Eventually the thread became so extensive that it was decided to edit the posts to create separate articles for each school.
Yet during the eighteenth century, the only schooling that the sons and daughters of non-commissioned officers would have received was in cursing and fending for themselves and, if they were girls, making themselves useful by washing and sewing for their father's soldier comrades.
Although regimental schools were increasingly being established, with senior non-commissioned officers initially doing the teaching, these were originally intended to teach illiterate recruits how to read, write and calculate.
But then because many of those illiterate recruits were army children, the realisation dawned that the regimental schools might as well start teaching these soldiers-in-the-making, and their future wives for many army daughters later 'married into' the regiment while they were still young.
And occupying army children with schoolwork and needlework also had the advantage of keeping them out of trouble! By the nineteenth century, regimental schools catering for army children and teaching a wide range of subjects practical, as well as academic were relatively commonplace, and in this respect, the army was ahead of its time.
The regimental schools were replaced by garrison schools inand administrative changes have continued to be made in response to changing times, with the British Families Education Service BFES being set up to educate army children in Germany in the aftermath of World War II, for instance.
Today, the schooling of army children abroad is provided by Service Children's Education SCEand when in Britain, army children attend local schools, that is, unless they are at boarding school. Officers' children may always have received an education appropriate to their perceived status, but at the price of separation from their parents often for years on endfor they were generally sent to a boarding establishment, be it a public school, a ladies' academy or a finishing school, in Britain.
In addition, there were military boarding schools: It has now been decades since all army children have been able to enjoy the dubious privilege of a boarding-school education, thanks to a continuity of education allowance CEAor boarding-school allowance BSAand subsidised flights to join their parents during the holidays.
Indeed, the agonising decision as to whether to sacrifice family togetherness in favour of the undoubted benefits of stability and continuity of curricula during crucial pre-GCSE and A' level years is one that all peripatetic army families must continue to take.
White-clad army children line up in front of the Buena Vista School in Gibraltar. Commissioned into the Royal Engineers, he served post-war in Egypt.
Inhe emigrated with his wife, Beryl, to Canada, where he worked as a hydro-electric engineer. His largest project was in Labrador, with lead investor Edmund de Rothschild. Leaving Quebec in the s, he moved with his second wife, Charlotte, to Cobourg, Ontario, where he raised his family and pursued a successful engineering career that took him to Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
While working on airport installations in Libya, he had the opportunity to interview Gaddafi. He also spent time in custody.
He championed social causes, ran for political office and played the clarinet in the Cobourg Kiltie Band, a skill learned at military school. Active to the end, he contributed and collaborated on many articles on military history and education to specialist historical reviews. Art is survived by Charlotte, his wife of more than fifty years, and his children, John, Kate and Emma, as well as seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His daughter Sarah predeceased him in His energy, joie de vivre and uninhibited generosity to others means that he will not be forgotten.
TACA is immensely indebted to Art, and sends sincere condolences to his family and friends. Mounted on a postcard back, it was mailed in from Dublin to a recipient in Nottingham.
John was reportedly born and raised in army camps, according to his lawyer in his court case while he was still serving in in Nova Scotia. How would John have learned his trade if he and his mother and siblings? Or would he have needed to have remained "at home" while his father was relocated to various theatres of duty?
Any help you can give me would be appreciated. TACA is grateful to Howard, and to Art Cockerill, for permission to publish this piece, which appears on the Delta Tech Systems website, as do the memoirs of Dorothy Bottle, who is mentioned at the end.
Although a number of commanding officers COs had established schools supported from regimental funds, and had received encouragement from the Duke of York following the policy of enlisting boy soldiers init was not until that the order was given that all battalions and corps should establish regimental schools under the direction of sergeant schoolmasters.
Hence, fromthe regimental schools were open to both the sons and daughters of soldiers, and all were taught to read and write and were given some basic arithmetic tuition by the sergeant schoolmasters.THE SPIKE.
It was late-afternoon. Forty-nine of us, forty-eight men and one woman, lay on the green waiting for the spike to open. We were too tired to talk much.
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At the time I passed the 11+ to go to the school you had to have your uniform made for you by the school tailor, a big expense for my parents. It isn’t as bad as it sounds. From the article: There is a socioeconomic element at play when it comes to exclusion. Those people of color with lower income can feel marginalized by poly community culture’s financial demands, which can include dishing out cash for a fancy play party or a plane ticket to Burning Man.
For much of my life, I felt an obligation to ‘keep up’ with what was being published in other countries, as though my having been born a fourth-generation Australian and my never having travelled outside my native country had made me, by definition, a tailender or an also-ran in an interminable race for some such vague prize as to be called well read or up to date in literary matters.
The main problem with writers like Joe (and to be fair, that’s a Tiny group) is that they destroy the dreams of the rest of us, I’ve always been a pretty good writer and at times I think maybe I should start blogging and try to build an audience, but then you read a Posnanski piece like this and you realise, why bother, I’d just be wasting everyone’s time, why pollute the world with my.