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..........
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.

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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