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    jkhmilitaria
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    News items gleaned from the Summer 2011 edition of The Sustainer, Journal mof the Royal Logistics Corps:
    1. Buller Barracks, Aldershot, home of the ASC for many years, is slated for demo.
    2. In an article about the log elements of the current Indian Army, it was reorted that the Army Service Corps (ASC), the supply and transport element of the army, is responsible for 1st and 2d line ANIMAL Transport units! Animals not specified but my guess is mules.

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    panarion
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    Camels were used in the desert campaigns in Palestine and Turkey. Even bullocks were used in the African campaigns in the 1880s and during the Zulu war.

    Horses to pull wagons and artillery were also used , as well as mules to hump small loads.

    Generally as per army policy after the First world war all horses and animals were ordered to be destroyed to save the cost of cartage home (exception was officers horses ). If these animals were in a barracks at home they would more likely be cart horses, donkeys or mules if an Indian ASC unit.

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