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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

The Royal Logistic Corps

#BritishArmyLogistics working together with our #Nato allies to fulfil the tenets of our strategy: World class. Innovative. Adaptable. 16th Sustainment Brigade HQ 104 Logistic Support Brigade ... See MoreSee Less
Exercise SEAHORSE INCREMENTUM is an Armoured Vehicle (AV) technical trade exercise for The Royal Logistic Corps’ Vehicle Support Specialist (VSS) trade. The aim of the exercise is to ensure that personnel in the trade remain compliant with Armoured Vehicle Standing Orders and that all personnel can operate AVs safely within the supply chain. Planned by 17 Regiment RLC on Salisbury Plain Training Area, the four-week exercise brings the VSS trade together to train on a variety of platforms from Challenger 2 to Panther. As the only trade group that operates all AVs outside of the Armoured Corps, VSS are key to delivering a vital logistic effect to its teeth arms, enabling essential logistic capability. The trade is able to receipt, store, manage, issue and move AVs through the supply chain safely, professionally and in a timely manner.The exercise was achievable with support from the Field Army unit DMIs, platforms from across the Iron Division and Team Rhino and Real-Life Support from 104 Logistic Support Brigade.17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood HQ 104 Logistic Support Brigade ... See MoreSee Less