digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

The Indian Staff Corps was a branch of the Indian Army during the British Raj.

Separate Staff Corps were formed in 1861 for the Bengal, Madras and Bombay Armies, which were later combined into the Indian Army. They were meant to provide officers for the native regiments and for the staff and army departments. They were also designed to offer placements for civil and political appointments for posts which Indian Army officers might be eligible. Those officers who were already employed by the Army had the option to join the Staff Corps or to stay employed under the old conditions of work. In that sense, the Indian Staff Corps was seen by the majority of entrants as synonymous with the Regular Officer Corps of the Indian Armies. This is not to be confused with officers holding staff appointments.

To reduce confusion, the term "Indian Staff Corps" in relation to officers on regimental duty was withdrawn by Lord Kitchener during his unification of the Indian Army. From that time, officers were gazetted to the "Indian Army".

Victoria Cross recipients[edit]

References[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Staff_Corps — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
1 videos found

https://youtube.com/devicesupport

https://youtube.com/devicesupport http://m.youtube.com

 
1 videos found

2 news items

Culture24

Culture24
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 03:07:30 -0700

He married Nellie Maud Purcell in March 1900, three years after becoming a Lieutenant in the Indian Staff Corps in 1897. Serving with the 17th Hariana Lancers, he was promoted to Captain in 1902 and Major in 1911. Wheeler's final foray was part of a ...

Buteman

Buteman
Sat, 08 Nov 2014 02:07:30 -0800

He served his probationary period with the Hampshire Regiment at Lundi Khotal (Khyber Pass) and on the North-West Frontier in India, joining the Indian Staff Corps in 1899. He served in the Waziristan campaign, North West Frontier of 1901-02, receiving ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight