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..........
Dhekelia, Cyprus, unarmed combat with fixed bayonets. The platoon Sergeant was 'demonstrating'. A young Jock didn't want to attack the Sergeant.
'Come on laddie, come at me!'
'Ah dinnae want tae dae that Sergeant.'
'Come on laddie, come at me, and that's an order!'
'Fair enough, Sergeant.'
In-out-on-guard! Splat, one rather large slash in the Sergeant's side! - gonnae no dae that?

Tobruk Barracks guard room
Photo © H M Aitken
Here is the young Lieutenant Jack Wilson leading 3 Platoon past the guard room at the Royal Air Force Base, Tobruk

"Whit a shambles - even the guard in the background is oan the wrang step!"

"Haw, Jock, a hope that gun's no loadit - it's pointin straight at us!"


Design by IT-SERVE © 1999 - 2017 All Rights Reserved Back to Top