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
'A' Company winning tug-o-war team at Dhekelia Garrison

Well, what would you expect, with a powerful anchor man like 6ft 12in, CQMS Tony Harris?

All this strength from hard-tack and bromide - good job they didn't have a random drugs test!

L-R :

  • Sgt Willie Wilson
  • CQMS Tony Harris
  • Robin Orr
  • Bob McKenzie
  • Jock Barr
  • ?
  • ?
  • 'Blobs' Kelly
  • Big Binnie


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