British Army School Officer Training Corps badges OTC & CCF

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Introduction

Kipling &King's Volume 2 'Headress Badges since 1920' shows examples of a selection of Cadet badges. One of the book's weaknesses is its failure to differentiate between School OTC badges (although the Chapter is entitled OTCs), School Cadet Corps badges, military schools, regional Cadet Corps and post WW2 CCF badges. 
Hugh King's magpie tendencies combined with some lack-lustre research and mis-identification has led to a very sorry state of affairs.  Rawlins' Cadets pamphlet (available on ebay from a dealer who won it on auction in 2015 and has been photocopying them ever since (not sure of the ethics of this?) has not helped as it has a few rogue entries of what may not be cadet badges at all. 

KK 2497 Adam's Grammar School Newport, Shropshire. The CCF was founded in 1951.
KK 2514 Bridlington School OTC. The OTC badge is shown and is recorded in use in 1938. The other versions are described. One is the OTC badge with the OTC scroll cut off - presumably from the post 1940 JTC era and the third is a CCF badge which was still in use c.2012.
K&K 2520 Blundell’s School The OTC wore a bronzed Devon’s badge. The S/P Squirrel is post-war CCF from the 1970s onwards.
K&K 2523 Chard School. Not an OTC. Affiliated to 5 SLI in 1922 as a cadet coy. The school had a ACF post WW2 and was badged to RA.
K&K 2533. Dartford Grammar School. The CCF badge is shown. The OTC wore a white horse similar to (same as?) to the West Kent Yeomanry.
K&K 2452/3 Duke of York’s. A military school Cadet Corps and not an OTC.
K&K 2549 Elizabeth College - The bugle OTC badge was in use in 1937. The coat of arms badge in K&K was post war CCF.
K&K 2560 George Watson's College hat badge was K&K2559. 2560 is a misidentified sporran badge.
K&K 2564 Glasgow High School - Misidentified Glasgow Corporation badge. The OTC wore K&K 2563 as a bonnet badge. Later on used as a sporran badge when the OTC wore the Cameronians bonnet badge.
K&K 2565. Gordon’s Boys School. A military school Cadet Corps and not an OTC.
K&K 2571, Harrow County School - Formed up as an ACF in 1947 then a CCF.
K&K 2576/7 Hulme Grammar School - It is the Manchester school. HGS Oldham was a ATC/CCF. The single lion badge may not be the OTC at all.
K&K 2586. Misidentified as King Charles I School Kidderminster Cadet Corps. It is King Edward VI Grammar School Chelmsford CCF.
K&K 2588. Five Ways’ School. A Cadet Corps and not an OTC. The badge shown is a CCF one as the Cadet Corps wore Warwickshire regt. The CCF badge was still in use in the 1980s.
K&K 2590 King Edwards VI Grammar School Lichfield A Cadet Corps and not an OTC. K&K 2599 King's School Peterborough. A Cadet Corps and not an OTC.
K&K 2610 Lord William's School Thane. A Cadet Corps and not an OTC. Ran from 1915-31. CCF was raised in 1949 and wore GS cap badge.
K&K 2623. Millfield School. Post war CCF not an OTC/CC.
K&K 2624. Mill Hill School. The blackened 1st pattern badge has a different central design.
K&K 2626. Monmouth School - The dragon badge is that of the post WW2  Monmouth TA regt. Worn by the CCF from the late 1960s in a/a.
K&K 2629. Morgan Academy. A CCF badge is shown. A preceding cadet corps was affiliated to the local Rifle Volunteers.
K&K 2630 Morrisons academy large badge was worn on the glengarry.
K&K 2631 Morrisons academy smaller badge was worn on Balmoral bonnets.
K&K 2632 Moseley Grammar School. Not OTC but CC.
K&K 2633 Mount St Mary’s School. A Cadet Corps and not an OTC.
K&K 2640 Paston's Grammar School Norfolk - A Cadet Corps and not an OTC.
K&K 2643 Portmouth Northern Grammar. A CCF and not an OTC. A Chrome badge also exists.
K&K 2644 Portsmouth Southern Grammar. A CCF and not an OTC.
K&K 2645 Price's School. A post war CCF badge. The Cadet Corps predecessor wore 6th Hants.
K&K 2647 Queen Victoria School Dunblane. A military school Cadet Corps and not an OTC.
K&K 2532 Duke of York's Royal Military School. GVth version exists. A military school Cadet Corps and not an OTC.
K&K 2660 Royal Liberty School - CCF badge.
K&K 2661 Royal Wantage School. Typo - Royal Wanstead School CCF. The Wanstead Infant Orphan Asylum changed its name to Royal Wanstead School in 1938. RWS did have a Cadet Corps but no OTC. 
K&K 2665 St Brendan's College Bristol - CCF began in 1951. No OTC. There was a CC from 1943-5 which wore the RTR and the Glosters badges.
K&K 2672/3 St Ignatius. JTC and CCF badges. A CC did exist but not an OTC.
K&K 2675. Misidentified. It is St Walter St Johns Battersea Grammar School Cadet Corps. There were 2 versions of this badge which had minor differences to the designs upon the central shield. 
K&K 2680. Sevenoaks. Post WW2 CCF badge first used in 1956.
Shaftsbury Grammar School. Cadet Corps and later a CCF.
K&K 2695. University College School. The OTC wore the w/m Artists’ Rifles cap badge. The badge shown is pre 1908 Cadet Corps - possibly pouch or HPC.
K&K 2700 Misidentified as Royal Wanstead School
K&K 2661. It is Wanstead County High School. They had a CC&CCF not an OTC.
K&K 2703. Welbeck College. Post WW2 military school CCF badge and not an OTC. Wrekin College. The single lion is a livery badge cut down for use the Belgian 2nd Bde in NI in WW2.

