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162 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps

162 Regiment RLC is a newly formed unit which will be the 2nd largest in the Army Reserve and will number almost 600 personnel once fully manned. It combines the dual role of providing Postal and Courier, and Movement Control capability in support of our paired Regular counterparts in 29 Regt RLC and sits within 104 Logistic and Support Brigade.

The Regiment is geographically diverse with its RHQ, 279 (HQ) Sqn and 281 MC Sqn based in Nottingham, 280 MC Sqn at Swindon, 871 PC Sqn in Marlow, 282 MC Sqn in Coulby Newham and 883 PC Sqn in Hartlepool.

What do Movement Controllers do?

As a movement Controller you will be responsible for the efficient movement of personnel, equipment and supplies by air, rail, road or sea. Ensuring that everybody and everything arrives at the right place, at the right time and in the right condition.

You could find yourself working at an airport enplaning personnel, a railhead assisting with the loading of vehicles and equipment onto railway carriages. Also you might find yourself employed at a port assisting with the deployment or recovery of vehicles and equipment’s, or in a Headquarters involved in complex planning.

Wherever the Armed Forces serve or are deployed, on training exercises or operations Movement Controllers will always be required, “Nothing moves without us”.

What do Postal and Courier Operators do?

As a Postal and Courier Operator you will be responsible for the provision of the full range of postal facilities and the movement of Armed Forces mail during peace and times of conflict. Providing the all-important morale component to service personnel and thereby undertaking a key role in support to the Armed Forces.

In addition to providing postal support, Postal and Courier Operators are responsible for the movement of the nation’s military secrets as well as assisting other governmental bodies, when documentation or equipment needs to be hand delivered by whatever means, it’s up to you to get it there.


You could find yourself supporting exercises or operations throughout the world, 'Providing a first class service to the Nation's Armed Forces.'

279 HQ Squadron
RLC Army Reserve Centre
31 Wigman Road
Tel 0115 900 8667

How do I join?

There are vacancies in all squadrons. Join us to experience a challenge, travel, sport, and adventure.

Contact us

Recruiting, Retention and Mentoring Team
162 Regiment RLC
31 Wigman Road
NG8 3 HY

Telephone: 0115 900 8668

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