Scarce WW1 21st Officer Cadet Battalion Cap Badge

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Another Item from Ebay Seller 2747andy.
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Officer Cadet or Training Battalions.

There is very little information available in relation to the Officer Cadet Battalions (OCB) formed during the Great War. A quick internet search reveals that they were formed in February 1916 and were introduced as a new system for the training of officers. A temporary commission could only be granted if a man had been through an Officer Cadet unit. Candidates would have to be aged over 18 and a half, and to have either served in the ranks or attended an OTC. The training course lasted four and a half months. Each OCB had an establishment of 400 cadets at any time (although in May 1917 this was raised to 600 - if the unit could accommodate them). More than 73,000 men (an average of just over 3,000 per OTB) gained infantry commissions after being trained in an OTB, with increasing numbers coming from 'the ranks' as the war went on.


A 100% Genuine, White-metal Cap Badge to the "21st Officer Cadet Training Battalion, Church Crookham, nr Aldershot". In Superb Used Condition. Original lug fittings intact!


Reference - Gaylor - Plate 43.


Measures Approx 40 x 33 mm.

A SUPERB 100% Genuine Example!


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Specific details

Metal Insignia Item Specifics: Genuine, White metal, Lug Fittings, United Kingdom, Army, World War 1(1914-18)
Condition Used (An item that has been previously used. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections).
Type Officer
Regiment Type OTC/CCF & Cadets

Location


Porthcawl, CF36 5BJ

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