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Inspiring RAF Reservist in the everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards

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Flight Sergeant Marrs, Logistic Supply Training Coordinator at A4 Reserve Headquarters at RAF Wittering, was nominated for the Supply Chain Award in recognition of her dedication and achievements within a supply chain environment.

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Founded in 1999, the awards celebrate the achievements of women in transport and logistics, challenging workplace gender inequality and highlighting role models to inspire future female talent within a traditionally a male-dominated trade.

"It’s nice to be recognised within my profession and it endorses what I do and will give me more confidence to excel further in my future training and mentoring engagements. I’d like to thank my line management for nominating me. They give me a lot of freedom to be who I am and trust me to do what I need to do."

Flight Sergeant Marrs
Logistic Supply Training Coordinator

Flight Sergeant Marrs joined the RAF in 1990, experiencing a career of varied roles, including an operator and manager of RAF material accounts, distribution, and warehouse facilities; the management of the global operational Supply Chain; Training Manager for recruits joining RAF Logistics; and deployment to Afghanistan, Italy, Canada, The Former Yugoslavia, Bahrain and the Falklands in logistical support of Operations.

"Flight Sergeant Marrs is a great mentor, who I still rely upon now and will do in years to come. She is an inspirational person who has helped so many of today’s logistics trades-persons."

Flight Lieutenant Smale
Logistics Officer, Support Force Headquarters

Flight Sergeant Marrs transferred to the RAF Reserves in 2017 and now mentors both Full Time Reserve Service and Part Time Voluntary Reserve aviator. She ensures RAF Reservists can develop professional development and meet operational needs in their roles. Flight Sergeant Marrs also works as a RAF Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) Ambassador, at RAF Wittering.

"It’s being there to support the individuals and provide the guidance and expertise to help them achieve their goals. From my perspective, it’s about understanding people and what they want to achieve in terms of their professional qualifications and abilities.

I always wanted to be a teacher and that role gave me the closest experience to teaching I could have had. I was able to adapt the training to meet individuals’ learning styles and many of the people I taught have gone on the be successful in the RAF."

Flight Sergeant Marrs
Logistic Supply Training Coordinator

A shining role model for women in the RAF and future workforce, and the high standard of talented women in the RAF, Flight Sergeant Marrs is well deserving of her nomination.

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Flight Sergeant Marrs is also an RAF Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) Ambassador.

The transport and logistics industry has been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic and driver shortages, providing opportunities for women to enter the profession. An increase in the number of female delivery drivers has risen by 104%, yet this still only account for 20% of the 1.7 million people working in transport and logistics.

"Flight Sergeant Marrs is thoroughly deserving of this nomination.  A highly capable and dedicated individual she is an excellent role model who works hard to inspire future talent."

Squadron Leader Fay Davies

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