Combined Kent Scout Section

Supporting regiment
The Lovat Scouts

The Scout Section was made up of Regular Army soldiers with a Lieutenant in command. Their role was train the Home Guard patrols, but also to go to ground themselves in the event of an invasion.

In April 1943, the Scout Sections were reduced in size, with the two sections apparently combining to create a single joint section. This included men from both previous sections and the last two Lovat Scouts who remained in Kent.

Scout section personnel
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Lieutenant Frank Stuart Platten 27 Oct 1943 09 Feb 1944
Sergeant William MacDonald 1943 1944
Corporal Angus MacKenzie Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Driver IC Arthur Leonard Spurrett Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private S Legg Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal J M Potter Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Frank Stephen Tripp Unknown 03 Dec 1944

Bill Gardner papers