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Old 20-10-20, 04:38 PM
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Very pleased to get this example of the medal today.

They have been discussed on here before but I am attaching some notes which came with the medal.

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The Lucas Tooth Trophy is still awarded in Lincolnshire ACF to the best Detachment of the year. It may not, for obvious reasons, be awarded this year. I'm pretty sure that Derbyshire ACF also award a Lucas Tooth trophy annually too.

To the best of my knowledge, the medals are no longer awarded.

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Thanks for that Paul, most interesting.

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Thanks to you both, all very interesting
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I now understand that Lucas Tooth trophies are still awarded in parts of Scotland.

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It seems that the following ACF Counties still compete for the Lucas-Tooth Trophy :-
Lincolnshire
Derbyshire
Shropshire
Somerset
Cleveland
Cambridgeshire
West Lothian
West Lowland

There may be others that I haven't yet found. If you didn't already know, the competition was originally founded (and funded) by the wonderfully named Sir Hugh Vere Huntly Duff Munro-Lucas- Tooth !

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Essex ACF too.
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Old 22-10-20, 11:52 AM
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Thanks Paul and Expat,

It’s these snippets that add so much interest to badges and medals.

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A pleasure Peter.

A few more snippets I have found from the annual Journals. Can't say if it is the same for the other Counties but for Essex the trophy is a 5' x 3' shield and presented annually to the platoon (now detachment) "achieving the most" during the training year, usually done on a cumulative points basis.

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I was reading this post with interest as I have a couple of Lucas Tooth Medals. As a former member of the Church Lads' Brigade, I collect CLB memorabilia. When the CLB was part of the Cadet Force - mainly the 1910s/1920s - its companies were regular winners of the Lucas Tooth Shields for their respective counties.

I was able to find out that Sir Robert Lucas Tooth sent a £50,000 donation to the Duke of Teck on the 27th September 1913, to establish a training fund for boys. On the 29th September, the Duke wrote to Lucas Tooth to thank him for his generous donation. There were press releases in many newspapers in November 1913 giving initial details of the scheme.

This may suggest that Lucas Tooth Medals may have been introduced in 1914 or 1915. I have seen a medal dated 1916. I will be keeping my eyes open to see if earlier medals appear.
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Here is an image of a 1916 Medal.
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I would like to know why some medals were blue with red stripes and why others had a watered light blue ribbon.
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I would like to know why some medals were blue with red stripes and why others had a watered light blue ribbon.
I have just read that there was a school section and a non school section so that might be why there were different coloured ribbons. Now to find out which was which.
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All I have.

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Here we have a photo of Sir Robert Lucas-Tooth who donated £50,000 to a Training Fund in 1913. A newspaper clip shows that the first medals were introduced in 1916.
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