Featured Staff College Quetta Help

Discussion in 'Militaria' started by cxgirl, Sep 18, 2020.

  1. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Hi All,
    Found this little piece, 5 1/2"H, the plaque reads 'Colonel W J Crocker Assistant Commandant Staff College Quetta 1 Dec 42 to'
    I can find bits of information on who I think is the same person, he was promoted to Major 30th Aug 1933, June 6 1940 he was granted the temporary rank of Brigadier (he was a Lt-Col at that time) and was commander of the 98th Indian Infantry Brigade. His military number was #146911.
    I'm trying to figure out the significance of the owl, if there is one. I took the owl off the base, no marks on it
    Any information appreciated
    thanks for looking:)
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  2. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

  3. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Nothing helpful to add, but what a cool piece! Hope you get additional info.
     
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  4. Debora

    Debora Well-Known Member

    The owl is associated with Quetta. From wikipedia.org:

    "Prior to this, articles of such nature were published (regularly since 1947) in the College year-book, known at various times as Owl Pie (1921), The Owl (1922–78) and The Review (1979–83)."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_and_Staff_College

    Debora
     
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  5. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    nice find CX !!!!!!
     
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  7. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Sep 18, 2020
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  8. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Would be interested to know how Silver it in fact is, the plaque as well

    Looks quite a fine thing
     
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  9. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    thanks charlie:) I assumed the plaque was silver but never thought the owl could be, now you have me wondering:)
     
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  10. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't be suprised

    Being an owl would make it appeal to a larger audience for sure

    Great find :)
     
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