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Reserve Careers

If you are looking for a new challenge, a second career, excitement, comraderie and adventure, then look for an RLC Reserve unit near you.

There are RLC Reserve units located in every region of the UK. Twinned with Regular Regiments, reservists are soldiers first and must commit to a minimum of 19 days a year. In return The RLC’s reservists benefit from top class specialist training; many in transferable skills, gaining civilian and military qualifications in a wide variety of RLC trades. As a member of the Army Reserve, you may be asked to go on operations, to serve alongside Regular soldiers and there is also a Full Time Reservist Scheme.

Reservist soldiers and officers, are paid a day rate, which is in line with Regular Army pay. You can also earn a ‘bounty’ which is a tax free sum and there are financial packages available for some people looking to join the Army Reserve.

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Berni works at the Ministry of Justice. “Being a member of the Reserve Forces has enabled me to fulfil my potential and face up to challenges not available in civilian life.”

Pte King, Driver 124 Transport Squadron RLC

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WO1 (RSM) Steve Muir RLC has now reached his fourth milestone of 400 miles in his remarkable fundraising challenge. From 1 April – 30 September 2021, WO1 (RSM) Muir RLC is running five miles a day for 183 consecutive days, covering a total of 915 miles (the distance from Lands’ End to John O’Groats plus an extra 41 miles) to raise much needed funds for The RLC Association Trust.The money WO1 Muir RLC raises will help to support the Association which works tirelessly to help Regular and Reserve RLC personnel, veterans and their families by providing grants to those in need.RLC Benevolence assisted the family of a young SNCO diagnosed with a debilitating, terminal illness. A grant was made to the local council for home disability adaptationsHelp to support WO1 Muir RLC by donating to his Just Giving page:…---#BritishArmyLogistics #WeAreTheRLC #wesustain ... See MoreSee Less
The summer edition of The Sustainer magazine is live online. In this edition we asked contributors from around the Corps to highlight some of the lesser known role opportunities and "trade secrets" that exist. Did you know that Ammo Techs learn how to make IEDs safe by learning how to make them? And that a team of 14 Movement Controllers in Marchwood manage and control all Defence shipping and keep tabs on hundreds of 40 foot ISO containers across the globe? Also the best kept secret in The RLC is? Read the issue to find out more. ... See MoreSee Less
This week the RLC Men’s Athletics team were crowned Inter Corps Champions for the first time since 2016 and the Women’s team were runners up, a fantastic result.There were phenomenal performances from our talented sprinters Cpl Cartledge (3 ATR) Pte Bakani (3RLC) and the men's 4 x 100 relay team setting a blistering time of 44.3 seconds.Lt Walker (4RLC) won the mens 5000m race and the 3000m steeple chase with Cpl Adair (167RLC) winning the womens 1500m race.A big thank you to Maj Whitwam (101X) for his years of service to RLC athletics, he ran his final race for the RLC.Finally a huge congratulations to the team manager and athlete SSgt Hood (4RLC) for getting 2 phenomenal teams to the start line.#WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less