The RLC Museum delivered a series of events and exhibitions in 2023 including an innovative temporary exhibition to showcase the first 30 years of The Royal Logistic Corps. This temporary exhibition is on display on the mezzanine and includes over 90 t-shirts which tell the story of the operational tours, exercises, deployments and sporting achievements between 1993 and 2023. Follow us on social media to be first to find out about events in 2024, new exhibitions and ways in which you can visit and support the Museum.
Visit the Temporary Tour T-Shirt Exhibition
RLC T-Shirt Temporary Exhibition
The RLC turned 30 years old in 2023. Throughout its 30 years, it has constantly had soldiers deployed on operational tours or on exercises overseas. The museum intends to capture this story and these many deployments using “tour t-shirts”. Today, no operational tour or exercise would be considered complete, without the design and distribution of a tour t-shirt. Squadrons or Regiments normally hold competitions to seek the best design, with the command team making the final choice. These t-shirts capture the time, location, unit name, activity and spirit of the soldiers deployed and are a unique record of the corps history.
The RLC Museum has over 90 T-Shirts on display in its new temporary exhibition.
Horses & Wagons: THE UNSUNG HEROES OF WW1, 11 – 13 August ’23
A WORLD WAR ONE LIVING HISTORY DISPLAY OF HORSE TRANSPORT AND SUPPLY
The Royal Logistic Corps Horse-Drawn Heritage Team in conjunction with the RLC Museum will hold its annual showcase event 11 – 13 August 2023.
This free event is suitable for all the family and aims to highlight the horse transport and supply lines of the First World War. Team members will be on hand in authentic WW1 uniform to explain the life and work of a horse from 1914 onwards. There will be displays of many of the horse-drawn vehicles in the Heritage Team’s collection, including a General Service Wagon, Horse Ambulance, Water Cart and a Mess Cart. The Horse-Drawn Heritage Team will be joined by Jarvis Browning, a re-enactor, who displays a WW1 forge demonstrating the farrier skills of the time.
The 3-day event will also have manned displays of veterinary equipment and skills, WW1 weapons and a Vickers Machine Gun. We will aim to demonstrate resupply to the trenches using pack horses and other means used in WWI. The horse ambulance will also demonstrate how injured horses were transported back to safety and treatment. There will also be a display of wheelwright equipment and a Bell tent to show the life of a soldier during 1914-18. A WWI Soyer stove will provide sausages and bacon for visitors to purchase along with tea or coffee during their visit. The RLC Museum will be open to visitors who wish to continue to learn about logistics in the British Army and is free to enter.
Location: The RLC Museum is located outside the main gate of the Defence College of Logistics Policing and Administration, Worthy Down, Winchester, Hampshire. Postcode: SO21 2RG.
Heritage Open Days are back in 2023!