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Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps
Active Disbanded/Decommissioned/Inactive
Country Canada
Type Corps
Role (Canadian Army) Permanent Active Militia responsible for administering all financial matters.
Motto(s) Honi Siot Qui Mal Y Pense (French, "Shame to Him Who Thinks Evil of It"; from the motto of the Order of the Garter)
March "March of the Logistics Branch" [1]

The Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps (RCAPC) was an administrative corps of the Canadian Army with its own cap badge, and other insignia and traditions.[2] It was established in 1906 as the Canadian Army Pay Corps. It was responsible for administering all financial matters.

The Canadian Army Pay Corps began officially operating on 1 July 1907.[3] It was redesignated the Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps on 1 Nov 1920.[4] In 1967 the corps was amalgamated with other units into the Logistics Branch.[5]

Unification[edit | edit source]

When the Army, Royal Canadian Navy, and Royal Canadian Air Force were merged in 1968 to form the Canadian Forces, the administrative Corps of the Army were deactivated and merged with their Naval and Air Force counterparts to form the Canadian Forces' personnel branches defined in Canadian Forces Administrative Orders (CFAOs) as "...cohesive professional groups...based on similarity of military roles, customs and traditions." CFAO 2-10)[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Canadian Forces publication A-AD-200-000/AG-000, "The Honours, Flags and Heritage Structure of the Canadian Forces"
  2. The Regiments and Corps of the Canadian Army (Queen's Printer, 1964)
  3. http://www.cmhg.gc.ca/cmh/page-587-eng.asp Canadian Military Life After South Africa
  4. "Glossary". Canadian Military History Gateway. Department of National Defence. http://www.cmhg.gc.ca/html/glossary/default-en.asp?letter=R&t=&page=3. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  5. "Canadian Army". canadiansoldiers.com. http://www.canadiansoldiers.com/organization/canadianarmy.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 

Further reading[edit | edit source]

  • Londerville, J.D. (1950). The Pay Services of the Canadian Army Overseas in the War of 1939-1945. Ottawa: The Runge Press. pp. 315 p., [12] leaves of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.. 

Related units[edit | edit source]

This unit was allied with the following:

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