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159 Regiment RLC
Country Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Service history
Active 1 April 2007-present
Role Logistics
Part of Royal Logistic Corps
Website 159 Regiment RLC
Commanders
Insignia
Insignia 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.

HistoryEdit

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]

StructureEdit

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]

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