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Also known as 1 University London (Caliphate) Rifles (1ULR) (The University of London Officers Training Corps)
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The University of London Officer Training Corps (ULOTC) was founded in 1909. The Canterbury detachment was created in 2012, allowing those at universities a long distance from central London to be able to train nearer to their respective universities. It is the largest University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) in the UK with 350 Officer Cadets. University students and a mix of regular and reserve staff members make up the unit, which was traditionally described as a drinking society with an army problem. However in recent years, all OTCs now fall under the Sandhurst group, ensuring training and the ethos of the units are in line with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.  The unit is part of the Army Reserve, but builds its training around university schedules in order to provide a flexible and fulfilling training regime for its Officer Cadets.
  
Comprises of 4 companies. Athlone company is the first year training company. B coy has 7 troops.  Each troop is associated to a different corp or regiment. There is [[RA]], [[RAC]], [[Royal Signals|R Sigs]], [[:Category:Infantry|Infantry]], [[RE]], [[REME]], and [[RLC]].
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The ULOTC recruits once every year between August and early October from all universities in London and Canterbury, for their respective detachment. A broad spectrum of Officer Cadets join each year, some with childhood aspirations to join the Army and others having just heard about a society which pays you to be a member! Those successful in joining the OTC can look forward to a steady income, as they are paid (like all Reservists) for the time they spend doing their training. However it’s not a big earner; but for those at University, a little extra beer money can go a long way. Once in the ULOTC, the students obtain the rank of Officer Cadet (OCdt). They are Type B reservists, meaning they are not liable to be called up for service.
  
C Coy is the Cadre company and is responcible running the POD and TAPO course.
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Training is split into three years to match a typical university course and each year Officer Cadets progress through the different Companies. A Company is the first year, and covers the rudiments of soldiering such as field-craft, weapons handling, drill, and how to “make the most of the Officers Mess”. The second year - B Company - trains Officer Cadets for the Officer part of their rank, including the basics of command and the orders process. At this point Officer Cadets’ Mess skills are further refined. C Company is the third and final year and puts into practice the skills learnt across both years by commanding A and B Companies in the field on exercise as well as on training nights.
 
 
Canterbury Company is a separate Company to the main London unit, our base being Handel St. . Canterbury Company are led by a gang of misfits. Filling the ULOTC's quota for ex-pats and drunkards. Guided by a group of drunkards and bigots. Most in London are convinced that this is the resurgence of the Waffen SS and the NSDAP groups and are focussed in stamping out any political dissent. The motto of this group is "work sets you free". Something many of the London JUO's have commented on. Recently our glorious Adj. unleash an attack on Canterbury, known to them as TASOgate/ResSOgate, this stripped Canterbury of their battle honours.
 
 
 
Famed for the "Stonehouse Masacre" of 1994 when on the same night there were Mexican waves during the dinner, the CO was heckled by the 2i/c, the PMC stood up and shouted "be quiet you foul-mouthed cnuts!", and afterwards Hans the Nutty German Para swam the Tamar, a cav officer threw up on the CO's shoes, the Adj took a 2 am parade so drunk he could hardly stand up, "Nobby" Clarke swamped in the middle of the parade square, Capt Ed "Prize Turnip" got smacked square in the chops by an OCdt, "Knuckles" got caught shagging some bird in the back of a 4-tonner, the RSM had a fight with the RSM of 42 Cdo, and the PSI's threatened to resign en masse.
 
 
 
Please note. To all joining the ULOTC for the benefits of pay. Don't. You have been lied to. Pay will not come, especially not the amount required for the amount of lube that you require as a member of Athlone Coy in London as you will be f***ed repeatedly, and hard.
 
  
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Just like any other Army Reserve unit, those in ULOTC are expected to attend Training Nights every Tuesday night and approximately one weekend a month (7 weekends a year, craftily planned around the student calendar. We wouldn’t want students to have too much on over their holidays…). This all culminates in an Annual Training Package (ATP) for two weeks over the summer, obviously carefully planned to ensure minimal disruption to student’s studies/exams.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
[http://www.ulotc.co.uk ULOTC Homepage]
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[http://www.army.mod.uk/UOTC/30763.aspx ULOTC Homepage]

Latest revision as of 13:57, 24 August 2015

The University of London Officer Training Corps (ULOTC) was founded in 1909. The Canterbury detachment was created in 2012, allowing those at universities a long distance from central London to be able to train nearer to their respective universities. It is the largest University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) in the UK with 350 Officer Cadets. University students and a mix of regular and reserve staff members make up the unit, which was traditionally described as a drinking society with an army problem. However in recent years, all OTCs now fall under the Sandhurst group, ensuring training and the ethos of the units are in line with the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. The unit is part of the Army Reserve, but builds its training around university schedules in order to provide a flexible and fulfilling training regime for its Officer Cadets.

The ULOTC recruits once every year between August and early October from all universities in London and Canterbury, for their respective detachment. A broad spectrum of Officer Cadets join each year, some with childhood aspirations to join the Army and others having just heard about a society which pays you to be a member! Those successful in joining the OTC can look forward to a steady income, as they are paid (like all Reservists) for the time they spend doing their training. However it’s not a big earner; but for those at University, a little extra beer money can go a long way. Once in the ULOTC, the students obtain the rank of Officer Cadet (OCdt). They are Type B reservists, meaning they are not liable to be called up for service.

Training is split into three years to match a typical university course and each year Officer Cadets progress through the different Companies. A Company is the first year, and covers the rudiments of soldiering such as field-craft, weapons handling, drill, and how to “make the most of the Officers Mess”. The second year - B Company - trains Officer Cadets for the Officer part of their rank, including the basics of command and the orders process. At this point Officer Cadets’ Mess skills are further refined. C Company is the third and final year and puts into practice the skills learnt across both years by commanding A and B Companies in the field on exercise as well as on training nights.

Just like any other Army Reserve unit, those in ULOTC are expected to attend Training Nights every Tuesday night and approximately one weekend a month (7 weekends a year, craftily planned around the student calendar. We wouldn’t want students to have too much on over their holidays…). This all culminates in an Annual Training Package (ATP) for two weeks over the summer, obviously carefully planned to ensure minimal disruption to student’s studies/exams.

External links

ULOTC Homepage