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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, 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 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

Royal Logistic Corps Tartan from The Ministry of Tartan

The RLC Tartan is officially registered and has been approved by The RLC. It incorporates the RLC stable belt colours of dark blue, scarlet, gold and black. RLC tartan scarves and other items are available to order online from the Ministry of Tartan website.

All items are beautifully wrapped, making them ideal gifts that can be sent to your friends, relatives or loved ones, on your behalf, anywhere in the world. Click here for more information and to visit the Ministry of Tartan website: https://theministryoftartan.co.uk/product-category/royal_logistic_corps_tartan_range/
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On Wednesday 14 October, The RLC Individual and Team Orienteering Championships took place on Mytchett Training Area. 115 competitors from 27 units took on a score event in which individuals had one hour to reach as many of the 24 checkpoints as possible. The four team members who score the highest points count towards the team result, where teams tie on points, the team with the fastest time to score those points wins.

Congratulations to all who were involved and well done to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood who were the champion male team, 162 Regiment RLC who were the champion female team and Army Drivers Northern Ireland (152 Regiment RLC) the champion Reserve team.

Lieutenant Huw Stradling was the overall winner, closely followed by Major Richard Barrett in second and Captain Terry Furlong took third place. Major Sophie Spenser-Small was the female winner with Lieutenant Colonel S Braine and Colonel Lucy Giles hot on her heels.

For more information about getting involved in orienteering, contact your respective sports officer or visit baoc.info
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THE RBL POPPY APPEAL NEEDS YOU!

Your support for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal is more crucial than ever this year. They need you to help raise the money that will support our soldiers, sailors, airmen and their family now and in later life. Get on social media, message your family and tell your friends. We all need to shake a virtual bucket because this year, every poppy counts.

Text POPPY2, POPPY5 or POPPY10 to 70545
Donate online at www.rbl.org.uk/donate
Or find out what you can do to support the Poppy Appeal at www.rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal
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