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Progressing a career as an Army driver

When he joined 151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, reservist Pte Gareth Westrip set his sights on driving big trucks and he has got there by working hard and thinking big.

Gareth started his Reserve career as an infantry soldier but then transferred in order to develop his skills further as a driver starting his training with 124 Transport Squadron RLC based at the Army Reserve Centre at Warley Essex.

He said: “Obtaining a driving licence not only started my driving career in the Reserves, I was able to transfer the skills into the workplace where I am now employed as a civilian driver.”

Gareth has recently passed his LGV Cat C licence and is now starting his RLC driver trade training. During this time he will learn how to maintain vehicles, restrain loads and develop cross country driving skills.

Thinking big, Gareth has his sights set on obtaining his LGV Cat C+E licence in order to drive large articulated LGV vehicles.

151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps is part of 101 Logistic Brigade (The Iron Vipers).  Its role is to provide logistic support to 3 UK Division (The Iron Division) as part of the Army’s reaction force.

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