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
Tobruk Barracks - 1958

Map of Libya

  from the A&SH tray..........
Cyprus, military intelligence informed us that Colonel Grivas was in a Greek Cypriot mountain village. Operation 'Kingfisher' was mounted and a massive cordon of troops surrounded the village during the night. Each soldier was lying 10 yards apart with instructions to shoot anyone who moved. Middle of the night, a machine gun goes off. Everybody was petrified, but no one dared move.
Next morning we found a dead donkey, shot by an 'A' Company bren gunner.
Later that day when 'A' Company went into the cookhouse, the whole Battalion chanted - 'Hee, haw! Hee, haw!'

barrack room in Tobruk
Photo © H M Aitken
How about the bull in this barrack room, then?

Just look at that shine, and those lily-white towels all folded in regimental size, level, shape, height, thickness, colour, angle, aspect, attitude, inclination, orientation................

"Haw maw, wur ye no proud o' us?"

I never did see how this compared with what the RAF boys lived in!


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