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160 Transport Regiment RLC in its present format was formed on the 5th of April 1993, from the freshly disbanded 160 Transport Regiment RCT(Who said the authors of options for change didn’t have a sense of humour). Over time [[270 Transport Squadron]] was absorbed from the disbanded [[164 Tpt Regt RLC(V)]] as well as elements of the recently disbanded [[161 Amb Regt RLC(V)]].
 
160 Transport Regiment RLC in its present format was formed on the 5th of April 1993, from the freshly disbanded 160 Transport Regiment RCT(Who said the authors of options for change didn’t have a sense of humour). Over time [[270 Transport Squadron]] was absorbed from the disbanded [[164 Tpt Regt RLC(V)]] as well as elements of the recently disbanded [[161 Amb Regt RLC(V)]].
As part of SDR the Regiment was reclassed as a War Establisment Reserve (WER)
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As part of SDR the Regiment was reclassed as a War Establisment Regiment (WER)
  
 
Pre SDR the Regiment was as follows:
 
Pre SDR the Regiment was as follows:

Revision as of 15:39, 1 July 2005

160 Transport Regiment is possibly the closest thing that the Army could produce to replicate Eddie Stobart. The Regiment recruits mainly from the civilian haulage industry which will have severe implications when the Drivers Hours and working time directives come into play. This isn’t as bad as it sounds as the Regiment doesn’t hold any DROPS and the remainder will be whole fleet managed anyway.

160 Transport Regiment RLC in its present format was formed on the 5th of April 1993, from the freshly disbanded 160 Transport Regiment RCT(Who said the authors of options for change didn’t have a sense of humour). Over time 270 Transport Squadron was absorbed from the disbanded 164 Tpt Regt RLC(V) as well as elements of the recently disbanded 161 Amb Regt RLC(V). As part of SDR the Regiment was reclassed as a War Establisment Regiment (WER)

Pre SDR the Regiment was as follows:

  • 260 HQ Sqn (Now Disbanded)
  • 261 Tpt Sqn
  • 262 Fuel sqn (Now Disbanded)
  • 263 Tpt Sqn
  • REME Workshops (Now Disbanded)
  • 270 Tpt Sqn (Transfered in 1999 from 164 Tpt Regt)

The Regiment is world famous for it unique array of Ties, the rule of thumb being that each CO has to design his own. The current tie is the hideous "Waterloo" Tie, supposedly based on the Waterloo medal ribbon but is much more akin to Crystal Palace football club. This Regiment is Granthams biggest consumer of Champagne.

The Regimental symbol is the Phoenix out of the ashes representing the constant disbandment and reformation of the unit over the years and the Roman Numerals CLX (160) which was the units former symbol in its RCT guise. These are collectively known by one former CO as "The Brand". Most of the units Silverware is based on the Phoenix or Regimental Brand theme.


70% of the unit was mobilised over the course of Op Telic. No composite Squadrons were formed as soldiers were posted as individual augmentees in order to bring units up to War fighting establishment.