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Royal Logistic Corps

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The Royal Logistic Corps is a British Army corps that provides the logistical support for the Army. It is the largest corps in the British Army.

The Royal Logistic Corps was formed in 1993, by the union of the following British Army corps:

There are many volunteer regiments within the Logistic Corps, including transport regiments, ambulance regiments, and other related logistic units.

This unit's battle honours were inherited from the Royal Corps of Transport, which inherited its honours from the Royal Army Service Corps. These honours include: Peninsula, Waterloo, Lucknow, and the Opium Wars.

In the 2004 Olympic Games held in Athens, the Royal Logistic Corps held the prestigious honour of having the most athletes from the British Army competing in the Games. These were Private Musa Audu (Nigeria), Private Seidu Duah (Ghana), Lance Corporal Josephus Thomas (Sierra Leone) and Corporal Joselyn Thomas (Sierra Leone). Private Audu achieved success at the Olympics when he was part of 4 x 400m relay final that won the Bronze medal for Nigeria.

The current Colonel-in-Chief (an honorary position) is HRH The Princess Royal. The Deputy Colonels-in-Chief are HRH The Duke of Gloucester and HRH The Duchess of Kent. The administrative commander is Major-General T. Cross.

The corps's motto is "We sustain". It is nicknamed "The Loggies" or the "Really Large Corps".

The corps has the following alliances:

It also has an affiliated Gurkha regiment, the Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment.

The Regimental Headquarters are at the Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut.

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