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Scots Guards

15th May 1941 In Action

16th May 1941 In Action

30th Jan 1944 Attack Made

26th Mar 1945 Reliefs

27th Mar 1945 Advance

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Those known to have served with

Scots Guards

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Bolland Stanley. Gdsman (d.20th November 1941)
  • Dignam Arthur.
  • Erskine Ian David. Major Gen.
  • Erskine Malcolm David. Brig.
  • Fullerton-Carnegie George Travers. Major
  • Jackson Peter.
  • Mark Frank. L/Cpl.
  • McGuire Thomas. L/Sgt.
  • Muir D. T. P.. L/Cpl.
  • Myles Peter Stewart. Cpl.
  • Park Archibald Robert. L/Sgt.
  • Skinner Leslie. Sgt.
  • Yule Albert. Cpl.

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There are 4 pages in our library tagged Scots Guards  These include information on officers service records, letters, diaries, personal accounts and information about actions during the Second World War.

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Brig. Malcolm David Erskine MID DSO. Scots Guards

Malcolm Erskine gained the rank of Brigadier in the service of the Scots Guards. He was was mentioned in dispatches, decorated with the award of the Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1943. He was invested as a Commander, Order of the British Empire (C.B.E.) in 1949 posthumously. He died on 27 October 1949 at age 46, disappeared while on a flight over the Malayan jungle.

S. Flynn

Major Gen. Ian David Erskine DSO MID. 2nd Btn. Scots Guards

Ian David Erskine fought in the First World War and was Brigade Major of the 1st Guards Brigade between 1935 and 1939. He was mentioned in dispatches twice. He was commander of the 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards in 1940. He was commander of the 22nd Guards Brigade in 1941. He was decorated with the award of the Companion, Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) in 1941. He gained the rank of Brigadier in 1942. He gained the rank of Major-General in 1945.

S. Flynn

L/Cpl. D. T. P. Muir 1st Btn. Scots Guards

Cpl. Albert "Jock" Yule Scots Guards

My dad Albert Yule served with the Scots Guards and was captured during Battle of Anzio, only three of his unit survived. They were put on cattle trucks and sent to Stalag 4b put to work in the copper mine. He never spoke of his nightmare only crying out in his sleep my mum used to say. He died ten years ago aged 87

I am so proud of him and all those brave men and women who fought for us and the world it I would like to hear from any one who knew him, he got home thank god. I think of him and my mum everyday

Elizabeth Bowers

L/Sgt. Archibald Robert Park Scots Guards

My Uncle Archie Park was captured at Anzio Beach in 1944. He had been involved in the Norwegian Landings and also throughout North Africa with the 8th Army. After capture he was a prisoner at Stalag 4b, Muhlberg.

I would like to hear from anyone that can remember or knows of Archie Park.

Arne Park

Peter Jackson RAF Regiment

My name is Peter Jackson. I am a 1924 model. I served in the RAF Regiment from 1942 until 1944 when I transferred to an infantry battalion (Scots Guards). I volunteered to transfer because of the C.O.

For some months I was stationed at Bardney with an A.A. flight. The guns we had were twin Brownings which we never had occasion to fire. We were used many times to assist the armourers in the 'bombing up' of the aircraft. This meant that after breakfast we would to to the bomb dump and, under supervision of the armourers, unpack incendiaries from the factory crates and pack them in the containers to be put on the aircraft. After an early lunch we went to the dispersal points where the loaded bomb trolleys would be waiting. Two of us would be allotted to each aircraft, each of us with a hand operated winch. The noses of the winches would lock into any of the several shaped outlets in the floor of the fuselage, above the bomb bay. The cable within the winch would be pulled down by an armourer and attached to either an incendiary container or an HE (high explosive) which would then be raised up into the bomb bay. Most of us 'regiment types' found this a welcome change from the boring hours on a gun post. Little or no thought was given to the aircrew, and the danger they would face in delivering this cargo, or to those on the receiving end.

I clearly remember how us 'regiment types' used to think what an untidy lot the aircrew were - their tunics unbuttoned, hands in pockets, sometimes wearing scarves and smoking. Whereas we had to be 'properly' dressed at all times. It was not until many years later that I came to realise just what it would have meant to have the courage to be one of them.

I saw action as an infantryman in Europe. Believe me, I would serve as such any time rather than be aircrew. Theirs was an outstanding form of courage. Aircrew have my greatest respect.

Peter Jackson

Sgt. Leslie Skinner Scots Guards

My father, Sgt Leslie Skinner, served in the Scots Guards. He was taken prisoner in North Africa and transferred by boat to Sicily, from there to Austria and then to Stalag 17B. I have a photo taken in the camp with a Sgt Glaze, Cpl R Smith, Cpl L Smith and a Serb soldier. My father's number 193706 is on the bottom of the photo.

Ian L Skinner

Gdsman Stanley Bolland 2nd Btn. Scots Guards (d.20th November 1941)

My uncle Stanley Bolland, Guardsman, served with 2nd Btn Scots Guards, No. 8 Commando and "L" Detachment, Special Air Service Brigade. He was killed on 20th November 1941 in a failed attack on Tmimi/Gazala landing strips in North Africa. Does anyone have any further information about my uncle?

John Bolland

L/Cpl. Frank Mark Scots Guards

Frank Mark served with the Scots Guards.

Shannon O'Dolan

L/Sgt. Thomas McGuire Scots Guards

Thomas McGuire is my grandfather and the person I am named after. Sadly he passed when I was only 16 and didn't yet realise what he had been through. He was initially missing presumed dead but was apparently held in Stalag 4B. Only now that I am entering my later years I realise what all of these people experienced. I bow my head to each and every one of them on all sides.

May your god bless you and may you all rest in peace.

Tom McGuire

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