Nottingham Officer Training Corps

Nottingham Officer Training Corps

This is a Community to collect stories of the men who started their military training in the Nottingham OTC. The origins of the Officer Training Corps can be traced generally in the growing militarisation of early twentieth century British public discourse, and more specifically to the decision by Lord Haldane, the Secretary of State for War, in 1906 to appoint a committee to look into the problems caused by shortages of officers in the military reserve, namely the militia, the Volunteer Force, the Yeomanry, and the Reserve of Officers. The committee recommended the formation of what became known as the OTC with a senior division in the universities, and a junior division, now the Combined Cadet Force, in public schools. The intention behind the OTC was to provide basic military training for young men who would become officers in the Special Reserve of the Territorial Force. All male students were eligible to volunteer. They enrolled in the O.T.C. as cadets and undertook theoretical and practical military training alongside their college studies. The training involved instructional parades, exercises and field operations, musketry, annual training at camp, lessons in tactics, map reading and military engineering.

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  • Born 1896

    Died 1918

    British Army 2623 Private Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

  • Born 1894

    Died 1917

    British Army Second Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

    British Army Captain Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

  • Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Lancashire Fusiliers

  • Profile picture for George Alec Cranswick

    Died 1917

    British Army Second Lieutenant York and Lancaster Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps

  • Born 1886

    Died 1917

    British Army 38270 Private Leicestershire Regiment 18th leicest Battalion

    British Army Temporary Second Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Robert Samuel Hallam

    Born 1898

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Stanley James Harbottle

    Born 1893

    Died 1917

    British Army Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps

    British Army Lieutenant Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

  • Born 1896

    Died 1917

    British Army 58515 Private Machine Gun Corps

    British Army 58515 Private Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

  • Profile picture for Phillip Norman Johnson

    British Army Second Lieutenant York and Lancaster Regiment

    British Army Captain Yorkshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for Edward Lake Flewitt

    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    British Army Second Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Officer Training Corps

  • Profile picture for Arthur Pelham Mason

    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    British Army Second Lieutenant Somerset Light Infantry

  • Died 1918

    British Army Lieutenant Somerset Light Infantry

  • Born 1897

    Died 1917

    British Army 67176 Private Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

  • Born 1891

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Donald James Clarkson

    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    British Army Second Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

  • British Army Lieutenant Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

  • Profile picture for George Henri Wesselhoeft

    Born 1896

    Died 1916

    British Army Second Lieutenant Durham Light Infantry

  • Born 1894

    Died 1917

    British Army 5358 Private Yorkshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Yorkshire Regiment

  • Born 1894

    Died 1917

    British Army 5348 Private Yorkshire Regiment

    British Army Second Lieutenant Yorkshire Regiment

  • Born 1887

    Died 1915

    British Army Temporary Lieutenant East Yorkshire Regiment

    British Army Lieutenant East Yorkshire Regiment