Royal Logistic Corps

29 Regiment RLC

We deploy Britain's Armed Forces around the globe and deliver its mail

29 Regiment RLC, part of 104 Logistic Support Brigade, is the Army’s centre of gravity for both movements support and postal & courier capabilities. The Regiment is located at the Duke of Gloucester Barracks, South Cerney; where it operates the Joint Air Mounting Centre.

How we are organised

The Regiment is organised into six squadrons:

  • 55 Headquarters Squadron
  • 50 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron
  • 59 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron
  • 69 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron
  • 80 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron
  • 99 Postal Courier and Movement Control Squadron

The Headquarters Squadron consist of all the element required to support the five task squadrons. This includes: Communications, catering support, logistic specialist support, the Light Aid Detachment, HR, mechanical transport and physical training specialists. We are developing a strong relationship with our paired reserve, 162 Regiment RLC, alongside twinned units in Canada, France and the USA.

What we do

29 Regiment RLC is the Army’s only specialist Movement Control and Postal & Courier Regiment. The Movement Controller trade ensures that all people, kit and equipment are deployed safely and securely across all modes of transport around the globe on Operations and Exercises.

The Postal and Courier trade ensures that diplomatic and personal mail and parcels are delivered across the globe to deployed personnel. The Regiment is based at the Duke of Gloucester Barracks, South Cerney, near Cirencester. From here we also operate the Joint Air Mounting Centre.

How we do it

Every Operation and Exercise no matter where in the world is supported by 29 Regiment RLC. Our team of specialist tradespeople ensure that the deploying force, along with all of its kit and equipment, is moved safely and the movement is legally compliant. We are present at both the points of embarkation and disembarkation to ensure that host nation's customs clearances are met.

Once deployed in a Theatre of Operations or on a large-scale Exercise, our team of specialist Postal and Courier experts will establish a series of Postal support hubs. This allows the deploying force to communicate with their families and receive much treasured mail and parcels. In addition to this, our specialists will securely deliver the vital diplomatic correspondence sent between our Government's departments and Britain's Embassies.

Who does it

The Regiment’s primary trades are Postal & Courier Operator and Movement Controller, but they are not the only trades we employ. We have a diverse mix of jobs and careers on offer:

Serving within the Regiment are Adjutant Generals Corps SPS HR Specialists, Royal Army Physical Training Corps Instructors, REME Vehicle Mechanics and Armourers.

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Lance Corporal William Ross - Movement Controller

I transferred into trade 2 years ago. It's the best decision I have ever made. The opportunity for travel, responsibility and job satisfaction is fantastic. Not long after joining I went to Latvia followed by an operational tour in Estonia. As a Lance Corporal I was the only Movement Controller in Eastern Europe, planning Battle Group sized movements. This was a daunting task, but I was well prepared and supported. The job is challenging but the sense of achievement is amazing. In the next few months, I will be traveling worldwide on various taskings.

29 RLC really supports its sportsmen and women. After joining the Army I learnt how to skydive. I was selected from across the British Army to be part of the Army 4-way Formation Skydiving Team. Last year we competed in every tournament and we were crowned UK National Champions!

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Private Cassie Holberry - Postal & Courier Operator

After spending five amazing years in the Army Reserve, I joined the Regular Army as a Postal & Courier Operator, to carry on the adventure full time. I have not looked back. After completing my training, I deployed to Afghanistan. Part of my job was to ensure that all vital diplomatic correspondence was delivered to Government departments. But most rewarding was delivering vital mail and parcels to my fellow deployed soldiers. Since joining 29 RLC I have enjoyed sporting success. I learned to snowboard and competed as a novice in the Army Snowboarding Championships. I won first place in all three disciplines and am the 2020 Army and RLC Novice Champion. I was also part of the regimental team that won the RLC Six-a-Side Football Championship and I train with the 29 RLC boxing team and hope to compete in the RLC Championships.

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29 Regtiment RLC equipment

Logistic Support Vehicles

Mobility The SV fleet provides far greater mobility than previous generation cargo vehicles

Logistic vehicles

SA80 Individual Weapon

Tests On its introduction, it proved so accurate that the Army marksmanship tests had to be redesigned.

Small arms and support weapons

General Purpose Machine Gun

GPMG The general purpose machine gun (GPMG) can be used as a light weapon and in a sustained fire role.

Small arms and support weapons

Personal Clothing

Design The latest camouflage design was developed after extensive laboratory tests and field evaluations.

Personal Equipment

Personal Role Radio

Infantry PRR is issued to every member of an eight-strong infantry section.

Personal Equipment

104 Logistic Support Brigade - Unit Onboarding

New or returning to a 104 Brigade unit?

Service Personnel should click the link to the 104 Brigade's Defence Connect landing page for pre-arrival information.

By clicking the link you will be taken to the Defence Gateway. You will be required to login to access the site.

Defence Connect 104X Landing Page