Starting in the Medieval period, the museum’s displays tell the story of the development of the British Army’s logistics. From requisitioned carts and the Board of Ordnance, to the Royal Waggon Train (formed in the late 18th Century and the first British military logistics corps) to the modern British Army’s Combat Logistic Patrols and high-tech solutions, we show the development of this part of the Armed Forces.
Amongst the exhibits are some particularly notable items. There is a Royal Waggon Train sabretache, showing the Battle Honours of the Peninsula and Waterloo that the Corps earned. There are the medals of Captain Herbert Sulzbach, a German Jewish refugee from the Nazis who gave distinguished service for the Imperial German Army in World War I, the Royal Pioneer Corps in World War II and the West German government post-war. We also have Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery’s staff car, a 1939 Rolls Royce Wraith, used from 1944-64. It was the first civilian vehicle to come ashore on the beaches of Normandy, just 3 days after D-Day, the Allied invasion of Western Europe in 1944.
A digital archive is available online at www.rlcarchive.org for research purposes. has placed on-line all of those which the Forming Corps published between 1914 and 1964, covering the period from the start of the First World War to the end of National Service.
Royal Logistic Corps, Royal Corps of Transport, Royal Army Service Corps, Army Service Corps, Commissariat and Transport Corps, Commissariat and Transport Department, Control Department, Commissariat Department, Military Train, Land Transport Corps, Royal Waggon Train, Corps of Waggoners, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Army Ordnance Corps, Army Ordnance Department, Ordnance Store Corps, Ordnance Store Department, Ordnance Store Branch, Control Department, Military Store Staff Corps, Military Stores Department, Corps of Armourer-Sergeants, Royal Pioneer Corps, Pioneer Corps, Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps, Labour Corps, Army Catering Corps, Royal Engineers Postal and Courier Service. See also www.rlcarchive.org