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OUR REGIMENT – 151 (London) Transport Regiment, the Royal Logistic Corps
|One of the traditional rights of a Freeman of the City of London was to carry a drawn sword when others were prohibited.This reflects the times when the Lord Mayor (who was always a liveryman himself) would call upon the members of the various liveries to defend the city. Over time the liveries found it easier to link themselves with professional soldiers – and so today many liveries are linked with various army regiments.
The Marketors’ link is with a territorial army logistic regiment – 151 (London) Transport Regiment, the Royal Logistic Corps with squadrons based throughout locations around London. It is still the case that when a regiment receives the freedom of any city they are allowed to parade with weapons and fixed bayonets.
Each year the Company’s Master becomes a member of the regiment and the Colonel of the regiment becomes a member of our Livery.
As a consequence there is a strong and active link between the two bodies which encompasses many activities.
Officers of the regiment are welcome to attend any Company lunches or dinners, the city lecture, networking events or indeed any event as the guest of the Master/Liaison chair. Members of the livery and guests are able to attend the regimental cocktail party, guest night and regimental ball.
|These are black tie/uniform events held in interesting locations and messes – including Westminster Abbey grounds, Aldershot barracks, HMS President on the Thames, Greenwich barracks and similar venues.|
THE SKILL AT ARMS DAY
Marketors being lined up … for a demonstration and practice drill – although it looks as if it could go the other way!
|As well as these Company members are able to attend the regimental skill at arms when the Marketors field a shooting team to challenge (and sometimes beat) the officers. Further, members attend the regimental driving events and the Master and liaison chair are guests at the regimental annual camp.|
|More scenes at the 2006 Skill-at-Arms following a successful days target practice with full participation of the Marketors.
Each year the Livery awards a prize to the member of the regiment who has done most to promote or market the regiment. The winner and guest attend the Bowden dinner as guests of the Livery.
|Each year members of the livery organise interesting visits which also have a decided ‘military’ appeal. These would include the Chelsea Barracks, the Army Museum, Kneller Hall Summer concerts, the Cabinet and Whitehall war rooms, the Tower of London and the annual remembrance ceremony at St Bride’s. Every year our regiment provides marshals, convoy controllers and vehicles for the Lord Mayors show. A vehicle and driver is always available for the livery to provide a float.|
|The Master and Wardens prepare to give the give the official send-off to the WCM -151 Transport joint-initiative at the Lord Mayor’s Parade.|
The regiment is always interested in young people particularly between 17 and 26 who might be interested in the experiences and development it can offer. Applicants can be up to 38 or older with specialist skills – eg medical. There are special bursaries for university students – and of course all personnel are paid for their time. If you know someone who might be interested contact the regimental liaison chair by emailing Steven Rowe [Email: steven.rowe #AT# london.com - replace #AT# with @] .
Chairman, Regimental & Cadet Liaison Committee