7 Regiment RLC forms part of 102 Logistic Brigade and is made up of RLC supply specialists, drivers, chefs as well as REME vehicle mechanics, artificers and clerks.
The enduring role of the Regiment has been that of third-line transport (the movement of materiel to the rear of fighting units), and, in particular, the transport of armoured vehicles.
Since its formation, it has had a strong peacetime commitment to the routine movement of armour around Germany, a commitment it has had to fulfil despite periods of heavy involvement in out-of-area operations.
These operations have included transport and logistic support to war fighting operations, as has been the case in Iraq and Afghanistan, or peace enforcement or Military Aid to the Civil Authorities in Cyprus, Northern Ireland or the Former Yugoslavia.
7 Regiment RLC has gone through many name changes in its history: amongst other names, it has been known as 7 Transport Regiment, 7 Tank Transporter Regiment and 7 Transporter Column. But there has been one constant theme for the Regiment—tank transporting. And inextricably linked with the Regiment’s function is the Polish connection.
Regiment was formed in Sennelager, Germany as 7 Transport Column RASC.
The Polish Mixed Service Organisation Squadron was disbanded - yet the regiment continues to proudly fly the Polish Eagle as its emblem.
On formation of the Royal Logistic Corps in 1993 the regiment moved from Sennelager to Bielefeld, Germany.
As part of the British Army's drawdown from Germany the Regiment relocated to Kendrew Barracks in Cottesmore.