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The Corps 2013/14 Ski season

The Regimental team from 1 Regiment RLC, based at Gütersloh, was faced with the huge challenge of meeting Corps expectations. The departure of SSgt Marc Walker to the Olympics at Sochi 2014 and the loss of LCpl P A Beyer and Cpl C R Richards on the Nordic side left a vacuum in the team.

On the Alpine side, the team was stronger than ever with the progress made by Lt R J Kelly, the arrival of Cpl A M A Edris and the continued domination across all disciplines by SSgt Macpherson.

The Nordic team completed a month of training in Norway, followed by two months in Austria which included running the Corps training camp. In reverse the Alpine skiers started in Austria and moved to Norway, seemingly “to avoid any of the physical training being carried out by the Nordic team”.

When it came round to racing at the Divisional Championships, Exercise PIPEDOWN, both teams were on great form, with no injuries or illnesses, and there was a clean sweep in both disciplines. SSgt G D Macpherson won overall champion in the Alpine and Lt Matthews finished second overall on the Nordic side in his second season. When the teams moved to the Army Championships the Alpine side, led by a ‘walking wounded’ Lt Robert Kelly, stayed strong and clinched a hard fought overall win ahead of 7 Battalion REME. On the Nordic side illness struck the team for the first week and misadventures with waxing, left the overall championships open until the very end. 1 Regiment RLC secured a win in the patrol race, but it was not enough to hold off a hugely impressive 17 Port & Maritime team, led by Cpl B A Woolley and bolstered by the outstanding junior Pte J R E Foley, and they won the SAS cup by just 1 point. With first place in the Alpine and second in the Nordic the 1 Regiment RLC team finished the season with another strong Marina Cup win. Congratulations to Pte S U MacKay, Pte N Hindle, Pte F G Paterson, Pte C L Aldridge, LCpl L S Doody and Cpl J D Dunnett, all of whom qualified for National Training Squad. With two young and relatively inexperienced teams to build on, the future looks bright for skiing in the Corps.

The Royal Logistic Corps

WO1 (RSM) Steve Muir RLC has now reached his fourth milestone of 400 miles in his remarkable fundraising challenge. From 1 April – 30 September 2021, WO1 (RSM) Muir RLC is running five miles a day for 183 consecutive days, covering a total of 915 miles (the distance from Lands’ End to John O’Groats plus an extra 41 miles) to raise much needed funds for The RLC Association Trust.The money WO1 Muir RLC raises will help to support the Association which works tirelessly to help Regular and Reserve RLC personnel, veterans and their families by providing grants to those in need.RLC Benevolence assisted the family of a young SNCO diagnosed with a debilitating, terminal illness. A grant was made to the local council for home disability adaptationsHelp to support WO1 Muir RLC by donating to his Just Giving page:…---#BritishArmyLogistics #WeAreTheRLC #wesustain ... See MoreSee Less
The summer edition of The Sustainer magazine is live online. In this edition we asked contributors from around the Corps to highlight some of the lesser known role opportunities and "trade secrets" that exist. Did you know that Ammo Techs learn how to make IEDs safe by learning how to make them? And that a team of 14 Movement Controllers in Marchwood manage and control all Defence shipping and keep tabs on hundreds of 40 foot ISO containers across the globe? Also the best kept secret in The RLC is? Read the issue to find out more. ... See MoreSee Less
This week the RLC Men’s Athletics team were crowned Inter Corps Champions for the first time since 2016 and the Women’s team were runners up, a fantastic result.There were phenomenal performances from our talented sprinters Cpl Cartledge (3 ATR) Pte Bakani (3RLC) and the men's 4 x 100 relay team setting a blistering time of 44.3 seconds.Lt Walker (4RLC) won the mens 5000m race and the 3000m steeple chase with Cpl Adair (167RLC) winning the womens 1500m race.A big thank you to Maj Whitwam (101X) for his years of service to RLC athletics, he ran his final race for the RLC.Finally a huge congratulations to the team manager and athlete SSgt Hood (4RLC) for getting 2 phenomenal teams to the start line.#WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less