Royal Canadian Postal Corps

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The Royal Canadian Postal Corps
Active Established 3 May, 1911 as The Canadian Postal Corps; redesignated The Royal Canadian Postal Corps on 20 June, 1961; disbanded some time after the unification of The Canadian Forces.
Country Canada
Type Corps
Role (Canadian Army) Permanent Active Militia
Motto Servire Armatis (Latin, "Serve the Soldier")
March Postal "First Post" [1]

The Royal Canadian Postal Corps (RCPC) was an administrative corps of the Canadian Army. The Canadian Postal Corps was redesignated The Royal Canadian Postal Corps on 20 June, 1961.[2] The badge of The Royal Canadian Postal Corps consists of a horn, with a Queen's Crown on top. Superimposed at the center of the horn is the text RCPC. At the bottom the text "Servire Armatis" is written on a ribbon.

Unification[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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)