Some brief notes on the Civil Armed Forces in reply to T.D.F.’s letter of 10 July. Dated London 20 July 1968.
A personal note: his family background – to India in 1933 – joins the Frontier Force Regiment – in 1938 joined the South Waziristan Scouts – his appointments during the war – on Independence – is in Command of the Zhob Militia – retires in 1950.
The Zhob Militia: historical details of the Militia beginning from its foundation in 1889 – details of changes since Independence.
The officers: system of obtaining officers – details of conditions of service – methods of selection and the different types of man.
The officers, why?: reasons for men joining the Scouts.
The equipment: all stores except arms bought in the open market – equipment carried by the men – supply of food etc.
Mekran & Chagi Levy Corps: the race, language etc. of the men.
The personal characteristics required of a Scouts Officer.
Common characteristics of Scouts Officers.
Some further notes on Scouts, dated 10 September 1968.
Tribal composition: details of tribes used in the different units of Scouts, and the changes brought about by the war of 1939-47 – table showing the different tribes enlisted 1939-47.
Promotion systems: refers to systems used for ‘other ranks’ in the different units – tribal basis – passing courses etc.
Some further notes on Scouts, dated 21 September 1958.
Why did Scouts enlist?
The Scout’s Officer: Why was he mistrusted?
Why is there no history of Scouts?
Microfilm No. 19
Given Anonymously. Dated 1 October 1968. ‘The Scouts’. Some further notes on the officers.