The RLC Forming Corps Associations
‘We are Centuries old and decades new’. Learn about The RLC’s Forming Corps and their associations.
The RLC was formed on 5 April 1993 from the amalgamation of the Royal Corps of Transport, the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, the Royal Pioneer Corps, the Army Catering Corps and the Postal and Courier Branch of the Royal Engineers. Our antecedents had a tradition of service to the Army and the Crown stretching back hundreds of years.
Royal Corps of Transport
With its earliest origins linking to the Commissariat, the RCT provided food and supplies to Oliver Cromwell’s New Model Army.
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
As well as being the King’s military treasurer and paymaster, the Master of Ordnance was responsible for supplying war materials.
The RLC Charity
Army Catering Corps
Trained Army cooks emerged after a volunteer French chef, developed stoves and simple recipes to help improve the wellbeing of the British soldier.
Royal Engineers Postal Branch
The first British military postal organisation was formed in 1882 when a Royal Warrant authorised the formation of the Army Post Office Corps.