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On Wednesday 20 May, serving personnel from the Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) held the first of several live virtual events.

The hour-long session proved to be very popular, with an audience of over 60 members of the public engaging in discussion about joining the Corps.

The RLC Engagement Team, consisting of Corporal Alfie Tomkins, Lance Corporal Hamish Gorsuch-Wright and Lance Corporal Abi Winnett, hosted a live presentation to promote the Corps and provide information for potential candidates interested in a career with the RLC – from new recruits to those wishing to re-trade. The virtual session, which included the presenters, a slideshow presentation, chat forum and Q&A section, was viewed and enjoyed by a diverse audience.

The engaging presentation contained information on the varied career opportunities available within the Corps, with a heavy focus on the twelve RLC trades. Additionally, other highlights included discussion of the vast array of qualifications that can be achieved as well as opportunities for Adventurous Training. Viewers also had the chance to ask questions and discuss amongst themselves about their hopes of joining the RLC.

Cpl Tomkins said:

“Being able to reach out and engage with candidates and members of the public during this time is difficult. However, with this virtual open day, I believe we overcame that challenge and successfully assisted those with a keen interest in the British Army and the Royal Logistic Corps.”

LCpl Winnett added:

“The day was a great success; I’m definitely looking forward to doing more. If this can benefit engagement in the future, it’s certainly something we should consider investing in.”

As part of the event, LCpl Gorsuch-Wright also took over the British Army Instagram for the day. Through this, he was able to answer questions from followers about his time in the RLC.

The team will now be holding weekly virtual sessions, each with a different focus, including: ‘Unusual’ trades and ‘Diversity and Inclusion’.

Do you have a question about career opportunities in the Royal Logistic Corps? Join us for our next live event on Friday 24 July 20 at 1100hrs. For the link to join us, please use the email provided or send a message to our Facebook page.

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321 EOD & Search Squadron of 11 EOD & Search Regiment RLC hosted a special guest, the Colonel-in-Chief, HRH The Princess Royal, as part of its anniversary commemorating 50 years of operations in Northern Ireland. The Sqn was also joined by the Colonel RLC, Colonel Jon West ADC.

11 EOD & Search Regiment RLC is widely dispersed across 14 locations in the UK. The Regiment routinely responds to around 2,500 operational EOD and Search call-outs each year in support of the police and other major events.

As the sole EOD & Search capability in Northern Ireland, 321 Sqn have a significant workload, operating constantly at Extremely High Readiness and responding operationally several hundred times each year. Last year, the Sqn completed 271 EOD tasks and 64 Search tasks.

The Regiment and Squadron employ specialists from multiple cap badges, principally RLC, Royal Engineers and Royal Signals.

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The Corps’ vision for 2025 and beyond is bold:

‘A world-class, innovative and adaptable Corps, sustaining continuous activity at home and around the globe. All underpinned by a people-focussed ethos and the exploitation of data and cutting-edge technology.’

The RLC is a unique Corps in terms of size, diversity and experience. No-one can do what it does. But to achieve the Corps’ vision, the Corps’ methods, capabilities and required skills must change.

To achieve this, four objectives will address: People & Ethos, Exploiting Technology, External Integration and Communication and Influence. The RLC has a huge amount to offer the Nation. Please read the strategy, talk about it, be proud of it and share your ideas to help it to evolve.

To explain this further, The RLC’s Strategy on a page can be seen below.

The full strategy paper (less Annexes) can be found on Defence Connect using this link:

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The Royal Logistic Corps is with Commander The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment and 23 others.
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A new strategy for The Royal Logistic Corps

Defence is faced with an increasingly uncertain global and strategic outlook. Defence Support underpins this global activity, but maintaining today’s arrangements to support a force that will be
operating at greater reach and tempo is not an option – a transformation is required.

What is true for Defence Support is true for the Royal Logistic Corps. So the Corps can play its part, the Master General of Logistics, Lt Gen Sir Mark Poffley KCB OBE, has launched the Corps’ new strategy, which will enable The RLC to adjust to the needs of the Army, Defence and the Nation.

The full strategy paper (less Annexes) can be found on Defence Connect by following this link:

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