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Lovat Scouts ww2
« on: Friday 28 March 14 14:09 GMT (UK) »
i AM TRYING TO LOOK INTO, IN MORE DEPTH, ABOUT THE lOVAT SCOUTS. mY GRANDFATHER,A GAELIC SPEAKER FROM SKYE WAS A TEACHER OF MUSKETRY AND WAS POSTED IN VARIOUS PARTS OF EUROPE AND LATTERLY IN jASPER, CANADA....i HAVE HIS MEDALS, BADGES AND OLD GROUP PHOTOS OF THEIR BATALION IN BEAULY AND OTHER INDIVIDUAL AND SMALLER GROUP PICTURES AT HOME AND ABROAD. I HAVE AIRMAIL LETTERS HE SENT TO MY GRANDMOTHER FROM JASPER, ONE WHICH WAS SENSORED...i HAVE AN EFFICIENCY CLASP AND WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KNOW WHICH MEDAL IT BELONGS TO , SO WE CAN PUT IT ON..WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE FOR ME TO GET ANY RELEVENT INFORMATION?...THANK YOU

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Re: Lovat Scouts ww2
« Reply #1 on: Friday 28 March 14 14:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Welcome to Rootschat. :)

There appears to be plenty of information on the internet; just google "Lovat Scouts".  Here's a starter for you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovat_Scouts


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Re: Lovat Scouts ww2
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 29 March 14 08:55 GMT (UK) »
Skyelady welcome to RC.
Try the book "The Story of the Lovat Scouts 1900-1980" by Michael Leslie Melville
 ISBN 1-904440-03-7 it mentions all theIr operations in all theatres of war and training in Jasper and the Garrison on the Faroe Islands, a great read and some very good info from the beginnings in South Africa to disbanding.
There is also an index of names, maybe your grandfather  is mentioned.

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Re: Lovat Scouts ww2
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 18:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi all

I didnít know my grandad very well for a variety reasons.

I was told, I canít verify, that he served in the lovat scouts in WWII, trained in Canada and was in Greece. His name was Thomas McMorran, any info greatly appreciated.

Best wishes