Lists recorded by Major Malcolm Hancock based at Coleshill House around September 1944 show Lincolnshire was Area 8 which consisted of seven Groups made up from thirty Patrols.
There were some changes in Patrols and personnel over time, and the Group structure did not exist earlier in the war, but it provides a useful way to look at the Patrols.
The Lincolnshire nominal roll is recorded in Patrol order though only the Auxilier's surname and initials are recorded. This has made it difficult to positively identify individuals in other records.
There was a North Lincolnshire Scout Section and a South Lincolnshire Scout Section. In April 1943, as part of a reduction in the Regular Army component of Auxiliary Units, half of the men in each section were returned to their Regiments and a Combined Lincolnshire Scout Section was formed.
Many of the OBs were built by civilian contractor John Sheffield Ltd from Scunthorpe. He was based at Normanby Hall his work force were selected from the 183rd Special Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers.