10 Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment "Ready, Relevant, Reputation Sustained"
10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment is based in Aldershot. The Regiment’s primary role is as a Theatre Logistic Regiment, sustaining 3 (UK) Division, responding to any challenges, today or tomorrow, at home or on operations overseas.
- 1 Squadron - 1 Squadron is the oldest squadron in the RLC and accounts for and stores materiel in support of a brigade or divisional deployment
- 28 Squadron - 28 Squadron transports materiel and stores and transports fuel in support of second line force elements within a brigade or divisional deployment
- 36 (Headquarters) Squadron - 36 Squadron provides command and sustainment to the Regimental Headquarters. It consists of a number of trades, including Communications Specialists and Chefs
- The REME Light Aid Detachment (LAD) - The LAD provides first line vehicle recovery and repair for 10 QOGLR.
60 Squadron RLC - under command of 4 Regiment RLC - was re-designated to QOGLR in October 2019.
95 Squadron RLC will re-designate to QOGLR and become part of 9 Regiment RLC in 2020.
10 QOGLR is one of four Gurkha regiments currently serving in The British Army. Raised in Singapore in 1958 as the Gurkha Army Service Corps, it was manned by British Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) seconded from the Royal Army Service Corps, one of the forebears of the RLC.
The Regiment is under command of 101 Logistic Brigade and as one of the Brigade's Theatre Logistic Regiments, it provides materiel and stores and transports fuel in support of second line Force Elements within a brigade or divisional deployment.
10 QOGLR's capabilities are:
- Enhanced Pallet Loading System (EPLS)
- Combat Support Tanker (CST(F))
- 15, 9 and 6-tonne Support Vehicles
- Custodian Account.
The majority of our soldiers are Gurkhas and undergo basic training at the Infantry Training Centre Catterick, before receiving RLC trade training. We have a small contingent of soldiers from the UK. They include RLC Petroleum Operators, REME personnel and AGC (SPS).
Our Gurkha soldiers are recruited in Nepal. Officers are recruited from the UK and the Commonwealth. What trades do we have?
There are also military personnel who look after administration. These include HR Specialists from the Adjutant General's Corps Staff and Personnel Support (SPS) and the Gurkha SPS.
10 QOGLR has a hard fought for reputation for sporting excellence. Football, cross country, volleyball and badminton are just a few of the sports where our soldiers have won a treasure trove of medals.
The Regiment's Operational Shooting team consistently excels. In 2019 all eight members were in the Army top 100 shots and it was champion team at the 101 Brigade, Royal Logistic Corps and 3 (UK) Division Operation Shooting Competitions and was placed fourth in the Army event.
2nd Lieutenant Reedman
"Having been commissioned into The Royal Logistic Corps, 10 QOGLR appealed to me because of the exceptional reputation of its soldiers, as well as the busy schedule of the Regiment. In my first year alone I am set to go to four different countries, including a three month language course in Nepal, where I worked with Gurkha ex-servicemen in Nepali, met the British Ambassador, and took part in the infamous ‘Doko Race’. In the UK as a transport Troop Commander, I have found myself working with highly experienced British and Gurkha soldiers, to manage the repair and use of a fleet of vehicles worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. The adage of ‘every day is different’ is certainly true: one day I have been organising an adventurous training trip abroad; the next rehearsing and leading a parade with new Gurkha recruits. Working with Gurkhas has been a rare and fulfilling privilege, and thoroughly enjoyable."