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158 Regiment RLC

158 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, is an reserve regiment of the British Army's Royal Logistic Corps. The Regiment's role is to provide logistical support to the Regular Army through its paired regular regiment, 7 Regiment RLC, as well as providing soldiers when required. The regiment is formed of a 200 headquarters squadron based in Peterborough and 4 transport squadrons; 201 in Bedford, 202 in Ipswich, 203 in Loughborough and 160 in Lincoln which was formed in July 2014 as part of the Future Army 2020 restructuring. 158 Regiment currently comes under 102 Logistics Brigade.

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History

The regiment was formed in 1996 by converting two companies of the 5th Battalion, one company of the 6th Battalion and one company of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment from the infantry to transport role. The Regiment retained the Royal Anglian affiliation in its title and the Khaki beret until they were re-designated and they changed to wear the blue Royal Logistic Corps beret in 2014. They have retained the nickname 'Steelbacks' because of their previous affiliation with the Royal Anglian Regiment.

Squadrons

  • 200 (Peterborough) HQ Squadron
  • 201 (Bedford) Transport Squadron
  • 202 (Ipswich) Transport Squadron
  • 203 (Loughborough) Transport Squadron
  • 160 (Lincoln) Transport Squadron - formed in July 2014
  • Honorary Colonels

    The following is a list of the Honorary Colonels of the Regiment:

  • Lady Victoria Leatham DL (1996 to 5 April 2003)
  • Vacant (5 April 2003 to 1 November 2003)
  • Major General (now General) Sir Nick Houghton (1 November 2003 to 1 September 2008)
  • Major General David John Shouesmith (1 September 2008 to 2013)
  • Colonel MCH Underhill OBE late RLC (1 November 2013 to present
  • References

    158 Regiment RLC Wikipedia


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