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Old 30-07-12, 11:11 AM
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I have seen various badges described as Dartford Grammar School. Cox shows a picture of the common fat horse ebay fake (lots on ebay as Kent Cyclists or yeomnary) but I believe this is one of his mistakes.

They certainly wore the West Kent horse and I have a text from the late 30s that describes them as wearing badges easily mistaken for the yeomanry's.

So 3 options:

1. It was the Yeomanrys badge design together with Roman script.

2. It was very similiar with the Roman script but from a different die (maybe the differently pointed muzzle atributed to the Cyclists)

3a. It was a Gothic scripted horse the same design as the RWK but from a bespoke die.

3b. It was a RWK badge with the scroll cut away.

I would love to know if anyone actually has a attributable one.

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Old 20-07-15, 06:55 PM
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I recently found this cap badge. I am now trying to date the change over from the Invicta horse to this CCF design if anyone can help.

The CCF was in existence in the late '50s but after that I can find no record.
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Old 07-07-20, 04:08 PM
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I was in the DGS CCF until I left school in July 1967 - this was when the CCF was disbanded. It was the same year that the then headmaster Mr RL Hudson retired. The CCF presented him with an armchair for his retirement to the Cotswolds. It struck me as rather odd at the time but later when I heard the CCF had been disbanded it must have been done to dispose of whatever funds were left.
Later, there were issues with missing kit - I got a phone call asking if I had any!
If I find a photo with a discernible cap badge (unlikely!) I will post it here
The photo of the cap badge posted by Alan O shows the school's crest
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Hello Alan
Some photo's of Dartford OTC that were kindly sent to me by an old boy doing research on this unit.

The second photo is marked 1910.
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Old 20-10-20, 10:55 AM
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and Circa 1914
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The first photo in post no4 relates to the Rifle Club which I understand was some sort of precursor. The officer in the middle row who helped set it up is from the RWK. Here is some detail.
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Old 20-10-20, 11:25 AM
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The second part of the above with a letter from Lord Roberts regarding military training (OTC). Dated 1908.
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Old 20-10-20, 06:17 PM
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Thanks for those great photos. It's the Kent horse in the caps but whether its the RWK script or the Yeomanry script scroll remains unknown.
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