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Army Service Corps

From The Great War 1914-1918

Army Service Corps, abbreviated to ASC: A highly organised department of the army which attends to the transport of baggage and supplies, and also assists the medical service. [1] ASC also stood for "Ally Sloper's Cavalry," a humorous perversion of the same initials. [2] The Army Service Corps' title include the "Royal" prefix in 1918 for "splendid service performed in the War." [3]

See also Commissariat.

References / notes

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.137.
  2. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.170.
  3. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.2.
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