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RLC Bomb Disposal Team on site at Didcot power station

RLC bomb disposal experts leant their support to the Fire & Rescue, Urban Search & Rescue and search dog teams from across numerous counties in the search for the missing persons trapped beneath the vast piles of twisted steel, pipes and concrete – the remains of the collapsed Didcot ‘Site A’ Power Station.

Operators from Northolt Troop, 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment arrived on site at 4:00pm on Wednesday 24th February where they immediately deployed their Cutlass, state-of-the-art remote controlled vehicle, it’s more usually associated with pin pointing suspicious packages and explosive devices and destroying them however, in this case it was sent in to try and locate the missing inside the former turbine hall.

The senior Fire Officer on site and Incident Commander, Gary Coupar of Oxford Fire & Rescue, in praise said, “The bomb disposal team have brought the capability to send in their remote controlled robot into what remains a dangerous structure allowing us to continue the search without the risk of endangering others.”

The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistic Corps

#BritishArmyLogistics working together with our #Nato allies to fulfil the tenets of our strategy: World class. Innovative. Adaptable. 16th Sustainment Brigade HQ 104 Logistic Support Brigade ... See MoreSee Less
Exercise SEAHORSE INCREMENTUM is an Armoured Vehicle (AV) technical trade exercise for The Royal Logistic Corps’ Vehicle Support Specialist (VSS) trade. The aim of the exercise is to ensure that personnel in the trade remain compliant with Armoured Vehicle Standing Orders and that all personnel can operate AVs safely within the supply chain. Planned by 17 Regiment RLC on Salisbury Plain Training Area, the four-week exercise brings the VSS trade together to train on a variety of platforms from Challenger 2 to Panther. As the only trade group that operates all AVs outside of the Armoured Corps, VSS are key to delivering a vital logistic effect to its teeth arms, enabling essential logistic capability. The trade is able to receipt, store, manage, issue and move AVs through the supply chain safely, professionally and in a timely manner.The exercise was achievable with support from the Field Army unit DMIs, platforms from across the Iron Division and Team Rhino and Real-Life Support from 104 Logistic Support Brigade.17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood HQ 104 Logistic Support Brigade ... See MoreSee Less