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Old 08-05-20, 05:43 PM
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Default South Staffs or Queen Mary's Grammar OTC

I recently acquired a KC bronzed brass S Staffs badge on blades. It came with a few OTC badges that I was after and was listed as a Queen Mary's Grammar School OTC badge. Though I am doubtful.

Now there was a thread sometime back showing a Queen Mary's Grammar School OTC badge which was shown as a half Tudor rose on one half and a bound quiver of arrows within a half Staffs knot on the other. The same badge was/is also used as the school prefects badge which perhaps muddies the water a bit.

The bronze badge is a bit smaller that the usual South Staffs strike which hopefully you can see on the attached photo. So what do I have - a bronzed brass small variant OSD, a fake, or a Queen Mary's Grammar School OTC badge?
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Old 08-05-20, 06:32 PM
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Senior Cadets in the OTC wore SStaffs badges. I don't know what the officers (teachers) wore but presumably the bz one could be it,
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Old 10-05-20, 09:32 AM
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Thank you Alan. Then I shall keep it in the hope that that is what it is.
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The attached is from a book on Staffordshire military insignia and the co author , the late Jake Whitehouse had attended St. Mary’s , somewhere I have an article he wrote about that schools cadet units which I will post if and when I can find it, but no matter what other badges might have been worn at other times, the one illustrated , I am sure must have been worn at some time.

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Old 11-05-20, 06:13 PM
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Thanks Peter, I will look forward to reading it if you manage to find it.

The badge illustrated for St Mary's is the one I tried to describe in post 1.

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St Mary’s Cap badge on loops I had put this in a safe place sorry for the delay posting this.

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Old 24-05-20, 01:07 PM
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Thanks for the picture. That is the badge worn by the junior cadets in 1937. I know that some schools had a cadet corps for the younger boys that fed into the Junior Division OTC. This certainly seems to have been one of these. It's possible that it was worn by the whole contingent at some time especially as it had a cadet corps pre-1908.
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