One of the Corps’ tailors, Samuel Brothers, has been honoured with a Royal Warrant of Appointment as tailor to Her Majesty The Queen.
A Royal Warrant of Appointment is a mark of recognition of those who have supplied goods or services to the Households of HM The Queen, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh or HRH The Prince of Wales, for a minimum of five years with continuing trade.
Established in 1830, Samuel Brothers (St Paul’s) Ltd is a traditional bespoke and military specialist tailor.
The company was located in London for many years and had locations in Piccadilly, as well as spending 80 years on Ludgate Hill, before moving to Clerkenwell Green. It supplied many London institutions and organisations and manufactured its own regalia and accoutrement.
In 1993, The Royal Logistic Corps invited Samuel Brothers to its Regimental Headquarters in Deepcut, where it has remained to this day.
Since then, the company has expanded by opening a further manufacturing unit in Harwich to enhance its manufacturing operation in Leeds.
The history of the Royal Warrant can be traced back to medieval times, when competition for Royal favour was intense and the Monarch had the pick of the country’s best tradespeople.
By the 15th century, the Lord Chamberlain, as head of the Royal Household, formally appointed tradespeople with a Royal Warrant of Appointment ‘ a practice that continues to this day.