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REFORMATION OF 94 SUPPLY SQUADRON QUEEN’S OWN GURKHA LOGISTIC REGIMENT

23 April 2020 marked the formal reformation of 95 Supply Squadron Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) as 94 Supply Squadron Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment (QOGLR) within 9 Regiment RLC. 

95 Sqn RLC has existed in a number of other guises since the formation of the Corps in 1993, including as a Combat Support Sqn and Logistic Brigade Support Sqn. Since then, thousands of officers and soldiers have served in 95 Sqn with distinction, including on Op PALATINE, Op AGRICOLA, Op TELIC, Op HERRICK and Op GRITROCK. In the last two years alone, personnel from 95 Sqn have deployed to Op TORAL, Op HALLEX, Op TURUS, Op TRENTON and Op TANGHAM and on exercise to Canada, Oman, Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Poland and Germany to name but a few. 

94 Sqn QOGLR originally formed in 2001 from 94 Stores Sqn RLC and served in 9 Regt until 2012, when it resubordinated to command of 10 QOGLR, moved to Aldershot and reformed as 1 Supply Sqn QOGLR – which continues to this day. 

Now reformed, 94 Sqn will continue as the Supply Sqn aligned to the Theatre Enablement Group within 104 Logistic Support Brigade; providing supply chain accountability and visibility at High Readiness.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the scheduled parade and messing to celebrate the occasion was unfortunately cancelled, but the flag change went ahead with a simple ceremony. In the week prior to this event, the highly diverse and cohesive Sqn undertook a dispersed physical training challenge to run, cycle and row the distance from Chippenham to Kathmandu. With typical competitive spirit, each Troop covered over 1500 miles and are now well on the way to their next target in Fiji!

The Sqn is hugely grateful to all who have supported the project over the last couple of years, in particular the Colonel of the Regiment, Commander and Staff of RHQ QOGLR, Commanding Officer and Staff of RHQ 9 Regiment RLC and both the QOGLR Trust and Association.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Royal Logistic Corps Tartan from The Ministry of Tartan.co.uk

The unique British-made range of RLC Tartan is officially registered and has been approved by The RLC. It incorporates the dark blue, gold and scarlet of the Corps’ stable belt and black represents respect for all fallen RLC comrades.

As official MOD Licensees, for every product sold connected to any of the Services, The Ministry of Tartan gives a percentage to the relevant Benevolent Fund.

RLC tartan scarves and other items are available to order online from The Ministry of Tartan website: www.theministryoftartan.co.uk
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A/LCPL Kwarteng and A/LCPL Kwame-Tanoh of 64 Squadron, 6 Regiment RLC, who have been attached to BATUK for the past four weeks, have paid a visit to the Hope & Home Orphanage in Nanyuki, Kenya where they made food donations to the Charity.

The two soldiers decided to raise funds from friends and family in the UK via Facebook, raising a total of £150 (KSH 22,000.00) which was used to purchase much needed supplies for the orphans.

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