June 23, 2024


Enterprising People

Case Study: Western Desert Recce Group

June 2014 saw the Western Desert Recce Group (WDRG) successfully gain registered design status for their symbol of a desert scorpion.  WDRG was formed in April 2009 by a group of serving Territorial Army Soldiers. The group are involved in learning, training, community and regeneration activities in the East End area of Glasgow. Their activities are particularly popular this year as the UK commemorates the centenary of World War One.

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Major Gary Wallace & JBG adviser Jack Simpson certification of registered design and registered logo.


WDRG also aims to establish a museum to restore period vehicles; providing possible employment and apprenticeships for disadvantaged young people. WDRG are currently working on a modern apprenticeship in historic vehicle restoration, which would be the first in Scotland.WDRG have been supported by JBG Social Enterprise Team through receiving business planning, funding, governance and premises search as well as general advice. Major Gary Wallace of the WRDG said “I firmly believe that it is important to raise people’s awareness of these conflicts 70 years ago, about our home front and how people sacrificed their time and skills to help us through the countries darkest hours and, more important, to allow the WDRG to train up the next generation of vehicle restorers and custodians, allowing us to continue our initial work into the future and beyond”.



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