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..........
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
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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