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The RLC Association

The centre of the Corps family, preserving our heritage, promoting comradeship, providing opportunities and support.

The purpose of The RLC Association is to promote and maintain the Corps identity through the encouragement of its membership, Regular and Reservist, serving and retired and their dependants.

This includes preserving a sense of pride in our heritage “in both The RLC and its Forming Corps“ promoting comradeship and fraternity, providing opportunities for sport and in creating an ethos of benevolence for those in need.

Membership of Regimental associations is more than a way of showing support, it is about belonging to and feeling affinity for one’s Corps. Members seek commitment, camaraderie, enjoyment and respect and a desire to belong to a family group rather than an organisation. They must feel that they are accepted, affirmed and appreciated as individuals. Membership of the Association requires some form of commitment by both the member and the Association.

Members traditionally show their commitment and support through paying a membership fee, and supporting Corps activities, while the Association provides value for money to members by producing publications, and hosting events which members can attend and enjoy.

Membership

All serving officers and soldiers are automatically members of the Association and many contribute to the Days Pay scheme. Membership is open to all serving members of The Reserve and all retired people who have served in the Regular or Reserves with The RLC or with the RASC/RCT, RAOC, RPC, ACC or the RE(P&CS).

The RHQ writes to all leavers inviting them to join the Association. These letters are sent to the unit addresses provided by APC Glasgow, although it is often the case that the individual has left the unit, and the letter is not forwarded.

Full Membership includes the following publications; 4 Sustainers, The RLC Review and the Annual Newsletter. Membership costs are as follows: £15 for UK Members, £18 for Europe based members and £22 for the rest of the world.

BENEVOLENCE

RLC Benevolence exists to help to serving soldiers, Reservists, dependents and veterans in need.

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THE RLC FORMING CORPS

The RLC was formed on 5 April 1993 from the amalgamation of five ‘Forming Corps’.

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events

The main Corps event each year is The RLC Corps Open Day and Corps Sunday Church Service, which takes place over the first weekend in July. In 2019 Corps Open Day moved to 29 Regt at South Cerney near Cirencester. Corps Sunday will take place at St Barbara’s Church, Deepcut, but will move to Worthy Down for 2020.

Corps Open Day is an extensive display of our military hardware, presented by our regiments and trades. There are sports competitions including football, rugby, cricket and Tug of War. Arena displays include free fall parachuting, motorcycling, tent pegging and military bands. There are refreshments on sale throughout the day. In the evening there is a musical Party in the Park, with live bands and a DJ.

The Church Service on the Sunday takes place in St Barbara’s Church after the Veterans salute and march past the Corps Memorial.

The RLC Remembrance Sunday Drumhead Service takes place on the Parade Square in the Princess Royal Barracks, and is followed by lunch.

Details for these two events are published in the Sustainer and on the RLC’s Facebook page.

The Days Pay Scheme

Introduced in 1964, this Army-wide system is for voluntary subscriptions to Corps charities from all serving Regular Officers and soldiers. The RLC Reserves have a separate scheme also based on individual contributions.

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Low Gillerthwaite

Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre in the Lake District offers self-catering accommodation for up to 40 people and provides a prefect base for adventure training. The RLC has exclusive use of this facility for thirty weeks a year.

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Latest News for the RLC Association

RLC Foundation Review now online

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RLC Foundation Awards 2016

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