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
In Transit, Cyprus to 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!'


Photo © H M Aitken
September 1958

A free cruise for the boys on board the 'troop ship' crossing the Mediterranean from Cyprus to Libya

"Youse yins oan the left, look at me when a'm talkin tae youse!"

"You, front right, is that an Army regulation bra you're wearing, laddie?"


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