After a week visiting all the Transport Squadrons that are part of 151 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps for the last time, The Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) WO1 Chris Sutherland (left) handed over his appointment to the new RSM, WO1 Warwick Bromyard (right).
Taking over the appointment, the new RSM said “Chris and I have known each other for 20 years, so I know the Regiment is in good shape. I feel honoured to be taking over where he left off. Leading a modern, diverse, and forward-looking Regiment means being innovative, being able to improvise, adapt and overcome. I intend to use these skills as inspiration to shape the future.
The RSM has leadership, discipline and welfare responsibilities of up to 650 officers and soldiers, as well as the maintenance of their equipment. The RSM is primarily responsible for assisting their commander for maintaining standards and discipline amongst the non-commissioned members.
Leaving the Regiment, WO1 Chris Sutherland will be the first RSM of a Reserve Regiment to take up the prestigious appointment as the Corps Sergeant Major. On handing over Chris said, “I feel humbled to have served with 151 Regiment RLC. It was a refreshing experience to see how professional the modern-day reservist operates. I wish the new RSM the best of luck and feel privileged to be moving on to my new role”.
151 Regiment RLC are well-established in East Anglia, with 124 Transport Squadron training out of Warley Army Reserve Centre in Essex. Find out more about 151 Regiment RLC on the British Army website and read about what it’s like to be a reservist with 124 Transport Squadron in our interviews with Cheryl, James and Simon. This year, 124 Transport Squadron have helped with distribution of NHS PPE during covid, raised money for charity, walking a combined 1,500 miles in 4 days, and took part in a virtual health fair to promote health and well-being in the Regiment.