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Predecessors lunch

RLC HQ hosted the bi-annual predecessors lunch at the Central Sergeants Mess, Deepcut on the 24th September.

Personnel attended from across the Corps, including RLC Officers and SNCO’s, Civilian Employees from the RHQ and in-pensioners from the Royal Hospital Chelsea. This event is very important to Corps heritage and helps the Corps to maintain its familial relationship with its members long after they have retired.

Command Sergeant Major, Mr Meek stated “This is a brilliant event! When you join the Corps you join a family, and we look after our family.”

The Royal Hospital Chelsea was established over 300 years ago in the reign of King Charles II, after he became aware the army was supporting a growing number of soldiers who were no longer fit for active service, inspired by L ‘Hotel des Invalides in Paris, he committed to creating a welcoming and safe home for veterans who had fought for their county and who were now “broken by age or war”.
Christopher Wren brought this vision to life and the elegant buildings still stand majestically on the banks of the River Thames in the heart of 21st century London.

The Residents of the Hospital, known the world over as Chelsea Pensioners, have all served as soldiers in the British Army and now, in their later years, find a warm welcome as well as a community which has comradeship.

The Royal Logistic Corps

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
W O R L D _ R E C O R D _ A T T E M P TMajor Jacquie Barlow, OC at ITC Catterick is attempting a Guinness World Record by running 61 Half Marathons in 61 days, back to back______Challenging herself throughout, with the aim of raising money towards Macmillan Cancer Support after both herself and family received outstanding support from them when Major Barlow had a tumour back in 2011______ Please follow her story over the next few days and if you can kindly spare a donation then all shall be very much appreciated www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jacquie-davies3_______ ... See MoreSee Less