July 24th 2019

Royal Visit for Leicestershire Reserves

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HRH Duke of Gloucester with the Reserves and guests at

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester visited soldiers from 203 (Loughborough) Transport Squadron, 158 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps (RLC), as part of a wider visit to Leicestershire.

This was the first time he has visited the Loughborough based Squadron.

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HRH Duke of Gloucester meeting members of the Regiment

The Duke who is the Deputy Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Logistics Corps met with soldiers and received briefs on the work and role of the Regiment. He was also introduced to veterans from the East Midlands Royal Army Medical Corps Association. 

In recent times, the Regiment has been involved in a wide number of deployments including Defence Engagement in Ethiopia, Exercise TRIDENT JUNCTURE in Norway and also exercises in Cyprus and Denmark.  

The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Gifford, said: “Today was a very special occasion for the Squadron. It was an opportunity to discuss our contribution to the wider Army and to brief His Royal Highness on the busy months ahead, including our annual training exercise in September that will ensure the continued development of our transport capability.”

The event was also attended by Mr Tim Hercock, the High Sheriff of Leicester, and the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Mr Michael Kapur.

158 Regiment RLC is an Army Reserve Transport Regiment based across the whole of the East of England. Its role is to provide general transport support to its paired regular army regiment, 7 Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps. 

"Today was a very special occasion for the Squadron."