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First Luton Sea Scouts
Established 1909

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Royal Navy Number:69   Charity Number:300465
Group Correspondence:25 St. Andrews Close, Slip End, Luton, LU1 4DE


Group History

The 1940's

As in the 1st World War, many members went away for World War 2.  This time, three didn’t return - Reg Carter, Ron Adams and one other, not known by name.

The Air Scouts were formed in 1941 and the 1st Luton started a patrol.  A newsletter was sent to those who were on active service and interest in the group was maintained. 

In 1942 it was decided to form a patrol of Sea Scouts within the troop, their first public appearance being at the St. George’s Day parade in April.  The first two Sea scouts in the group were Peter Toyer and Mr Kindred. 

By 1943 there were enough members of the Sea Scout patrol to apply for Admiralty recognition which was granted in November of the same year.

The Sea Scouts became a very successful patrol, taking a large proportion of the troop’s membership.  As a result, the air and land sections of the group were phased out by 1949.