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2 Operational Support Group RLC

Whatever your background, there is an opportunity for you in the RLC Army Reserve, and your career can will be rewarding and exciting. Newcomers, serving soldiers and officers, and ex-regulars - everyone's welcome to get involved.

A key part of the 'power behind the punch' is 2 Operational Support Group RLC. We provide specialist personnel to provide staff officers and staff assistants, contract management and labour support capability on operations. In addition, we also supply communications specialists to the Army Medical Services.

2 Operational Support Group RLC is made up of the following sub-units:

497 Staff Support Unit: Provides staff officers and staff assistants to support operational headquarters, including the Headquarters of the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC), a multinational NATO headquarters.

498 Labour Support Unit: Provides specialist staff to employ and maintain a local workforce wherever the army operates worldwide. These local staff range from interpreters to labours which offer vital support to our forces abroad.

499 Contract Management Unit: Provides specialist staff to ensure contracts that support our forces abroad, from transport to catering are provided effectively.

500 Communications Troop: Provides communications support to the Army Medical Services to ensure that provision for casualties is effectively delivered.

How do I join?

We are the only National RLC Army Reserve Staff Group in the British Army based at Prince William of Gloucester Barracks just outside Grantham.

Due to the nature of the role and the range of ranks employed within the Group, previous regular or reserve experience would be required to join 497 Staff Support unit, 498 Labour Support Unit, or 499 Contact Management Unit.

However, 500 Communications Troop is keen to recruit both experienced personnel, and also those new to the Army Reserve. If you’re between 18 and 43 then there is a role for you; contact us to find out more.

Get in touch

To arrange a visit or to find out more, call the number below.

There's no obligation to sign up - so why not give it a try?

Group Headquarters 2 Operational Support Group RLC Prince William of Gloucester Barracks Grantham NG31 7TJ     Telephone: 0115 957 3001/3004 Email: 2OSGRLC-Groupmailbox@mod.uk

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