Squadron Boxers Battle To Represent Their Regiment in May

"It was a fantastic spectacle of sporting skill, courage and commitment"

An entertaining evening of boxing has taken place at St.Omer Barracks, Aldershot Garrison where 27 Regiment RLC held their Inter Squadron Finals.

Ten bouts took place with the Boxers battling to be the ones to represent the Regiment at the Royal Logistic Corps Championships in May.

The 56 Kilo Bout between Private Millington of 8 Squadron and Private Jenkins of 91 Squadron opened the evening.

It was a unanimous victory for Millington.

Next up both Boxers were from 91 Squadron in the 60 kilo bout.

Private Maximin won after the referee stopped the fight in the 2nd Round after a standing count against Private Woodruff.

Bout three Lance Corporal Sarjant of 19 Squadron Tank Transporter won with a first round knockout against Private Colliver of 8 Squadron in the 64 Kilo bout.

It was a unanimous win in the 64 kilo light welterweight for Private Bonehill of 91 Squadron beating Private Hamilton of 8 Squadron.

The only female bout of the evening was between Private Andrew-Herrod of 8 Squadron and AB Denham of the Royal Navy in the 60 kilo category.

Denham won with a unanimous decision but Andrew-Herrod was awarded 'Most Gallant Boxer' at the end of the evening.

Private Andrew-Herrod said:

"It was a hard bout but I stuck to it"

Lance Corporal Small of 8 Bn won the competitive super heavyweight contest.  

The Referee stopped the bout in the 2nd Round after a standing count against Private Whippy of 91 Squadron.

The Welterweight Bout was over in 60 seconds of the 1st Round as Private McLaughlin of 91 Squadron came out strong.

The referee stopped the fight due to injury to Craftsman Foss of LAD.

Private Shead of 8 Squadron was named Best Boxer of the evening after his unanimous win over Private Amponsa of 8 Squadron in the Middleweight contest. Private Shead said:

"Tough Strong lad, felt I gave 100 per cent. Happy with result"

The penultimate Bout saw a 1st Round stoppage in the Cruiserweight contest.

Private South of 8 Squadron got the victory after coming out of his corner fast against Private McReynolds of 91 Squadron.

The light heavyweight bout was the final one of the evening and the decider to which Squadron was going to be the 2019 Inter Squadron Champions.

91 Squadron Team Captain Private Moreland-Jones got the win with a 1st Round Stoppage over Private Ford of 8 Squadron, which clinched the title for 91 Squadron.


27 Regiment Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel John West enjoyed the evening. He said: 

"It was a fantastic spectacle of sporting skill, courage and commitment from our boxers, it went right down to the wire."