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       167 Catering Support Regiment RLC

       A busy period for 167 Catering Support Regiment   Congratulations goes
       (167RLC) as the Regiment continues to deliver    to Cpl Bennion who
       catering support worldwide on exercises and    gained a Bronze medal
                                                    for his Plated Sustainable
       operations; recent support to Op TOSCA and
                                                        Fish Dish and Gold
       BATUK of note.                                  Best in Class for LCpl
          The Integrated Review (IR) finally confirmed   Stewart’s Plated Vegan
       the uncertainty surrounding the Regiment’s new     Dish-Enhanced
       location post Grantham: Cottesmore will be
       the new home for 167RLC, NB 2027. There are
       structural changes afoot as well as a result of the
       IR and work continues in this space with further
       clarity expected in the upcoming months.
          There has also been a step change in the
       Regiment’s approach to annual continuous training
       with the Regiment deploying on DEFENDER
       2022 (DE22) in Germany in support of the Brigade
       main effort. The troops are currently deployed on
       DE22 covering a six-week period split into the
       three Sqns on a two-week rotation. There will be
       lessons to take forward to continue improvement
       for DEFENDER 2023.
          After the lift of COVID restrictions and a
       number of date changes, the seventh Ex ARMY
       SUSTAINER event finally took place on 2 Oct
       21. The 2021 competition saw 103 competitors in
       total and included some of our Industry Partners
       and personnel from the Royal Air Force take part.              to encourage multinational participation alongside
       It remains the only Army-level field catering and               the inclusion of Industry partners and other
       culinary arts competition providing the perfect                services and pencilled in for 10 Sep 22.
       platform to showcase and recognise our catering   Members taking part   The success in Ex ARMY SUSTAINER 2021
       talent across the Regular and Reserve chef trade.   in Exercise Normandy   led to Cpl Bennion and LCpl Stewart selected
       For Ex ARMY SUSTAINER 2022, the intent is  Scholar             for Ex JOINT CATERER 2022 held on the
                                                                      15-16 Mar 22. The Armed Forces Open Cookery
                                                                      Championships held at the National Exhibition
                                                                      Centre Birmingham as part of a wider Public
                                                                      Sector Catering Expo is a very prestigious compe-
                                                                      tition and offers the platform to demonstrate that
                                                                      167 Regiment is an industry leader with top class
                                                                      caterers who are versatile enough to work with both
                                                                      the Armed Forces and the civilian sector. Both Cpl
                                                                      Bennion and LCpl Stewart excelled at the event
                                                                      with Cpl Bennion obtaining a Bronze medal for
                                                                      a Plated sustainable fish dish and LCpl Stewart’s
                                                                      Plated vegan dish winning a Gold medal.
                                                                        The Army Reserve School of Catering
                                                                      continues to operate at pace running trade courses
                                                                      as well as higher culinary skills courses; we have
                                                                      just completed our popular chocolate skills course
                                                                      ahead of Easter and we have another course running
                                                                      in June. As this is being written, a bread course is
                                                                      taking place with a healthy mixture of Regular and
                                                                      Reserve personnel developing their skills.
                                                                        Furthermore, the Regiment continues to offer
                                                                      the troops other opportunities outside of catering
                                                                      with personnel deployed on battlefield study to
                                                                      Normandy, skiing adventure training to Norway in
                                                                      Nov 21 and Austria in Mar 22.

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