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 - 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!'

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Photo © H M Aitken
'A' Company marching out of the barracks at Tobruk led by the company pipers L/Cpl Tam McBride (left) and Gabby Hay.

The right marker is Cpl Freddie Foster.

Who said we could'nae march?

"Haw, Tam, whit flamin tune ur you playin?"

"Don't ask me, Gabby, am mair worrit aboot whit wey we turn next!"

"D'ye think we could lead this crowd tae the nearest kasbah?"


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