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.

The first group photograph shows; Frank Platten in the centre with Sgt William MacDonald (left) and Cpl. Angus Mackenzie (right). Arthur Spurrett is the back row second from left. The photo was taken at The Garth.

The second group photo, also taken at The Garth, shows; front row: Unknown, Cpl Angus Mackenzie, Lt. Frank Platten, Intelligence Officer George McNicholl, Sgt. William MacDonald, Unknown. Arthur Spurrett is back row far right.

Caption & credit
Combined Scouts Kent (from Adrian Westwood)
Caption & credit
Combined Scout Kent 2 (from Adrian Westwood)
Caption & credit
Training Rally May 1943 (Gardner Papers)
Caption & credit
Training Rally Dec 1943 (Gardner Papers)
Scout section personnel
Name Occupation Posted from Until
Lieutenant Frank Stuart Platten


27 Oct 1943 23 Nov 1943
Sergeant William MacDonald 1943 1944
Corporal Angus MacKenzie Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Driver IC Arthur Leonard Spurrett

(1939) Van driver

Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private S. Legg Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Corporal J. M. Potter Unknown 03 Dec 1944
Private Frank Stephen Tripp

(1939) Butcher

Unknown 03 Dec 1944

Bill Gardner papers

Adrian Westwood