Yorkshire UOTC

#1
Whilst trawling through the RAOL I spotted a vacancy at Yorkshire UOTC which was a bit of a new one on me, but after a spot more research I see that it is the amalgam of Leeds and Sheffield UOTCs, undertaken for reasons of 'efficiency', rather in the style of Wales UOTC I suppose.

But all that aside my question is this, what has this newly formed 'County' UOTC taken as its capbadge?

I'm guessing a complete break from the individual badges of Leeds and Sheffield. Is there a rose in the design perchance?
 
#2
I think they are now called Officer Training Regiment (OTR).

Not sure what badge they will wear on their berets though.
 
#3
Both contingents have kept their respective cap badges & stable belts.

MSUOTC & Liverpool UOTC have formed North West OTR, it's a trial of the recommendations from the Rosskelly report into the UOTC. It will no doubt spread across the others (bar special ones ie London etc).
 
#4
Only a matter of time before all UOTCs/OTRs are issued with the RMAS capbadge surely...?
 
#5
On a side note ive got recommendations to go to a phase 1 establishment as an instructor, do the UOTC's take on regular staff as DS?
 
#6
On a side note ive got recommendations to go to a phase 1 establishment as an instructor, do the UOTC's take on regular staff as DS?
Yes
 
#7
Gorilla, yes they do and there will be a few vacancies at each come June/July. Leeds / Sheffield are now LUOTC/SUOTC within YOTR. The pilot scheme is poor and has largely been disbanded this year. A money saving scheme that saw 500 OCdts at a time crammed into Wathgill/Warcop and stretched the staff to breaking point
 
#9
A fine body of men and women.
 
#11
Leed's cap badge is actually a greek sphinx yes despite the entire unit believing it is a gryphon and referring to every exercise as Gryphon's X
 
#12
Leed's cap badge is actually a greek sphinx yes despite the entire unit believing it is a gryphon and referring to every exercise as Gryphon's X
The Gryphon would make sense as Leeds University sports teams are known as 'The Gryphons'.
 
#13
Leed's cap badge is actually a greek sphinx yes despite the entire unit believing it is a gryphon and referring to every exercise as Gryphon's X
The Gryphon would make sense as Leeds University sports teams are known as 'The Gryphons'.
 
#16
A gryphon/griffen has the body of a lion and the head, wings and talons of an eagle. Whereas yer sphinx has the body of a lion and a human head and a Greek one has wings and is female.
 
#17
Gorilla, yes they do and there will be a few vacancies at each come June/July. Leeds / Sheffield are now LUOTC/SUOTC within YOTR. The pilot scheme is poor and has largely been disbanded this year. A money saving scheme that saw 500 OCdts at a time crammed into Wathgill/Warcop and stretched the staff to breaking point
Quite. Leaving Sheffield to do Sheffield and Leeds to do Leeds, but under the YOTR umbrella, works much better for all concerned.

It's funny that after nearly two years, YOTR still doesn't 'officially' exist
 
#18
It's funny that after nearly two years, YOTR still doesn't 'officially' exist
Long may it continue...

Until they scrap LUOTC and SUOTC capbadges and introduce RMAS ones [unlikely they'd pull out a "YOTR" cap badge] it's still a good day.

Plus without YOTR having a UIN and 'technically' existing it can still be scrapped easily[ish].
 
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