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RLC JOINS ONLINE ESPORTS COMMUNITY

Esports (also known as electronic sports, e-sports, or eSports) is a form of sporting competition that uses online video games. Originally introduced to the British Army around six months ago, there has been an increasing interest in the sport from the Corps, its serving personnel and veterans.

Within the last three months, soldiers from the Royal Logistic Corps have been working tirelessly to recruit players to represent the Corps in various online gaming competitions. The Corps is currently competing in Inter-Corps level battles, with the idea to progress to Army level – competing in Tri-Service competitions and against civilian communities.

The British Army Lions League is the military online playing field that allows Corps to compete in online games that can also be accessed and watched by the general public. The RLC eSports Club, which has recruited approximately 100 members so far, is open to regular, reserve and veteran soldiers who are able to participate in the following games as part of the Lions League: Call of Duty (COD), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valorant, League of Legends, PlayerUnknown’s Battlerounds and Rainbow Six Siege.

In short, the RLC eSports Club is a place for RLC soldiers who enjoy gaming. The club caters for all levels of ‘gamer’ – from the casual player right through to competitive gamers, in any game(s) of their choice. The club’s discord is a growing and friendly community where gamers can meet fellow logisticians with similar interests and arrange friendly matches, discuss gaming experiences and compete for the RLC. It can also be used as an outlet in amongst busy and demanding work lives.

Corporal Jason Pyne, the RLC Corps Team 2IC explained, “RLC eSports hopes to achieve a competitive and community-based environment that reflects the evolving Army of today, exemplifies team cohesion and allows soldiers to meet and share similar interest outside of the work place.”

The league is now in its second season and the RLC’s next game (COD) takes place on 23 July 20 at 1930hrs against the Royal Artillery. For more information on fixtures and results, visit the home of military gaming at www.lionsleague.co.uk

How to get involved

Calling all gamers! Do you want to join the RLC eSports Club and represent the Corps in online gaming? If you would like to get involved, please contact the Corps Team Manager LCpl Thomas at rlcesport@Gmail.com.

You can also find the RLC eSports Club on the free mobile app ‘Discord’ using this link HTTPS://discord.gg/UA9K6Wd

For further information and to follow the RLC eSports Club on social media, use the links below.

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RLCGamingEsports

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/rlc_gaming/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/RLC_eSports

The RLC eSports Club also actively streams on its Twitch channel, https://www.twitch.tv/rlcesports where you can watch members play their favourite games. You can also find the British Army eSports Twitch at https://twitch.tv/britisharmyesports

The Royal Logistic Corps

Royal Logistic Corps Tartan from The Ministry of Tartan

The RLC Tartan is officially registered and has been approved by The RLC. It incorporates the RLC stable belt colours of dark blue, scarlet, gold and black. RLC tartan scarves and other items are available to order online from the Ministry of Tartan website.

All items are beautifully wrapped, making them ideal gifts that can be sent to your friends, relatives or loved ones, on your behalf, anywhere in the world. Click here for more information and to visit the Ministry of Tartan website: https://theministryoftartan.co.uk/product-category/royal_logistic_corps_tartan_range/
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On Wednesday 14 October, The RLC Individual and Team Orienteering Championships took place on Mytchett Training Area. 115 competitors from 27 units took on a score event in which individuals had one hour to reach as many of the 24 checkpoints as possible. The four team members who score the highest points count towards the team result, where teams tie on points, the team with the fastest time to score those points wins.

Congratulations to all who were involved and well done to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood who were the champion male team, 162 Regiment RLC who were the champion female team and Army Drivers Northern Ireland (152 Regiment RLC) the champion Reserve team.

Lieutenant Huw Stradling was the overall winner, closely followed by Major Richard Barrett in second and Captain Terry Furlong took third place. Major Sophie Spenser-Small was the female winner with Lieutenant Colonel S Braine and Colonel Lucy Giles hot on her heels.

For more information about getting involved in orienteering, contact your respective sports officer or visit baoc.info
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THE RBL POPPY APPEAL NEEDS YOU!

Your support for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is more crucial than ever this year. They need you to help raise the money that will support our soldiers, sailors, airmen and their family now and in later life. Get on social media, message your family and tell your friends. We all need to shake a virtual bucket because this year, every poppy counts.

Text POPPY2, POPPY5 or POPPY10 to 70545
Donate online at www.rbl.org.uk/donate
Or find out what you can do to support the Poppy Appeal at www.rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal
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