A George V Boy Scouts Presentation Silver Tent, 1922
A George V Boy Scouts Presentation Silver Tent, 1922
A George V Boy Scouts Presentation Silver Tent, 1922
A George V Boy Scouts Presentation Silver Tent, 1922
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A George V Boy Scouts Presentation Silver Tent, 1922

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Overall: 8.2cm (3.2in) x 12.5cm (4.9in) 

Provenance: Colonel Frank ‘Monocle’ Morgan, C.B.E., D.L.

Silver. Model bell tent on green velvet ground mounted on a circular ebonised wood base, applied with a silver plaque inscribed ‘Training Camp / 1922’. Maker’s mark of R.N. Hallmarked Birmingham 1922. 

Colonel F.S. Morgan (1891-1992) was a luminary of the Scouting Movement in Wales. Born in Seoul, Korea, he was the son of a commissioner in the Imperial Chinese Customs. His mother was his father’s niece, making him, as he liked to say, his own great-uncle. Educated at Marlborough and Oxford, he enlisted in the Pembroke Yeomanry on the outbreak of the First World War, and later served with the Imperial Camel Corps against the Turks in Palestine and on the Western Front with the Royal Signals. After the war he farmed in Wales and undertook, among other public duties, an active role in Scouting. He was personal friend of Baden-Powell and was the recipient of the Chief Scout’s highest award, the Order of the Silver Wolf. During the Second World War he was Chief Signals Officer, Air Formation Signals in the Middle East. A tall hawk like figure, he kept audiences on their toes when public speaking by ejecting his glass eye by jerking his head upward and catching it again in the socket.