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..........
Limni Camp Cyprus, water crossing training at Aphrodite's Pool. Wading out to rocks in the sea, rifles above our heads, machine guns on fixed line firing live ammunition over us, sheer terror in our breasts. A Tam-O-Shanter floats by without a Jock's head in it. We turn round and see the shortest man in the Battalion completely submerged in the sea, bubbles rising to the surface and two wee hands clutching at a rifle trying to keep it dry. Oh daddy, mammy!

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!"


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