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..........
Stirling Castle, Balaklava platoon practicing field craft around Nether Bailey. Everything pukka; dead quite; no voices; hand signals only. Thunder flashes go off. Young recruit jumps up and screams, 'Aaahhh! They got me boys! Carry-on without me!' Helpless laughter ensues.
Apoplectic Corporal 'Scouse' Cannon doubles young recalcitrant to the guard room for a weekend stay!

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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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