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Old 22-02-22, 02:54 PM
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Default Wolverhampton OTC

A previously unrecorded Wolverhampton OTC appeared on ebay last week. I have never seen or read about this version existing before.
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Old 22-02-22, 03:57 PM
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Hi Alan,
Just noticed in my K&K that the badge there that badge number 2716 actually states on the scroll Wolverhampton U.T.C making it probably a post WW2 era badge.

K&K appear to have entered in error that the scroll says Wolverhampton O.T.C which looking at the picture it does not.

Maybe the badge on e bay after all is the correct badge for the O.T.C circa WW1.
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I know nothing about OTC but there definitely appears to be a connection between Wolverhampton Grammer School and the badge .
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Old 22-02-22, 04:13 PM
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That edn must be a typo as UTC were only ever senior division and it's impossible for a Grammar School to be a UTC. OTC, CC, JTC or CCF are all possible.

I wonder if it was an early pattern of the WGS badge shown in K&K 2716 which was in use in 1937 for certain.
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The school's website has a history section showing a group of soldiers from 1918, do the drums at their feet show the crest on the badge ?

https://wgs.org.uk/about/our-history/


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The date of the photo is more 1945 rather than 1918 but its the school badge on the drums with a Staffs cap badge.

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The date of the photo is more 1945 rather than 1918 but its the school badge on the drums with a Staffs cap badge.
Oops ! I just went by the title and dateline.

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Old 22-02-22, 05:09 PM
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You do wonder about their archivist! The BD is the WW2 economy pattern with gaiters. It does provide a useful end date for the OTC badge though.
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