1st Battalion

The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

 History from 1945 to 1971


Latest update - New pictures added to Even More Singapore Pictures

This is an unofficial web site, the information,  photographs, maps, etc have been extracted and modified from various sources and publications.

All photographs are the property of Home Headquarters Argylls and may not be reproduced or copied without permission from HHQ Argylls.

Email address for Home Headquarters Argylls - rhq@argylls.co.uk or museum@argylls.co.uk




To see the history from 1972 to present date please visit  http://www.argylls.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk



 Click links below to see a short history of the Argylls for relevant years


1945 to 1954 

1955 to 1964 

 1965 to 1971


Click links to see history by location


Palestine 1945 - 1948

Colchester 1948 - 1949

Hong Kong 1949 1950

Korea 1950 - 1951

Hong Kong 1951 1952

Edinburgh 1952 1953

British Guiana 1953 - 54

Elgin 1954 1955

Berlin 1955 to 1956

Suez 1956

Bury St Edmunds 1956 1958

Cyprus 1958 - 1959

Lemgo 1959 1962

Edinburgh 1962 - 1964

Singapore 1964 - 1966

Borneo 1964 - 1966

Plymouth 1966 - 1969

Aden 1967

Berlin 1969 - 1970

Fort George 1970 - 1971

Balaklava Company 1971 1972



Special Feature Pages

Some of these pages may have large picture files please be patient


Roll of Honour

Argylls at Rest

Aden 40th Reunion

  Officers and Sergeants Mess Photographs

Regimental Sergeant Majors

Depot and Training Pictures 1960's

Royal Guard Balmoral 1963

Commanding Officers

Combat Tracker Teams 1964-66

Company and Platoon Photographs

Depot and Training Pictures 1950's

Email Contact List

Lemgo Pictures

Balmoral Guard 1962

Military Band


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Links to other Military sites

For a detailed history of the battalion up to 1945 including uniforms and music please visit Harry Aitken's Argyll and Sutherland Web Site http://www.theargylls.co.uk

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Association


Palace Barracks Memorial Garden

Royal Regiment of Scotland Web Site http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regts/scots/index.htm
Britain's Small Wars. The History of British Military conflicts from 1945 onwards http://www.britains-smallwars.com
BAOR Locations - Barracks and Locations of the British Army in Germany since 1945 http://baor-locations.com/default.aspx


Message Boards

Veterans Message Board http://pub3.bravenet.com/forum/show.php?usernum=201792944
Proud Argylls Message Board http://www.quicktopic.com/41/H/CXizxhNcsLv3
Veterans Website http://www.argylls-veterans.co.uk/
DUNOON and COWAL Argylls Branch Web Site www.dunoonandcowalargylls.com


 If you would like to contribute to this site, with either photographs, or articles please contact me below.

This site is still under construction any comments or corrections are very welcome.

E-mail ayoung287@msn.com

Alan Young ex C/Sgt 1st Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders


Updated: 12 February 2015