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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

Division Two Champions!Last week, RLC netballers competed in the Army Inter-Corps Netball Championships in Aldershot, using the opportunity to develop new team members and build a stronger squad for the future. The Division Two squad stole the limelight with a storming performance in the initial stages before clinching the title in an exciting final match against the AGC. Congratulations to all who took part in what was a very successful competition for the Corps. If you’re interested in playing netball, the squad is always looking for new players and to develop new talent. Get in touch with your Unit Netball Officer to find out more. #BritishArmyLogistics #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less
Over the weekend, 154 Scottish Regiment RLC hosted Exercise MUDMASTER, the annual off-road driver training challenge that tests drivers’ skills and precision behind the wheel of different vehicles. The event, which took place in Dunfermline, Stirling and Linlithgow in Scotland, aims to develop the safe driving skills of the Corps’ soldiers with conditions that are designed to test their capabilities to the fullest. More than 100 teams entered, with both regular, reserve and civilian personnel taking part in challenges including navigation, observation, discipline and safety; all essential skills needed for deploying on future operations. #BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less
Over the last two weeks, seven members of the 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood Regimental Dive Team successfully organised the ‘deep phase’ of Exercise SUBMERGED CRUSADER 21 in the Isle of Skye, Scotland. In total, 20 divers took part in numerous training serials including: live decompression up to depths of 42m, ultrathermic cutting, hydraulic tools, search and recovery and a seabed survey in the murky depths of Loch Alsh, Loch Akin and Loch Na Beiste. The team were ably supported by the dive tender MV Moorhen and a Navy Chamber crew from the Defence Diving School who conducted lessons on safely recovering a diver to a recompression chamber.#BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less