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13th Lancaster in Camp

Lancaster Guardian 14 August 1942:-


Fifteen members of the troop under GSM F.R. Hayton and Rover G. Heseltine spent August Bank Holiday week-end in camp at Quernmore. The method of transport of equipment was unusual, but efficient – the horse and cart were pressed into service. The Scouts walked or cycled. Activities included Scoutcraft, wide games, hiking, etc. and on the Sunday a short but impressive “Scouts Own” service was held. The following tests were passed in camp: First-class axemanship, Tom Holt; second-class cooking, Albert Douthwaite and Bob Retallick; second-class axemanship, Jim Leyland.
The camp was visited by County Commissioner T. W. Helme and Rover Mate A. J. Wilkinson .

On Sunday last ten Rovers attended Littledale Church for Divine Service and on the return to Artleden, PL H. Jones was invested as a Rover Squire and Allen Haw as a Rover Scout. RSL T. W. Helme conducted the investiture. The “den” has been very popular of late, many Rovers spending their “stay-at-home” holidays there . Last week the 24th Lancaster (St. Chad’s) spent an interesting day there, Harold Johnson passing his second-class cooking test.
Sam Cooke was invested as a Rover Squire last Thursday, the ceremony being conducted at his home by ADC R. E. Wright . Rovers F. R. Hayton and H. L. Wareing presided, supported by two Rover Squires of the 4th Lancaster crew.

Maurice Sharpe is at present on leave; Tony Woods and and John Heseltine are at sea on a corvette and destroyer respectively, and Arthur Penny is settling down well in South Africa .