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..........
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!

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Photo © H M Aitken
'Ghandi', the 'A' Company 'char wallah' and Bert Steel, at Limni Camp

Ghandi's credit book contained a few obscure names like 'Roy Rogers', 'Donald Duck', 'Errol Flynn'....etc

One of the Jocks - who shall remain nameless - even ran up an account in my name!

I remember the day CSM Bert Lyons collared me about the number of Jocks like 'Donald Duck' etc, who had not paid their 'char wallah' account.

What could we do, but laugh?


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