The rlc flag is dark blue with the corps badge emblazoned on the centre. Driver dvr was a military rank used in the british army and the armies of other commonwealth countries. Upon entering 11 eod regiment rlc as a sergeant, he was quickly identified as. It is the largest corps in the army, comprising around 17% of its strength. Receiving my united nations medal and commanding officers coins.
It was equivalent to the rank of private the rank was initially used in the royal artillery for the men who drove the teams of horses which pulled the guns. Its focus was ensuring that british troops had sufficient transport capability, that important. He has recently returned from afghanistan where he was the task force helmand photographer. The british army came into being with the merger of the scottish army and the english army, following the unification of the kingdom of england and the kingdom of scotland, as the kingdom of great britain in 1707. Subsequently published with additional material under title. The british armed forces recognises service and personal accomplishments of individuals while a member of the royal navy, british army or royal air force with the awarding of various awards and decorations. The rlc comprises both regular and army reserve units. Unfollow british military medals to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. An army chef from 1 regiment rlc has taken home a silver medal in the street food category at. The corps was formed from an amalgamation of the royal corps of transport, the royal army ordnance corps, the army catering corps, the royal pioneer corps and the postal and courier element of the royal engineers.
His section sorry about the wrong terminology came under attack and everyone died bar himself. Such awards are a means to outwardly display the highlights of a service members career. It is the only winter sport in which the army has won olympic medals. He left a career in aviation to pursue his passion for photography. British army medal index cards 19141920 the national archives. Theoretically, all serving military personnel within 17 port and maritime regiment are eligible to undertake military diver training. Service medals for peacekeeping in cyprus the royal. Most of the dcm, mm and msm card indexes note in which operational theatre the award was won.
From vehicle parts and tools, to ammunition, fuel, food and water, the rlc maintains the army s operational capability. On the 12th october 1963, conductor brazier was a member of a team from southern command assembled to advise the aldershot authorities regarding the removal and disposal of an unknown quantity of no 74 grenades sticky bombs, some. British army combat service support the royal logistic. In 2012, it was estimated that the cost per soldier recruit for phase 2 training for the royal logistics corps was. Item officers embroidered beret badge made in the uk p ostage and despatch all uk items sent via 1st class recorded delivery signed for. Drivers are the lifeblood of the royal logistic corps and the whole army. The third army apprenticeship awards at the royal military academy sandhurst has recognised the best apprentices from across the army. Sep 27, 2012 a rlc pet ops driver will be in a totally different regiment to a postal driver. The reconnaissance corps, or simply recce corps, was a second world war corps of the british army whose units provided the mobile spearhead of infantry divisions.
The british armed forces recognises service and personal accomplishments of individuals while a member of the royal navy, british army or royal air force. The royal logistic corps rlc provides logistic support functions to the british army. Five bar medal awarded to richard butler, th light dragoons the duke of richmond, who had fought at waterloo, was chiefly responsible for the belated institution of the military general service medal for all survivors of the campaigns between 1793 and 1814. On the 12th october 1963, conductor brazier was a member of a team from southern command assembled to advise the aldershot authorities regarding the removal and disposal of an unknown quantity of no 74 grenades sticky bombs, some of which. Awards and decorations of the united states armed forces. The records include names from the british army, royal marines, royal navy, and merchant navy. The royal logistic corps rlc are the armys professional logisticians who keep the field army marching, its helicopters flying, its vehicles moving and its tanks and guns firing, by supplying it with everything it needs, wherever it is deployed throughout the world. The royal logistic corps rlc the royal logistic corps rlc is the youngest corps in the army and was formed in april 1993.
Its soldiers work alongside regular troops from 102 logistic brigade. Driver ca langford, royal army service corps, looks over the snow covered peaks of. Rlc soldiers work with all units of the british army, and are found all over the uk. Exarmy tank driver, 42, with 26 different driving licences is turned down from 790 jobs. His military general service medal has six campaign clasps. The royal logistic corps rlc was formed on 5 april 1993, by the union of five british army corps. Rlc soldiers receive afghanistan campaign medals gov. The card will not give the reasons for the award, but you might find a citation in the gazette.
British army soldiers and officers discuss with you british army. British army soldiers and officers discuss with you british. The royal logistics corps rlc boxing championships took place in aldershot this week, with eight regiments from the rlc taking part. Royal logistic corps rlc 10th anniversary cap badge f. It was formed from infantry brigade reconnaissance groups on 14 january 1941. The london gazette of the 7th february 1964 announced that conductor s.
