The Royal Logistic Corps Museum conserves and displays all forms of objects and archives relating to The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), its Forming Corps and their predecessors. Information on what is held in the Archive and how to access it can be found on the page Major Archive Holdings.
The Forming Corps of The RLC are the:
Royal Corps of Transport
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Royal Pioneer Corps
Army Catering Corps
Royal Engineers Postal And Courier Section
Our collections include uniforms, badges, medals, weapons and other equipment, as well as fine and decorative arts. We have a small, but fascinating collection of vintage military vehicles, which are currently held in an offsite store. The exception being the Rolls Royce Wraith staff car, used by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, which is on display in the museum.
When The Royal Logistic Corps Museum was opened in 1995, the majority of the displays came from the regimental museums of the Royal Corps of Transport and Royal Army Ordnance Corps. These collections were joined by a smaller number of objects from the Royal Pioneer Corps Museum and the Army Catering Corps.
The museum’s collection continues to grow, as we collect objects from both The RLC and the Forming Corps. If you are interested in making a donation to the museum, then please telephone us on 01252 833371.
The Medal Collections
The Royal Logistic Corps Museum has a substantial medal collection of its own, part of which is on display in the museum.
The medal collection of the Royal Army Service Corps/Royal Corps of Transport is held and displayed at the HQ RLC Officers’ Mess at Princess Royal Barracks. Some groups from this collection have been loaned to the museum for display.
The medal collection of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps is held and displayed at the HQ RLC Sergeants’ Mess, located on Bellew Road. Both this and the RASC/RCT collection are available to view by appointment only. Please telephone the museum on 01252 833371 for further information.