156 Regiment RLC

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156 Regiment RLC is a regiment of the British Army's Royal Logistic Corps. It is currently under Army Reserve control.[1]

It was formerly 156 (North-West) Transport Regiment.

Units[edit]

  • 235 (HQ) Squadron (Liverpool)
  • 234 (Wirral) Transport Squadron
  • 236 (Greater Manchester) Squadron
  • 238 (Sefton) Squadron
  • 381 (Lancaster) Supply Squadron

The primary function of the regiment is to provide a 3rd line transport capability to one of the UK Logistic Brigades.

238 Transport Squadron[edit]

Formed in 1969, from C Squadron The Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Royal Tank Regiment (RTR), 238 Transport Squadron is today a third-line logistics support unit of the British Army's Territorial Army and Volunteer Reserve (TAVR).

Located less than five miles from the Port of Liverpool, the unit's designated theatre of operations during the Cold War was to support the British Army of the Rhine's I(BR)Corps in Germany, defending West Germany (and NATO) against an advancing Soviet Red Army. Although the unit took part in many exercises to hone their skills for such an event, the closest the unit came to action (before 1992) was during the 1982 Falklands War where the 238Sqn supported operations in the Port, loading (amongst others) the ill-fated Atlantic Conveyor.

238 Sqn moved from it base at the George Masters VC TA Centre at Strand Road, Bootle, Liverpool. They now occupy new barracks just off Southport Road, near the old Giro Bank headquarters 238 SQN 156 TPT RLC(V) - 238 Squadron of 156 Transport Regiment Royal Logistics Corps (Volunteers). The RLC, formerly the Royal Corps of Transport/([1]), proudly traces its history back through the Royal Army Service Corps, the Army Service Corps and beyond.

Now moved to a new location as Asda now stands there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "156 Regiment RLC". British Army. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 

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