Fonds 000.2.083 (D132-D135, D145, D174) - Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps fonds

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Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps fonds

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CA ON00093 000.2.083 (D132-D135, D145, D174)

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  • 1950-1963 (Creation)

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68 cm of textual records (4 boxes)

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The Corps was established July 1, 1903 as the Ordnance Store Corps, replacing The Ordnance Stores Department of the Civil Service which was established in Canada in 1871. The Corps was redesignated as the Canadian Ordnance Corps, Dec. 1, 1907 and as The Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, Nov. 3, 1919. After the transition period following unification of the three separate service branches into The Canadian Armed Forces, the RCOC was disbanded on July 2, 1974 with most of its personnel allocated to the new CAF Logistics Branch.

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Fonds consists of several volumes of the manual RCOC Instructions and suggested amendments to the work.
Part I of the manual is titled Administration and Duties of Officers and deals with topics such as missions performed by Ordnance Ammunition Depots and the range of stockage and territory served; the operation and maintenance of various equipment; security issues; and the duties and responsibilities of various types of personnel.
Part III is titled Stock Control and is concerned with the issues such as the issuing, conditioning and disposal of stores; inspection and discrepancies; and stock records.
Part V is titled Work Measurement and Methods and deals with subjects such as time sheets; labour and production data; methods of improvement; and progress charts.
Part VII is titled Unit Accounting and deals with topics such as unit ledgers; receipt of stores, issue of stores, internal issues and receipts; and the repair and laundering of stores.
Part VIII is titled Manual of Ammunition and describes the various ammunition depot areas; the storing and handling of ammunition; ventilation and transportation; and fire prevention and first aid.
Part X is titled Unit Ammunition Instructions and deals with issues such as maintenance and salvage; safety precautions; and identifying the various types of ammunition.

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The following related records can be found in the Document Collection:
72/996 – [Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps regulations and dress regulations]
94/97 – Standing Orders for the Royal Canadian ordnance Corps, 1924. With amendments
94/118 – Stores and accounting instructions
Related records can be found in the Kardex Collection under the heading “R.C.O.C.”
There is a Permanent Reference File (PRF) for the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps.

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No further accruals are expected.

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