Unit History: Lovat Scouts

View Map
Lovat Scouts
The Lovat Scouts were a British Army unit.
The unit was first formed during the Second Boer War as a Scottish Highland yeomanry regiment of the British Army and is the first known military unit to wear a ghillie suit.
In 1916, these scouts formally became the British Army’s first sniper unit, then known as sharpshooters.
Disbanded as a regiment in Greece in 1947.
The name and capbadge is carried on by the Orkney Independent Cadet Battery ACF.

Search for a name in our archive

Please enter a surname
Small Medium Large Landscape Portrait