The Essex Regiment
It has been assumed that, since Suffolk and Essex were one area for Auxiliary Units, it would have had two Scout Sections. A good deal is known about the Suffolk Scout Section, but it is not known for sure if there was one in Essex. If so, it was probably formed from the Essex Regiment.
Most Scout Sections had at least two operational bases. Neither has been located for the Earls Colne section.
Scout section personnel
|Lieutenant Ronald Webb||Unknown||03 Dec 1944|
The section would have consisted of a Sergeant, a Corporal and nine private soldiers with a driver batman for the officer and a driver for the section's lorry.
The standard transport for a Scout Section was an Austin two-seater car and a 15cwt lorry, both with RASC drivers. The men normally also had bicycles.