Christ’s Hospital Horsham Officers’ Training Corps Cap Badge

Christ's Hospital, Horsham Officers Training Corps Cap Badge

In gilding metal. An escutcheon plate with an ornamental border containing a representation of the school arms. The top third bears a pair of fleur-de-lys with a rose in the middle over a horizontally lined field. The bottom shows the shield of the arms of the city of London. This example, two copper loops E-W.

Also produced in gold coloured anodised aluminium and worn by the Combined Cadet Force.

Christ’s Hospital O.T.C. formed 11th July 1908. Strength on the 1st April 1911 was 7 officers and 279 cadets.*

*Source: Hansard. Also note the school did have a Cadet Corps prior to acceptance as a contingent of the Officers’ Training Corps on the date above.

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