO1 Amanda Ward has taken up the position as Corps Sergeant Major (SM) Reserves.

WO1 Ward joined the Women’s Royal Army Corp and the Army Catering Corps (ACC) in 1986. Upon completion of training, she was posted to the Infantry Battle School, Brecon and then the Cambridge Military Hospital, Aldershot, before leaving the Regular Army and joining the Territorial Army (TA) Central Volunteers Headquarters ACC in 1991.

With the formation of The Royal Logistic Corps’, Catering Support Regiment and subsequent relocation of the regiment to Grantham, her frequent commute from Portsmouth to Grantham commenced.

Remaining with the Catering Support Regiment throughout her career, she supported a variety of exercises in the UK and Germany.

On promotion to WO1 in 2011, she joined 2 Operational Support Group, Labour Support Unit, where she remained for seven years during which she completed two operational tours of Afghanistan.

In 2018, she returned home to 167 Catering Support Regiment as RSM. Although sad to be leaving her family regiment again after only a relatively short return, she is delighted at being selected for the appointment of Corps SM Reserves.

During her career, WO1 Ward has completed various military courses and gained numerous qualifications. She was a Physical Training Instructor for over 17 years. She has completed a BSC (Hons) in Sports Science and an MSc in Maintaining and Enhancing Sporting Performance. She has been employed at the University of Portsmouth within the School of Sports, Health and Exercise Science since 2002.

Happily married for over 30 years to Dean – who himself completed a full Regular service and Reserve service, they have two grown sons, Niall and Jordan. Still a keen recreational runner, her other leisure activities include skiing, golf, gardening, reading and walking her dog ‘Archie’.

The Royal Logistic Corps

321 EOD & Search Squadron of 11 EOD & Search Regiment RLC hosted a special guest, the Colonel-in-Chief, HRH The Princess Royal, as part of its anniversary commemorating 50 years of operations in Northern Ireland. The Sqn was also joined by the Colonel RLC, Colonel Jon West ADC.

11 EOD & Search Regiment RLC is widely dispersed across 14 locations in the UK. The Regiment routinely responds to around 2,500 operational EOD and Search call-outs each year in support of the police and other major events.

As the sole EOD & Search capability in Northern Ireland, 321 Sqn have a significant workload, operating constantly at Extremely High Readiness and responding operationally several hundred times each year. Last year, the Sqn completed 271 EOD tasks and 64 Search tasks.

The Regiment and Squadron employ specialists from multiple cap badges, principally RLC, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals.

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The Corps’ vision for 2025 and beyond is bold:

‘A world-class, innovative and adaptable Corps, sustaining continuous activity at home and around the globe. All underpinned by a people-focussed ethos and the exploitation of data and cutting-edge technology.’

The RLC is a unique Corps in terms of size, diversity and experience. No-one can do what it does. But to achieve the Corps’ vision, the Corps’ methods, capabilities and required skills must change.

To achieve this, four objectives will address: People & Ethos, Exploiting Technology, External Integration and Communication and Influence. The RLC has a huge amount to offer the Nation. Please read the strategy, talk about it, be proud of it and share your ideas to help it to evolve.

To explain this further, The RLC’s Strategy on a page can be seen below.

The full strategy paper (less Annexes) can be found on Defence Connect using this link:

https://jive.defencegateway.mod.uk/docs/DOC-408180

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The Royal Logistic Corps is with Commander The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment and 23 others.
The Royal Logistic Corps

A new strategy for The Royal Logistic Corps

Defence is faced with an increasingly uncertain global and strategic outlook. Defence Support underpins this global activity, but maintaining today’s arrangements to support a force that will be
operating at greater reach and tempo is not an option – a transformation is required.

What is true for Defence Support is true for the Royal Logistic Corps. So the Corps can play its part, the Master General of Logistics, Lt Gen Sir Mark Poffley KCB OBE, has launched the Corps’ new strategy, which will enable The RLC to adjust to the needs of the Army, Defence and the Nation.

The full strategy paper (less Annexes) can be found on Defence Connect by following this link:

https://jive.defencegateway.mod.uk/docs/DOC-408180

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