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Recognising the Sikh contribution to the British Army

The Col RLC and members of RHQ The RLC team have visited the Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha in Hounslow to learn more about Sikh culture and the role Sikhs have played in the British Army over the last 170 years.

The visit was organised by LCpl Ranjot Singh, a Sikh soldier currently serving as the Col RLC’s driver.

During the visit, the team was honoured to meet Rajinder Singh Dhatt, a 97 year-old British Indian Army veteran of the Burma campaign.

83,005 Sikh soldiers gave their lives during WW1 and WW2 and 109,045 were wounded.

Like the Gurkhas, Sikh soldiers are famed for their fierce fighting ability, bravery and loyalty. Often against impossible odds, they have faced the enemy and fought to the last man.

Today there are 130 Sikh soldiers serving in the British Army and another 70 across Defence.

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