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150 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, part of 102 Logistic Brigade, is a British Army Reserve Transport Regiment, based across Yorkshire and the North East. The Regiment supports its Regular counterparts by moving essential supplies and equipment to ensure the British Army has all it needs to do its job.
The Regiment is split into five squadrons:
- 523 Headquarters Squadron, Hull
- 216 Transport Squadron, Tynemouth
- 217 Transport Squadron, Leeds
- 218 Transport Squadron, Hull
- 219 Transport Squadron, Doncaster
The Headquarters Squadron consists of all the elements required to support the four Task Squadrons. This includes: communications, catering support, the Regimental Band, HR and physical training specialists.
The Regiment is paired with and works alongside its Regular counterpart, 6 Regiment RLC.
As part of 102 Logistic Brigade, 150 Regiment’s mission is to train its personnel to provide logistic support to Regular RLC Units on operations and tasks, both in the UK and overseas. Specialising in transport, the Regiment moves large quantities of goods over long distances, ensuring the Army has what it needs to complete its mission.
After completing basic military training, the Regiment's Reservists carry out specialist training for their role. A Driver will obtain their civilian Heavy Goods Vehicle licences, before training on military vehicles.
Throughout the year, the Regiment undertakes high-quality specific training over various weekends and drill nights. These culminate in a two-week training period, during which skills developed throughout the year are refreshed and tested. In addition to this, personnel are able to conduct unique training to expand their skillset. This training could be to develop leadership skills in order to promote, or to become an instructor to pass on their skills and knowledge to others.
Our Regiment is diverse and our soldiers come from a wide-range of backgrounds and civilian careers. Trained as soldiers first, they move on to develop a wide range of skills, many of which are recognised and transferable into the civilian work place.
The Regiment recruits from the following RLC trades:
We also employ Officers who train at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), Combat Medical Technicians, Musicians and Human Resource Specialists.
Many members of the Regiment find that the skills they learn in the Army Reserve also enhance their civilian employment.
Private Jenny Whytock
I chose the role of Driver as it is something different to my everyday life as an Assistant Headteacher. On drill nights and weekend training, I get to drive a wide range of vehicles both on and off road. The skills I have learnt are some that I never envisaged. Travelling around the country, training in Northern Ireland and Cyprus, as well as being selected to play for the Army Reserve Women’s Football Team are some of the amazing experiences I have had so far. I am incredibly proud to serve as a part-time soldier alongside my civilian career. Joining the Reserves has been one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Lieutenant Ollie Bird
I joined 150 Regiment RLC as a soldier while I was studying at university. The Reserves made for a great work and study balance and getting my HGV Licences were an added bonus. Having been recommended for commission, I trained at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and the leadership training I received was absolutely excellent. I have gained so many skills from being able to apply the leadership knowledge they give, especially as situations and environments change. I have shared experiences with the Reserves that are truly unique, from leading National Guard Soldiers in America to working with French Commanders in Poland on a NATO exercise - there are just some of the countless opportunities the Army Reserve opens for all its personnel.
Being fit is an essential part of being an effective soldier and Adventurous Training and sports play an enormous role in this. Mountain biking along Cypriot cliffs and rock climbing in the mountains represent some of the ways our soldiers have been challenged through Adventurous Training. There are regular opportunities to take part in a diverse range of sports both in and out of the Regiment, competing at local and up to national levels. Our soldiers have represented the Army at football, skydived as part of the RLC Silver Stars team and led the Regiment to the top in the Reserve Clay Pigeon Shooting Championships.
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