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..........
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!

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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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