Royal Logistic Corps
Royal Logistic Corps
Least said, and, probably, soonest mended. "By the light of the silvery moon, they work their magic to bring the rest of the Army everything it needs to function." Or at least that's what the recruiting blurb says. In reality, most of them are guys who failed the competance test to be a truck driver, but didn't really fancy any of that rough fighting stuff.
We Piss Stain' Nothing Moves Till We Do'
Details of the RLC today can be found here.
Formed in 1993 from an amalgamation of the Royal Corps of Transport, the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, the Army Catering Corps, The Royal Engineers Postal Courier Service, oh aye, and the Royal Pioneer Corps. The RLC (Really Large Corps) has taken on the task of Supply and Combat Service Support for the rest of the British Army. Aren't we lucky boys and girls? But some of us know better! The home of those who would rather look up than down for their menu and think nothing of plastic tablecloths and plastic ketchup bottles on them...
Our forming Corps nicknames included:
Real Cool Truckers
Rice Crispie Tasters (cheers Mr Kellogg)
Rickshaws, Cabs & Taxis (shades of the far east here methinks)
Really Large Corps
Real Lesbian Corps
Royal Airborne Overseas Commandos (those foolish supply rascals!)
Recruit Any Old Cnut (much better)
Rag And Oil Company
Always Cooking Crap (Which is not true really...)
Almost Catering Certified (again made it up, but it has a certain ring!).
Andy Capp's Commandos.
Aldershot Concrete Company
Cubes (metric form),
Any Suggestions? How's about Patties (as in Postman Pat)?
- Taku Forts
Holders of The Victoria Cross (Forming Corps)
The following members of units which combined to form the RLC have been awarded the Victoria Cross
- Farrier M Murphy VC 15 April 1858 Military Train
- Pte S Morley VC 15 April 1858 Military Train
- AC J L Dalton VC 22 January 1879 C&T Dept
- Pte R G Masters VC 9 April 1918 ASC
- RLC Major Units
- 1 Logistic Support Regiment RLC - 1 LSR RLC - Princess Royal Barracks, Gutersloh.
- 2 Logistic Support Regiment RLC - 2 LSR RLC - Princess Royal Barracks, Gutersloh.
- 3 Close Support Regiment RLC - 3 CS Regt RLC - Dalton Barracks, Abingdon.
- 4 General Support Regiment RLC - 4 GS Regt RLC - Dalton Barracks, Abingdon.
- 5 Training Regiment RLC - 5 Trg Regt RLC - Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham.
- 6 Supply Regiment RLC - 6 Sup Regt RLC - Princess Royal Barracks, Gutersloh and Tower Barracks, Dulmen.
- 7 Transport Regiment RLC - 7 Tpt Regt RLC - Catterick Barracks, Bielefeld.
- 8 Transport Regiment RLC - 8 Tpt Regt RLC - Marne Barracks, Catterick.
- 9 Supply Regiment RLC - 9 Sup Regt RLC - Buckley Barracks, Hullavington near Chippenham.
- 10 Transport Regiment RLC - 10 Tpt Regt RLC - Normandy Barracks, Aldershot.
- 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment RLC - 11 EOD Regt RLC - Vauxhall Barracks, Didcot with detachments worldwide.
- 13 Air Assault Support Regiment RLC - 13 AA Spt Regt RLC - McMunn Barracks, Colchester.
- 17 Port & Maritime Regiment RLC - 17 P&M Regt RLC - McMullen Barracks, Marchwood.
- 23 Pioneer Regiment RLC - 23 Pnr Regt RLC - St Davids Barracks, Bicester.
- 24 Regiment RLC - 24 Regt RLC - Catterick Barracks, Bielefeld.
- 25 Training Support Regiment RLC - 25 Trg Sp Regt RLC - Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut.
- 27 Transport Regiment RLC - 27 Tpt Regt RLC - Buller and Travers Barracks, Aldershot.
- 29 Regiment RLC - 29 Regt RLC - Duke of Gloucester Barracks, South Cerney.
Royal Logistic Corps Units - Territorial Army
- 150 (Yorkshire) Transport Regiment RLC(V) - 150 Tpt Regt RLC(V)
- 151 (Greater London) Logistic Support Regiment RLC(V) - 151 Log Sp Regt RLC(V)
- 152 (Ulster) Ambulance Regiment RLC(V) - 152 Amb Regt RLC(V)
- Scottish Transport Regiment RLC(V) - Scot Tpt Regt RLC(V)
- 155 (Wessex) Transport Regiment RLC(V) - 155 Tpt Regt RLC(V)
- 156 (North West) Transport Regiment RLC(V) - 156 Tpt Regt RLC(V)
- 157 (Wales & Midlands)Transport Regiment RLC(V) - 157 Tpt Regt RLC(V)
- 158 (Royal Anglian) Transport Regiment RLC(V) - 158 Tpt Regt RLC(V)
- 159 Regiment RLC(V) - 159 Regt RLC(V)
- 162 Movement Control Regiment RLC(V) - 162 MC Regt RLC(V) - Grantham
- 280 Movement Control Squadron RLC(V) - Swindon
- 163 Movement Control Regiment RLC(V) - 163 MC Regt RLC(V) - Grantham No longer exist. Merged with 162 MC Regt
- 168 Pioneer Regiment RLC(V) - 168 Pnr Regt RLC(V)