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Officer Training Corps at Camp, 1909
Public schoolboys at Farnborough on an Officer Training Corps camp. From top, Charterhouse boys marching back to camp, rifles held upright. Centre left shows Harrow School boys up early and out of their tents. On the right Charterhouse have their dinner served out. Botton right shows St Paul's School at dinner and bottom left shows Merchant Taylor's School off to the Cook's tent. The Office Training Corps system was established in 1908 to answer the serious deficiency in the British Army of men who could lead and command as officers and NCO's. Formed at Universities and Public Schools they attracted young men into the army and carried out training sufficient to allow the recruit to be commissioned. There were 23 OTC contingents of the 'Senior Division' at Universities and 166 of the 'Junior Division' at schools. Date: 1909
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