The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

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


A Snapshot of Service
in 'A' Company
Paphos, Cyprus 1958

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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'A' Company on a mountain village patrol in a 1 x tonner
Photo © H M Aitken
'A' Company on a mountain village patrol in a 1 x tonner

These trucks were perfect for commandeering the centre of the narrow mountain road when the melon trucks came toward us.

This manoeuvre 'encouraged' the driver of the melon truck to slow down. It was then a dawdle for each of us to fix bayonets and acquire a fat juicy melon as the truck squeezed-by.

The Platoon Commander, 2nd/Lt Jack Wilson can be seen, head and shoulders above everyone


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