Scouts? or Military?

Discussion in 'WW2 Militaria' started by Donnie, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    I got this postcard today in a bundle of Military ones and wanted all of your opinions. I personally think he is a Scout Leader. It is very old as you can see 1910-1914. I no this is of topic but it is interesting. Any scout experts here?.... It reads in the bottom corner Arthur S. Trudgett S.M. X1th Westham Troop 1910-1914. I believe it was taken in Ilford.

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    There is a chap who served in the First World War named Arthur Trudgett who was with the Liverpool Regiment then Labour Corps, possibly him?

    Donnie
     
  2. plant-pilot

    plant-pilot Senior Member

    I'd say Scouts. The hat is of the style of the scout movement of the time, it mentions 'XIth Westham Troop' with no reference to a Corps or Regiment, there are no standard badges of rank despite his age and no unit, formation or cap badge.
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Just a thought, but Where's the Ilford from Donnie? If it's printed on the paper don't forget Ilford were major manufacturers of photographic materials for over a century.
     
  4. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    Hi guys,

    I would agree he is scouts PP.......on the back of the card it says "F.W. Clark, Photographer, Forest Gate & Ilford......i may have assumed that this was where it was taken...though its more likely to have been taken in Westham :D......is there an archive for scout leader types anywhere?

    Donnie
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I thought you was asking if we were in the Scouts or Cadets when we were growing up :lol:

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  6. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  7. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    I thought you was asking if we were in the Scouts or Cadets when we were growing up :lol:

    Cheers
    Andy

    No you loon.....but were you?

    D...thanks for the link..will PM you later...

    Donnie
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I was a member of (Since you asked) 96 Cadet Battery, Royal Artillery. I left a 3 star Bombardier at the age of 16.....I had to go and get a job ;)

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    As it says SM after his name I assume that is Scout Master.
     
  10. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for the replies, i read the link D and it is fantastic....i had the same thought about S.M. Owen. And Andy...what a service....:D


    Donnie
     
  11. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    HI guys,

    Just an update, i have emailed the chairman of the North East London Scouts and am awaiting a reply. It seems that Mr Trudgett was a pretty big player in the early scout movement.

    Donnie
     

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