Army Catering Corps
|Army Catering Corps|
Badge of the Army Catering Corps
|Role||Catering for troops|
|Garrison/HQ||St. Omer Barracks, Aldershot|
|March||Sugar and Spice|
In 1938 Leslie Hore-Belisha, the Secretary of State for War, appointed Sir Isidore Salmon as Honorary Catering Adviser for the Army in 1938. Salmon produced a report recommending various reforms including the appointment of Richard Byford (a former catering manager at Trust House Hotels) as Chief Inspector of Army Catering and the creation of a school of catering at St. Omer Barracks in Aldershot in 1938. His report also led to the formation of the Army Catering Corps as part of the Royal Army Service Corps in March 1941.
On 5 April 1993, following the Options for Change review, the Army Catering Corps united with the Royal Corps of Transport, the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, the Royal Pioneer Corps, and the Postal and Courier Service of the Royal Engineers, to form the Royal Logistic Corps.
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- Army order no. 35 of 1941
- "Army Catering Corps". National Army Museum. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
- "Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Rushmoor, Hampshire". Sense of Place South East. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
- "Disco bombed in Ballykelly". BBC. 6 December 1982. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
- "The Royal Logistic Corps and Forming Corps". The Royal Logistic Corps Museum. Archived from the original on 14 August 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.