Tain Museum Image Library

Lovat Scouts Camp, Tain, WWI
Tain Museum Image Library
Lovat Scouts Camp, Tain, WWI

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.
Picture added on 26 February 2004
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