Driver, Army Service Corps 1899

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As a result of a very confusing and inefficient system of delivering supplies to the army undertaken variously by the Military Train, The Commissariat and the Land Service Corps, General Sir Redvers Buller VC, the Quartermaster General, gave his approval in 1889 to a proposal that supply and transport services should be the responsibility of a single military unit.

The new fully combatant Army Service Corps was formed, and a full structure of officers, NCOs and soldiers were trained to provide and deliver the supplies formerly produced by the Commissariat.

At that time, transport was obviously still un-mechanised, and waggons were horse-drawn, one or more of the horses being ridden by a driver.


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