The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

'Sans Peur'       Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders red and white dicing       'Ne Obliviscaris'


A Snapshot of National Service
in 'A' Company of the Argylls
Dhekelia, Cyprus 1958-59

Map of Cyprus
from the A&SH tray..........
Dhekelia, Cyprus, unarmed combat with fixed bayonets. The platoon Sergeant was 'demonstrating'. A young Jock didn't want to attack the Sergeant.
'Come on laddie, come at me!'
'Ah dinnae want tae dae that Sergeant.'
'Come on laddie, come at me, and that's an order!'
'Fair enough, Sergeant.'
In-out-on-guard! Splat, one rather large slash in the Sergeant's side! - gonnae no dae that?

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Photo © H M Aitken
'A' Company winning tug-o-war team at Dhekelia Garrison

Well, what would you expect, with a powerful anchor man like 6ft 12in, CQMS Tony Harris?

All this strength from hard-tack and bromide - good job they didn't have a random drugs test!

L-R :

  • Sgt Willie Wilson
  • CQMS Tony Harris
  • Robin Orr
  • Bob McKenzie
  • Jock Barr
  • ?
  • ?
  • 'Blobs' Kelly
  • Big Binnie


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