Royal Logistic Corps 20 years old 05-04-2013

As its the RLC 20th birthday on Friday I would like to celebrate the day
with past and present Loggies with their memories of our beloved corps with Photos and stories

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re-badging parties

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Colonel-in-Chief inspection

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the regimental Corps march "On Parade"
Being a RAOC man im not going to go into "shouldnt of joined the Trogs" rant but what i will say, the RLC was a lot better in those first few years than what it is now. And im afraid it will get worse before the light in the proverbial tunnel comes into view!
Celebrate isn't the word I would use.
Holy schitt! If I was still in I'd be hitting my 20 year point this year. Now feel old.
I have socks older than that.
I recall being on the re-badge parade in Sennelager and we tried to march to that bloody tune (the first time anyone - Including the RSM who was stood beside me - had heard it). o one managed it.
Oh, and as the stackers said. It was a lot better in the early days when there was still a lot if unit/trade cohesion to be felt. After a few years it all got watered down and wasn't really replaced with anything.
Oh, and before anyone goes on about the RASC you should take into account that the RASC was split up to reflect specialisations into various corps. The formation of the RLC did the opposite.
I hate to use the analogy, but it turned lots of prime cuts into the MRM of the army.

the Corps March just for crazy legs!
Three GCs and numerous other awards while conducting some very challenging logistical tasks across the middle east and eastern europe, among others.

And we're ******* ace at skiing.
But did the RLC need to be formed to allow the RAOC Ammo Techs to gain these medals or loose some limbs??? (sorry Dingerr you know what i mean!). Or indeed the RCT to drive their big trucks on Route Triangle to Vitez or down the 501????? NO, so its hardly an achievement because of the formation.
These things happened because of the time not the Corps. So try and answer the question again, but posed like this...
What achievement(s) has the RLC managed that couldnt of been done in its previous guises?
Ref that march thing, ive never ever heard it before! So much for Corps identity!!!!!
Of the four Corps and one Service that formed the RLC, one has gone and two others are hanging on by the skin of their teeth. I know it's a bit radical but why don't the split those remaining into Ordnance or Transport. Radical eh?
We'll always need stamps licking and water burning.
As an HQ Squadron 2iC at the time I do remember the amount of grumbling that my (TA) chefs generated at the time.

Nice to know they weren't the only ones

My clerks weren't wild about the merger either.

Popcorn? Lovely
What achievement(s) has the RLC managed that couldnt of been done in its previous guises?
Seeing a former DRLC at the army navy rugby sporting a "blazer of many colours". That wouldn't have happened without the self-clashing mish-mash of primary colours and grey of the RLCOA tie & blazer combo.
Friday I hit my 20 year point, I joined the RLC, yes Im a Nig!!


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the Corps March just for crazy legs!
**** me, that young lady has a fine set of chebs, bet they're down by her knees now ;-)

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