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, just before we went to sleep in our tents every night, the 'A' Company boys had a habit of shouting 'Baggy!' to annoy Cpl 'Baggy' Sharp. But the bold 'Baggy' would mount a silent, solitary night patrol and if he heard you, he was under that tent like a ferret and with a flick of the wrist and an expansion of the chest he tipped you out of bed before disappearing silently into the night. motto - don't get caught!

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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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