Cambridge UOTC: Did You Know?

Did you know that Cambridge University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) is the only UOTC to have a battle honour?

Its antecedent regiment, The Cambridge University Rifle Volunteers, sent a detachment of 28 personnel to fight in the Second Boer War and they were involved in a host of operations alongside The Suffolk Regiment between 1900 and 1901.

Their efforts in South Africa were acknowledged on their return.

It is also one of the oldest UOTCs, with its origins traced to 1803.

Reference

Soldier. (2020) Talking Training. Soldier: Magazine of the British Army. October 2020, pp.41.

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