Reminder: RLC Museum evening lecture of a daring and dangerous military operation

This is a reminder of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum evening lecture on Thursday 19th this week.

Lt Col Ian Bayliss’ talk on the dangers posed by the enemy, and the multiple challenges faced in moving a 220 ton turbine for the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan through the incredibly dangerous Afghan province of Helmand. In August 2008, 16 Air Support Brigade planned and executed the transportation and protection, of seven electricity turbine components, in the Operation Eagle’s Summit conducted by ISAF, and the Afghan National Army.

We’ll be in the audience for this fascinating talk, and hope to see you there.

‘A Journey through Jazz’ concert of the Band of the Royal Logistic Corps

We were in the audience for the concert by the Band of Royal Logistic Corps Band concert, ‘A Journey through Jazz’, on the 28th September 2017, at the Tela Theatre, Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut.

The Band’s Director of Music, Maj Lauren Peritz-Watts, requested the audience not to post any videos, to YouTube or Facebook, they may have taken of the concert before the Band had posted their own video. Being a respectful soul I’ve obliged the Band, and waited patiently for them to post their video – shown below.

The Bandmaster, SSgt Jonathan Spencer, spoke to the audience of their privilege to host one of the finest lead trumpet players in the country, Louis Dowdeswell, as guest soloist. Before the video, from the concert, of the Band and Loius Dowdeswell playing ‘Let it Go’, from Disney’s Frozen, here are a few photos of the concert.

It’s a terrific band, and this concert, like all others of their concerts, was hugely entertaining. The guest soloist was an added treat.

RLC Museum evening lecture: Operation Eagle’s Summit – daring and dangerous

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum evening lecture, on Thursday 19th October, hosts Lt Col Ian Bayliss’ talk on the dangers posed by the enemy, and the multiple challenges faced in moving a 220 ton turbine for the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan through the incredibly dangerous Afghan province of Helmand.

In August 2008, 16 Air Support Brigade planned and executed the transportation and protection, of seven electricity turbine components, in the Operation Eagle’s Summit conducted by ISAF, and the Afghan National Army.

Sounds like a fascinating evening’s entertainment.

Come to the RLC Museum evening lecture this evening to hear about an amazing man – Herbert Sulzbach

This evening’s lecture, at the Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Deepcut, by Ainslie Hepburn, is about the fascinating life of Herbert Sulzbach (1894-1985), who fought for Germany in World War 1, and with the British Pioneer Corps in World War 2. He was awarded both the OBE and Grand Cross of the German Federal Republic for his post-war work fostering Anglo-German co-operation.

You can learn more of Herbert Sulzbach and his uplifting story HERE, though I’d recommend coming to the lecture.

Best to arrive at the Museum between 7.0 – 7.15 for pre=lecture tea/coffee/biscuits.

Gloriously noisy Fire Power Demonstration at the Royal Logistic Corps Open Day at Deepcut

I don’t want to appear militaristic, but I’m content living close to the Bisley & Pirbright Ranges, where we’re used to gun fire and big bangs. It’s fun to see the firing up close, although I should report that the firing in this video isn’t from guns normally heard on the ranges.

Among the many arena events at last Saturday’s Royal Logistic Corps Open Day was a Fire Power Demonstration. The set up was to free hostages held in enemy hands, and to release them the Army bought troops and a couple of Jackal fighting vehicles. Here’s my video of the demo, with plenty of gun fire.

No fun finer than chatting to strangers and to friends alike

There’s no fun finer than chatting to strangers, and, of course, to friends. I, nay we, did plenty of that at the Royal Logistic Corps Open Day in Deepcut.

The Rugby Sevens and the Tug-of-War competitions were great fun to watch. Definitely too hot to compete in.

I spoke to a couple, who were in the historic military vehicles section, of their huge Foden recovery vehicle. He said he’d about sixteen similar vehicles, while his wife smiled and chatted, also, engagingly about the collection. Such were our conversations.

Here’s my photo montage of the splendid event. Oh, how well miss it when the Army move out. Later I’ll post a video of the fun boys stuff on the fire power event.