The move from regimental provision of extra services to an army wide one was made almost entirely due to the maladministration experienced during the Crimean war. It was realised that specialisation and expertise were required for a modern army in the field. Consequently a whole raft of new corps and departments were introduced in order to bring efficiency to the army.

The Army Service Corps
The Army Veterinary Service and Veterinary Medical Department
The Army Chaplains' Department
The Royal Military Academy Band Corps
The Corps of Army Schoolmasters
The Royal Corps of Musketry Instruction
The Royal Army Medical Corps
The Corps of Military Mounted Police
The Corps of Military Foot Police
The Army Ordnance Corps
The Army Gymnastic Staff
The Army Pay Department
The Army Nursing Reserve

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