The RLC Association has had a long term objective of “Bringing together more closely the Associations of The RLC and its Forming Corps. Extending membership of branches to include young soldiers of the new Corps with veterans of the Forming Corps”. As a way of working towards achieving this aim the RLC has set up a Unit Twinning program; twinning the forming Corps Associations with appropriate units of The RLC. As a result the Army Catering Corps Association has been paired with 167 Catering Support Regiment RLC. This could not be more appropriate as 167 CSR RLC is the successor unit to the Central Volunteer Headquarters ACC, which was formed in November 1975; under the command of Colonel Robin Maddy; first in St Omer Barracks then moving to Clayton Barracks in the early 80’s.Based in Grantham, Lincolnshire, 167 CSR is a unit of the Reserve Army and has an almost identical role as that of its predecessor CVHQ. Its Mission Statement reads “Provide trained Reserve Chefs able to fully integrate into any Army Formation in order to deliver world class catering support to deployed forces within the required readiness. The Regiment will also support the Army by training and preparing all Reservist Chefs to the required trade employment standards”.Reserve RLC Chefs support exercises and operations on deployment both as reserve units and by attachment to regular units. Since their founding in 1975 chefs of TA/Reserve have served in every operational theatre from Northern Ireland, the Falklands, and Bosnia and in recent times have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.The Association’s Executive Council is investigating new opportunities for members and prospective members to benefit from twinning. You will be kept informed in future Newsletters and via the Association’s website.