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RLC Triathletes Army Corps Team Champions

The RLC Triathletes became Army Corp Champions for the first time this year.

The Army Standard Distance triathlon took part on the 28 Jun 17 at the Cotswold Water Park, lake 32.

It was open to both regular and reserve personnel, from all three services including all MOD civil service personnel.

With 148 athletes taking part and a representative team from all Corps it was a huge event to compete in against some of the best triathletes in the Army.

The event covered a 1500m swim in the Cotswold lake followed by a 41km cycle on public roads and concluding with a 10km run back around lake 32 for three gruelling loops.

The competition was fierce with the Royal Engineers and RAPTC putting out some excellent athletes, however The RLC was magnanimous and had four athletes in the top ten.

Lt Col C Stuart crossed the line in fourth place, Capt M Matthews in fifth, SSgt J Du Preez in sixth, Maj A Martin in eighth, Lt S Krarup in 16th and Sgt J Du Preez in 24th.

The win followed swiftly on the back of the first RLC Triathlon training camp which took place in the Sallanches region of the French Alps from 27 May to 3 Jun 17.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Over 4-5 March a team of 12 from 3 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps will pull a 4-tonne VW van as far as they can in 24 hours. The event will take place at Blenheim Palace and will raise money for ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Mind as well as supporting the #ArmyConfidence recruitment campaign.

Please visit their page and support these great causes. #WeAreTheRLC
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RLC Chefs, Cpl Grahame Wickam and LCpl Richie Godden, as part of the Combined Services Culinary Arts Team are going for Gold at the 2020 Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart. The event takes place 14-19 Feb and attracts 2000 civilian and military chefs from across the globe.

At a final practice held at Food Services Wing Worthy Down last week, the team prepared an amazing three course meal for 120 covers. Based on that they have a great chance of a medal. Good luck.
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On 5 Feb the Army’s Apprenticeship Launch took place in support of the National Apprenticeship Week.

The successful nominees for the upcoming Army Apprenticeships Awards were present. The Colonel RLC said how extremely proud he is of the work the soldiers have put into completing their awards and congratulated them on progressing to the Army Apprenticeship Finals on 11 Mar.

The Colonel RLC's aspiration to secure an apprenticeship for all direct entry RLC soldiers, was furthered during the week at a visit to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood to confirm if Mr K Foster, CEO of the Workboat Association and Mr M Ince from the RLC's service provider Pearson would support the aspiration for RLC Mariners to be enrolled on the L2 Workboat Crew Member Apprenticeship. WO1 Styles on behalf the Regiment and staff from 73 Squadron were on hand to ask questions. #WeAreTheRLC Army Jobs
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