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The Final Tree in ‘Loggy’s Wood’

HRH The Princess Royal visited Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham to plant the final tree in a 70-hectare Diamond Wood. Named Loggy’s Wood, it is equivalent in size to around 115 football pitches and was created to mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The wood was planted as part of a nationwide partnership between the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and the Woodland Trust, under the Trust’s six-million tree Jubilee Woods Project. The initiative has seen thousands of hectares of woodland planted that will help British soldiers train more effectively for military operations in years to come once the woods are established.

The Trust believes everyone should have easy access to woodland: regular contact with green spaces has been linked to reductions in diabetes, obesity, stress, and other disorders. Trees also provide habitat and food for wildlife; they produce oxygen, absorb carbon, cut pollution, and help reduce flooding. They give shade, shelter, and are a source of timber, fuel, fruit and nuts.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Congratulations to RLC soldier LCpl Stu Elvin of the Mission Training and Mobilisation Centre (MTMC), Bassingbourn Barracks, who has received two bronze medals at the World Rowing Indoor Championships 2021. LCpl Elvin has represented the Army in rowing for a number of years. Having individually qualified at the British Championships for the Men's (age 30-39) 500m to race at the World Championships, he was also selected to represent the Armed Forces in the Men's Team race. The races took place on 23 Feb 21, where LCpl achieved third place in his individual race and an hour later, he received another bronze medal as he played an integral part of the Armed Forces Men's Team. His commitment and success in rowing is nothing short of impressive with his ability to balance work, training and family life along with the ongoing restrictions of COVID-19. Competing in any sport at this level requires a unique strength and determination – something which the LCpl displays in abundance, putting in hours of solitary training, where he has had to use his mental resilience to push himself further than most would. ... See MoreSee Less
W O R L D _ R E C O R D _ A T T E M P TMajor Jacquie Barlow, OC at ITC Catterick is attempting a Guinness World Record by running 61 Half Marathons in 61 days, back to back______Challenging herself throughout, with the aim of raising money towards Macmillan Cancer Support after both herself and family received outstanding support from them when Major Barlow had a tumour back in 2011______ Please follow her story over the next few days and if you can kindly spare a donation then all shall be very much appreciated www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jacquie-davies3_______ ... See MoreSee Less