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 of the Argylls
Limni Mines, Cyprus 1958

Map of Cyprus
from the A&SH tray..........
Two Jocks from 'A' Company, hitchhiking their way home from Cyprus to Scotland. They arrive starving in Pisa, Italy, at 3 o'clock in the morning and order spaghetti. One Jock finds it difficult to eat. A big buxom, well-endowed waitress with a low neckline puts her arms round him from behind to show him how. The spaghetti went everywhere, his face went scarlet, the locals went into fits and the waitress didn't bat an eyelid.

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Photo © H M Aitken
Boys from 3 Platoon, 'A' Company at Limni Camp, ready for embarkation to Tobruk

Back left is Graham; back middle is 'Big Balla' McIntyre, who died at a very young age. He was a very popular and terrific guy with the most infectious laugh!

Front left is 'Pop' Boyd from Greenock, whose smile was bigger than the Clyde Tunnel; next is 'The Dowg' from Wick, (after 2 years we began to understand his accent - just as he got demobbed!)

The Jock on the right (whose name escapes me) was a gentle Highlander and a very keen photographer.


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