In 1993, during a function with the Barber Surgeons, the then Master learned that the army field hospitals were supported by a territorial army laundry squadron whose primary role was to provide the hospitals with clinically clean, theatre clothing and linen in addition to providing general laundry and shower facilities.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal KG KT GCVO GCStJ QSO GCL Colonel-in-Chief The Royal Logistic Corps graciously gave her approval to an association with the Worshipful Company of Launderers which was formalised on 16th March 1998 with the details of the association recorded on an illuminated parchment signed by officers from the company and the RLC. The Launderers make an annual award of the company silver medal to the laundry squadron soldier of the year.

The aims of the association are:

  • To promote and enhance the standing and interests of the Worshipful Company of Launderers and The Royal Logistic Corps by all appropriate means;
  • To provide such mutual assistance and support for the Company and The Royal Logistic Corps as may be desirable and practicable.