The Cadet Force at Bruton 1910-1985, by A.W. Walker and M.B. Passmore

The Cadet Force at Bruton 1910-1985, by A.W. Walker and M.B. Passmore
The Cadet Force at Bruton 1910-1985, subtitled 'A History of the Officer Training Corps, Junior Training Corps and Combined Cadet Force at King's School, Bruton'

A5 size booklet, published privately c.1985, 43 pages. (S8073WSO)

From the forword: As Colonel of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment I was delighted to be asked to write a Foreword to this History of the Cadet Force at King's School, Bruton. It is not an easy task to draw together the threads of 75 years in such a way as to present the texture and feel of the development of the Corps and the authors are to be congratulated on their success in achieving this. All of us who live in this Island have a strong sense of local identity and local history and the Corps has been affiliated to my own Regiment since shortly after its inception and has worn our badge since before 1918 and these links are still strong and matter to us all.

Anyone reading this History will gain a great insight into what gives a Cadet Force its special characteristics although the Force itself has been through many transitions from Officer Training to Junior Training Corps to Combined Cadet Force today. Each Contingent has its own unique qualities and inevitably they tend to reflect the characteristics of the School and in the case of Bruton enthusiasm and commitment are apparent in whatever they undertake. In reading this History one also remembers that behind the humour and the laughter are more serious things and many of those who had been members of the Corps played their part in two world wars with distinction. This small School had 272 members who served in the first world War and who received some 60 decorations between them, and 399 members in the second World War who received 93 decorations. A remarkable record of service and gallantry by any standard.

Now that the Cadet Force approaches its first century its activities have developed and to a certain extent changed but the spirit of service and adventure is still noticeable in all that it undertakes. As one who has known and admired the Corps over a number of years I share the confidence of all its members in its continuing success into the future.
Chapters include:

The Early Years
The First Field Day
Experiences of a Cadet at Camp, 1916
The OTC at Windsor
The Inter-War Years
The Inspection by Major General Delamain
Radio Activity
Brigadier Squire's Report
The Second World War
The Air Training Corps
Bruton Attacked!
I Took Certificate 'A' Part One
The Combined Cadet Force
The 1933 Guard Competition
The RAF Section
The 'Baptism' of the Corps
Shooting - Forty Years On
The Cadre Course
The 1960's and 1970's
Signals Competition
Operation Wessex
The Demonstration Platoon
Observations on Adventure Training
O. P. Gregson)
The CCF - An Antipodean View
Into the 80's
Annual Camp, 1982
A. The King's School Bruton Combined Cadet Force 1985
B. Cups and Trophies
C. Officers Commanding

The condition of the booklet is generally good. The cover has some minor scuffs and creases, and some light nibbling and wear along the edges and corners, but the staple spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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