The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

'Sans Peur'       Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders red and white dicing       'Ne Obliviscaris'


A Snapshot of National Service
in 'A' Company of the Argylls
Dhekelia, Cyprus 1958-59

Map of Cyprus
from the A&SH tray..........
Borg Leopold, Belgian border, 'A' Company were told by the CQMS that their chocolate ration would be swapped for eggs. Days passed and nae eggs arrived!
Midnight raid by Jocks on chocolate ration! Tins of chocolate shared-out and buried everywhere in our tents.
Not a word was said! No names! No pack drill! No charges!

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Photo © H M Aitken
3 Platoon at Alexander Barracks, Dhekelia Garrison

The boys just came out of the block, walked about 50 yards and straight through the perimeter gate to the beach - marvellous.

L-R :

  • Graham
  • ?
  • Jimmy Hogg
  • 'Blobs' Kelly
  • Harry Aitken
  • McLean
  • ?
  • ?
  • John Adair
  • ?


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