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Old 31-08-17, 10:14 PM
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Default Help on cap badge please.

Help on this cap badge please for a friend.........no info at all apart from WW1.
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Old 01-09-17, 04:04 AM
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I rather suspect it's a VTC unit from the uniform, but which one I can't tell sorry.
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Old 01-09-17, 07:24 AM
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Definitely a VTC.
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Old 01-09-17, 08:36 AM
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What is a VTC unit?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Name Albert Edward Mills...maybe a connection Royal Irish
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Old 01-09-17, 09:00 AM
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WW1 Volunteer Training Corps. Think of the Home Guard but raised locally rather than by the War Dept. They wore their own uniforms in 1915-16 before adopting standard khaki when they became Volunteer Battalions (not be to confused with pre 1908 VBs) of the local Infantry regiments. Your man is wearing a VTC style jacket (they had several styles) and cap badge .

VTC cap badge designs are not recorded that well and there are lots of unknowns. There are some excellent albums on the Forum which may help.

Despite a few issues in Ireland with arming the locals there was an Irish Association of VTCs. See this article from 1916:

http://archive.spectator.co.uk/artic...ing-corps-to-t
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Old 01-09-17, 04:25 PM
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Full photo......the man was 45 years old at beginning of WW1...so too old for forces.
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