Emanuel School OTC Officers Training Corps Cap Badge

 Emanuel School OTC Officers Training Corps Cap Badge
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Guaranteed original. Complete & intact. A1S/41 This is an original Emanuel School OTC Officers Training Corps Cap Badge for sale. In good condition. Please see our other items for more original WW1, WW2 & post war British military cap badges for sale including other Emanuel School OTC Officers Training Corps cap badges.
For more original cap badges for sale, click here. On 12 May 1859, the Secretary of State for War sent out a circular letter to the public schools and universities inviting them to form units of the Volunteer Corps. The first school cadet corps was established at Rossall School in February 1860, initially as an army contingent only. Felsted already had an armed drill contingent at the time of the War Office letter under the command of Sgt. Major Rogers RM; its claim on these grounds to be the oldest school corps was upheld by Field Marshal Earl Roberts in a letter to the Headmaster of 1904. Other corps were very quickly formed in 1860 at five further schools: Eton, Harrow, Hurstpierpoint, Rugby and Tonbridge. In February 1861 the Oxford City Rifle Cadet Corps was founded, with five companies, the first of which was composed of pupils of the Linden House School, a private school in Headington. In 1908, the units were re-titled the Officer Training Corps (OTC). A school contingent may have any combination of Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and sometimes Royal Marines sections, the army section is almost invariably the largest. Please see our other items for more original WW1, WW2 & post war British military badges for sale including other Emanuel School OTC Officers Training Corps cap badges.