Royal Logistic Corps Museum
The RLC was formed from the Postal and Courier Section of the Royal Engineers and the Royal Corps of Transport, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Royal Pioneer Corps, Army Catering Corps. Although the RLC dates from 1993, it has a rich heritage dating back to the thirteenth century.
The RLC Museum amalgamated the Forming Corps' collections to form a unique resource: there is no civilian or other Service equivalent covering logistics as a whole anywhere else in the world. It is involved in restoring, preserving, recording, interpreting and displaying its collection and tracing the rich history of the RLC, its forming corps and military logistics in general.
The bulk of the RLC Museum collection is made up from two of the regimental museums of the forming corps: the Royal Corps of Transport Museum, previously situated at Buller Barracks in Aldershot and the Royal Army Ordnance Corps Museum, in Blackdown Barracks, Deepcut, both now closed.
The museum has a number of historic vehicles including Field Marshal Montgomery's 1939 Rolls Royce Wraith, a WW2 DUKW, a 1939 Morris Commercial and a Bedford RL amongst others. It is hoped that more of these vehicles will be on display when the museum moves, as planned, to a new much larger building in Worthy Down in 2019/20.
The museum also holds a smaller amount of material from the Royal Pioneer Corps Museum in Northampton and a selection of objects from the Army Catering Corps. No material was transferred from the Royal Engineers.
The medal collection of the Royal Army Service Corps/Royal Corps of Transport is held at the HQ RLC Officers' Mess and is available to view by appointment only. However a number of RASC/RCT medal groups are on loan to the museum for display.
The medal collection of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps is on display at the HQ RLC Sergeants' Mess, and is also available to view by appointment only.
The Archive has 3 key collections:
- The Board of Ordnance Letter Books dating from the nineteenth century.
- The Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) Post-war Write Ups, detailing the Corps World War II history.
- The Military Vehicle Records, detailing all registrations and histories of (former) military vehicles. Details of former military vehicles can be researched on-line for a small administrative charge.
The Friends of The RLC Museum' support the museum's work through voluntary efforts, fundraising and influencing others.
- "Friends of The RLC Museum - Home". www.rlcmuseumfriends.com. Retrieved 2009-10-06.