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Dr. Frank Kennedy 1905 - 1988

Scout History

Picture of Dr. Kennedy Picture courtesy of the Isle of Wight Scout Council
Dr. Kennedy
Picture courtesy of
the Isle of Wight Scout Council
  • Name: Kennedy. Frank Robert Barnard Howard
  • Address: Gilwell, Wootton Bridge, Isle of Wight
  • Date of Birth: 6th August 1905
  • Occupation: Physician and Surgeon in General Practice
  • Date of Joining Branch: Foundation Member
Picture of Dr. Kennedy Picture courtesy of the Isle of Wight Scout Council
Dr. Kennedy
Picture courtesy of
the Isle of Wight Scout Council
  • 1914 Joined 1st Ryde (Isle of Wight) Parish Church Group
  • 1918 Promoted to Second
  • 1919 Promoted to Patrol Leader
  • 1920 Promoted to Troop Leader
  • Badges Won: Second Class (1915), First Class & Green & Yellow Cords (1918), King’s Scout & Red & White Cords (1919), Gold Cords (1920), Ambulanceman – Basket Worker – Camper – Cook – Cyclist – Dairyman – Electrician – Entertainer – Fireman – Handyman – Interpreter – Laundryman – Leatherworker – Master-At-Arms – Naturalist – Pathfinder – Photographer – Poultry Farmer – Thriftyman
  • 1923 Granted rank of S.M with warrant as A.S.M. of 1st Ryde Troop
  • 1924 Became Rover Scout. Won Rover Instructor Badge (First Class). In charge of Isle of Wight Contingent at Imperial Jamboree at Wembley
  • 1925 Granted rank as S.M. of 1st Ryde Troop
  • 1927 Attended Practical Scout Course at Trent Park and was awarded Scout Wood Badge
  • 1928 Acting A.D.C. for Camps for North East Wight District. Attended Practical Cub Course at Trent Park and was awarded Cub Wood Badge
  • 1929 Left Ryde for residence at Shifnal, Shropshire. Started 1st Shifnal Scout Group. (Scouts in March, Cubs in August and Rovers in September). Granted Warrants as S.M. & G.S.M. Acting A.D.C. Wrekin District. (No Warrant applied for owing to uncertainty of duration of residence in Shropshire). Medical Officer - No. 1 Sub-Camp 3rd World Jamboree at Arrowe Park, Birkenhead.
  • 1930 Left Shifnal. Granted Warrant as Honary G.S.M. of 1st Shifnal Group.
  • 1931 Inspected 35 Groups in Rangoon and Bassein in Burma and ran a Cub Training Course in Rangoon. Attended Practical Rover Course at Gilwell and awarded Rover Wood Badge
  • 1932 Granted a Warrant as A.D.C. Rovers for Nort East Wight. Resigned on transfer to Central Wight District when a Warrant as A.D.C. was granted. Attended Practical Commissioner’s Course at Gilwell
  • 1933 Granted Warrant as D.C. for North Wight
  • 1934 Attended Refresher Cub Practical Course at Downe Park
  • 1935 Granted Warrant as A.I.C. Rovers for Isle of Wight. Attended Refresher Scout Course at Hattingley. Passed a Sea Scout Theoretical Course
  • 1936 Medical Officer Scout Train Cruise. Appointed Acting D.C. North East Wight District
  • 1937 Medical Officer Scout Train Cruise. Principal Medical Officer of British Contingent to Fifth World Jamboree in Holland
  • 1938 Medical Officer Scout Train Cruise. Resigned position of Acting D.C. for North East Wight District
  • 1939 Medical Officer Scout Train Cruise. On staff of British Headquarters at Thirld World Rover Moot in Scotland

National Service

  1. 1. Squad Leader North Wight A.R.P. Squad of Messengers
  2. 2. County Surgeon Isle of Wight Area St John’s Ambulance Brigade
  3. 3. Medical Officer British Red Cross Detachments Nos.49 (Men) & 236 (Women) at Wootton Bridge

Dr. Kennedy Gallery

Picture of Dr. Kennedy in 1928
Dr. Kennedy 1928
Picture of Gilwell, Dr. Kennedy's house in Wootton
"Gilwell", Dr. Kennedy's house in Wootton
Picture of Dr. Kennedy c.1950
Dr. Kennedy circa 1950
Picture of Dr. & Mrs Kennedy 1950s
Dr. & Mrs Kennedy 1950s
Picture of Dr. Kennedy at Little Canada Holiday Camp 1950s
Dr. Kennedy (left) at Little Canada Holiday Camp 1950's
Picture of Dr. Kennedy with Lady Mountbatten
Dr. Kennedy with Lady Mountbatten

Some pictures courtesy of the Isle of Wight Scout Council

Source: Isle of Wight Scout Council

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This page was last edited on: 4th March, 2015 06:16:47

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