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Benevolence

Benevolence is a Service-wide charitable activity, which in the case of The RLC is funded by the Day’s Pay Scheme.

The RLC aims to serve its community which includes all RLC serving soldiers, Reservists, their families and eligible dependants and RLC veterans, for life. It was set up soon after the Second World War to look after serving and retired servicemen in time of need, hardship or distress. RLC Benevolence has evolved in line with other Service charities and comprises of three areas:

  • Benevolent grant for serving and retired personnel, Reservists  and their eligible dependants.
  • The Medical Discharge grant scheme.
  • The Off Duty Accident, Death or Injury scheme.

Examples of Benevolent Grants Awarded

  • The ABF/TSC assited RLC Benevolence to provide a grant for a stair-lift and a walk-in shower rooms so an injured ex-ACC soldier could continue to live at home in comfort.
  • A grant was awarded to secure funds for an electric wheelchair for an ex-RCT soldier who had suffered a stroke, funded with the help from ABF/TSC.
  • 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 adaptations.
  • A grant for travel and other expenses was made to a young family whose baby was born prematurely, meaning that the infant needed specialist post-natal care fifty miles from home.
  • A young Commonwealth soldier whose brother had been killed back home in his native country received a grant to help with unforeseen in-country expenses.

Case Studies

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Supporting Veterans

A veteran World War Two soldier who was an RASC driver serving between 1942 and 1944 needed to go into a nursing home. The caseworker…

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Helping with PTSD

An ex-RAOC soldier suffered from severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from his service, which had gone undiagnosed for 27 years. He was a “prisoner in…

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Help for disability needs

A W02 (Driver) is currently serving and is married with three children. His wife has a disability and needs home adaptations. The family already received…

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The Royal Logistic Corps

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The Royal Logistic Corps

Over 4-5 March a team of 12 from 3 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps will pull a 4-tonne VW van as far as they can in 24 hours. The event will take place at Blenheim Palace and will raise money for ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Mind as well as supporting the #ArmyConfidence recruitment campaign.

Please visit their page and support these great causes. #WeAreTheRLC
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RLC Chefs, Cpl Grahame Wickam and LCpl Richie Godden, as part of the Combined Services Culinary Arts Team are going for Gold at the 2020 Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart. The event takes place 14-19 Feb and attracts 2000 civilian and military chefs from across the globe.

At a final practice held at Food Services Wing Worthy Down last week, the team prepared an amazing three course meal for 120 covers. Based on that they have a great chance of a medal. Good luck.
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On 5 Feb the Army’s Apprenticeship Launch took place in support of the National Apprenticeship Week.

The successful nominees for the upcoming Army Apprenticeships Awards were present. The Colonel RLC said how extremely proud he is of the work the soldiers have put into completing their awards and congratulated them on progressing to the Army Apprenticeship Finals on 11 Mar.

The Colonel RLC's aspiration to secure an apprenticeship for all direct entry RLC soldiers, was furthered during the week at a visit to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood to confirm if Mr K Foster, CEO of the Workboat Association and Mr M Ince from the RLC's service provider Pearson would support the aspiration for RLC Mariners to be enrolled on the L2 Workboat Crew Member Apprenticeship. WO1 Styles on behalf the Regiment and staff from 73 Squadron were on hand to ask questions. #WeAreTheRLC Army Jobs
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