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..........
Limni Camp Cyprus, water crossing training at Aphrodite's Pool. Wading out to rocks in the sea, rifles above our heads, machine guns on fixed line firing live ammunition over us, sheer terror in our breasts. A Tam-O-Shanter floats by without a Jock's head in it. We turn round and see the shortest man in the Battalion completely submerged in the sea, bubbles rising to the surface and two wee hands clutching at a rifle trying to keep it dry. Oh daddy, mammy!

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Photo © H M Aitken
Some of the NCO's from 'A' Company at the NAAFI

Young, all our own teeth, our own hair, flat stomachs, tanned and virile - bloody gorgeous! No wonder the women couldn't get enough of us!

L-R :

  • Cpl Glen Rae
  • L/Cpl Robin Orr
  • ?
  • ?
  • Cpl 'Keo' Smith
  • Cpl Bob McKenzie
  • Cpl Harry Aitken


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