Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps

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Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps
Role(Canadian Army) Permanent Active Militia responsible for administering all financial matters.
Motto(s)Honi Soit 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]


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]


  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. ^ Archived 3 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine Canadian Military Life After South Africa
  4. ^ "Glossary". Canadian Military History Gateway. Department of National Defence. Retrieved 12 May 2008.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Canadian Army". Retrieved 12 May 2008.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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]

This unit was allied with the following: