The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

'Sans Peur'       Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders red and white dicing       'Ne Obliviscaris'


A selection of Poems written by men of the Argylls
about Life and Events in Peacetime, Active Service and War

THE THIN RED LINE
Written by a friend of John Gallagher (1967, Aden)

All present and correct, Sir
Recruits so bold and fine
Have signed away their lives, Sir
To join The Thin Red Line

Their boots are clean and polished, Sir
Their kilts and trews so fine
Their skills are honed and sharp, Sir
To join The Thin Red Line

They go to fight the battle, Sir
Although it's not their own
Give everything they have, Sir
How few are going home?

All present and correct, Sir
They hand back their kit so fine
They leave with their bodies, Sir
But where, oh, where's their mind?

In dreams, these days will haunt them, Sir
The loss of comrades fine
What price these men have paid, Sir
To join The Thin Red Line!






  1. Aden Points of View

  2.  
  3. After the Tattoo

  4.  
  5. A Homecoming

  6.  
  7. An Ode to The Signals Platoon - CYPRUS

  8.  
  9. ARMY ABSURDITIES

  10.  
  11. Army Days

  12.  
  13. BALACLAVA

  14.  
  15. B Coy's Farewell To Pang Amo

  16.  
  17. B Coy Fitba Team Select From Pang Amo

  18.  
  19. Black Tuesday - ADEN

  20.  
  21. CO's ADMIN CHECK

  22.  
  23. CO's Inspection HQ Coy

  24.  
  25. CUSTERíS LAST STAND

  26.  
  27. DESERT DAWN

  28.  
  29. DESERT STOVE WW2

  30.  
  31. EDINBOROUGH CASTLE *

  32.  
  33. Gunan Gajak

  34.  
  35. HAVE YE HEARD?

  36.  
  37. HELL

  38.  
  39. Hiccupin Home

  40.  
  41. Katering Kapers - CYPRUS

  42.  
  43. LAMENT

  44.  
  45. Leave the Argylls Alone

  46.  
  47. Lucky Strike

  48.  
  49. Lucy - CYPRUS

  50.  
  51. MONTGOMERY'S DUFF

  52.  
  53. Not Killed In Action

  54.  
  55. Ode to a Base Plate

  56.  
  57. Ode to an Argyll

  58.  
  59. Ode to 16 Platoon
  1. OOR JIMMY

  2.  
  3. Regiments Forever!

  4.  
  5. RENDEZ-VUES WITH DEATH

  6.  
  7. 'SANS PEUR'

  8.  
  9. Save the Argylls

  10.  
  11. SIX AND SEVENTY KRIEGIES

  12.  
  13. Some - CYPRUS

  14.  
  15. STOCK POT STANZA

  16.  
  17. SUCH IS LIFE

  18.  
  19. THE FAMOUS SPUD MOIPHY

  20.  
  21. THE INHUMANITY OF MAN - CYPRUS

  22.  
  23. THE JUNGLE BEASTS - MALAYA

  24.  
  25. THE LANCASTER EGGBUSTERS

  26.  
  27. THE LAY OF THE MAD COOK SERGEANT

  28.  
  29. THE MEDAL

  30.  
  31. The Mermaid Club - ADEN

  32.  
  33. THE OLD GERMAN MIRROR

  34.  
  35. The Privates Appeal - IRAQ

  36.  
  37. The Proud Argyll

  38.  
  39. THE QM's COMPOUND

  40.  
  41. THE RISE AND FALL OF BALAI RING-IN

  42.  
  43. The Scheme

  44.  
  45. THE SECRET WEAPON

  46.  
  47. THE SOLDIER AND THE PACK OF CARDS

  48.  
  49. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

  50.  
  51. The Way Back - ADEN

  52.  
  53. Thoughts of a Young Soldier

  54.  
  55. TWO HEIDS ARE BETTER THAN ONE

  56.  
  57. WW2 or Back to Adam

  58.  
  59. 1066 AND ALL THAT

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