Royal Logistic Corps

17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC

17 Port & Maritime Regiment RLC is based at Marchwood, near Southampton. The unit provides the UK Armed Forces' only specialist Port & Maritime, Vehicle Support Specialist, Operational Hygiene, and Mortuary Affairs capabilities, and deploys regularly in support of operations and exercises around the world.

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About the Regiment

The Regiment has two Port Squadrons, a Port Enabling and Headquarters Squadron, and a REME Workshop & Shipyard. It operates a wide variety of vehicles, plant, and vessels, including:

  • Army Work Boats
  • Combat Support Boats
  • MEXEFLOTE rafts
  • Rigid Raider Craft

It also has the only military Dive Team in the RLC, responsible for a range of tasks including port clearance and vessel maintenance.

The Regiment is paired with its sister unit in the reserves, 165 Port & Maritime Regiment RLC.

Our location

  • <a href="https://www.army.mod.uk/rlc">McMullen Barracks</a>

    Marchwood, Southampton

Roles in the Regiment: Mariner

Our equipment

Army Work Boat

Fuel The Army work boat is designed to enable the provision of fuel to a deployed force

Assault boats and landing craft

Combat Support Boat

Role To support both bridging and amphibious operations

Assault boats and landing craft

Mexeflote

Capability The Mexeflote is capable of transferring a cargo of vehicles and equipment up to 198 tonnes

Assault boats and landing craft