6 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps is a diverse, professional and forward-looking Regular Regiment based in North Yorkshire. The Regiment prides itself on its family ethos, as well as a strong reputation earned for its logistical prowess amongst its combat arm peers.
The Regiment is located at Dishforth Airfield and is made up of three Squadrons:
- 62 Squadron - a hybrid Squadron made up of Drivers and Logistic Supply Specialists.
- 64 Squadron - a hybrid Squadron made up of Drivers and Logistic Supply Specialists.
- 600 HQ Squadron including RHQ - provides support to the other two task Squadrons.
In the event of mobilisation, the Regiment is aligned with 159 Regiment RLC.
The Regiment is an integral part of 102 Logistic Brigade. As part of 102 Logistic Brigade, our role is to provide logistic support to 1 UK Division.
Our job is to prepare forces for fixed and responsive tasks and, on orders, generate and mount them.
Co-located at Dishforth Airfield is the Supply Training Facility in the North, this is where mandated pre-course training is carried out for soldiers of all ranks.
We operate a fleet of logistic vehicles, including:
- 9 and 15 Tonne Medium Mobility Service Vehicles
- Enhance Pallet Load Systems (EPLS)
There is also a ‘live’ account based at 6 Regiment RLC, meaning we support other Regiments in the North with real time requests for kit and equipment. Unlike other units who spend the majority of their time in barracks training for a deployment, the soldiers of 6 Regiment RLC carry out their roles and responsibilities 24/7.
Being part of the RLC means our soldiers have a great choice of where they would like to be assigned. 6 Regiment is the most Northerly location and so proves to be a very popular choice. The Regiment employs personnel from various trades, including:
From the Adjutant General's Corps, we employ Human Resources Specialists.
We also have Officers who are trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS).
Lieutenant James Wright - Troop Commander
I decided to join the Officer Training Corps whilst at University to help give me a taste of what Army life would be like. During this time, I had the opportunity to visit different Corps and units which proved to be a great tool in helping me to decide which Corps I wanted to join. From my first meeting with them, I was sold on the Royal Logistic Corps. The RLC is involved in a wide range of tasks worldwide, from supporting recent counter-insurgency and warfighting operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, to disaster relief in the Caribbean and most recently the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s also one of the few Corps that let you specialise early as an Officer and receive training in a specialist field. Since commissioning, I’ve already had the chance to command both Driver and Supply Troops within 6 Regiment RLC, deploy to Cyprus on exercise, complete battlefield studies to Belgium, Bosnia and Croatia and lead six weeks Adventurous Training.
Corporal David Wheadon - Logistic Supply Specialist
I joined the Army in 2010 and started out with 23 Pioneer Regiment where I gained multiple Engineering Trade qualifications that I was able to put to use on exercises in Oman, Cyprus and South Africa. I also gained qualifications in parachuting and kayaking. In 2014, I re-traded to become a Logistic Supply Specialist. I chose this trade as it offered the ability travel and gain further qualifications. On completion of my training, I joined the Force Protection Troop within 4 Regiment RLC, where I was trained to use Protected Mobility Vehicles and Heavy Weapon Systems. I am currently assigned to 6 Regiment RLC where I have already deployed on two tours of South Sudan, working as part of the UN troops to aid their peace keeping operations. I also represent the Regiment as part of the shooting team, competing in the Army Operation Shooting Competition.
Sport is a big part of regimental life within 6 Regiment RLC. There are a variety of sporting clubs, from individual pursuits such as climbing, to team-based sports such as Netball. If you are interested in a particular discipline that isn’t currently practised at 6 Regiment, then you are actively encouraged to generate interest and develop opportunities to play your sport.
In 2020, we became the Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent Cup Champions. This skiing award involves both Alpine and Nordic races, including Giant Slalom, 15km Cross Country and The Military Patrol Race.
We also provide opportunities to acquire Adventurous Training qualifications. We regularly undertake activities of varying levels at Stone Lodge in Ambleside, near to Lake Windemere.