Gatwick Team Visit Royal Logistics Corps Open Day 2019
Members of the Ramp team and part of the Gatwick Special Assistance team, visited the Royal Logistic Corps Open day at Deepcut Barracks as part of a team building exercise. During the visit, the team saw how the military manages and tasks vehicles, maintains logistic supply lines and delivers the life-blood of operations. Although the Army is organised for its particular role, the need for timeliness, high engineering standards and above all safe means of operations all rang true with the Wilson James team.
Strategic Account Director, Nick Gallé (former Officer Commanding 47 Air Despatch Squadron) said that ‘Members of the Gatwick Special Assistance team elite, the ramp team, were selected to visit the Royal Logistic Corps Open day hosted at Deepcut Barracks as part of a team building exercise. The team toured stands to gain a better understanding of how the military manages and tasks vehicles, maintain logistic supply lines and delivers the life-blood of operations. They participated in Explosive Ordnance Device (EOD) exercises, conducting the ‘lonely-walk’ to disarm a explosive device and watched how heavy vehicles can self-deploy loads in under 10 Seconds, loads of up 12 tonnes! However, the highlight of the day was meeting soldiers from 47 Air Despatch Squadron, charged with the parachute delivery of equipment and stores globally from the RAFs C-130J Hercules and A400m Atlas aircraft in support of Elite and Special Forces, not only are these men and women regarded as the finest soldiers in the military but also some of the most charismatic. This unique opportunity was a fantastic insight into how the military conduct logistic operations in support of combat operations, however, the need for timeliness, high engineering standards and above all safe means of operations all rang true with the Wilson James team,n as well as being great fun!’
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