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RLC Foundation Industry Seminar & Log Safari

The second major RLC Foundation event took place on 13 July at Deepcut and at Rushmore Arena, Aldershot.

The event was fully subscribed with an overall attendance of 143. It began in The Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut with presentations from Tobias Larsson, DHL Director 360 Resilience and from Brigadier Richard Parkinson, Head of Defence Support Chain Operations and Movements. Both presentations followed the theme of supply chain resilience and illustrated the challenges of identifying and managing the numerous risks that can impact on an effective and efficient supply chain. The presentations were followed by an open forum and a networking lunch. In the afternoon the 50 attendees from Industry were taken to Rushmore Arena for Exercise Log Safari where they saw demonstrations of RLC soldiers using military logistics equipment and systems.

Early indications are that the event was an overall success meeting its prime objective of bringing together logistics professionals from Industry, Academia and the Army. The presentations provoked lively debate and new individual connections were forged. The RLC Foundation network continues to grow and has an increasing presence on Linked In, Facebook and on line (www.rlcfoundation.com).

We are now planning to enhance our accreditation role and will report progress in due course.  At the same time we will continue with the remaining national events for the year (Autumn Lecture on 1 October and the RLC Foundation Awards Dinner on 11 November). We have also identified a date and location for an event in March 2016 in London ‘ more to follow.

Pictures Copyright Crown, Photographer Jo Ayres

The Royal Logistic Corps

Over the weekend, 154 Scottish Regiment RLC hosted Exercise MUDMASTER, the annual off-road driver training challenge that tests drivers’ skills and precision behind the wheel of different vehicles. The event, which took place in Dunfermline, Stirling and Linlithgow in Scotland, aims to develop the safe driving skills of the Corps’ soldiers with conditions that are designed to test their capabilities to the fullest. More than 100 teams entered, with both regular, reserve and civilian personnel taking part in challenges including navigation, observation, discipline and safety; all essential skills needed for deploying on future operations. #BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less
Over the last two weeks, seven members of the 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood Regimental Dive Team successfully organised the ‘deep phase’ of Exercise SUBMERGED CRUSADER 21 in the Isle of Skye, Scotland. In total, 20 divers took part in numerous training serials including: live decompression up to depths of 42m, ultrathermic cutting, hydraulic tools, search and recovery and a seabed survey in the murky depths of Loch Alsh, Loch Akin and Loch Na Beiste. The team were ably supported by the dive tender MV Moorhen and a Navy Chamber crew from the Defence Diving School who conducted lessons on safely recovering a diver to a recompression chamber.#BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less
RLC personnel from BATUK have been helping to make donations of food and books to Hope and Homes Recreation Centre, a local orphanage home to 56 children in Kenya. Hope and Homes first became a registered recreation centre in 2011 by Suzanne Wangiru. Suzanne created the centre in order to rehabilitate street children, as well as orphans and young girls that have been rescued form early marriages. Cpl Shannon Stevens who is currently on detachment from 13AASR, commented on her experience visiting this fundamental centre: “When we entered the Centre, we were taken by surprise as there were more children than we had imagined there would be. We helped to distribute food, drawing books and reading books and the children were ecstatic. It was a surreal experience at Hope and Homes, full of differing emotions, but it was definitely a great opportunity for the members of CSS 2nd Line to engage with the community creating a better working relationship with BATUK.”Major R Crane MBE RLC, SO2 CSS BATUK commented: “Witnessing the delight on the kids’ faces when they received the books and clothes that had been donated by friends and families across UK was very humbling. There are so many children in need and every little helps.” #BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less