Logistics at the sharp end of the guns in Central London

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Institute of Couriers has welcomed a growing engagement to both regular and reserve army, exchanging employer communication to find job placement for troops exiting army to life in logistics, in reverse find heavy vehicle driver training via the reserve forces opportunities for commercial logistics individuals looking to move from warehouse to wheels jobs.

The army has long been recognised at the National Courier Awards, Defence Minister Penny Mordaunt presenting a courier silver C to RLC James Brennan in 2015.

The IOC was greatly honoured to accept an invitation from London district 151 regt to see logistics at the sharp end of the guns in Central London.  IOC Chair, Carl Lomas and Tracey Worth were guests for the 41-gun salute to mark the accession to the throne of Her Majesty the Queen.

 

 

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Major General, Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery explains the gun logistics to IOC Chair Carl Lomas

The IOC was greatly honoured to accept an invitation from London district 151 regt to see logistics at the sharp end of the guns in Central London.  IOC Chair, Carl Lomas and Tracey Worth were guests for  the 41-gun salute to mark the accession to the throne of Her Majesty the Queen. Smart new Iveco horse wagons delivered 16 hands and above for the day's logistics.

Forming a  parade of the Kings Troop of ceremonial guns dating from 1914 to 1916 at Wellington Barracks. Teamed in true horse power it was then old-school logistics for Bird Cage Walk, Constitution Hill & Hyde Park to line the guns facing towards Piccadilly for the mid-day 41-gun salute. Outstanding team work for the gunners, not one fault, everyone and everything in perfect order to delivery bang to time. Logistics perfection for the gunners. Every item of the supply chain covered all the way to a horse ambulance trailer towed off-road by a land Rover Defender.

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Ladrover traction for horse ambulance, Iveco horse wagons in the background

IOC Carl Lomas took a tour of the ceremonial World War One guns with the Major General. Livery masters from the City of London were on hand to oversee the horse, both the master saddler and the master farrier, Guy Hurst.

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Army will return to the IOC on Feb 26th when both reserves and regular will feature in the Fellows' Gowning ceremony at the House of Lords, Claire Williams 562 TA, reserves winner 2015 National Courier awards will be present to receive a nomination of membership of the IOC from President, Viscount, Lord Falkland.

For full details of the Fellows' Gowning Feb 26th www.ioc.uk.com ticket and invitation detail from Tracey Worth 07976 263745.

 

Last modified on Monday, 08 February 2016 01:48
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