The Royal Logistic Corps

6 Regiment RLC

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.

How we are organised

The Regiment is located at Dishforth Airfield and is made up of:

  • 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.
  • 32 Close Support Squadron.
  • Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Light Aid Detachment.

In the event of mobilisation, the Regiment is aligned with 159 Regiment RLC.

What we do

6 Regiment RLC is the sole Close Support Logistic Regiment within the 1st (United Kingdom) Division.

An operationally-focused force, the Regiment is part of the 7th Light Mechanised Brigade Combat Team, providing logistic support to the ‘Desert Rats’. 

Located at Dishforth Airfield, Yorkshire, the Regiment is the only Northern-based Regular Royal Logistic Corps unit. We are a close-knit, agile and motivated force ready to fight and win whenever and wherever needed.

How we do it

We operate a fleet of logistic vehicles, including:

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 deployment, the soldiers of 6 Regiment RLC carry out their roles and responsibilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Who does it

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).

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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 of Adventurous Training.

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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 to 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 peacekeeping operations. I also represent the Regiment as part of the shooting team, competing in the Army Operation Shooting Competition.

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Sporting Opportunities

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. 

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6 Regiment RLC Equipment

Logistic Support Vehicles

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

Logistic vehicles

RWMIK Land Rover

800km The RWMIK has the capacity to support itself and its crew over 800km.

Protected patrol vehicles

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

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

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