For the past several hundred years men and women have served in transportation regiments for land sea and air in British Army units , they have been imperative in the movement of vehicles, supplies and personnel and have often seen action on the front lines some have even been awarded medals for gallantry and valour.
Strong comradeship to regiments, squadrons and units have forged deep
loyalties and bonds that often last for a lifetime. Ex-personnel and those who have worked closely with these regiments can retain their link by becoming members of The Royal Army Service Corps and the Royal Corps of Transport Association.
The Association, as we know it today, was the result of the formation of The Royal Corps of Transport (RCT) in 1965, but our origins can be traced back over two hundred years to the first South African wars of the eighteenth century, when a memorial fund was set up to look after the interests of returning war veterans. (Photo courtesy of Bristol Evening Post)
The first major development was in 1927 when Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) clubs and funds were amalgamated to form The Royal Army Service Corps Association. At that time there were Branches world-wide, from European Countries in the West, through Egypt in the Middle East to China in the Far East.
Following the Second World War many new Branches were formed throughout The United Kingdom by men who wished to retain those bonds of comradeship forged in difficult times.
In 1965 the Corps was re-named The Royal Corps of Transport and the association assumed its present title. Membership then included some ex-members of The Royal Engineers whose trades had been transferred to the new Corps.
is a weapon that many will remember; the 7.62mm Self Loading Rifle (SLR).
An excellent, reliable and accurate weapon
The 9mm Sub Machine Gun (SMG)
The Light Machine Gun (SMG) which used 7.62mm rounds
The weapon of today's British soldier; the SA80 with rocket launcher