Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1921 POR - Electrical Engineer Badge


Must have knowledge of the methods of rescue and resuscitation of persons suffering from electric shock.

Must have an elementary knowledge of the following: The Volt, Ohm, Ampere, Watt.  Insulators and Conductors.

The analogy between the flow of electricity in conductors and the flow of waters in pipes.

Simple forms of Ammeter, Voltmeter and Wattmeter, and how to connect these instruments to the circuit.

Common forms of primary batteries, dry batteries and accumulators.  Electrolysis.

The electric production of heat.

Magnets and lines of magnetic force.  The electromagnet.

Induction of currents by a magnetic field.

The magneto.  The induction coil and transformer.

The dynamo.  The continuous current motor.

The alternating current generator.


She must also be able to pass one of the following series of tests:


(1) Electric Wiring.

To determine the gauge of wires required for the different sections of an electric light installation.

To join insulated wires up to 7/18..

To wire and fix switches, ceiling roses, lamp-holders, wall plugs, and other ordinary electric lighting appliances, including heating apparatus and fuses.


(2) Telegraphy and Telephony.

Must pass the Telegraphist's badge.

Be able to read and transmit at not less than 20 words a minute with the Morse Sounder.

Must understand the principles of the automatic transmitter.

Must understand the action of a telephone in transmitting and receiving, and be able to connect up a field telephone and execute repairs in the circuit.

Must understand the details and methods of working an "extension" switchboard.


(3) Galvanoplastics.

Must understand the processes of electrotyping, electroplating and electrogilding, the preparation and proper temperature of the bath, and the preparation of the conducting surface for electrotyping, plating and gilding.


(4) Electric Motor Driving.

Must understand the principles underlying the working of continuous current, alternating current, and three-phase motors.  

Also transformer power sub-stations for power distribution.

Must understand: The controllers used on tramcars.  The trolley systems of collecting current.  The care of motors.


(5) Wireless Telegraphist.

Must pass the Telegraphist's test.

Must understand: 

Oscillatory discharges and their analogy to the oscillations of a spring.  

The production of Hertz waves.

Some of the modern forms of receivers.

Must be able to transmit and read wireless messages at the rate of 20 words per minute.


(6) Medical Electricity.

Must understand: 

The electric cautery.

The application, under medical instructions, of continuous and interrupted currents and currents of varying strength.

The induction coil.

Vacuum tube discharges and the changes in their character, with changes of residual pressure.

The production and properties of X-rays.

The management of X-ray apparatus.

1924 POR - Electrical Engineer


Must have knowledge of the methods of rescue and resuscitation of persons suffering from electric shock.

Must have an elementary knowledge of the following: The Volt, Ohm, Ampere, Watt.  Insulators and Conductors.

The analogy between the flow of electricity in conductors and the flow of waters in pipes.

Simple forms of Ammeter, Voltmeter and Wattmeter, and how to connect these instruments to the circuit.

Common forms of primary batteries, dry batteries and accumulators.  Electrolysis.

The electric production of heat.

Magnets and lines of magnetic force.  The electromagnet.

Induction of currents by a magnetic field.

The magneto.  The induction coil and transformer.

The dynamo.  The continuous current motor.

The alternating current generator.


She must also be able to pass one of the following series of tests:


(1) Electric Wiring.

To determine the gauge of wires required for the different sections of an electric light installation.

To join insulated wires up to 7/18..

To wire and fix switches, ceiling roses, lamp-holders, wall plugs, and other ordinary electric lighting appliances, including heating apparatus and fuses.


(2) Telegraphy and Telephony.

Must pass the Telegraphist's badge.

Be able to read and transmit at not less than 20 words a minute with the Morse Sounder.

Must understand the principles of the automatic transmitter.

Must understand the action of a telephone in transmitting and receiving, and be able to connect up a field telephone and execute repairs in the circuit.

Must understand the details and methods of working an "extension" switchboard.


(3) Galvanoplastics.

Must understand the processes of electrotyping, electroplating and electrogilding, the preparation and proper temperature of the bath, and the preparation of the conducting surface for electrotyping, plating and gilding.


(4) Electric Motor Driving.

Must understand the principles underlying the working of continuous current, alternating current, and three-phase motors.  

Also transformer power sub-stations for power distribution.

Must understand: The controllers used on tramcars.  The trolley systems of collecting current.  The care of motors.


(5) Wireless Telegraphist.

Must pass the Telegraphist's test.

Must understand: 

Oscillatory discharges and their analogy to the oscillations of a spring.  

The production of Hertz waves.

Some of the modern forms of receivers.

Must be able to transmit and read wireless messages at the rate of 20 words per minute.


(6) Medical Electricity.

Must understand: 

The electric cautery.

The application, under medical instructions, of continuous and interrupted currents and currents of varying strength.

The induction coil.

Vacuum tube discharges and the changes in their character, with changes of residual pressure.

The production and properties of X-rays.

The management of X-ray apparatus.


1932 POR - Electrician Badge


Have an elementary knowledge of the three effects of an electric current (magnetic, chemical and heating).

Understand the terms ampere, volt, ohm, and B. of T. unit, and be able to calculate the cost of running electric lamps and heaters.

Understand the working of electric irons, stoves, electric bells, and the care of Leclanche cells.

Know the dangers of electric shock and the methods of rescue and resuscitation.

1935 POR - Electrician Badge


Have an elementary knowledge of the three effects of an electric current (magnetic, chemical and heating).

Understand the terms ampere, volt, ohm, and B. of T. unit, and be able to calculate the cost of running electric lamps and heaters.

Understand the working of electric irons, stoves, electric bells, and the care of Leclanche cells.

Know the dangers of electric shock and the methods of rescue and resuscitation.

1938 POR - Electrician Badge


Have an elementary knowledge of the three effects of an electric current (magnetic, chemical and heating).

Understand the terms ampere, volt, ohm, and B. of T. unit, and be able to calculate the cost of running electric lamps and heaters.

Understand the working of electric irons, stoves, electric bells, and the care of Leclanche cells.

Know the dangers of electric shock and the methods of rescue and resuscitation.

1939 POR - Electrician Badge


1) Have an elementary knowledge of the three effects of an electric current (magnetic, chemical and heating).

2) Understand the terms ampere, volt, ohm, and B. of T. unit, and be able to calculate the cost of running electric lamps and heaters.

3) Understand the working of electric irons, stoves, electric bells, and the care of Leclanche cells.

4) Know the dangers of electric shock and the methods of rescue and resuscitation.

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