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Wider Wargaming => Genre/Period Discussion => 20th Century => Topic started by: Poggle on 03 September 2021, 08:49:56 PM

Title: Air Defence Cadet Corps
Post by: Poggle on 03 September 2021, 08:49:56 PM
A question for the Hive Mind. Does anyone know if the Air Defence Cadet Corps wore uniform during the 1939-40 period before they became the ATC? TIA.
Title: Re: Air Defence Cadet Corps
Post by: Leon on 04 September 2021, 10:35:46 PM
I've no info beyond Google I'm afraid but I found these images showing them in uniforms:


(https://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/resources/images/2871396.jpg?display=1&htype=100000&type=responsive-gallery)


134 (Bedford) Squadron Air Defence Cadet Corps Squadron - 1st Anniversary Parade 1940
(https://www.134.org.uk/news/2006_07_15.jpg)


Air cadets of 67 Squadron, Glasgow Air Defence Cadet Corps being inspected by a dignitary at Renfrew Airport, 1930s.
(https://www.theglasgowstory.com/images/TGSE00211_m.jpg)


From the RAF Association on Twitter:
17.07.38: The first UK Air Defence Cadet Corps Squadron - the forerunner of the Air Training Corps formed
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CKI5GdAWwAUFlFX.jpg)


Title: Re: Air Defence Cadet Corps
Post by: Lord Kermit of Birkenhead on 05 September 2021, 07:36:52 AM
I'd say that was decisive Leon
Title: Re: Air Defence Cadet Corps
Post by: Poggle on 05 September 2021, 01:16:25 PM
Thanks, Leon! Your Google-fu is obviously much stronger than mine. I searched and all I could find was mention of a badge. It figures they had a uniform.
Title: Re: Air Defence Cadet Corps
Post by: Leon on 05 September 2021, 10:35:31 PM
Quote from: Poggle on 05 September 2021, 01:16:25 PM
Thanks, Leon! Your Google-fu is obviously much stronger than mine. I searched and all I could find was mention of a badge. It figures they had a uniform.

No worries!
Title: Re: Air Defence Cadet Corps
Post by: Jemima Fawr on 17 October 2021, 12:27:49 AM
As has been said, the uniform was essentially identical, though with different wording on the shoulder-badges and a very slightly different cap-badge (the ADCC had a modernist, stylised and angular bird, whereas the ATC cap badge has a naturalistic 'Kestreagletross').