Cambridge District Scout Archive
In 1926 Professor Stratton (Gonville & Caius College)(Chairman) provided a Trophy for a County first aid competition. This was called an Ambulance Trophy.
The Trophy pictured below dates from 1965, a time when the competition appears to have reorganised. District heats were conducted and the winner or winners entered for the County Competition. This had Scout and Senior Scout later VSU sections which may have echoed the County level competition. This would help explain the discrepancies between the trophy and the records from other sources.
It is not clear for which Section or Districts this particular trophy was intended.
District Archive Collection
It has two plates on the back one engraved. The list of winners is given below.
County results were not always prominently recorded if District teams did not feature amongst the top teams. As with many other passing congratulations the details were not always clearly given.
The winners of the various competitions are by no means clear. The names taken from the pictured trophy are definite; those from before the 1965 shift to heats and senior sections are less certain.
Before this trophy: from various sources
- 1928 4th Cambridge
- 1930 13th Cambridge (winning £5 worth of goods)
- 1932 1st Leverington
- 1937 7th Cambridge
- 1950 23rd Cambridge
- 1951 23rd Cambridge
- 1952 7th Cambridge
- 1953 7th Cambridge
- 1954 28th Cambridge
- 1955 5th Cambridge
- 1957 7th Cambridge
- 1958 7th Cambridge
- 1959 7th Cambridge
From this Trophy:
|1st Shelford & Stapleford||1967|
|Melbourne & Meldreth||1969|
|4th Wisbech Leverington||1975|
|4th Wisbech Leverington||1976|
|4th Wisbech Leverington||1977|
|Linton & Abington||1982|
1949 Competition for teams of six with total age of 90. Standard to be the Senior Scout Ambulance Badge
Competition details from 1965, 66, 67, 68 for Senior Scouts in the District are in Archives.
Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick John Marrian Stratton DSO OBE TD DL FRS PRAS (1881-1960), Professor of Astrophysics and a decorated British Army officer, active in both World Wars. Active in Cambridgeshire County Scouts.
JWR Archivist Feb 2019