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Old 06-07-15, 12:22 PM
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Default Coopers Company badge

A polished white metal badge with two copper lugs on the back. Any ideas what it is please?

Thank you, Keith
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Old 06-07-15, 12:44 PM
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Its The Coopers' Company and Coborn School badge.
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Old 06-07-15, 01:07 PM
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I have done some limited research into this badge and have not been able to prove the claim that it was a Cadet badge but it is a badge with links to this organisation: http://www.coopers-hall.co.uk/history

It was definately not an OTC badge as the school did not posess an OTC no matter what any well known auctioneer may claim. The Cooper's company does have a link to Surrey ACF but again this is not an ACF badge.

The Coopers' Company and Coborn School had a cadet corps and they were part of the 2nd City of London Cadet bn. The London Cadet battalion were affiliated to the London Rifle Brigade. This information taken is from a 1916 school magazine which records the cadet corps new affiliation in that year.

As a follow up Bosleys sold this s/t and dated it from 1911-16.

https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/a...2-a862010bad07

they too stated that it was absorbed into the 2nd Bn in 1916.

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Not a complete list but this is a list of all cadet unit badges I know of:

https://www.britishbadgeforum.com/fo...p?albumid=2334

There are a few more to add.

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Old 06-07-19, 08:55 AM
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The school archivist very kindly provided this photo of a school uniform cap which is adorned with the same white metal badge on 2 lugs.

This does rule it out as also being worn by the cadet corps but Rawlins may have made another over optimistic ID when he compiled his pamphlet.
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