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!

Notification of a radio message from home sent to the troops stationed in Cyprus

This particular request was, Acker Bilk and his clarinet with 'Petits Fleur'

The message was sent by 'beautiful Marlene from Bonnybridge'.

The boys gave me some stick for that, with comments like, "hello flower", "hey you wi' the pettit lip" and other such disparaging remarks - see the jealousy from that lot!

The reverse side of the Notification of the radio message from home

The Middle East Land Forces (M.E.L.F.) were responsible for all broadcasts to the troops in Cyprus

Note the 'Certified Official' security stamp

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