Absent are: Bath School OTC. An example of the badge identified by Keith Rawlings is remarkably similar to Bath Police collar badges!   Bradford Grammar School. An example of the badge is shown in Keith Rawlings' book. As yet I cannot confirm the date of use. Haileybury School Junior Cadets Oakham School OTC first pattern cap badge 1910-28. Royal Naval School Eltham which closed in 1910. Wellington college Salop 1909-21. Same style as its Wrekin sucessor of lion over title scroll. These School OTCs wore standard regular/TF badges rather than a school badge. This was either because they replaced School designs or continued to use designs used by their Cadet Corps predecessors. This list only goes up to 1938 so not JTC/CCF eras.

Ardrossan Academy OTC - Royal Artillery TF.
Bedford Grammar School OTC - RE
Bedford Modern School OTC - Beds/ Beds and Herts. School collars were worn. Bishop's Stortford School OTC - Herts Regt badge. 1906-08 Cadet Coy in the Herts RV and Herts TF from 1911 onwards.
Bishop Vesey's School - Royal Warwickshire's badge.
Blundell's School - Bronzed brass TF Devonshire's badge. CCF had a S/P bespoke design with a squirrel on a shield.
Brentwoord School OTC - Essex Regt from 1937. Prior to that they were a CC. The CC continued to run for younger boys alongside the OTC.   Bromsgrove School OTC Initially school badge but latterly adopted the Worcs badge Christ College Brecon OTC - Reformed as a Junior OTC in 1937 wearing the South Wales Borderers badge.
Coatham School OTC - Green Howards.
Dartford Grammar School OTC - West Kent Yeomanry design.
David Stewart's College OTC - Royal Scots.
Dorchester Grammar School - Initially an OTC design until at least 1938 but later adopted the Dorsetshire Regt's badge circa 1940.
Durham School OTC - TF Durham Light Infantry in blackened brass.
Elstow School - Closed in 1916. S/T exists but no cap badge is known. The school was near Bedford so possibly Bedfords' badge.
Glasgow High School - Cameronians. The original OTC cap badge became the sporran badge.
Grimsby Municpal College OTC - School badge and then adopted the Lincolnshire Regt badge.
Handsworth Grammar School - Staffordshire Yeomanry badge but it is not 100% whether brass or nickel (or both) were worn. Replaced by the SStaffs badge in WW2 and then RWarcs when a CCF.
Highgate School OTC - Middlesex Regt. Hillhead High School - HLI cap badge.
King's College Taunton OTC - Somerset LI. Possibly at first with blank scroll.
King Edward VII (Sheffield) - Royal Engineers until a school badge was adopted in the 1920s. Disbanded in 1927.
King's School Bruton OTC - adopted the Dorsetshire's badge.
King's School (Worcester) OTCs Initially school badge based on 1st Worcs design but latterly adopted the Worcs badge.
Leeds' Grammar School OTC - Initially school sheep design badge but adopted the Duke of Wellington's badge from 1922.
Liverpool Collegiate OTC - South Lancashire Regt.
Liverpool Institute OTC - Kings Liverpool in w/m as TF Bn.
Llandovery College OTC - South Wales Borderers.
Malvern College OTC adopted the Worcs badge
Mansfield School Queen Elizabeth's - Formerly affiliated to Notts and Derby VB from 1906 before becoming an OTC in 1908. No bespoke cap badge is known but a OTC S/T exists.
Merchant Taylors' School (Great Crosby) Rifles - 6th Bn Kings Regt.
Newton College OTC - Devonshire's badge.
Peter Symonds School OTC - Hampshire Regt. They had formerly been a Cadet Corps Coy in the Hants TF.
Plymouth College OTC - As the PofW feathers as worn by the 15th Bn London Regt.
Portora School - Royal Inniskillings Regt from thier founding in 1926.
Queen Mary's Grammar School - Senior cadets wore South Staffs' cap badges. There was a badge based on the school half rose and spears.
Royal Grammar School High Wycombe - Buckinghamshire Bn cap badge with School S/T.
Royal High School Edinburgh OTC - Royal Scots.
Sebright School OTC - Wore the Worcestershire regt badge.
Sherborne School OTC -Initially school badge but latterly adopted the Dorsetshire's badge. This was in use in the 1920s.
St Alban's School - Hertfordshire TF Regt possibly with a blackened finish.
West Buckland OTC - Devonshire Regt badge.
Whitgift OTC - Initially school badge but latterly adopted the Queen's West Surrey badge.

There are a number of cadet corps badges and military school badges in existence but if they are not on this page then they were not a 'proper' OTC.
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