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 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.


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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