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
'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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