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Archival Cadets

July 1st, 2009

From the archives of the Illustrated London News

Cadets at Sandhurst bicycling to “Physical Jerks”
Sword drill at the R.M.C.
Gentleman cadets taking a boxing lesson

Ensuring that the future officer has a tough physique

Getting ready for parade at the R.M.C.

In the Seasmanship room at the Royal Naval College, Darthmouth:

Cadets learning the use of all deck-fittings and mast-rigging in modern warships

Heritage military uniforms for women

May 21st, 2009

Auxilary Fire Service
Auxilary Territorial Service
Red Cross Officers’ Outdoor Uniform
Volunteer’s uniform in the A.T.S.
Auxilary Fire Service

Mechanised Transport Corps


Auxilary Air Force (Officer’s Uniform)

Women’s Voluntary Service

Land Army

From the archives of the Illustrated London News, here are some WWII uniforms for the women’s auxilary service (“its members attend to cooking–their most important work—stewarding, all kinds of clerical work, motor driving, coding, and also serve as telephonists”).

Some of these uniforms, and accessories, seem ready for re-issue by History Preservation Associates (“Linking You With the Past”). My personal favorite is the Land Army ensemble (buckets, brogues and breeks).


Air-raid shelter provisions

Mathematics in action