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..........
Dhekelia, Cyprus, break-in at the cookhouse. Tins of bully beef pinched. Some half-eaten chunks of bully beef left lying on the floor. Next morning the RSM assembles the Battalion.
'Who broke into the cookhouse last night?'
Nobody answers.
'You think you're fly, eh, but I've got your fingerprints on the bully beef!'


Photo © H M Aitken
September 1958

First view from the 'troop ship' of the Palace of King Idris I of Libya, where 'A' Company was to be the guard of honour.

"Whit an underwhelmin reception we goat - they must huv heard aboot us!"

"Nae band, nae ballons, nae streamers, nae wimmin - nae luck!"


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