UK our strongest NATO Ally has yet another First……

Posted by on Mar 22, 2017 in The Invisible Army | 0 comments

Change of Command Ceremonies in Dunfermline Scotland  are to be kept in the family.

154 (Scottish) Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, based in Dunfermline. Has added a first to the British Army.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39347480

In attendance at a Command Meeting she was the only woman of 40 Commanders? Bravo Zulu to her.

Lieutenant Colonel Gill Wilkinson is an inspiration to others.

After serving as both a Regular Officer and then a Reservist in the Army, Gill from the Scottish Borders became Commanding Officer of 154 (Scottish) Regiment Royal Logistic Corps – making history as the first reservist to return to lead the regiment in 24 years.

In the current issue of No.1 magazine, out now, you can read her inspirational story as part of our #closethegapscotland campaign.

Gill talks about working for the Army, where women are in a minority, and reveals her thoughts about women serving on the front line. The mother-of-two actually training to be a teacher, but when she was offered the role of Commanding Officer of the 154 (Scottish) regiment, she put her teaching career on the backburner.

She said:When I joined the Army in 1994, women were in a minority then too. It’s traditionally a very male-dominated organisation. Yes, you get comments implying that it is an unusual profession, but usually it’s from people outside my own working environment.

“The first week I was in command, I attended a meeting about recruiting and how we needed to appeal to a wider audience. There were 39 people in the room, and I was the only woman. They were talking about appealing to a wider element of the population, and acknowledged that ‘We’re all over 40’, but I said ‘It’s not just that you are all over 40, can you not even see that you are all men?’”

https://www.no1magazine.co.uk/2016/10/12/scot-week-lt-col-gill-wilkinson/

Meanwhile our Canadians serving as part of a NATO brigade in Latvia.

Canadian military works to iron out challenges ahead of Latvia deployment

Canada, Poland, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, and Albania look to work together under NATO banner in Latvia

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-latvia-deployment-1.4033193

Whatever will that ego maniac trump say at the NATO conference in May, or probably more important what will he tweet. This man is not only a danger to NATO but to mankind. ( that is all I say about TRUMP )

Have a great Wednesday and please show support for our troops. Why not raise a flag to honour a family member, friend Comrade or simply our military please consider: https://vetvoicecan.org/flags-of-remembrance-2/

Nil Sine Labore

Robby

 

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