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    CCF Swagger Sticks

    Swagger sticks were short polished canes carried under the arm by “other ranks” of the British Army when off duty. They featured an ornamental head with a regimental motif and inscription. It has been a tradition in Warwick School CCF for decades for the Company Sergeant Major (senior pupil Non-Commissioned Officer in the CCF) to carry a swagger stick whilst on parade.

    When the CSM leaves the school, he is presented with a swagger stick to keep as a memento, with the one actually used on parade returned to the stores for safe keeping. The school is fortunate to have been presented with two swagger sticks by OWs, one dating from the 1920s and the other from the 1950s.

    1. OB22 Swagger Sticks