When you join the RLC you'll join a family Regiment who will look after your interests, train you, and take care of you and your relatives. We have RLC Regiments located all over Great Britain and the world (including Germany, Cyprus and Canada).
There are more Regiments in The RLC than in any other Arm or Service of the Army. This gives RLC soldiers and officers the opportunity to serve in the widest variety of locations, trades and appointments with great opportunities for career advancement.
Logistic Support Regiments provide formation level support which includes intimate logistic support to troops on the ground. Their role is to deliver combat supplies (water, fuel, rations, ammunition and other vital commodities) to fighting troops at the right time, in the right place.
There are five Logistic Support Regiments, two stationed in Gutersloh, Germany and three stationed in Abingdon, England providing variety in location and supporting the Army across the globe.
Force Support Regiments provide dedicated logistic support in the form of transport and supply functions to fighting troops on the ground. By working with Logistic Support Regiments the RLC make sure that every soldier deployed has the right amount of kit and equipment they need to maintain operations 24 hours a day.
There are 6 Force Support Regiments: 10, 27 and 9 Regiment are based in the United Kingdom; and 6, 7, and 8 Regiments are based in Germany.
The enabling regiments of The RLC take on specific tasks and provide expert logistic capabilities in a range of areas as follows:
- 23 Pioneer Regiment, based in Bicester, provides specialist artisan and infantry skills all to support military operations world wide.
- 17 Port and Maritime Regiment, based at the military port at Marchwood, provides specialist maritime capabilities in addition to supply and transportation functions to support waterborne operations. In particular they work closely with the Marines.
- 24 Regiment RLC, based in Germany, and 29 Regiment, based in South Cerney, provide Postal, Courier (PCS), and Movement Control (MC) capability at Readiness for operations, and Firm Base support from and for BFG (24 Regt RLC), in order to contribute to UK Defence and Land Forces military capability.
- 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment provide ammunition technicians to all three services and are experts in the storage, maintenance and disposal of ammunition and explosives.
Territorial Army (TA) Regiments
Each of the Regular Regiments above is twinned with a TA Regiment.The TA Regiments work with the Regular Regiments undertaking exactly the same tasks, training together as one team to support fighting troops on the ground, all over the world.