Definition of Army Service Corps in English:

Army Service Corps


  • A corps of the British army responsible for the provision of food, equipment, transport, and other services; abbreviated A.S.C.

    The Army Service Corps was formed in 1869 to replace the Commissariat and in 1918 it became the Royal Army Service Corps. In 1965 it was split into the Royal Corps of Transport and Royal Army Ordnance Corps. These two corps merged with three others in 1993 to form the Royal Logistic Corps.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Pall Mall Gazette.