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29 Regiment

29 Regiment RLC, part of 104 Logistic Support Brigade, is the Army’s centre of gravity for both movements support and postal & courier capabilities. The Regiment is located at the Duke of Gloucester Barracks, South Cerney; where it operates the Joint Air Mounting Centre. Additionally the Regiment has sub-units in Germany providing the Firm Base support.

History

29 Regiment Royal Corps of Transport (RCT) was formed in 1970 at Devizes in Wiltshire. It soon moved to RAF South Cerney in 1971, which was renamed the Duke of Gloucester Barracks. In 1993, 29 Regiment RLC was formed with the Mov Con elements later joining the Postal & Courier (PC) elements of 2 PC Regiment RE. In 2014, squadrons from 24 Regiment RLC were re-subordinated to 29 Regiment RLC.


Operations

29 Regiment RLC has a distinguished history, having played a part in all major operational deployments over the last 40 years. Due to the unique nature of the Regiment’s trades, it has seen regular deployment, supporting the Army wherever it is operating. Events in Iraq and Afghanistan over the last 10 years were a big focus for all squadrons who deployed regularly in both theatres from the very start of operations. Despite having redeployed from Helmand Province, the Regiment still has a presence in Afghanistan and the Middle East with a significant number of small detachments.


Future

Under A2020 all six squadrons; 50, 55 (HQ), 59, 69, 80 and 99 are developing a stronger relationship with our paired reserve, 162 Regiment RLC, alongside twinned units in Canada, France and the USA. The squadrons currently in Germany will re-locate to South Cerney by 2018.

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