Scotland's Logistic Regiment
154 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps is an Army Reserve Regiment that provides transport support to the British Army. We are the only Logistic Regiment in Scotland and have a number of squadrons across the central belt of the country.
How we are organised
The Regiment is made up of the following squadrons:
- 221 Transport Squadron - Glasgow
- 230 Transport Squadron - Edinburgh
- 239 Transport Squadron - Fife
- 251 Transport Squadron - Irvine
- 527 HQ Squadron - Dunfermline
We are paired with our Regular counterpart 7 Regiment RLC.
What we do
We provide trained personnel to support our paired Regiment (7 Regiment RLC) and the wider Army in conducting operations around the world. The Regiment is part of 4 Light Brigade Combat Team, which sits the 1st (United Kingdom) Division.
In recent years, members of the Regiment have deployed in the UK on Operation RESCRIPT, providing military assistance to the UK Government during the Covid-19 Pandemic, and abroad to the Falkland Islands and with the United Nations in Cyprus.
How we do it
Once our personnel have completed their initial training, they are taught how to operate our range of Heavy Goods Vehicles, gaining their Category C+E Driving Licence.
We train at the weekends and over a two-week annual camp where we undertake tactical driver training so that we are ready to deploy on operations.
Who does it
The Regiment employs a wide range of individuals from the local community and we have roles for soldiers across all locations. RLC trades available within the Regiment include:
We also employ Officers who train at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS), Combat Medical Technicians and Human Resource Specialists.
Many members of the Regiment find that the skills they learn in the Army Reserve also enhance their civilian employment.
Lance Corporal Livingstone – 239 Transport Squadron
I initially joined the Army Reserve before deciding to pursue a career in the Regular Army as a craftsman in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). I served with REME until 1997 when I left and once again joined as a Reserve.
Having re-traded from a driver role, I have recently completed my initial chef qualification where I was lucky enough to be able to cook for Royalty when HRH Princess Anne visited the Regiment in October 2019.
Being an Army Reserve has given me the opportunity to complete numerous trade qualifications which I am now able to use alongside my civilian career as a crane operator.
OFFICER CADET LAURIE - 251 TRANSPORT SQUADRON
I joined the Officer Training Corps and then transferred to the reserves as a solider. I later passed the Army Officer Selection Board (AOSB) and I am now an Officer Cadet.
After transferring to 154 Regiment RLC, I completed a consolidated Module Bravo and Basic Training Delta allowing me to be phase one trained. Since then, I have participated in a battlefield study in Culloden, Exercise Mudmaster, and many other weekends.
The skills and life experience I have gained are invaluable, giving me greater clarity on my career prospects. I am extremely grateful to everyone who has helped me in my journey, and I look forward to attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the future.
Lieutenant Todd – 221 Transport Squadron, Glasgow
I graduated from university in 2018 and transferred to 154 Regiment RLC from the Glasgow and Strathclyde University Officer Training Corps.
As a private soldier, I completed my basic military driver training, gaining my Category C HGV licence in the process. The Regiment fully supported my desire to continue my training and after passing the Army Officer Selection Board, I was commissioned in November 2019.
Working as part of 154 Regiment RLC has provided me with lots of incredible opportunities. I have completed my Rock-Climbing Supervisor course and have run rock-climbing sessions in Cyprus. I have also competed for the Regiment in Alpine skiing competitions.
154 Regiment RLC Equipment
Logistic Support Vehicles
SA80 Individual Weapon
General Purpose Machine Gun
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