Skip to main content

MGL’s reading list – Don’t be out-thought

To help the soldiers and officers of The RLC, develop professionally, The RLC Foundation has compiled a comprehensive Master General of Logistics’ reading list.

“To ensure that the British Army is not out-fought in any future conflict, HMG directs resources to help deliver the means for conducting successful operations.  To ensure that the Army is not out-thought however requires a different strategy.  Whilst every effort is provided to deliver comprehensive functional, operational and tactical training, it is incumbent that soldiers develop a personal interest in their chosen profession.  For those wishing to improve their professional knowledge and communication skills, this reading list, sponsored by the RLC Foundation, has been carefully selected to help guide an informal, yet comprehensive self-study programme.  These thought-provoking publications have been chosen to develop critical analytical skills by offering entry points to a broad range of topics which have been carefully categorised into pertinent themes.  The list is not, and cannot be exhaustive, but to remain relevant, it will be reviewed annually.  To ensure this, selected members of the RLC from across the ranks, academia and industry will be invited to publish regular book reviews throughout the year in the Sustainer, The RLC Review and via the RLC Foundation website.  Publications which attract positive critical acclaim will be considered for inclusion on the List.  To this end, the Foundation welcomes suggestions for new submissions. The large majority of the listed publications can be obtained on loan to serving personnel from The Prince Consort’s Army Library in Aldershot.    I commend this learning opportunity to every member of the RLC.” Lt Gen Sir Mark Poffley KCB OBE

You can download the reading list in PDF format HERE

The Royal Logistic Corps

‘STRIKE’ is a new concept in the British Army and with it, 1 Regiment RLC has faced a new challenge - how to remain agile and mobile, yet maintain C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence) with a reduced logistical footprint. 1 Regiment RLC has met this test turning to innovation with the aim of being constantly mobile yet able to maintain several lines of communication over vast distances. One possible solution is the MECC from Weatherhaven - a custom off the shelf (COTS) capability that will enhance the ‘just in time’ logistics on the modern battlefield. For more information about this potential capability, please contact Captain Alan Mcallister, RSO 1 Regiment RLC: Alan.Mcallister364@mod.gov.uk ... See MoreSee Less
RHQ The RLC is delighted to announce that Her Majesty the Queen has graciously appointed Major (Retd) Harry Lomas MBE BEM FIH as the Honorary Colonel of 167 Catering Support Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps, with effect 1st March 2021. Throughout his career, Colonel Harry has worked as venue manager at the 2012 Olympics, Executive Head Chef at the Grove Hotel and also as Head of Culinary with Delaware North at Wembley Stadium. Welcoming the Honorary Colonel to the Regiment via a video call, the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Jo Young said: “With his background, experience and passion for catering, Colonel Harry will be a superb ambassador and role model for both the new recruits coming in, as well as the more senior members of the Regiment. He has a depth of military and civilian catering knowledge and a remarkable network within the culinary industry which he plans to mobilise to the benefit of the Army Reserve Chef. We are looking forward to working with Colonel Harry to reinforce the unique position of the British Army’s only Regiment of Chefs”.#BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC 167 Catering Support Regiment RLC ... See MoreSee Less