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Old 01-09-17, 09:00 AM
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WW1 Volunteer Training Corps. Think of the Home Guard but raised locally rather than by the War Dept. They wore their own uniforms in 1915-16 before adopting standard khaki when they became Volunteer Battalions (not be to confused with pre 1908 VBs) of the local Infantry regiments. Your man is wearing a VTC style jacket (they had several styles) and cap badge .

VTC cap badge designs are not recorded that well and there are lots of unknowns. There are some excellent albums on the Forum which may help.

Despite a few issues in Ireland with arming the locals there was an Irish Association of VTCs. See this article from 1916:
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