Royal Logistic Corps
Badge Identification Project
Introduction and Index to Pages
This Project is not a concise list of all RLC Insignia - Only illustrations of known examples.
The Royal Logistic Corps was formed on the 6th April 1993 by the
amalgamation of the
Royal Corps of Transport (RCT) , Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC),
Royal Pioneer Corps (RPC), Army Catering Corps (ACC)
and the Postal and Courier Services, of the Royal Engineers (RE)
The 'Founding Corps' did not disband as is described in many other works and histories.
Their diverse trades and traditions were carried forward to the new Corps.
The Royal Logistic Corps Cap Badge is in itself an amalgamation of parts of each of the 'Founding Corps'
The Backing Star, is from the badge of the RCT,
The Central Ordnance Arms from the RAOC,
The Scroll 'We Sustain' is the motto from the ACC,
and the Crossed Axes represent the RPC,
while the Full Wreath is a feature of the RCT, RPC and RE badges.
The Royal Garter is part of the RCT, RAOC & RE badges,
The Queens St. Edwards Crown was of course part of all the 'Founding Corps' badges
Early Prototype of the RLC Badge made up by pieces from each badge as described
Note the 'We Sustain' scroll on this prototype
This project by means of a number of illustrated pages attempts
the many different patterns of badges used or in use by the Royal Logistic Corps.
Please Note - Due to the high Colour Image content, some pages do take a little while to load.
This site is a 'Work in Progress' and will be added to as & when new information is received
Part 1a - RLC Cloth & Metal Insignia Badges ~ Other-Ranks
Part 1b - RLC Cloth & Metal Insignia Badges ~ Officers
Part 2 - Regular RLC Arm Patches
Part 3 - RLC Territorial Arm Patches
Part 4 - Formation Arm Patches
Part 5 - RLC Trade and Skill at Arms Patches
Part 6 - Buttons, Shoulder Titles and Lanyards
Part 7 - To Follow
Part 8 - EOD Tie-Tacs
Part 9 - Special Embellishments & Badge Backings
Part 10 - Conductors RLC
RLC Dress Instructions describe how individual pieces of insignia are worn
Wants/Trades Lists & Contact Details
Visit or Return to the Ordnance Corps Insignia History Site
Early Submission Drawing of Logistic Insignia
© Compilation & illustrations, Copyright M Comerford 2004
- 2007 All
Permission is given to reproduce any article in full or in part ~ Providing full credit is given