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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

The Royal Logistic Corps

#BritishArmyLogistics working together with our #Nato allies to fulfil the tenets of our strategy: World class. Innovative. Adaptable. 16th Sustainment Brigade HQ 104 Logistic Support Brigade ... See MoreSee Less
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