88th Postal and Courier Regiment RLC
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It is based on the outskirts of Grantham UK at the Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, 88 PC regiment shares this base with other RLC regiments such as:
- 166 supply
- 168 pioneer
As the RLC TA is a national unit (meaning it recruits persons from all over the UK) 88 PC is made up of people from many places. Most members of the regiment have transferable civilian skills and simply bring those existing skills into a new environment.
Within 88 PC there has been sufficient scope to attain a full driving, motorbike and HGV licence as well as parachute wings (worn above the RLC flash on the right arm). 88 PC deployed on exercise abroad annually to Cyprus, Germany etc, they also had many opportunities to attend adventurous training (AT) in Scotland as well as many regimental training events held at weekends/weekdays at Grantham. In essence, where ever the Army went 88 PC deployed as well, this can be said for almost all RLC units. However, under FR2020 the Regiment amalgamates with 162 Movement Control Regiment to become 162 Postal, Courier and Movement Regimenr RLC [162 PC&Mov Regt RLC] with an RHQ in Bilborough, Nottingham and four task squadrons based in Hartlepool, Coulby Newham, Nottingham, Swindon and Marlow. Formation Day was 1 October 2013.
- 860 HQ Squadron
- 871 Squadron (2006 to date)
- 872 Squadron (2006 to 2013)
- 881 Squadron (1993-2006)
- 882 Squadron (1993-2006)
- 883 Squadron (1993 to date)
- 884 Squadron (1993 to 2013)