Lovat Scouts Camp, Tain, WWI

Lovat Scouts Camp, Tain, WWI

Year: 1914 | Included in Albums: Occasions / WW1

Photo Description

This post card by Ross, (Booksellers) Tain illustrates the extra responsibilities the Lovat Scouts had compared to ordinary soldiers. They didn't just have their own kit to look after. The Lovat Scouts were raised in 1900, mainly originally from Highland ghillies, by the 16th Lord Lovat 3 months after the outbreak of the Boer War. Their purpose was to match the elusive Boers whose speed, surprise, and superior fieldcraft, reconnaissance and marksmanship had inflicted heavy casualties on the British Regular Army. They and their successors distinguished themselves in South Africa and the two World Wars.

Cat No. 2212.2
Year 1914
Albums Occasions / WW1
Date added February 26th, 2004
Added by Tain & District Museum

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