The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

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


History - 1951 to 2004
1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

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YEAR

COUNTRY

LOCATION

EVENTS IN HISTORY

1951Hong Kongsouthern coast of China 
1952ScotlandEdinburgh 
1953British Guiananortheastern South Americaa new constitution was introduced in 1953, but the first elected party (PPP) became so pro-Communist that Britain suspended the constitution in October and sent troops as a precaution
1953ScotlandEdinburgh 
1954GermanyBerlin 
1956EnglandBury St Edmunds 
1958CyprusLimni, DhekeliaActive service against Greek Cypriot EOKA terrorists who wanted ENOSIS (union with Greece). This was against the wishes of the Turkish Cypriot Community.
1959LibyaTobrukan 'A' Company detachment served for 3 months as guard of honour for King Idris I of Libya
1959United Kingdom disembarkation leave
1959GermanyLemgo, Westphaliaformed part of the 20th Armoured Brigade, BAOR
1962ScotlandEdinburgh 
1964SingaporeSouth East Asia 
1964-66BorneoSoutheast of Malay PeninsulaWhen the British government handed over sovereignty of Sabah and Sarawak to the Malaysian Federation in 1963, this triggered Indonesian guerrilla raids across the border which continued until 1966. The Regiment served three six-month tours of active service duty in combating these raids.
1966EnglandPlymouth 
1967YemenAdenactive service against Arab tribal and rival political faction conflict during the transfer of Independence
1967EnglandPlymouth 
1969GermanyBerlin 
1970Scotland  
1971Scotland
Gibraltar
Inverness
Kirknewton
reduced to 1st Battalion The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Balaklava Company (Princess Louise's) at Fort George.
Balaklava company posted to Gibraltar for 6 months semi-active service when the border was closed off by the Spanish and the British Governments after a threat from the Spanish to make Gibraltar part of Spain.
Balaklava Company returned from Gibraltar to Barnard Castle, County Durham. Moved to Ritchie Camp, Kirknewton.
1972ScotlandEdinburghre-formed to full Battalion status at Ritchie Camp, Kirknewton after a very well supported world-wide "Save the Argylls" campaign
1972United KingdomNorthern Irelandactive service during IRA and Loyalist conflict
1972ScotlandEdinburgh 
1973United KingdomNorthern Irelandactive service during IRA and Loyalist conflict
1973ScotlandEdinburgh 
1973United KingdomNorthern Irelandactive service during IRA and Loyalist conflict
1974ScotlandEdinburgh 
1974GermanyOsnabrückformed part of the 12th Mechanised Brigade, BAOR
1975GermanyOsnabrückformed part of the 2nd Armoured Division, BAOR
1975United KingdomNorthern Irelandactive service during IRA and Loyalist conflict
1976GermanyOsnabrückformed part of the 2nd Armoured Division, BAOR
1977United KingdomNorthern Irelandactive service during IRA and Loyalist conflict
1978GermanyOsnabrückformed part of the 2nd Armoured Division, BAOR
1978EnglandCatterickformed part of 5 Field Force
1980Northern IrelandBallykellyformed part of the 8th Infantry Brigade
1982CyprusMediterranean 
1984ScotlandEdinburgh 
1986United KingdomNorthern Irelandactive service during IRA and Loyalist conflict
1986ScotlandEdinburgh 
1987EnglandColchesterformed part of the 19th Infantry Brigade
1989GermanyMindenformed part of the 11th Armoured Brigade, BAOR
1990United KingdomNorthern Irelandactive service during IRA and Loyalist conflict
1991GermanyMindenformed part of the 11th Armoured Brigade, BAOR
1992United KingdomNorthern Irelandactive service during IRA and Loyalist conflict
1992GermanyMindenformed part of the 11th Armoured Brigade, BAOR
1993-95EnglandFolkestone1st battalion stationed at Sir John Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe
1994Northern IrelandBelfastOperational banner tour of Belfast
1996ScotlandEdinburgh 
2001Northern IrelandBelfastformed part of the 39th Infantry Brigade
2004IraqBasrahsecurity duties, training and mentoring the Iraqi Civil Defence Corps (ICDC)


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