For sale is a WW2 British Army Catering Corps Cap Badge Features The Kings Crown. This is in good condition. Currently have two of these cap badges in stock.
Brief history of the army catering corps:
For most of the British Army's history, cooks were organised on a regiment-by-regiment basis. This included the use of civilian contractors.
The Army set up its first catering school in Aldershot in 1913, followed by another in Poona (now Pune) in India. But standards varied.
In 1936, cooking was recognised as a trade within the Army. A Chief Inspector of Army Catering was appointed in 1938. That same year, the School of Cookery opened at Buller Barracks in Aldershot. Many of its instructors were civilians from the catering trade.
The staff who trained at the School of Cookery remained regimental personnel within their own units. However, in March 1941, the Army Catering Corps (ACC) was formed as a subsidiary unit within the Royal Army Service Corps. Two years later, it became an all-tradesmen corps, with every British Army regiment or unit assigned a few of its men.
This will be sent via Royal Mail 1st class signed for and dispatched within two working days. Also happy to send internationally.