RHQ The RLC welcomed back some former members of staff for an impromptu informal lunch earlier this week.
The ladies, who formed a sizable element of the RHQ staff during the days of the Directorate of the Royal Logistic Corps, joined some current members of staff. Earlier Mrs Trowsdale, formerly the PA to the Regimental Colonel for 9 years until retiring in 2011, unveiled a painting of Dettingen House that she presented to Major Evans, a current member of the RHQ team. Major Evans had previously worked alongside Mrs Trowsdale whilst serving as Royal Logistic Corps Adjutant and was given the original artwork as a leaving gift. He explained, “I recently returned to RHQ The RLC, so I had to reunite the painting with it’s spiritual home and it was a delight to be able to invite Mrs Trowsdale to come and see it hanging in pride of place”.
Mrs Trowsdale added that it was “A great honour to have a piece of my art hanging in the building where I spent so many happy years.” Asked whether she felt much had changed in Dettingen House since her departure, she replied, “Oh yes – when I was here the building was very full with the Directorate staff in addition to the RHQ The RLC personnel and now the staff is much, much smaller – but many of the same friendly faces are still there.” She added, “I wasn’t alone in really enjoying being a part of The RHQ…..I think we all took great pride in the work we did in support of the Corps”.
Mrs Trowsdale’s painting will remain on display for the next two years. “I’ve told Mrs Trowsdale that if we have enough interest I might speak to the Curator about selling some prints in the Museum Shop!” Maj Evans added.