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..........
Stirling Castle, Balaklava platoon drill practice on the esplanade. The platoon Corporal, Jimmy Letham, facing the squad gives the command, 'Squad will move to the right in threes, right turn!' - and points to his right. Some Jocks turned to their left!
Utter chaos and hilarity - followed by much doubling round esplanade with rifles above head.


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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