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,
Tobruk - 1958

Map of Libya

from the A&SH tray..........
Cyprus, military intelligence informed us that Colonel Grivas was in a Greek Cypriot mountain village. Operation 'Kingfisher' was mounted and a massive cordon of troops surrounded the village during the night. Each soldier was lying 10 yards apart with instructions to shoot anyone who moved. Middle of the night, a machine gun goes off. Everybody was petrified, but no one dared move.
Next morning we found a dead donkey, shot by an 'A' Company bren gunner.
Later that day when 'A' Company went into the cookhouse, the whole Battalion chanted - 'Hee, haw! Hee, haw!'

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Here are 94 good men and true of 'A' Company in Tobruk, resplendent in battle dress jackets and kilt order

FRONT ROW L-R:

  1. Piper 'Gabby' Hay from the Pipes & Drums
  2. Cpl Harry Aitken
  3. L/Cpl Terry Wooley
  4. Cpl Ian McIntyre (now deceased)
  5. Cpl ?
  6. Cpl Tammy Stewart
  7. 2nd/Lt A. Campbell - 1 Platoon Commander
  8. Sgt Willie Wilson - 3 Platoon
  9. Captain Scott-Elliot - 2IC
  10. Sgt Willie Adam - 1 Platoon
  11. Major CC Mitchell - Company Commander
  12. CQMS Tony Harris
  13. 2nd/Lt Jack Wilson (now deceased) - 3 Platoon Commander
  14. Sgt Johns - 2 Platoon
  15. Sgt ?
  16. Cpl 'Smudger' Smith
  17. Cpl Glen Rae
  18. Cpl 'Ginger' Kemmett
  19. L/Cpl Bert Steel
  20. L/Cpl 'Geordie' Mather
  21. And where is CSM 'Ginger' Lyons - absent on parade?


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