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
Limni Mines, Cyprus 1958

Map of Cyprus
from the A&SH tray..........
Stirling Castle esplanade, platoon on drill parade, many visitors watching from buses all around the esplanade. Drill corporal showing off, issues the command 'Squad, Shun!' Both sets of his false teeth spurt out onto the ground leaving an empty black cakehole. Drill squad and watching visitors disintegrate into fits of laughter.
Corporal stoops to retrieve his false teeth with his dignity in tatters.

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Photo © H M Aitken
Boys from 3 Platoon, 'A' Company at Limni Camp, ready for embarkation to Tobruk

Back left is Graham; back middle is 'Big Balla' McIntyre, who died at a very young age. He was a very popular and terrific guy with the most infectious laugh!

Front left is 'Pop' Boyd from Greenock, whose smile was bigger than the Clyde Tunnel; next is 'The Dowg' from Wick, (after 2 years we began to understand his accent - just as he got demobbed!)

The Jock on the right (whose name escapes me) was a gentle Highlander and a very keen photographer.


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