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The Worshipful Company of Carmen’s Joint Services Dinner – 22 April 2015

The Master General of Logistics attended the Joint Services Dinner at the Guildhall on 22 April 15. HRH The Princess Royal was also present and signed a deed of covenant between the Carmen Company and the Armed Forces and also presented the Carmen’s annual prizes. The 400 guests were also treated to a Beating Retreat performed by the Band of the Royal Logistic Corps. After the meal HRH The Princess Royal presented the Company’s Military Awards to the Sword of Honour winner and Soldier of the Year from the Royal Logistic Corps.

THE CARMEN’S SWORD OF HONOUR is presented annually to the young Royal Logistic Corps officer selected, by the RLC, as the most outstanding of the preceding year.

Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carmen in 1979. It comprises a ceremonial sword with its scabbard. The winner for 2015 was Lt Rachael Allen RLC from DST Leconfield.

THE CARMEN’S ROYAL LOGISTIC CORPS CUP is an annual award and honours the ‘Carmen’s Soldier of the Year’, an RLC soldier from any trade background within the Corps, on his or her first tour with an RLC unit and who has excelled. The winner for 2015 was Pte Emma Drew of 6 Regt RLC.

 

Pictured Left: Pte Emma Drew meeting HRH The Princess Royal. Pictured Right: sees all the award recipients from the three services with HRH and the Master Carmen Lt Col Paul Holder RLC (Centre). Lt Rachael Allen RLC is second from left and Pte Emma Drew second from right.

The Royal Logistic Corps

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
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