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Museum lecture programme 2017

The RLC Museum has released its 2017 lecture programme. For more information and to book tickets, contact the Museum on 01252 833371.

Thursday 11 May

‘Arming Britain’s Wartime Secret Army: Weapons and Equipment of the Auxunits’  with Maj D Clark

Having recently-spoken of the arming of World War II’s Home Guard, Maj Clarke returns to speak on the subject of the Auxunits, our secret, anti-invasion guerrilla fighters.

Thursday 1 Jun

‘Battlefield Success ‘ achieving tactical excellence in an infantry battalion 1916-18’ with F Skirrow

In January 1917 the 62nd Division went to France ‘ a second line territorial unit, it had no experience of the realities of the Western Front and its first engagements were disastrous. But by 1918 it was acknowledged to be one of the most reliable and aggressive units in the army.

Thursday 6 Jul

‘Daring, Dangerous, Delivered; Operation EAGLES SUMMIT and the plan to deliver a hydroelectric turbine to Helmand, Afghanistan in 2008’ with Lt Col I Bayliss.

In August 2008 16 Air Assault Brigade planned and executed the transportation and protection of seven electricity turbine components from Kandahar Airfield to the Kajaki Dam in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.This talk will focus in on the dangers posed by the enemy and the multiple challenges faced.

Thursday 7 Sept

‘Herbert Sulzbach: The Man with a Big Heart’ with A Hepburn

With these words, the German Ambassador described Herbert Sulzbach (1894-1985), who fought for Germany in World War I and with the Pioneer Corps in World War II. This talk explores his fascinating life.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Wishing all of our Scottish soldiers a very happy Burns night! Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,Painch, tripe, or thairm:Weel are ye wordy of a graceAs lang ‘s my arm.The groaning trencher there ye fill,Your hurdies like a distant hill,Your pin wad help to mend a millIn time o’ need,While thro’ your pores the dews distilLike amber bead.His knife see Rustic-labour dight,An’ cut ye up wi’ ready slight,Trenching your gushing entrails bright,Like onie ditch;And then, O what a glorious sight,Warm-reekin, rich!Then, horn for horn, they stretch an’ strive:Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive,Till a’ their weel-swall’d kytes belyveAre bent like drums;Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,Bethankit hums.Is there that owre his French ragout,Or olio that wad staw a sow,Or fricassee wad mak her spewWi’ perfect sconner,Looks down wi’ sneering, scornfu’ viewOn sic a dinner?Poor devil! see him owre his trash,As feckless as a wither’d rash,His spindle shank a guid whip-lash,His nieve a nit;Thro’ bluidy flood or field to dash,O how unfit!But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,The trembling earth resounds his tread,Clap in his walie nieve a blade,He’ll make it whissle;An’ legs, an’ arms, an’ heads will sned,Like taps o’ thrissle.Ye Pow’rs wha mak mankind your care,And dish them out their bill o’ fare,Auld Scotland wants nae skinking wareThat jaups in luggies;But, if ye wish her gratefu’ prayer,Gie her a Haggis!#wearetherlc #britisharmylogistics #wesustain #burnsnight ... See MoreSee Less
The Army Half Marathon Championships 2022 (inter-unit teams and individuals) will be held within the Fleet Half Marathon on Sunday 20 March 2022.Interested in competing? Entries must be completed by 28 February 2022. Click here to enter: https://www.entryhub.co.uk/2022-fleet-half-marathon?entryType=Military For more information and the read full AI visit the RLC Athletics and Cross-Country group on Defence Connect: https://jive.defencegateway.mod.uk/docs/DOC-691972 ... See MoreSee Less
Today Colonel PA Allen ADC assumes the role of Colonel RLC having completed his handover from Colonel JC West ADC. On behalf of the Corps, we would like to thank Colonel West for everything he has done during his tenure as the Corps Colonel and also extend a warm welcome to Colonel Allen. #BritishArmyLogistics #WeSustain #WeAreTheRLC ... See MoreSee Less