For centuries, it has been the tradition of City Livery Companies to form links with units of the Armed Forces. For many years our company has maintained strong links with 151 Regiment, Royal Logistic Corps, London’s only logistic regiment.
More recently we adopted the Combined Cadet Force at St Dunstan’s College in Catford and entered into an affiliation with HMS ST ALBANS, the last of the Type 23 frigates built for the Royal Navy, based at Portsmouth.
As well as supporting a variety of fellowship activities, outreach and donating prizes to our military partners, events attended and planned each year include Officers’ Mess guest nights, Subalterns’ Evenings, capability exercises at sea, contingent dinners, cocktail receptions, curry evenings and extensive professional military briefings.
151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps (RLC)
151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps (RLC) is the only London-based logistic regiment and can trace its origins back to the formation of the Royal Waggon Train in Croydon in 1801. Today the 151 RLC operates as part of 101 Logistic Brigade, providing squadron and troop level capability into two regular units: 10 The Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment and 3 Logistic Support Regiment. Find out more about our relationship with 151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps (RLC)
St Dunstan’s College Combined Cadet Force (CCF)
The aim of the CCF, which is very popular with College students, is to give cadets the chance to learn more about themselves and the world around them through activities that are challenging, worthwhile and fun. There are currently over 200 cadets on the roll, led by Contingent Commander Major Richard Davies and our Liaison Officer, Head of Army Section and Corps of Drums, St Dunstan's College, Captain Phillips. Find out more about our relationship with St Dunstan’s College Combined Cadet Force (CCF)
HMS St Albans
HMS St Albans is a Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy, the sixteenth and final ship in the ‘Duke’ class of frigates. We have had an active affiliation with the Ship since 2011. She is currently undergoing a refit which is expected to be completed in 2023. With no assigned Royal Navy crew our affiliation is currently paused. Find out more about our relationship with HMS St Albans.