The Corps

History and scope of the Corps

Royal Waggoners 1794-1795

Royal Waggon Corps 1799-1802

Royal Waggon Train 1802-1833

Land Transport Corps 1855- 1856

Military Train 1856- 1869

Army Service Corps 1869- 1881

Control Department and Army Service Corps 1869- 1875

Commissariat and Transport Department and Army Service Corps 1875 – 1880

Commissariat and Transport Staff and Army Service Corps 1880 – 1881

Commissariat and Transport Corps 1881- 1888

Army Service Corps 1888- 1918

Royal Engineers (transportation) 1916- 1965

Royal Army Service Corps 1918- 1965

Royal Corps of Transport 1965- 1993

The motto on the badge of the regiment is ‘HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE’ which is French in origin and means ‘Shame on him who thinks this evil’. It is Incorporated into the badges of the Corps using the emblem of the most noble order of the garter, an ancient order of knighthood of which the Queen is sovereign and dates back to Edward III, it was reputedly to be a revival of the Round Table.

The Corps Collect

We say together

“Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, whose wisdom and compassion know no bounds, look with favour upon us, the Members of the Royal Army Service Corps and Royal Corps of Transport Association.

We beseech you to guide and bless our endeavours in upholding the finest ideas of comradeship within our corps family. Help us to preserve the heritage entrusted to us by our predecessors, to bring help to those in need, and to prosper our fellowship in your Name.

May those who have gone before us, and we who stand before you today, be united in this one fellowship by your blessing and your love.

Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen”.



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