Royal Staff Corps

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The Royal Staff Corps was a corps of the British Army which was founded in c. 1800 and disbanded in c. 1837. It was generally responsible for short-term military engineering works, with the Royal Engineers and Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners remaining responsible for permanent works, but the boundaries between the functions of the corps were blurred. The Royal Staff Corps answered to the Quartermaster-General instead of to the Board of Ordnance. It also seems to have provided personnel for military police and orderly duties. On its disbandment most of its personnel transferred to the Royal Engineers and the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners.