159 Regiment RLC

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159 Regiment RLC
Active 1 April 2007-present
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Regiment
Role Logistics
Part of Royal Logistic Corps
Website 159 Regiment RLC
Insignia
Identification
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159 Regimental Emblem

159 Regiment RLC is a reserve regiment of the British Army's Royal Logistic Corps. It forms part of 102 Logistic Brigade.

History[edit]

The regiment was formed on 1 April 2007 as a product of Future Army Structures (FAS) with the aim of providing the contingent component to 6 Supply Regiment.[1]

The regiment was made-up of one sub-unit from the Scottish Transport Regiment (125 Squadron), one squadron from 150 Regiment RLC (216 Squadron) and two squadrons from the Welsh Transport Regiment (123 Squadron and 237 Squadron).[2]

In the summer of 2014, under the Army 2020 re-organisation, the regiment changed in structure. 216 Squadron in Tynemouth re-subordinated back to 150 Regiment RLC[3] and 381 Squadron in Lancaster re-subordinated into 156 Regiment RLC.[4] 125 Squadron closed its base in Glasgow but re-formed in Stoke-on-Trent in late 2014.[5] The regiment also received 294 Squadron, based in Grantham.[5]

Structure[edit]

The current structure is as follows:

  • 243 (Coventry) Headquarters Squadron.[5]
  • 123 (Telford) Supply Squadron.[5]
  • 125 (Stoke) Supply Squadron.[5]
  • 237 (West Bromwich) Supply Squadron.[5]
  • 294 (Grantham) Supply Squadron.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Territorial Army". House of Commons, Daily Hansard – Written Answers. 19 January 2007. Retrieved 29 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "159th Support Regiment, RLC (Volunteers)". Regiments.org. Retrieved 25 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "216 Transport Squadron". British Army. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "156 Regiment RLC". British Army. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g "159 Regiment RLC". British Army. Retrieved 8 December 2015. 

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