We have also supplied original cap badges to be used hollywood films and tv series including the blockbuster 1917. Youll be a vital link, transporting soldiers and supplies all over the world. The royal army service corps was the unit responsible for keeping the british army supplied with. The corps is nicknamed the really large corps a play on its abbreviation rlc, the loggies, and by derogatory titles referencing supply such as blanket stackers or duvet technicians. Soldiers from b company of the 2nd battalion, royal irish regiment rangers with a warrior fv510 in the town of gornji vakuf, 1993. Its focus was ensuring that british troops had sufficient transport capability, that important supplies could reach them, and providing vehicle. Driver promotion is notoriously slow and to add to that, you will be on the low pay band. Italian monks found him with shell shockptsd and nursed him back to health. However, the specialist vocational drivers rlc, army air corps and. Acc association rhq the rlc, building 204, worthy down barracks, winchester. The royal logistic corps rlc are the armys professional logisticians who keep the field army marching, its helicopters flying, its vehicles moving and its tanks and guns firing, by supplying it with everything. British army military diving is open to male and female officers and soldiers of the royal engineers and 17 port and maritime regiment, rlc mod, 2011.
Drivers, technicians, eod all selected from the rlc. The royal logistic corps rlc are the army s professional logisticians who keep the field army marching, its helicopters flying, its vehicles moving and its tanks and guns firing, by supplying it with everything it needs, wherever it is deployed throughout the world. The rlc has a number of trades which soldiers can join british army, 20. From finishing school to being a british army driver. History of the british army the duke of marlborough was one of the first generals in the british army, fighting campaigns in the war of the spanish succession. In my experience the rlc end up loathing their own so much they try and get postings outside of an rlc unit in a small mt. The reconnaissance corps cap badge british military badges. The town stands at an important crossroads in central bosniaherzegovina and was one of the first attacked by croatian forces during the.
All our cap badges, insignia badges, medals and items of militaria are 100% original. Carl bear randelleyre, 42, served with the armed forces for 23 years. You can contact the medal office in writing or via email. Take a look at this brilliant roundup of what the the royal logistic corps has been getting up to in the past three months. The royal logistic corps supporting the british army by land, sea.
British army of the rhine medal baor these medals are not issued by the mod medal office. The armys place within international bobsleighing is well established and the army team has been represented in all the british olympic teams since 1972. Royal logistics corps rlc officers beret badge hill. A rlc pet ops driver will be in a totally different regiment to a postal driver. Whether youre driving through desert, jungle or snow, youve got to look after your vehicle and get your load to its destination. When your initial training is finished, and you join your unit as a private, your pay will rise to.
A yorkshire rlc soldier has become the first female to scoop the british army photographer of the year award. A thrilling competition in which 90 personnel participated and each regiment was represented in the finals. Nov 16, 2010 rlc soldiers receive afghanistan campaign medals. Whilst the army catering corps merged into the royal logistic corps in 1993, the acc association still has in excess of 3,000 members comprising both acc and rlc chefs. The regimental history links back to vital contributions made by the british army in the second world war, including deployment as part of the british expeditionary force. In 1993, this became part of the royal logistic corps. War medals of the british army, and how they were won v. Jul 03, 2014 159 supply regiment royal logistic corps rlc is an army reserve supply regiment, which is responsible for more than a million items of equipment, spares and stores of the army. Some of the award dates are given as a numerical code use. Army order number army orders are preserved at the national archives in the series wo 123. The royal logistic corps rlc are the armys professional logisticians who keep. Item high quality embroidered military blazer badge made in the uk p ostage and despatch all uk items sent via 1st class recorded delivery signed for.
Dtw is the start point for all drivers training and is where all army and raf phase 2 specialist drivers receive their basic trade training before being posted to a frontline unit. Army in the south east the rlcs logistics lowdown facebook. Military awards and decorations of the united kingdom. Finally, 110 squadron rlc rlc vocational drivers which relocated from deepcut to leconfield is also part of dtw.
War medals of the british army, and how they were won by carter, thomas, d. Royal logistics corps rlc blazer badge hill military medals. Supporting, enabling and sustaining the british army. Five bar medal awarded to richard butler, th light dragoons the duke of richmond, who had fought at waterloo, was chiefly responsible for the belated institution of the military general service medal for. Another example of the depth of skill and versatility of rlc soldiers.777 116 795 1404 631 1371 709 338 1317 26 98 27 150 1114 1258 613 99 16 1395 1304 686 452 241 1176 1019 450 162 822 102 882 1005 192 668 1272 201 999 235 551 713