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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

Congratulations and well done to Major Jacquie Barlow, an OC within ITC Catterick, who has successfully completed her attempt to run 61 half marathons back-to-back over 61 days. Major Barlow took on this gruelling challenge with the aim of raising £5,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support after both she and her family received help from the charity when she had a tumour in 2011. She also raised money for a local school. Macmillan Cancer Support provides vital physical, financial and emotional support to cancer patients and their families at a time where the NHS is stretched. Please help to support Major Barlow and Macmillan by donating to her Just Giving page here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jacquie-davies3 #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less
‘STRIKE’ is a new concept in the British Army and with it, 1 Regiment RLC has faced a new challenge - how to remain agile and mobile, yet maintain C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence) with a reduced logistical footprint. 1 Regiment RLC has met this test turning to innovation with the aim of being constantly mobile yet able to maintain several lines of communication over vast distances. One possible solution is the MECC from Weatherhaven - a custom off the shelf (COTS) capability that will enhance the ‘just in time’ logistics on the modern battlefield. For more information about this potential capability, please contact Captain Alan Mcallister, RSO 1 Regiment RLC: Alan.Mcallister364@mod.gov.uk ... See MoreSee Less
RHQ The RLC is delighted to announce that Her Majesty the Queen has graciously appointed Major (Retd) Harry Lomas MBE BEM FIH as the Honorary Colonel of 167 Catering Support Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps, with effect 1st March 2021. Throughout his career, Colonel Harry has worked as venue manager at the 2012 Olympics, Executive Head Chef at the Grove Hotel and also as Head of Culinary with Delaware North at Wembley Stadium. Welcoming the Honorary Colonel to the Regiment via a video call, the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Jo Young said: “With his background, experience and passion for catering, Colonel Harry will be a superb ambassador and role model for both the new recruits coming in, as well as the more senior members of the Regiment. He has a depth of military and civilian catering knowledge and a remarkable network within the culinary industry which he plans to mobilise to the benefit of the Army Reserve Chef. We are looking forward to working with Colonel Harry to reinforce the unique position of the British Army’s only Regiment of Chefs”.#BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC 167 Catering Support Regiment RLC ... See MoreSee Less