Lance Corporal, Officer
Training Corps, Aberdeen University, 1953
Volunteer corps had been formed at many of
Britain’s universities since the 1860s. In the early 20th century these were
converted to the training of young officers, and many universities started
new Officer Training Corps (OTCs). Of course those in Scotland adopted
Scottish uniforms for their members.
Headdress – Soft-crowned peaked cap of the type designed for female
soldiers. It had a turn up side flap and cloth covered peak. The chin strap
is brown leather.
Jacket - Economy version of the wartime battledress jacket with exposed
Bakelite buttons. The collar has been opened to show a light khaki shirt and
On each sleeve is the single chevron of rank, light khaki braid on darker
Legwear – Skirt of Gordon tartan, tights (not shown) worn with shoes.
Equipment – Khaki woollen gloves for the cool mornings.