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Friends & Volunteers

Friends of The RLC Museum support the museum by promoting it and giving it financial support, whilst Volunteers provide more practical “hands on” support and assistance.

Friends & Volunteers are vital to the continued success of The Royal Logistic Corps Museum. Their enthusiasm, dedication and generosity have been invaluable, enabling the Museum to grow and develop.

Volunteer at the Museum

Become a Volunteer

If you would like to become a volunteer at the The Royal Logistic Corps Museum, contact the museum on 01252 833371 or write to us or email us at information@rlcmuseum.com

Current volunteers undertake a diverse range of valuable tasks including:

  • Archival work, helping identify and record documents and photographs.
  • Research, using the museum archive to help answer public enquiries.
  • Cataloguing, of objects and other things handed to the museum.
  • Vehicles, helping to maintain and drive our small fleet of historic vehicles.
  • Guided tours, showing veterans or youth groups around the collection.
  • Helping in the shop, selling souvenirs.
  • Reception, manning the reception desk and welcoming visitors.
  • Photography, photographing new acquisitions for the database.
  • Helping out at special events or on out-reach visits.

BECOME A FRIEND OF THE RLC MUSEUM

The Society of Friends of The Royal Logistic Corps Museum supports the museum by promoting it and giving it financial and practical support and assistance. These activities are carried out in close cooperation with the museum’s management and staff. The Society is independent of the Museum and of The RLC, but works in very close contact with both.

The new museum near Winchester will be seeking new volunteers and friends to support us in our much bigger museum. So if you can spare from a few hours a month to an afternoon a week or support us in other ways, either now or in the future, please give the museum a call: 01252 833371 or email information@rlcmuseum.com

There are many ways in which volunteers can and do support the museum. There are a number of roles available, so if you are interested in volunteering, come into the museum and speak to a member of staff. They will be able to tell you what is currently available and how you might be able to help your museum.

As a volunteer, you will become an Honorary Friend of the Museum and receive the newsletter, without having to pay the subscription fee. This is as, though Friends give their funding support, you are already supporting the museum by giving your time and expertise.

Volunteer at the Museum

The Royal Logistic Corps

Over 4-5 March a team of 12 from 3 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps will pull a 4-tonne VW van as far as they can in 24 hours. The event will take place at Blenheim Palace and will raise money for ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Mind as well as supporting the #ArmyConfidence recruitment campaign.

Please visit their page and support these great causes. #WeAreTheRLC
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RLC Chefs, Cpl Grahame Wickam and LCpl Richie Godden, as part of the Combined Services Culinary Arts Team are going for Gold at the 2020 Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart. The event takes place 14-19 Feb and attracts 2000 civilian and military chefs from across the globe.

At a final practice held at Food Services Wing Worthy Down last week, the team prepared an amazing three course meal for 120 covers. Based on that they have a great chance of a medal. Good luck.
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On 5 Feb the Army’s Apprenticeship Launch took place in support of the National Apprenticeship Week.

The successful nominees for the upcoming Army Apprenticeships Awards were present. The Colonel RLC said how extremely proud he is of the work the soldiers have put into completing their awards and congratulated them on progressing to the Army Apprenticeship Finals on 11 Mar.

The Colonel RLC's aspiration to secure an apprenticeship for all direct entry RLC soldiers, was furthered during the week at a visit to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood to confirm if Mr K Foster, CEO of the Workboat Association and Mr M Ince from the RLC's service provider Pearson would support the aspiration for RLC Mariners to be enrolled on the L2 Workboat Crew Member Apprenticeship. WO1 Styles on behalf the Regiment and staff from 73 Squadron were on hand to ask questions. #WeAreTheRLC Army Jobs
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