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RLC Regiment wins team of the year

27 Regiment RLC this month were awarded Team of the Year at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

The 18th European Supply Chain Excellence Awards, in association with PricewaterhouseCoopers, took place this month in London, the awards celebrated the achievements of end-user Supply Chain practitioners. There were 220 initial entrees in the awards, including companies such as British Airways with DHL, Vodafone and Starbucks with Gist, which were whittled down to 114 finalists.

The European Supply Chain Excellence Awards are renowned for their rigorous judging process, and entrants had to be assessed by a panel of judges’ based on a first stage of written presentations and a second stage of organisation presentations.

27 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps beat tough competition to win the award for Team of the Year based on the back of the success of the reverse supply chain Op HERRICK 19, where 27 Regiment RLC commanded the Theatre Logistic Group.

RLC Corps Colonel, Colonel Corrie said “This award marks a tremendous achievement not only for 27 Regiment but the Corps as a whole. This award demonstrates the RLC’s excellence in the field of logistics and the outstanding commitment and expertise of our Soldiers and Officers”.

The award highlights the importance of the role played by the Royal Logistic Corps in sustaining the army in austere conditions wherever it is based around the world, and more importantly returning them back to the UK.

The Royal Logistic Corps

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
Great work from 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood #BritishArmyLogistics #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less