The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

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


Contributions by Tom Barker - 1939-45
Stirling Castle


I was in "B" Company and I can remember a few names like the Yorkshire bloke, George Gillies and the Welsh bloke, Taffy Williams.

A Sgt MacFee was killed at the Battle of Sidi Barrani when a three pound shell went straight through the front of his Bren Carrier. Ginger Craig died next to me at the same battle.

In P.O.W. Camp I lost touch with the few that were left.

By the way all the ex-Argylls I knew are sadly gone now. I will be 83 this coming May 23, but I cannot grumble, because I came out of it more or less intact, apart from some shocking memories. But life goes on, and my motto is, "Don't let the back studs grind you down!"

By the way, when we were in Cairo we were told to put all the gear that was going to be useless to us in the desert into our black kit bags and it was going to be shipped home.

Would anyone happen to know where they would be stored now, because we never got them back after the war? If I knew where to apply that would help a lot.

We put into those bags all our dress uniforms plus personal items like photo albums full of pictures of our various camps in Palestine.


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