Based on British traditions that included the Royal Waggon Train, the Corps of Royal Waggoners, the Military Train, the Commissariat and Transport Corps and the Army Service Corps. On November 1st 1901, General Order 141 established a Canadian Army Service Corps (CASC) of four active Militia companies.
On December 1st 1903 a regular unit of six all ranks was created and in 1906 renamed the Canadian Permanent Army Service Corps (CPASC). Militia or reservists retained the CASC title. The horse drawn transport elements of the CPASC received their first motor vehicles in 1910.
- Written J Darrach Murray 2001