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Exercise IRON VIPER 15

66 Fuel and General Transport Squadron have been deployed on Exercise IRON VIPER 15 providing logistic support to the newly formed VANGUARD Enabling Group (based on 17 Port and Maritime Regiment). This challenging exercise involved 113 soldiers and officers from across 9 Regiment RLC from all trade groups; Drivers, Logistic Specialist Suppliers and Communications Specialists. The Squadron was formed of 3 troops; General Transport Troop, Supply Troop and Petroleum Troop.

The General Transport Troop operated a variety of vehicles including DROPS, MAN SV15T, MAN SV6T and CST(Fuel). The Troop drove over 11,500km and moved 400 pallets of Combat Supplies and other Material. The highlight was the logistic operation to out-load the MV HURST, one of Defences 6 roll-on/roll-off sealift ships. In concert with 17 Port and Maritime Regiment, the Troop had to drive on and off the ship collecting stores and vehicles, a task which took a great amount of skill and certainly tested our soldiers!

The Supply Troop consisted of an Ammunition Section, Material Section, Rendezvous Section and a specialist Medical Supply Section. In support of the exercise they designed, created and produced 200 pallets of simulated ammunition and 21 ISO containers of supplies. Their main task was to consignment track using the latest Logistic Information Systems through a complex supply chain involving road and sea movement across England and Wales.


The Petroleum Troop have built and operated a Bulk Fuel Installation using the new Joint Operational Fuel System. The installation now holds some 270,000L of Diesel ‘ thought to be the most ever held in the system in the UK! The Troop has worked with a civilian contractor to receipt just under 300,000L of Diesel and will test, store and issue the fuel to a variety of Military Units.

The Royal Logistic Corps

The Royal Logistic Corps

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Exercise SEAHORSE INCREMENTUM is an Armoured Vehicle (AV) technical trade exercise for The Royal Logistic Corps’ Vehicle Support Specialist (VSS) trade. The aim of the exercise is to ensure that personnel in the trade remain compliant with Armoured Vehicle Standing Orders and that all personnel can operate AVs safely within the supply chain. Planned by 17 Regiment RLC on Salisbury Plain Training Area, the four-week exercise brings the VSS trade together to train on a variety of platforms from Challenger 2 to Panther. As the only trade group that operates all AVs outside of the Armoured Corps, VSS are key to delivering a vital logistic effect to its teeth arms, enabling essential logistic capability. The trade is able to receipt, store, manage, issue and move AVs through the supply chain safely, professionally and in a timely manner.The exercise was achievable with support from the Field Army unit DMIs, platforms from across the Iron Division and Team Rhino and Real-Life Support from 104 Logistic Support Brigade.17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood HQ 104 Logistic Support Brigade ... See MoreSee Less